Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Your Chronicle Guide to Christmas Gifts for Fans of the Hockey! Part I
Ah, yes, that time of the year. Decked halls, glowing candles, and lovingly decorated Christmas trees. And STUFF. STUFF STUFF STUFF!!!!!!!
It's only decent of us to offer a few gift ideas for your nearest and dearest hockey fans this Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa-Saturnalia. Keeping in mind the sputtering economy and the fact that everyone is jobless and hungry, here's Installment 1:
Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff, by Don Cherry
Don Cherry is the crazy uncle of the NHL, and the key to enjoying him isn't working yourself into a tizzy over whether you agree or disagree with his loony judgements; it's recognizing that he's a great entertainer and a passionate devotee of the game. It's high time his wonderful rants were committed to paper, and seeing as he's coached the likes of Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito and has been on the CBC for years, I'm sure he has plenty of great tales to tell.
Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs
If it's a classy coffee table book you're looking for, you can't go wrong with this lavish photographic book all about the Bruins. As it happens, Don Cherry wrote the foreword.
Everyone loves teddy bears, right? Well, if you know a youngin who likes the Hockey, you do worse than to find them one of these adorable fellows.
Of course, since you have no job or house, it might be a bit difficult to afford something as expensive as a book or a teddy bear. Why not buy this bar (puck?) of hockey puck soap, for only $5 or so. It'll keep you clean enough while sleeping on the streets and working at Wal-Mart.