Posts tagged ‘the Boogey Man’

December 6, 2011

Derek Boogaard Proves We are Only Animals

I know absolutely nothing about hockey. I’m not super into sports because I feel like it distracts the masses while sh*t gets real around the people too busy watching the game instead of the news. Pretty smart, I think. You give your people their cheap bread and cheap circus and you’ve got yourself a happy, quiet society. Look around you.
1. “CHEAP BREAD” (or food in general):

Real price, fake chicken.

Yea, sure. Feed your family of four for only ten bucks. None of your kids will last past 65-years-of-age BUT that’s later on and this is right now and RIGHT NOW you only have 10 bucks because your husband lost his job and your house was foreclosed. Drastic? Not really. It happens everyday

2. CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT:
Enter Derek Boogaard. AKA The Boogey Man

Standing at 6’8″ and weighing in at 245, when Boogaard gets on the ice, grown men cower.

Now this is not a post bashing on the late Mr. Boogaard in any way. He was an excellent hockey player and dedicated his life to the sport. HOWEVER, back to my point about sports, Boogaard is a perfect example of cheap entertainment. You can buy pretty crappy tickets to a game for cheap if you have to OR watch it from home and spend little money on your entertainment. The entertainment is a mix of actual skill and then watching men beat the crap out of each other purely to gain a rise out of the crowd.


New York Times is doing a series of videos dedicated to Boogaard
This was Boogaard’s most important job out on the ice. He beat people up. THAT’S IT! So much did he fight that he ended up dying in July of this year due to his addiction to pain killers. Why was he addicted to pain killers? After numerous shoulder and nose surgeries and enough punches to the head to rattle a rhino, Boogaard depended on pain killers to keep up his violent performance on the ice… To please the crowd… To make that monayyyy….

First off this tells me that people, no matter how hard they try, are animals. We love violence. We can try to wear clothes and live in houses and stand upright and use utensils, BUT WE ARE STILL ANIMALS AT HEART!! No matter how you look at it. Violence still runs in our veins just as much as any other animal. We just try to suppress it to act as if we are civil.

Anyway, a whole bunch of my own opinion is jam-packed into this post, but watching Boogaard get the attention he received and seeing how much the crowd goes crazy over his fights made me a little sad for the human race. But, at the same time, it really is showing our true colors, isn’t it?

RIP Boogaard. You were a true warrior and a present-day Gladiator (catch my drift?)

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