What is the freaky obsession with some moms and hockey? Seriously, every Saturday morning I go to the
rink and watch my son play Ball Hockey, and every Saturday it is the same thing
– a bunch of mothers who transform themselves into a group of loud mouthed
Before the game even starts they are already yelling things
out such as:
“Go get em Jamie!”
“Don’t let em get the ball ya hear?”
“Come on boys! Let em have it!”
The let em have it always gets me – Let them have what
exactly? A smack in the head? A ball in the face?
Once the game starts it gets worse…….
“Get it to the other end ya hear?” I often wonder if they
can actually hear anything under the helmet…
“What the hell are you doing? Get the ball outta there!”
“Go! Go! Faster! Get the ball! Get it back! GET HIM!”
Then there is the blame game – you know the excuses that are
spewed out of these mothers mouths when their child’s team loses the game.
“Oh well the other team has older players.”
“The teams are never balanced properly it isn’t fair to the
“The coach sucks.”
“The goalie is a new player.”
“Well it’s just for fun anyway.” REALLY?
Funny, it sure as hell didn’t seem like the game was just for
fun as they were screaming.
Why do I feel absolutely no need to start screaming out at a
bunch of kids playing a game of ball hockey?
If they win great, if they lose well suck it up and learn from your
mistakes and try again next week.
Is there maybe something wrong with me? Lol, maybe just the
fact that I somehow manage to survive everyday with 8 kiddies and every
Saturday morning listening to a bunch of Hockey moms.
What are your thoughts about Hockey moms? Are you a Hockey mom?
Until next time,