Have YOU tried to read and understand all the rules in hockey?
Short of my son Ian (no pun intended there) who is a hockey referee, there's few people I know who has tried to read AND understand all the rules in the hockey rule book. I can now add a coworker, Samantha Meese, to that rare category. She has a blog, 87 in 107, that is an interesting project:
It’s pretty simple, really. I have avowed to learn all the official rules to hockey. There are 87 rules in the NHL 2009 – 2010 rulebook. There are 107 days until the opening of the Winter Olympics at Whistler on February 12. 87 in 107 is my attempt to learn all of the rules before I depart for Vancouver to see the games. I have the NHL Network in hi-def and the NHL Center Ice package, so be warned you may be reading the highlights of more than one game.
So when she gets up to Vancouver in a few months, she'll be able to yell at the refs with *authority*!!!
I'm adding this one to my RSS reader, and I have no doubt that a few of her entries will end up as argument material between Ian and I...