Ice Hockey - Ice Hockey Bobby Orr doing his Superman thing...

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Ice Hockey Bobby Orr doing his Superman thing after scoring the Stanley Cup winning goal for the 1970 Boston Bruins Hello out there, we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight, Tension grows, the whistle blows and the puck goes down the ice. The goalie jumps and the players bump and the fans all go insane, Someone roars, "BOBBY SCORES" at the good ol' hockey game! Stompin' Tom Connors , "The Hockey Song" "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland. .." * Foster Hewitt 's traditional opening lines for Hockey Night in Canada "It's a great day for hockey." "Badger" Bob Johnson As the puck travels much too fast for the naked eye to see, spectators are entertained by numerous collisions, bashings, and all-in-brawls. The Coodabeen Champions Take A Good Hard Look at Australia Hockey is to Canada (as well as the Northern United States and parts of Europe) what association football is to the rest of the world. It is an obssession, a religion that unifies Canadians of every race and colour. It is also our official national winter sport.* Hockey's true origins are uncertain, but the most widely believed story is that the game was created by a group of British colonists settling in Canada who were trying to create a winter version of rugby. Early versions of the game followed many of the offensive rules of rugby (no forward passes, a large number players on the ice at once) with the goal-scoring of association football. Years later, the
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forward pass was added and hockey began to form its own identity, while the game began to grow in popularity throughout Canada. Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let's go over a few popular misconceptions first. In media (especially American media, but Canadian "concerned parents' groups" are guilty of this as well), ice hockey is often portrayed as a combination of Professional Wrestling and a pub brawl ON ICE! that's only watched by maple-syrup drinking Canadians who riot whenever they lose. That's. ..not really the case (for one thing there's a lot of rabid American hockey fans out there, especially in the honourary Canadian provinces of Minnesota and Michigan. For another, the only city that riots does it regardless of whether they win or lose.) although there is a grain of truth, as with all stereotypes: Hockey is a nationally engaging sport. Much like American Football and soccer, though, it also attracts those stereotypical college students who drink beer and riot after games. Even so, full-on riots are rare, and usually there are just loud parties that break out on (city name)'s main streets. There are some notable hockey-provoked riots (see the "Richard riot" in the Serious Business article) but they prove to be the exception rather than the norm. The typical hockey-watching crowd in Canada are mostly families huddled around the television or a guy inviting his buddies over to watch the game (with or without alcohol). Hockey is unashamedly a full-contact sport, and rough-housing with the intent of
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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