Finishing the check

One of the purposes of checking in hockey is to disrupt your opponent’s play. The front office of the NHL’s Dallas Stars apparently decided to take a cue from its players and to put a few body checks in their advertising for the upcoming season. Here’s what two of the billboards the Stars have up in the Dallas area say:

The Only Thing Our Refs Shave Is The Ice

One Game A Week? Is the N in NFL for Nancy?

I think those are what are known as full body checks. Gotta love it. (HT to Doug and Eddie at The Puck Podcast.)

Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an Acme anvil, then expanded — accordion-style — back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.

Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin

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