Mar 17, 2010

Hockey with a side of Sword Fight

Last night manfriend and I went on a double date with some friends to the Dallas Stars game. He loves hockey, and I'm starting to love it. The Stars dominated the San Jose Sharks and there were 3 quality fights at various points during the game. It blows my mind that they let the players just duke it out for a few minutes before they even attempt to stop it. Call me small minded if you will, but I can't get enough of a fistfight. I think that's human nature.

The thing that was really the most odd about the game was this:

Between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the game they brought out knights from the themed restaurant Medieval Times to have a real sword fight. WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? The rolled out their little fighting mat and just got right to business. It was probably the most random thing in the history of random things. All of us just kind of looked around at each other wondering, "we haven't had enough beers to be dreaming this up right now, right?" So next we were wondering was, what boardroom conversation was responsible for this being the chosen crowd distract0r between periods? Don't get me wrong, I loved every second of it. Quirky things really ring my bell. I imagine the conversation of the genius executives who conceived of this ridiculousness going a little something like this:

A: What about some girls out there doing some kind of boob-shaking dance?

B: Been done. Too boring.

A: Or some kind of giveaway competition involving kids from the crowd?

B: Eh. Nobody likes kids.

A. What about a monster truck rally, or a cockfight, or curling, or maybe a lion tamer?

B: That sounds better, but it's got to be something they're really not expecting.

A: EUREKA! I'VE GOT IT. WHAT ABOUT A RENAISSANCE-ERA SWORD FIGHT?

B: Now you're talking, that's probably the best idea you've ever had man. Done.

Anyway, it was really effing weird. I woke up this morning still aghast. Fun time had by all though. This is Preston and Megan, our dates for the evening. They're relatively new to my life, but climbing the charts of cool people I know:

1 comment:

  1. FYI Nick and I met at a Stars/Sharks game in April 2008. One of the few tidbits of our conversation that I remember is that apparently the fights get better as the season wraps up, so that's something to look forward to!

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