Thursday, January 29, 2009

In Iowa, Hockey Games Make the Kids Frisky

Do pink ref unis get you in the mood?
Robert Meyer/

I never really thought that minor league hockey in Iowa could be much of a turn on for a young couple. Maybe it isn't for you or me, but for the two folks in the picture to your right, it sure is. Either that, or pink referee uniforms flip some kind of reproductive switch in our brains that scientists have yet to discover.

So there you have it, guys. Forget the candles, roses and Barry White music. Apparently, the quickest way to a girl's heart is to take her to a hockey game.

Now if I could figure out why the hockey angle doesn't work for me. Maybe it's canceled out by the blogging from my parents' basement thing. Yeah, that's probably it.

Hopefully you'll have better luck than me. At least this guy did at a USHL game between the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks and Omaha Lancers. At a game like that, it's completely possible that they were the only fans in the arena.

Photo credit: Robert Meyer,

h/t for the find: Illegal Curve


  1. Fuh realz. Quickest way to my heart is a hockey game and some Red Vines.

  2. Stylish candles=yes
    roses=maybe, but shows lack of interesse to find out my favourite flower
    Barry White=no, unless you want my dad to kick your ass
    hockey game=YES (depends on the teams though)

  3. maybe it's the pink and orange ref unis...Valentine's day is coming up

  4. Looks like David Cronenberg is working on Crash 2.

  5. Like the now infamous carrot from the pensblog - apparently the new trend is to be seen playing tonsil hockey instead of watching the damn game.