There are very few sports that allow you to beat the shit out of anyone when you are pissed off, and arguably the most well known sport to welcome that kind of street justice is hockey. Hockey is great because you can just skate up to a guy and start a fight just for the hell of it. Or, if you are losing and your team needs a kick in the ass, you can get the energy up by beating the shit out of someone. This adds to the excitement of the game and the overall intensity of the sport. Who doesn’t love a good fight?
The video above is one of the better fights that I have seen recently. These two guys are in an absolute tilt and definitely chose violence when they woke up that morning. This fight was so good that the fucking ref pulled out his phone to record it. I mean, it was an interesting move to say the least.
The truth is that many fans do not want fighting to be taken out of the game because it is so dangerous. Fighting is technically illegal and if you fight you are penalized 5 minutes. Which in the grand scheme of things is a joke. I think that hockey needs fighting to stay exciting. Also, it is a great way to self police the game and keep guys from throwing cheap shots left and right. Certain players won’t play dirty if they know they will get their ass kicked if they skate around and take cheap shots like a total dickhead. There is no greater rush than being in a fight on the ice in the heat of a game, plus it’s a great way to pick up chicks.