LazyLightning doesn’t normally do sports but after reading this tweet from reader Moe, it just had to be shared. According to the linked SBNation article, a Farmington High School hockey player, allegedly upset that most of his playing time was replaced by a sophomore, scored into his own net and flipped off his team before saluting and skating off the ice to boos and cheers. Farmington went on to lose the game 3-2.
My first year playing soccer as a kid (I was 6 or 7) I played on team called the “Kicks”. We were terrible, absolutely terrible. We scored one goal the entire season and I scored that goal–on our own team. It was raining, I put the ball behind my head to throw it out onto the field. The ball slipped and before I could dive on it, it barely rolled over the goal line. Our coach, the nice man he was, gave us all trophies with our names and “Kicks” on it. While the trophy is long gone and the sad memories of scoring my first goal on myself are long gone, I still remember that better than any other including events in my athletic career which should have been far more memorable to me.
While my story is not exactly related to the Farmington goalie’s, it begs the question: what is your most memorable sports moment? Did you ever feel you were cheated by an underclassmen? Did you ever consider but never do something like this? Did you ever actually go through it or witness someone else doing it? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.