Sunday, November 29, 2009

Laperriere's (Crazy) Dedication

I am sick of hearing about Tiger Woods already and this seems to just be the beginning of it all. How in the world is a golfer's "suspicious" car wreck in FL bigger news than a local athlete's above and beyond dedication (craziness) when it comes to the game and his team?!

Ian Laperriere not only took a puck to the face while blocking a shot on goal, but then came back on the ice to play!!! It's said he lost about 7 teeth and got 50 - 100 stitches to his face before coming back out on to the ice with a full mask to continue to support his team and finish the game. Absolutely incredible!!

Instead, people seem to be more interested in reading about the family (personal) drama and a generally negative story about Tiger. What a shame to not focus on this dedication and positive figure in sports.

Update: Check it out in his own words here.