Sunday, October 12, 2008
Rob played college hockey for the University of Denver (couldn't find a decent photo, so chose the one above ~ hope it's okay hon). Great hockey school. Part of the WCHA. Those of you who know me, know Rob's a lawyer, but first and foremost, I think he's a hockey player. A great hockey player, but he realized with so many talented Canadians, he would never make it to the NHL, so decided to become a doctor or lawyer. Pursued medicine, then law. Did good!!! Bob posted about an epiphany and I didn't think of myself, I thought of Rob. And the day he came home and announce he was giving up his pursuit of a professional hockey career. Why? He was good. Very good. Why give up? And why force me to stop watching great college hockey while freezing my butt off? Rob is still a great hockey player and still handsome as ever. He's smart, funny, witty and wise. Bob's recent post reminded me to appreciate Rob's athletic talent and knowledge. Thank you Bob. I'll bring the trophies out of the garage because that's not where they belong.
The following is an amazing video out of Colorado College. Another great hockey school (Bob worked with them). It's a montage that set to music perfectly captures hockey in all it glory and when Rob viewed it, was in Heaven. That's how Rob plays hockey. And one of the reasons I love him. So when I say he's poetry on ice, that's what I mean. Thanks Bob for not only being a dear friend, but for helping me remember, and for giving us this. What beautiful memories. (God I hope this link works!!!) By the way, Rob was Captian of the team that won the CA state championship in the late 70's. And for God sakes, don't forget to turn on the sound.
Rob was a forward. The guy scoring the goals. He was good. They're quick, smart, skilled, but usually the defense men set the play up. I'd like to add, it's all done on two blades with a stick. And the equipment weighs a ton, especally when wet. I honestly believe hockey players are the best atheletes in the world. And I know atheletes. I come from a family of atheletes, so understand competition and talent. I LOVE THIS VIDEO!!! I could watch it a gazillion times. In this video you see a slap shot, a wrist shot and a snap shot. A slap shot you see coming, a wrist shot, almost, a snap snot, never! I love this video!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and reminds me of my honey.
Am I a complicated and complex woman? Oh, you bet I am!!! No, it's not all about roses, kitties, BMW's and Mercedes. I have depth. WHAT!!!???