||10-27-2006 11:37 AM
Inside The Mind - The Mysteries of A Hockey Player
The cockiest, dirtiest, most irresponsible group of athletes in the world. We will do anything just to be able to tell his teammates a great story in the dressing room. Live the dream until they are 35 then realize they never made it. Ladies love us, guys want to be us, we are the soul of the universe. I lace up the skates, put on the gloves, strap on the helmet, and walk on to the ice and nothing else matters for those 60 minutes. It doesn't matter that you failed a test, your girl is being a *****, or that you got a ticket on the way to the rink. Your world is absolutely perfect for the next couple hours. Here's to face-offs, goals, open ice checks, assists, overtime, shootouts, ties, big W's, suits, hot box, shoe checks, 5 am runs, saucing, spending hours after hours on the bus, livin' on the road, cold rinks, fights, warm gitch, early mornings, breakaways, glove saves, hours of practice, bag sesh, new wheels, line-2-lines, fines, gaunts, dirties, sin bin, sold out barns, team parties, losing teeth, the locker room, highlight shows, stitched, pregame meals, Monday court, thousands of dollars, dangling d-men, goal cellys, churping benders, big hits, broken twigs, clappers, misconducts, team shotguns, blocking shots, power plays, packin' bombs, wheelin' broads, coaches, adding the letter "y" to the end of everyone's last name, the word "****", shinny, tilts, let downs, a big road win, miracles and most of all - the game, HOCKEY. . .Why? You might be asking, Why do we skate back and forth night after night? Skating so hard we throw up. Skating so hard your heart beat rings in your head, while your lungs are grasping for air. Late nights, early mornings, Friday nights, Saturday evenings, broken bones, 2-a-days, torn muscles and deep bruises. We skate through it all. Because we live off our adrenaline, because the game frees your spirit, because the party in the dressing room is second to none, because you're invincible once you step on the ice, because one shot can make you smile all night, sniping the twine, backy shelf where momma keeps the peanut butter, the rattling of the boards, the feel of the puck, and skates carving into the ice is a rhythm to live by, because it's possible to skate fast enough to leave all your worries behind. Sweat is the cologne of our accomplishment. Why? Why would someone push themselves so hard the uneducated ******* always ask? HOUSE LEAGUE, A, AA, AAA, JR.A, JR.B, OHL, COLLEGE, PRO It's never been for the ****ing money, it's not for the girls, and it's not for the fame. 'The Boys' play because we ****ing love it ...