One in A Million Shot Lands Hockey Puck in Fan’s Beer [Video]


With the NHL lockout lifted and players back on the ice, beer sales are back up and fans are once again cheering on their home teams. Along with faith being restored back into the hearts of hockey enthusiasts, this also opens the possibility for once in a lifetime opportunities — like this particular instance that occurred during a game between the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets

A hockey puck escaped the clutches of the rink to land in the beer cup of one very lucky Bruin fan. The event apparently was so moving that it earned a standing ovation from crowd.

Mmm hockey puck beer.

H/T Mashable + PicThx Mental Floss


NHL Lockout Causes Drop in Beer Sales and Rise in Sobriety

Sports afford the post-college age crowd reason to drink like they are in college again. Without sports, adult drinking culture would be something like a reunion tour of men who decide to grow their hair out despite having a hair count lower than their age. It’d be a depressing attempt to hang on. And so, much like last year’s double dose of professional sports lockouts, the NHL lockout of right now is causing an American/Canadian sobriety epidemic.

For those of you wondering what it means when I say lockout, here’s how I’d define it. Like most businesses there are two general sides, ownership and labor/talent. A lockout occurs when the contract between these sides ends, and they must decide on new terms for how to break up revenue. In each and every lockout, the two sides believe that they deserve a larger share than they were enjoying under the previous contract. And so, a lockout is nothing more than extremely wealthy people bickering over how much more wealth they deserve. Unfortunately, the people most affected during these locked out times are us fans, and the small businesses that rely on high alcohol sales during the season.

The Molson Coors Brewing Co. has reported a severe dent in their sales, especially in Canada, as a direct result of the NHL lockout. And it makes sense, when else would Canadians choose to drink beers whose closest cousin is water, than while watching their Canucks take on the world champion Kings?

Even here in the US, many small businesses have reported being hit by the hordes of people wandering the desert of sobriety, not coming to their sports bars. A bar in Chicago called The Beer Bistro reported that it makes 25% of it’s yearly revenue as a result of the NHL season.

I say to the NHL, and the rest of the professional sports leagues, think of us, the fans, we want to drink. And think of the small, and large businesses whose existence hinges on our desire to drink alcoholic water while watching Jonathan Quick single-handedly stonewall through the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So, NHL, come to terms quickly, we are all tired of trying to turn curling into a drinking game.

photo courtesy ESPN


LA Kings Sent Dwight Schrute Free Tickets, Encased in Jello

Looks like the new Hollywood heroes of the NHL, the LA Kings, and actor Rainn Wilson are mutual fans.

Rainn, the actor who plays Dwight Schrute from the NBC tv series The Office put a Tweet out expressing his interest in attending his first hockey game. Minutes later, the @LAKings account replied that they could hook him up with some tickets, only if they deliver the tickets in a bowl of jello.

For fans of The Office, and for those that aren’t, here’s a quick recap as to why this stunt is amusing (outside of…well, tickets in a bowl of Jello):