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>If I Were A Check From Behind, And You Were A Referee…

30 October 2007

>…would you call me anyway?

We’ve got an off-weekend coming up, and that give me a whole stress-free week to just have some fun! Often times, when bloggers are totally out of ideas interested in a new perspective, they do a “roundtable” or “blogpoll.” This is nothing like that.

I sent an email to certain members of the hockey community asking, “If you were a penalty, what would you be?” The result is a glimpse into the psyche of hockey fans, and it’s a bit scary.

Interference, because I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to check anybody anytime I want, and I take those liberties in NHL 2003. Checking is fun. It should be encouraged, and not discouraged by having ‘penalties’ for checking someone away from the play.” BadgerBacker, from The Wisconsin Hockey Blog

“I would be five for fighting and a game misconduct.” Goon, from Goon’s World

“A la the Boogeyman, I’d be a five minute major for fighting combined with a game misconduct for being the biggest bad-ass on the ice.” Roy, from Wild Puck Banter

“I’d have to be boarding. After all, I’ve been told for years that I bore people to death.” Bruce Ciskie, UMD play-by-play announcer and writer of The Ciskie Blog

Checking from behind, and I think you know why…” HockeyMom, UND fan

“I would be Abuse of Officials because I’m convinced there are very few refs who know their asses from their elbows… and I often want to or in fact do abuse officials! Video evidence of my theory. That clip came from a junior game in Sweden in which the player was called for Abuse of Officials because the ref tripped over the player.” Catie, from Hockey in Colorado

“My first thought is that I’d be a 5 minute major for slashing, mostly because I think it’s something players get caught for after someone slashed them first. I’m a big believer in the old Cold-War doctrine of ‘massive retaliation.’ If I perceive you’ve dropped a bomb on me, then you better be prepared for a bigger bomb coming back atcha. My second choice would be a too many men on the ice, which would be an adequate metaphor of my tendency to use more words than necessary. My third choice would be unsportsmanlike conduct because if it comes down to it and I’m standing on the bench behind the team, I’ll toss every stick I can reach onto the ice in order to make a point.” Donald Dunlop from UAA Hockey Fan Blog

“I would want to say hooking because I’ve always aspired to be a hooker… but then tripping would be a good one too since I’ve never tripped off anything in my life… oh and then checking from behind is good too because taking anything from behind sounds SO dirty… Dang! How’s a gal to choose?” Let’s Go Mavs from Let’s Go Mavs

Holding the stick or roughing… because… well, I like it rough.” MeanEgirl, from Michigan Tech Hockey Blog

Hooking. It seems to me that this is the penalty of all those scrappy little guys who are just trying to even it up and slow someone down a little bit. I LOVE those scrappy little guys and I like to think I’m a little scrappy (I think I could take down someone bigger than me), so I’m going with HOOKING!” WinTwins57 from Win Twins

Instigating. Because I am awesome at it.” Dirty from Dirty’s Diatribe

Hacks that didn’t reply: DG, Swami, DA, WCH

And what would RWD be? I think it’s obvious I’d be unsportsmanlike conduct, of the 10 minute variety, as I have a way with words.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 October 2007 1:59 pm

    >HAHAHAHAHAHA! Anyone who doesn’t know me and my personality is going to think I’m a nut job with that answer!! πŸ™‚

  2. 30 October 2007 2:52 pm

    >Who’s to say those of us who know you don’t think you’re a nut job?

  3. 30 October 2007 3:14 pm

    >HAHAHAHAHA!! My thoughts exactly, RWD. As I read your comment Amy, I thought “as opposed to those of us who KNOW you’re a nut job??” πŸ™‚

  4. 30 October 2007 6:48 pm

    >Smart asses. Like either of you are normal?!?! πŸ™‚

  5. 30 October 2007 11:50 pm

    >Hey now! Just cuz you’re a nutjob doesn’t mean you should be insulting US!! πŸ™‚ And, btw, I NEVER claimed to be normal…

  6. 1 November 2007 6:52 am

    >This post is motivating me to pop in NHL 2003 and try to win a game while playing 5-on-3 for 45 minutes because I took 20 interference penalties.

  7. 1 November 2007 2:18 pm

    >You must be playing as the Bulldogs, then.Try to get a too many men penalty, too.

  8. 2 November 2007 5:12 am

    >I would probably be charging because I don’t skate well so I’d need a head start to check somebody or I’d be the one falling over. And charge cards are my best friend so it actually fits that way too.


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