Which reminds me, The Hockey News has a must read article. Charlie Teljeur thinks God is a football fan, and hockey fans need to get Him on our side.
Perhaps God – like a lot of the world – simply doesn’t understand the game of hockey. Perhaps He sees ice as something to keep fish from rotting more than he accepts it as a surface to host some odd man-made sporting event. If wars make little sense to the Almighty is it not entirely possible that a sport in which you whack some hardened petroleum around with perfectly good pieces of lumber wouldn’t make much sense either?Pretty funny stuff. The author goes on to say:
it’s time to invite a Messiah of sorts into our game; to give hockey a shot in the arm (and simultaneously, one into the soul). It can’t be bad for PR. He always seems to have the ability to draw crowds. Seems a great fit really.Read the whole article here.
All that remains is to find Him a worthy spot. A position specifically authoritative with some legal bite. I’m thinking something in league management. Sure as hell would bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “going upstairs,” wouldn’t it?