Snow and Hockey

It is amazing how Michigan drivers react to the first major snow of the season.  Here it is in December, and we got our first major snowstorm today.  I wouldn’t quite call it a storm, so lets call it a few inches of snow with a little wind.  Anyway, traffic was backed up for miles trying to get on the highway.  People were driving like morons.  Trying to change lanes required 3 car lengths for some people.  Others had to slow down to 25 just to merge off.  It simply astounds me how Michigan drivers can be this dumb.

Now that I got that rant out of the way….

My Bulldogs team made it 6-1 with a 5-4 win tonight.  I played another average game, gave the other team a 2 man advantage when I took a dumb penalty, and the team around me played great D.  The story of my hockey season so far.  The thing I fear that will bite me and/or my team in the ass come playoff time.  We should be ready considering we have the defending champions for 2 games straight and the Fighting Squirrels for another game.  They are ranked 2 and 3 in the division for a reason.

That is where I will know if I am going to be ready.

8 thoughts on “Snow and Hockey

  1. avatarelusive_goalie

    LOL…ahhhhh, how I miss those stupid Michigan drivers!

    Beats putting up w/clogged highways during hurricane season though, which is something I’ll have to put up with soon. =]

  2. avatarprimis

    To be fair, the stupid drivers are the ones in and around the cities. They tend to be the ones that don’t have to drive in the stuff for more than a day because there’s the availability of equipment to remove/take care of the snow. SO they drive like it’s the first time they’ve ever seen it, every time.

    Out in the country we can deal with the snow just fine, because we can go days/weeks without seeing a snowplow. :-p

    — Primis.

  3. avatarcbdudek

    Ok, I can understand that. However, you would think people would still come to understand and adapt to the weather when it hits. I have lived in MI all my life pretty much, and I have a mode I switch into when it snows like that outside. We are talking a dusting really. Not a storm. Anyway, you would think others could do the same thing for a change! πŸ™‚

  4. avatarcbdudek

    Well, a little snow is one thing. A hurricane is another. πŸ™‚

    Personally, I will take the 2-4 inches of snow over a category 3 hurricane. πŸ˜‰

  5. avatarprimis

    You should see people in Charlotte, NC panic when a light *rain* happens. It’s similar to the first snow up here. When it actually *snows*, the entire state practically shuts down like 3 days in advance. πŸ˜‰

    But yeah… stupid drivers are everywhere. Someday people will learn to SLOW DOWN and BE MORE-CAREFUL when it snows out. Having driven on and in the stuff regularly since I was 16, I’ve had my share of mishaps on it (and one car totalled), but none of them were the result of me driving wildly or crazy. Sometimes stuff just happens. NO need to go driving crazily and make it worse…

    — Primis.

  6. avatarliobhfirrin

    I do not know any of you. I just left cbdudek a reply to one of his entries because I was looking for people who really loved hockey.

    On the account of stupid drivers, Jersey is filled with them. I have experience with Kansas drivers because that is where I am originally from, so moving here to South Jersey was an eye opener. Even moreso when I go on a business trip to New York. It is crazy! I cannot imagine adding snow to all this mess. Rain is not so bad, we’ve had a lot of that *of course* but snow has a whole new definition when it includes driving in it. Just thought I would put my one cent in.

  7. avatarcbdudek

    It amazes me how this part of my journal got the most response. πŸ™‚

    I appreciate your “one cent” of feedback. Just wait until it starts to snow. I can say from personal experience that Chicago drivers are a little better for the most part, even in the snow. Here, it is just insane. Usually, as I said, it has to do with the first major snow of the season. After that, people tend to drive better around here.

  8. avatargoalie43201

    Gotta love Columbus.
    We got our first real snow of the year yesterday. (6 to 14 inches, depending on what part of town)

    I was on a two lane, major road (and the uptight property owners will never sell, so it probably always will be). I got stuck behind a wrecker who pulled this lady out of a ditch, and probably didnt even charge her.

    What does she do.. she get in the car, drives off, and I see she is on her cell phone. She drove about one block, and she goes off into the ditch again.

    The wrecker, who was ahead of her, most likely saw what happened and kept driving. I would have done the same.

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