Kids do the darndest things.
Yahoo! Sports spotted a video of a Russian youth hockey game that seems rather ordinary, but that changes the second one player in blue gets checked to the ground by a player in white.
From there, an amazing domino effect takes place. Soon, the ice will be scattered with rambunctious kids pummeling one another and you, the viewer, will be exhausted.
Oh, we are also mandated to make reference to the Russian song, which Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports so perfectly labels as "some kind of Eastern European Everlast song."
If you are anything like me, you will be taken a little off guard by the song and then completely forget about it the second the fourth or fifth brawl breaks out on the ice.
Of course, the hockey war goes on so long that you will inevitably realize you have been listening to a Russian pop song far longer than you have in your life—Russian pop song aficionados obviously excluded.
As for the details, I shrug my shoulders in your general direction. The report states this is from a tournament in Novokuznetsk, Russia, and the kids were all born in 2002.
The video has everything you could ever want in a kids' kerfuffle: three-on-one barrages, tantalizing tackles, scary flips over fallen players, ineffective officials and so many violent scrums.
The amazing part is it all just sort of ends as if every last boy heard his mom calling him for dinner. Now I have a very clear realization that I am not tough enough to play hockey in a Russian youth league.
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