Friday, December 08, 2006

I Miss Communism

I kind of like the idea of going with one YouTube per week to post about.

(Special thanks go out to the Pipeline Show for bringing this video to my attention).

This week's video is a classic. During the 1987 World Junior Championships, Canada was playing the Soviet Union in the medal round, and needed to win by at least 5 goals to win the gold. Canada was up 4-2 midway through the game, when this brawl erupted. Both teams were eventually disqualified from the tournament and Canada lost out on winning any medal, let alone the gold. Legend has it that the Soviets started the brawl to keep Canada from getting a medal. It's probably one of the best hockey brawls you're ever going to see.(Canada is in white, and the Soviets are the ones getting the punched in the head.)



Possibly just as notable as this fight itself, was the reaction of one angry ex-coach, named Don Cherry, whose reaction to the fight helped promote him to national celebrity status in Canada.

7 comments:

Runninwiththedogs said...

What's to miss? Communism is alive and well in Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

Wow. Best line of the commentary: "In international hockey, according to the rules, this is not permitted."

It looked like the Vladinator was out there representin' the 8152.

Anonymous said...

runninwiththedogs - Don't lump our whole state in with Madison. ;)

Anonymous said...

PS - Let's not forget, it was Minnesota residents who put Keith Ellison in office...

Anonymous said...

Hey don't blame the rest of Minnesota for Minneapolis residents voting results. Minneapolis a San Francisco wanna be.

Anonymous said...

Go ask Donna Shalala about UW baseball you pinkos.

Anonymous said...

Why am I not suprised that Theo Fleury threw the first Canadien punch. Another notable player, Brendan Shanahan kept on fighting even when the lights went out.