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LOLNo Ice

Iz hard to see da puck.
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Event:  Promo appearance, 1978           Screen Capture from:  RDA.com

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idlewild_ From: idlewild_ Date: 23rd July 2012 13:19 (UTC) (Link)
You cannot honestly expect me to form an adequate verbal response to that photo. Gah, I think I am having a cardiac event.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 23rd July 2012 16:57 (UTC) (Link)
Nope, I don't. ;-)
traycer_ From: traycer_ Date: 23rd July 2012 14:24 (UTC) (Link)
We used to play field hockey in the summer all the time. I was never any good at it, but it was also a sport at school, so I at least tried. Although I do have to say we never played with huge gloves like that. :)
idlewild_ From: idlewild_ Date: 23rd July 2012 15:40 (UTC) (Link)
I think that's floor hockey. Which is ice hockey without ice. As opposed to indoor hockey which is field hockey but inside. The stick is different.

I got big gloves when I played field hockey because I was the goalie.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 23rd July 2012 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
We moved to Ann Arbor in 1980 so my husband could go to med school there, and I enrolled in grad school. It was an Olympic year and someone showed up as we were waiting for my Latin class to start and said, "Did you see that weird sport they had on the Olympics last night?" Everyone else chimed in about it. They were all wonderfully amused by this strange, obscure sport they'd never heard of, kind of like hockey, but it was played outside on grass and you were only allowed to use one side of the stick! Having played field hockey from a tender age, I couldn't believe that they didn't have a clue about the sport! I knew I was back home when we got back to Vermont for my husband's internship and residency, and the high school girls' (and college womens') field hockey scores were listed on screen during the nightly news as God intended. ;)
traycer_ From: traycer_ Date: 23rd July 2012 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
OMGosh really!?!! Hee! I was raised in Michigan and we always played field hockey when I was a kid. (That and Four Square in the middle of the street & kick ball). Surely those students must have been from somewhere other than the Great Lake State!!

Either that, or they don't play that in schools nowadays... God, that makes me feel so old!!! :)
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 23rd July 2012 16:59 (UTC) (Link)
Well the expression of the lady in the background of this icon was how I felt about it at the time, but nope, they were all native Michiganders. I got the impression that most of them were Detroit suburbs raised, though, and not necessarily the toniest of the suburbs, so that may have affected it.
traycer_ From: traycer_ Date: 23rd July 2012 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
It probably was a part of it, I suppose. I lived in the city of Detroit throughout most of my childhood, although we did live in some of the suburbs too. I guess I always thought everyone knew about field hockey!
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 24th July 2012 00:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well, your comments have restored my faith in the state of sport in Michigan! I was sooo surprised at the time. I assumed everyone knew about field hockey too!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 23rd July 2012 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
It might be carpet hockey. Or possibly Calvinball.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 23rd July 2012 16:03 (UTC) (Link)
We can tell he's confused. He's wearing long pants to play hockey in the California heat, when obviously the situation calls for shorts, the shorter the better.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 23rd July 2012 16:57 (UTC) (Link)
I think the carpet is also nonstandard equipment.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 23rd July 2012 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
Nah. That's the still-a-boy-just-a-BIG-one aspect of RDA. My kids would play hockey on the carpet if we didn't come in and yell at them for it. Obviously RDA forgot to pack his mom along in those years.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 23rd July 2012 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
At least he hasn't tried to flood and freeze the carpet as a way of getting ice to play on!
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 23rd July 2012 17:08 (UTC) (Link)
That was the picture they took eight hours later when the ac hsd done its work!
sidlj From: sidlj Date: 23rd July 2012 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
Love his t-shirt! Here's looking at you, kid.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 23rd July 2012 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
Nice to see the arms were pronish even back then!
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 24th July 2012 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to spend some time in the penalty box with him! :D
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