November 24, 2009

Define "cougar" for me again?

Now this is too funny.

And HERE is Puck Daddy's take on this.

Okay, so here are the rules for women's hockey. When women's teams play each other, there's no body checking allowed - it's actually a two-minute penalty. But, because there aren't many women's teams around, they have to find other people to play. And often it's boys midget teams (15-17-year-olds).

Before the game starts, both teams are asked if there's going to be hitting allowed. Usually the players vote first, and then the coaches tell the officials if there's going to be hitting or not. Because it's not an all-women's game, both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will allow hitting if both teams agree to it. And, almost always, both teams do.

Women are bitter that they aren't allow to play like everyone else - just because they're female - so they never pass up an opportunity to play what we always thought of as "real" hockey. And the boys.... Well, if you're a 16-year-old guy, wouldn't you want to be body checking women? Of course you would. C'mon now. Ask a silly question....

So the hitting was obviously agreed upon from the beginning - as is usual. What's funny is how Wickenheiser jumps this kid after the hit. I can (kind of) understand why she did it, but what I don't get is how she went about doing that.

What's the story with the wrestling action? That just makes no sense to me whatsoever. If you're going to try taking a guy, you don't start with a strangling move. Seriously. That's just lame and pointless - as is painfully shown in the video. If it were me, I probably would've taken him hard into a wall and shoved my elbow into a kidney - just to make a point.

Yes, I know exactly what that sounded like - "taken him hard into a wall". Now you have an idea of how homoerotic hockey games sound like when they're being called on the radio and tv. Some announcers are worse than others, tho. And it's the bad ones that make me giggle the most.

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