Yesterday’s Pens game was a great one if you caught it. Down by 2 goals and with 45 of their best players hurt, the Pens came back to take it in a shoot-out after 43,204,232 players attempted to put one in the net. I’m only exaggerating my numbers slightly. For effect.
I’ll also pause now. For effect. [pause] [stare]
Also in that game, Jordan Staal had a major penalty that resulted in an ejection when he noticed Ranger Brandon Prust take a shot at Tyler Kennedy (who my brother-in-law affectionately refers to as Chief Wiggum), and chose to punch Prust in the face for it.
Please watch the video. Closely.
That, my friends, is a dive.
A big fat Greg Louganis 3.5 difficulty two-and-a-half somersaults from a backwards handstand dive.
One small punch from Jordan’s gloved hand and Prust fell to the ground like someone dropped an elephant holding a hippo holding THE MOON on him.
All over the world, there are professional soccer players watching that video and taking notes.