||05-06-2008 11:17 AM
OT : Battle scaAARRRRR
All right, the point of this message is :
1- I am sooo manly
2- Warning for the Kids
3- Our healtcare is THA ****Z
4- Open message to Don Cherry
Riight. So I play in this beer league you see. I am a defensman. And last Friday, I was playing hockey of all things, minding my own business on the ice you know. So I was defending my own zone at one point. The puck got to the left point. (I play on the right side and I am a lefty, but because all the other defensmen are lefty and a bunch of pusses, I have to play right side.. anyway)
The point man cranks a slap shot. A nice one at that actually : it was a low shot (on the ice actually) , and I will give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was hoping for a redirect. The shot did pack a lot of heat. So as he was winding up, I was making my way out of the sight of the goaltender, so he could stop the shot then pass it to me, then I could make a savvy break out rush and score a highlight reel goal. :nod:
But.. **** happens. The point man actually got his redirection he maybe wanted.... One of our forwards had his stick on the ice. But he was holding it with wimpy hands, so the blade was at an angle.
A perfect angle actually. So perfect, that the puck went directly at my Brad Pitt like face.... I had just enough time to brace for it and place my right cheek as a "pillow".. you know, so the puck didn't get hurt...
Well, now everyone and their dog says : "Well Licou, what's the problem, don't you have a face guard like you should do? You are in a beer league you know?"
Well, Licou is too macho and manly to have a face guard...
I took the puck like a man, I didn't fall, didn't yell, didn't cried. Well, seriously, I am not saying this to look though, it didn't really hurt. But it bled... bad. And even though I am a regular blood donor, I hate, and I really mean it, the sight of blood.
So I was bleeding my ass off like a menstruated woman with a vagina in her face... It was nasty I tell ya. Then my friend took me to the hospital.
Ok OK... I was at the Hospital at 12:30 am. I only got out at 5 in the morning. BUT!! It was worth the wait. I want to thank the doctor that stitched me up. A real pro. He was very kind, and since I had to close my eyes all the way through so he could work his magic, he explained what he was doing all the way through, even placing an odd joke here and there. I actually gave him a big hug once it was all over. By the way, I only had five stitches so it wasn't that bad.
So yeah, I have getting a visor. I already bought it.
So here is the message to Don Cherry (who I like a lot by the way) : Quebecois aren't all gutless visor wearing players ok. And you have to respect anyone who wears one you dope... I will be wearing one proudly, knowing that my eyes are protected from pucks. I was very lucky not to become a cyclop.
Anyway, I can post pics if anyones interested.
Remember kids : Even in a beer league, don't be an idiot like me, wear a visor or a face guard, it's not worth it to look cool...