From NHL players tripping at聽Pink Floyd concerts to fatally
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pucksters runs the gamut on this sad list of self-destruction. 聽And there may be
more tragedy on the way. 聽This past February, a devastating in-depth report was
published by Swedish outlet Expressen聽that took an investigative look
at the ongoing, insidious spread of hard drugs and excessive drinking that
bedevils the sport. One issue is Canada's culture of drinking--as a staggering
(pun intended) 80 percent of Canadians imbibe alcohol, and that is certainly is
ingrained (once more, pun intended) in the subculture of hockey. 聽Sometimes so
much so that is becomes part and parcel of too many players'聽everyday life and
Combine that with the social conformity endemic to the nature of the
sport--a "team game" that demands camaraderie Jonathan
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always a beer in your face (and maybe even a line under your nose). 聽And if you
choose not to party along, you could be subject to social ostracization.
Especially if you鈥檙e not a high-caliber, and are more marginal, which describes
the majority of players on this list, including many enforcers Womens
T. J. Watt Jersey , aka "goons" whose bodies took a beating night
in, night out. Depression, which is not limited to athletes, also played a role
in some of these real-life horror stories.
Let this list serve as a stern reminder to all up-and-coming players
to avoid the predictable pratfalls of daily drinking and hard drug use (let
alone abuse). However, they should settle for knocking back a craft beer or two.
Players should leave 鈥渂umping lines鈥?and 鈥渃hugging Jack鈥?for the frat parties of
yesteryear. So here then Cody
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After the Raiders struck a deal to move to Las Vegas, the owner of the NHL’s
Golden Knights didn’t exactly greet them with open arms.
Bill Foley said he thought there were better ways for the city to spend
hundreds of millions of dollars than by building a stadium for the Raiders
before ending his comments by saying it wasn’t his decision “so I welcome them.”
Foley’s team became the first pro team in the big four sports to call Las Vegas
home this year and their season is set to continue on Monday in Game One of the
Stanley Cup finals against the Capitals.
Foley’s reaction to the Raiders move isn’t stopping them from throwing their
support behind their future neighbors. As noted by Arash Markazi of ESPN, the
team took out a full-page ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal聽to channel
the late Al Davis and urge the Golden Knights to “Just win, baby.”
Markazi adds that Raiders owner Mark Davis is expected to be in attendance of
Monday’s game. He was also courtside for Sunday’s inaugural home game for the
WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces after the team took out a similar ad welcoming the team to
town. That game took place at Mandalay Bay, which is across a freeway from where
the stadium the Raiders will call home in 2020.