Remember that guy that gave up? Yeah exactly… Neither does anybody else!
Just when you feel like giving up! Think about this!
Get out and hockey snipe some pucks today!
I posted this hockey meme late last night… and I’ve have a weeks that have been very difficult… (3 weeks to be exact) but I’ve learned at an early age… it is very easy to give up! Give up and blame everyone but yourself! Well that’s not the answer… giving up solves nothing!
SUCCESS in life comes…. when you simply REFUSE to GIVE UP… with goals so strong… That obstacles… FAILURES… and LOSS only act as MOTIVATION!
Look yourself in the mirror… tell yourself this…
Don’t give up!
Dreams matter! So dream Big!
In coming up with this week’s look back into video game history, I noted we are upon the anniversary of Nintendo 8-bit classic Ice Hockey, first released on January 21, 1988. That moment was followed by thoughts of how silly it would probably look to my kids today, despite how popular it was at the time. That led to deeper thoughts about sports games in general, and how little respect they get from many gamers today. Read more…
Probably one of my most cherished games as a kid and still now as a adult! The photo above isn’t the original copy I had when I was a kid. I picked this one up a few years ago at a retro video game store in Clifton NJ called Digital Press Videogames. This store is amazing in itself and if you are ever in the area I recommend stopping in and reliving some childhood memories. I picked it up CIB (complete in box) for $5.99. It was a bargain because when I first bought this game as a kid I think I paid $49.99 or more. This game was so far advance from what we before. Atari had Ice Hockey and Intellivision had Super Video Arcade hockey. See Photo below:
So when Nintendo’s NES came out with Ice Hockey. It was mind blowing for the time! Now it gets little to no respect but back in 1988 it was awesome! It soon lost it’s luster when the rival new game called Blades Of Steel hit the NES Console. See photo below
When Blades of Steel came out poor Ice Hockey took a back seat on my console but will forever have a place in my heart!
PS you can actually still get it for your NES
Oh the irony… or just plain bad luck… or blessing in disguise. You decide! I’ve been putting off getting an EZ Goal for a few years now… I have the Hockey Shot Sniper’s Edge shooting tarp and used the snot out of it… I also have access to a great outdoor rink facility…
But I’ve noticed since I moved the tarp into the garage and this winter we’ve been hammered with snow (not as bad as Boston… I don’t know how ya all did it God bless ya) I’ve been doing less and less off-ice training…
I know I know… practice what you preach… so I did just that… I saved my bucks from some of my online affiliate sales (yes please click my links and buy I get a small commission thanks in advance for the support) and bought myself an Ez Goal with back stop! I will do a full review soon…
So with all that said… I now have a chance to hockey snipe at home in the driveway and as I am shooting my first few snipes… I noticed a crack in my apx2… I must of broke it last week on a one timer! It broke my heart… loved that stick… but no problem… I have a back up… My total one… and on my first shift going into the boards the other play puts his skate right through the blade of my stick… so now I’m stuck using my cracked apx2… it held up but everyone was yelling at me to take a clapper and I just couldn’t… it knew the blade wouldn’t handle it… I had to explain to each guy on our team what happened… they really didn’t care they said “just take the slap shot anyways”…. I took one and it went way off to the right…
Well anyways the moral of the story is… well there really isn’t one…. I am still stoked to make the decision to get the EZ goal with back stop… I even took a few snipes with the broken apx2 shown in this vine video below:
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Once the love starts… it never stops. Hockey is one of those sports not everyone gets the experience to play… It is probably due to the fact it is one of the most expensive sports to play… I have to say though… being a parent myself of two young children.. no sport is cheap anymore. If you are 100% into your sport… you’ll pay… and pay dearly! So with that in mind… I made this alternative hockey meme to the one above…. I hope you find the humor in it
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Last week was the first of the 2015 Pond Hockey Season! So I took a few minutes of some video footage… I shot this at 120 fps with the iphone 5s… So I can ramp it up and slow it down when needed… cool effect and super super smooth! Ryan Pizzo killing it as usual! More coming soon check out the video below! I hope to get more footage soon!
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