Winners Never Quit
by Deb Beckers
WINNERS NEVER QUIT AND QUITTERS NEVER WIN...
...I QUIT!* ~Deb
Last Week’s Picks
I don’t want to talk about it.
3 out of 7’s not bad right? Certainly better than last week...
I’m not picking teams anymore. Fek ‘em. (and by ‘em I mean you).
Let’s get straight to the rant shall we?
Mini Rant – now in Boooo Hooooo berry flavour.
I like hockey arenas, I really do. There is nothing quite like the smell of stale popcorn, fresh ice and sweaty men. It’s the smell of hockey and it makes me happy.
Now the old style arenas have bench seating. Harder than rock, put your ass to sleep in 5 minutes type of seating. The thing I really like about the bench style is not only can you squeeze in more people (for playoffs), but there is a sense of togetherness in sharing a blanket, sit-upon or something of that sort. Warming your hands on the hotter than Hades drink they call hot chocolate (the one with the inch of sediment at the bottom), and sharing a laugh, a concern (like the fact that the arena staff never freakin’ turn on the heat) or just your day with the other die-hards at the rink. I like the bench style – it fosters a sense of community.
The new one’s, I have a problem with - no togetherness, no sharing warmth because the seat designed for an 8 year old’s ass doesn’t quite fit your over 20 (yes I’m being nice) year old one. You can’t even share a blanket without one of you having something plastic jammed in some pretty uncomfortable places.
And don’t even get me started on NHL Arena seats. Also designed for 8 year olds and squished so tightly together that the guy sitting beside you better not fart or your entire row is going to go tumbling from the balcony onto the platinum and gold seat assholes below.
At least you get to snuggle with strangers.
Like many here at FTTW I like lists. In fact it’s hard for me to get through a day without them, even WHEN I take all my meds.
So I’m gonna do a list. Because I can.
Best moments in Hockey
(Next week we’ll do the “worsts” so start thinkin’)
Here’s my top five...
1. The “Summit Series” Canada vs. Russia (1972)
Will it make you sad to know that I wasn’t even born yet and it’s still my #1? Just old eh?
This game is imprinted into every Canadian. Hell I even bought the anniversary DVD and re-watched the game over and over. THAT was hockey before the commercialization of the sport.
GIRL POWER!!!! Some seriously ass kicking girls, who score AND talk about it afterwards.
Brings a tear to my eyes.
4. Ray Bourque finally lifts the Stanley Cup (2001)
I have admired this man’s style and skills for years. It was really rice to see him hoist the big prize.
This is the man so revered by Montréalers and Quebecors in general that when he died in 2000 he was given a state funeral. Played his entire career as a Hab.
* Not writing the column dumb ass.
Deb is. The End. Archives