Tuesday, February 06, 2007
"Conserve your precious hatred for the game."
There was only one game on last night, so today is a pretty good day to get some suggestions for Jen, our burgeoning American hockey fan. The category she's writing on this week is "hockey movies and television shows she needs to see."
Obviously, the big two are Slap Shot and Youngblood, but what else is out there?
Anybody remember that two-on-none breakaway from the opening credits of the Hogan Family?
This used to piss the shit out of me as a kid- watch Jason Bateman and some other asshole slam dunk it on this poor goalie.
Where in God's name was the defense?
He clearly wasn't skating hard enough to break a sweat, or even mess up his hair under the helmet, so I suspect he was playing against very young children, or the developmentally disabled.
What a dick.
By the way, the example that Bateman's Dad sets by leaping out of his seat and roaring his approval for such an obvious mismatch could very well have laid the foundation for the rash of violent, thuggish hockey dads that made news in the decades to follow.
Nice work, Hogan family.
There is blood on your hands.
Certainly, this early Simpsons episode has got to be on the list.