Friday, February 23, 2007

Hockey brings out the full moon

Mickey Meyer, a University of Southern California hockey goalie, rode his stick like a horse, dropped his bulky pants, and mooned the crowd while slapping his buttocks during a game against Brigham Young University, police said. Meyer's antics occurred while play was stopped and referees were trying to sort out penalties in the third period of a consolation game in the ACHA West Regional tournament at Eccles Ice Center. He was ejected and ticketed for lewdness, a misdemeanor, after an officer who was working security at the rink said he witnessed the scene Saturday. "I had my fill of these refs," Meyer said on an Internet broadcast of the game, according to The Herald-Journal of Logan.

It is no wonder that hockey isn’t on the sports radar in the US. Mooning the crowd and slapping your ass doesn’t exactly show the world what a bad-ass sport you have, considering other professional leagues employ rapists and gang bangers on their rosters. The only way to fix the exposure problem is for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to drop his corned-beef on rye and place a call to Sidney Crosby to meet with him in New York. But instead of the the commissioner being there, the room will be filled with heroin, and some 16 year old girls with fake i.d.’s. In the morning when Sid wakes up to the sound of the cops busting down the door, this will truly give him something to whine about. But as they say, any publicity is good publicity, yo.

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