Now that’s how you supposed to fight! From now on, that’s how you fight! That goes for everyone except Alex Burrows.
The line brawl between the Canucks and Blackhawks on Sunday night had a little bit of everything. Cheap shots, straight lefts, body slams and hair pulling. The Canucks’ Alex Burrows decided he didn’t want any of what the Hawks’ Duncan Keith was giving so he decided to man up, grab Keith’s hair and hold on for dear life. Witness his shame as well as some quality brawlin’.
Keith said, “My little sister never even pulled my hair when I was a kid. It’s kind of comical when you have a grown man trying to pull your hair on the ice.” No. This is comical on the ice. Freedom hater.
Forward Adam Burish was offended that someone would mess with Keith’s haircut. Especially a nice haircut like Duncan has. “I think that’s stupid the way he was pulling [Keith's] hair. Especially a nice haircut like Duncan has.”
Good on Ben Eager for keeping hockey fighting respectable and teaching the kids that there’s a right way to beat that ass. He worked Kevin Bieksa’s ass like a rented mule. Burrows should be ashamed. Hair pulling just embarrasses us all.
I’m not much of an ice skater, the few times I have gone I’ve ended up on my ass more often than not, but this is just pretty cool. Wrigley Field is installing a hockey rink for the Winter Classic, a hockey game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 1 and it is opening the rink up to the public to skate on January 4th for the low low price of $10.
The odds of ever getting to be on the field of Wrigley are pretty slim for normal joes and joettes, so this might just be the one chance people can have to get onto it, even if it is completely covered in ice. I am not even a Cubs fan but I would love to say that I fell and chipped a tooth on the field of Wrigley Field after faceplanting on the ice.
Apparently the fights are real and the most difficult fighters to break up are girl fights.
Two girls started slapping each other as hard as they could and when I got in the middle to break it up they each grabbed a hold of each other’s hair. So I did what made sense, grabbed their hands and tried to pull their hands off the others hair. However, when I finally pulled one of the girl’s hands away she didn’t let go and pulled the others wig right off her head and then threw it into the crowd. I felt a little responsible for that one!
Overall the show was such a blast to be a part off. I was pleasantly surprised as to how many Blackhawks fans were in the audience. When I got on stage they started chanting things like, “We love hockey fights,” and “Detroit Sucks!”
Now these are the kinds of things athletes should be doing and talking about on their blogs. I don’t want to hear about your wack album or why you should get the ball more. Keep it interesting like Agent Zero, Chris Cooley or Paul Shirley.
If you’ve ever wondered why there are fights in the NHL, Adam Burish of the Chicago Blackhawks has an answer for you.
Imagine going into the office and your supervisor, who nobody likes, gives you and your co-workers a project that you know is just busy work but is important to get done, but nobody is to excited to do it. The next thing you know is you look over and your buddy is beating up your supervisor. Once he’s done beating him up, I’ll guarantee you will all be excited and go get that job done with a smile on your face.
Nuff said. Let’s make today Office Fight Day. See if they really work as a morale booster.
John Cusack might think he’d be better off dead after his last entry on The Huffington Post. He wrote about his childhood memories of going to Cubs games at Wrigley Field. You say how nice. Well they would be if they were true.
Page Six is all over Cusack as people have been coming out of the woodwork to point out the numerous inconsistencies and “mistruths” littering his post.
Wrigley Field and all-things-Cubs, when Jose Cardenal was the only player who could really play. When it was Mick Kelleher and Larry Biittner and George ” the Baron” Mitterwald — and Pete LaCock on first base and “Tarzan” Joe Wallis in centerfield. And Bruce Sutter with that unhittable split-fingered fastball… Ride the El up from Evanston, change on the Howard line and take the Express to Wrigley — which I did as many times as I could scrape together $2.50 for a one-way kamikaze mission, and another $1.75 for bleacher seats, then steal hot dogs and Cokes from the vendors before taking the train home after the game…
Bloggers everywhere have gone to town on the post. He’s so choked up over his childhood memories that he can’t remember when players like Sammy Sosa played or how to spell their names. Someone from the Beechwood Reporter has no sympathy for the rich kid living on Sheridan Ave. in Evanston scraping together $1.75 from the money tree on his front lawn. Let’s not even talk about getting Red Line service wrong.
Ah whatever. The point Cusack’s trying to make is a good one and one that I happen to support. Chicago is a great sports town. However you should probably get your facts straight if you’re going to put yourself out there. Legions of bloggers in their mom’s basements have nothing better to do than rip you apart if you slip. Then again we also can’t be too judgmental. He is writing from Bangkok. He’s probably chock-a-block with ladyboy cock and busy betting on elephant polo. I’m surprised he had time to write even with Arianna on his ass.