Last night, as New Yorkers evacuated the city at the behest of Mayor Bloomberg, another force powerful enough to raze a city block in mere moments descended upon Times Square: hockey fans from Vancouver. But don’t panic. The Canucks didn’t lose a Stanley Cup Final game 7 last night, so the horde of Vancouverites didn’t embarrass us in the slightest. That is, unless you’re the sort of person who finds it unwise to play a game of street hockey in a place that’s just been evacuated due to a natural disaster. Then you might think BCers are idiots.
Maybe so, but in this case, I’m with stupid. These opportunists simply did what any reasonable Canadian would do when he sees an empty street, avenue, or hallway: they played hockey in it. Heck, if Times Square gets evacuated and I’m within walking distance, I’m playing hockey there. Godzilla could be stomping up the way, I don’t care, I’m going. Whenever I watch I Am Legend, I get frustrated at all the perfect places to play an impromptu game of ball hockey that Will Smith walks right on by. When I saw the photos of an evacuated Grand Central Station, my first thought was, “I want to play hockey there right now.”
I salute these wise fools as hardcore fans.
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