If I had been able to~

One of my children would have been 19. I wanted a hockey team. 6

My brothers played Junior and College Hockey. Their kids played College Hockey.

Odds are if I had been able to carry, mine would have been on a Team bus.

But, I/we didn’t make it to one. That was a long time ago~

I ask myself: is it better to never get started? Or to never see it finish after having 20 years of Joy?

Both stink.

And I cry, again, not for my ancient history but for the Children and Families of the Humboldt Broncos.

Sending a prayer.


It’s been 40 Years…

….since my Master’s preferred Hollywood Star doppelgänger debuted in the most irreverent sports movie directed by Oscar winner, Yale alumnus, George Roy Hill….

SLAP SHOT.
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The movie, written by Nancy Dowd, premiered in New Haven — to silence and confusion.
If you are confused, SLAP SHOT is about a minor league ice hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.
“The language is quite a bit beyond blue,” Newman said during a 1976 television interview NHL Network unearthed. “It’s heavy into purple almost. I don’t believe a thing is truly vulgar if it’s funny. Boy, it’s foul-mouthed, but it’s real and beautiful.”
 

 

 
It’s absolutely stupid and every time I see it, I laugh at something new and get a bit sad because I know that area of the country, I know the 1970’s minor leagues, I grew up seeing Western PA and its rawness. It’s a character driven movie — everyone is a little yucky, but strangely enticing —  train wrecks you cannot look away from.  
And did I mention the clothing choices are spectacular?

Thank goodness, VHS saved the movie from obscurity.

And a link from the NYT when Paul Newman passed away in 2008. Written about Reggie Dunlap – beloved: https://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/27/hockey-mourns-the-passing-of-reggie-dunlap/?_r=0

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