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November 04, 2013

Fan tackles Marty the Marmot mascot during musical chairs at WHL hockey game: Victoria police have launched an assault investigation after an aggressive fan tackled Marty the Marmot at Saturday’s Victoria Royals hockey game. Marty landed hard on the ice on his back and lay prone for several seconds until a staff member came over to help him to his feet. The aggressive fan was escorted off the ice to a torrent of boos from the crowd and Marty was helped away, clearly in pain.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 09:53 PM - 13 comments

Oh yeah, the tea shoppes out here are abuzz with the scandal. The Hooligans!

posted by rumple at 01:24 AM on November 05

I support the right to arm marmots.

posted by beaverboard at 08:25 AM on November 05

That doesn't look like an assault to me, just a dumb idea. The reporter doesn't even know if Marty was really "clearly in pain" or just playing along with the bit.

That doesn't look like an assault to me, just a dumb idea. The reporter doesn't even know if Marty was really "clearly in pain" or just playing along with the bit.

That doesn't look like an assault to me, just a dumb idea. The reporter doesn't even know if Marty was really "clearly in pain" or just playing along with the bit.

posted by rcade at 11:22 AM on November 05

That doesn't look like an assault to me, just a dumb idea. The reporter doesn't even know if Marty was really "clearly in pain" or just playing along with the bit.

posted by grum@work at 12:00 PM on November 05

I agree with grum.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:53 PM on November 05

(I'd like to point out that rcade has kneecapped my post by removing his duplicate post, therefore rendering mine ridiculous instead of joking.)

posted by grum@work at 02:56 PM on November 05

I agree with grum.

posted by rcade at 03:10 PM on November 05

posted by yerfatma at 02:13 PM on November 06

(I'd like to point out that rcade has kneecapped my previous post by reinserting his duplicate posts, therefore rendering mine ridiculous instead of explanatory.)

posted by grum@work at 02:48 PM on November 06

(I'd also like to point out that the "Scourge of the Underworld" storyline for Captain America was really fricken' cool when they introduced the villian-killer almost 30 years ago, but then they ran it into the ground.)

posted by grum@work at 02:52 PM on November 06

This post raises some really serious points about marmot mascots:

Why would an ice hockey team adopt as a mascot a mammal that hibernates during the winter? Is it perhaps a metaphor for the poor play of the team?

Marmots live in burrows, often in rock piles. Are the locker rooms in Victoria, BC, that bad?

Marmots are highly social. How can this be true for a team in a sport that applauds violence to one's opponent?

Marmots communicate by loud whistles, especially when alarmed. That being true, would not the marmot better represent the referees than the players?

If the mascot in question is one of the sub genus "petromarmota", common in Southwestern Canada, it is a yellow-bellied marmot. Is being called "yellow-bellied" a good idea for a hockey team?

The groundhog, also called the woodchuck, is also a type of marmot. Should the team suddenly suffer an epidemic of stick throwing the reason could be found in:

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood!

Someone please stop me before I get carried away!

posted by Howard_T at 03:26 PM on November 06

I'm partial to "The Death of Jean DeWolff" myself.

posted by rcade at 06:47 PM on November 06

(I'd like to point out that rcade has kneecapped my previous post by reinserting his duplicate posts)

I'd like to point out he did no such thing.

posted by yerfatma at 04:31 PM on November 10

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