Monday, May 2, 2011

William Faulkner Writes About Seeing His First Ice Hockey Game In Sports Illustrated January 1955

The link below is to an article William Faulkner wrote about seeing his first ice hockey game for Sports Illustrated in Jan. 1955.
  He describes the hockey players as looking like tiny bugs on a pond.
"Then it was filled with motion, speed. To the innocent, who had never seen it before, it seemed discorded and inconsequent, bizarre and paradoxical like the frantic darting of the weightless bugs which run on the surface of stagnant pools."
     To me the ice hockey players look like angry hornets swarming around a nest.
Here is some video from You Tube from  the game last night between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning.