Went to a Fight Last Night; Hockey Game Broke Out
So say you were trying to explain to a friend in one sentence what they missed by watching American Idol instead of the Caps game last night. Tough to do without mentioning the word "fight." Or let's say you wandered over to this Web site and saw all three fights stacked on top of each other, just a "play" button away. Tough not to click.
All the "should fighting be allowed" talk in recent weeks sort of boils down to that, as far as I'm concerned. If you can look at this clip posted here, in which Donald Brashear gets popped in the face and crumples, and decide "nah, I'm not gonna press play," you can grandstand all you want about the future of fighting. If you, like me, lack that sort of self-control, then you don't really get a vote. I'll just keep my mouth shut and let the grown-ups decide.
Incidentally, I was in the Caps dressing room a few weeks ago when a Caps PR guy was telling Brashear that some sort of radio host, I think, wanted to fight Brashear as some sort of promotion for a segment on enforcers. "Why, they don't even allow enforcers in the NHL any more," Brashear said quietly, with a laugh. But it wasn't in a "hahaha" sort of way.
Anyhow, all those fights, and Brashear's loss, were cause for Puck Daddy to wonder whether there's now an open competition for the top heavyweight in hockey. That's not what I wondered after watching all those clips. I wondered which Caps fan managed to sit right behind the Caps bench with that Unleash the Fury sign. Well done on that one. Hope you didn't get in any fights.
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