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in the hoosegow

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

the taunting of tootoo

So, hockey game last night! First of all, we were sitting in the 3rd row, just to the right of the visitors' box. The arena was sparsely populated but that didn't stop the fans from being loud and drunk. On the ice in front of us sat two couples whose main form of entertainment at hockey games, apparently, is to pound on the plexiglas and yell lame insults at the opposing team and referees. We watched in horrified silence while they slugged down beer after beer and came up with dumber and dumber taunts.

One of the opposing players appeared to be a native (innuit, or some other group) and his last name was Tootoo. One guy in particular kept yelling out things like "what color is your tutu?" and calling him a midget (a reference to Tattoo from Fantasy Island? He was a little short).

The game itself was fun and got more interesting after our team stopped picking fights and started playing, but unfortunately that didn't happen until about halfway through the game. While I did get to see several fights and guys mushed up against the plexiglas and one puck even came pretty close to beaning our neighbors in the stands, I didn't see any teeth or even blood. So, the game scored about a 75/100 on my satifaction meter.


At 11:27 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Just wanted to let you know that I was always confused by the title of your blog, until I looked up "hoosegow". I get it. In the jail. Very nice.

--Jane, thinks you are clever


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