November 28, 2002

Relax, it's just a game.: The Canadian Hockey Association launches a brilliant ad campaign to combat boorish behaviour among hockey parents. Watch the ads online. (via Roy MacGregor's column in today's Globe and Mail)

posted by mcwetboy to hockey at 09:03 AM - 1 comment

Okay, those are excellent ads. As a former pee-wee hockey player who saw other parents act this way (my parents would just sit quietly in the stands and cheer goals by both teams, except when my dad had to help coach one year), it really does bring back bad memories. I remember one kid being reduced to tears by his father after he didn't score on a penalty shot (my fault, I threw the stick by mistake). His team won 6-0, he score at least 2 goals, and his dad was saying things like "You didn't concentrate!" and "Why bother even playing if you're not going to try?". It was really upsetting to see/hear.

posted by grum@work at 10:19 AM on November 28

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