You know what I really hate?
Inconvenient technicalities. From Off the Bench:
"Richard Marsh hit the 3-inch-diameter puck an estimated 175 feet into a target slightly larger than 3 inches wide, winning the $50,000 prize in the team’s “Hockey for Heart” promotion for St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. Making this an even better ending, Marsh had announced before the shot that he would donate all of the money to St. Vincent Heart Center if he won.
"The promotion was sponsored by All-State Insurance, but a third-party insurance company hired by the Ice was responsible for the payout. That company — which remains unnamed — voided the payout, ruling that Marsh had released the shot over the designated starting line, which was against the rules."
Boo! Thankfully, this sort of absurdity was the only time a $50,000 payout was taken away because of a strange circumstance.
Wait, no it wasn't. From ABC:
"The 11-year-old boy who wowed hockey fans by hitting a puck through a hole in a board 89 feet away has lost the $50,000 jackpot attached to the miracle shot.
"The company that insured the charity event, Odds on Promotions, said that 11-year-old Nate Smith isn’t eligible to take home the $50,000 because the raffle ticket that allowed him to take the hockey shot was in his twin brother’s name.
"The honesty of the twin boys’ father is what led the event organizers to realize that Nate had posed as his twin brother Nick when he made the shot.'
These both happened this year. Clearly, 2011 is not the year to win prize money after making a ridiculous hockey shot.