Sixth Man: Men’s Hockey

The second-best men's ice sport, after figure skating

This Brunonian is participating in one of the alleged “Big Four” sports

There are several people in this world, possibly even a few in this country, who care about hockey. I am not one of those people. My feeling is that it’s a little hypocritical for the general American attitude to be like “soccer sucks, no one ever scores and it’s too European,” and simultaneously be like “hockey rocks, no one ever scores and it’s adorably Canadian.” So last night’s Brown hockey game vs. #9 Yale was only my second-ever hockey experience.

I showed up with my friend (as you can see, I want you to know that I have friends–three at least, and that’s not even counting the guy I met last week in the Ratty!) at the beginning of the second period. The score was already 1-0 Brown when we walked in, but more importantly, there was a free raffle for an iPad Mini open only to freshmen, and only about ten people had entered it. One period later, the score was still 1-0, and some other asshole won the iPad Mini. After that, I was a little unsure why I was still at the game.

Nevertheless, I was able to collect some fairly amusing minutiae from the Meehan Auditorium experience: Continue Reading