The Other Side of the Napkin - Ten Thoughts From a College
Hockey Goal Judge
• "Do fans think
I have an actual role at these games?"
it really matter if I make a mistake and turn on the
light when the puck was deflected into the second deck?"
• "Whoa ... did you
see those hot chicks in section 3?"
• "I still can't
believe I'm not reffing in this league and these stiffs
stipend, two season tickets, free parking, free pre-game
meal and a great seat with nothing to do ... man, what
the referee actually calls to talk to me, will he ask
me about the goal or the quickest way to State Street?"
• "How come the official
scorer doesn't ask me about the four phantom second
assists he gave out tonight?"
wonder if guys at other rinks ever slip when turning
on the light because they've got too much popcorn butter
on their fingers?"
think I may have to wear this blazer to church on Sunday."
the post was off for three minutes, but who am I to
say? I just want to get to intermission so I can play