Thursday, April 12, 2007

That time of year again...

We interrupt all the poetry with a small dose of testosterone...

The sounds of roaring crowds, men crashing into boards, blades slashing ice and the horn of a goal scored.
Teeth missing, Canadian accents..yes's the NHL playoffs and all 3 New York teams are playing.
Playoff hockey is the most exciting adrenailine pumping action sports can produce.
There is nothing that compares to a desparate scramble in front of the net or a 2 on 1 breakaway in sudden death overtime.

Go Devils!

Speaking of Hockey and Excitement I'll add a video of the most exciting, electrifying moment in Sports history. A moment that transcended Sports and raised a nations spirits. When for 60 minutes, the Cold War was not being played out on battlefields but on a rink of ice in Lake Placid, New York during the 1980 Olympics. A moment permanently known as The Miracle On Ice.


Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Ummm...if you say so. As far as sports go, hockey's pretty exciting...but man, all that brutality, sheesh.

I actually once went to a shiur where the rabbi focused on sports some of the time (it was a high time, don't remember which sport tho). It was really interesting. He got us thinking about why people get so wrapped up in "their" team-- why does it make you happy if certain players win, you had nothing to do with it and they don't even know you exist! Why would a person feel good thinking "My team is better than your team" if the only thing that makes them your team is that you buy stuff with their logo and yell their name real loud?

Just some food for thought...
Maybe I should name my TT blog nosh for thought... to go along with half baked... then when I get the hang of web design I can coordinate a pastry theme...hmmm
Whadaya think?

April 13, 2007 3:05 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Exciting is an understatement...and yes Intense and sometimes brutal...agreed..hence the missing teeth and stitched up lips..
As for your point..I've thought about that alot.
And I think there are a number of issues at work..
1. Civic pride. But that's not always the case..because many fans choose teams in other cities etc..
But that itself is a bit of an enigma..why you might feel such pride if you for instance read a glowing article about the town you grew up in or even a great review of a product you've come to like..
2. The desire to be part of something bigger. Sociologists have done many studies on the dynamics of this desire to almost forgo independent thought for something bigger. Hitler took advantage of this as did others.
But this isn't always the I find myself sometimes choosing sides while watching chess matches etc..and intensely rooting for someone to win even if Im te only one watching.

So..the questions are there...

As for your last I taking your bait...

April 13, 2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Woohooo Go Mets!!!:)

Sorry to interrupt your program lol.

April 13, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

HEY MOOKIE........NO HABS!!!!!!!!!

April 13, 2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

well you should be sorry..
If you're gonna least do it with the Yankees..

The Habs are Habs beens...
Once the Forum was demolished its just not the same

April 13, 2007 4:40 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...


Don't go for sports AT ALL.
Good for excersize, but that's about it.

Thanks for the vids, though.

April 13, 2007 6:57 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

oh sure.. rub it in all of you.. as if it wasnt painful enough as it is!

April 14, 2007 8:53 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

what are habs?

April 15, 2007 12:03 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

No reason to be sorry..
Not a crazy Sports fan here either.
Do love Hockey though.

and the Habs are a nickname for the Montreal Canadiens "Les Habitants"..
They used to be the best team in hockey for some 60 years...sorry Mookie..

April 15, 2007 12:45 AM  
Blogger chana said...

GREAT videos, 'specially miracle on ice!

April 15, 2007 12:52 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Wow David,

I never imagined such poetry could escape the confines of your mind. I mean until now, I was like ok, whatever, but like now, I am totally smitten.


Hockey is the absolute greatest game in the history of the world. Too bad my Avs failed to make the playoffs for the first time since they came to us from up "north".

Atleast the Devils, a Colorado franchise, are there to represent.

Either way, Great Post, you now have one more reader. (to peter forsberg, if you are out there, please come home to colorado, we miss you.)

April 15, 2007 2:05 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Oh..I can watch that clip again and again..what a great moment..

welcome...and thanks
It does seem weird without the Avs in there..although I'd prefer to forget 2002..
As for Peter Forsberg..I highly doubt he reads this blog...y'never know

April 15, 2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger Limey said...


April 15, 2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


welcome...and thanks
It does seem weird without the Avs in there..although I'd prefer to forget 2002..
As for Peter Forsberg..I highly doubt he reads this blog...y'never know

should read

welcome...and thanks
It does seem weird without the Avs in there..although I'd prefer to forget 2001..
As for Peter Forsberg..I highly doubt he reads this blog...y'never know

April 15, 2007 4:10 PM  
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April 15, 2007 6:51 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Thanks..looks interesting...although I dont think a hockey video would be apropo..

April 15, 2007 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the video's. Thanks

April 15, 2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

wow...we got a whle bunch of closet hockey fans here..

April 15, 2007 8:14 PM  

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