For the record, I have loathed Notre Dame to my very bones since I was a kid. So, why am I bringing you two Grotto-related news items in one day? I have no damn idea.
But, as you probably don’t know, the Frozen Four starts tonight. It’s kinda like the Final Four, except for hockey. Which is played on ice. So it’s frozen. I get it now. Frozen Four. Clever.
Anyway, one of my good friends in the sports journalism business wrote a piece today about Christian Hanson, a player for the Notre Dame hockey team. As it turns out (ESPN did a piece about this awhile back) Hanson is the son of one of the Hanson brothers of Slap Shot fame.
Apparently Christian’s father was an actual hockey player, not just a guy in a movie. Huh. You learn something new every day.
As for the movie, Slap Shot is one outstanding film that’s developed into something of a cult classic. If you haven’t seen it you should. It almost made me like hockey. It’s old school politically incorrect just like Porky’s. We here at the R&R love us some political incorrectness. So I, for one, fully endorse this movie.
I chose to embed the actual movie trailer from 1977, but there are many great scenes. I decided to put a few more links at the bottom. Enjoy.
— Here’s a way to stick it to your boss. Keep it real about her son.
— “He was a terrible masturbater“.
— “I know a good bar here.”