Race Review: 2017 Reebok Ragnar South Beach (11/11-11/12/2017), or: “It ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance…”

Any relay race is going to be a challenge. I mean, look at it empirically: you’re going to be travelling in a van for two days with five other people, all stinky and messy, driving around like mad, managing your body aches and fuel intake and sleep schedules, keeping all the race rules in mind,…

Preparing for the 2017 Ragnar South Beach Relay, or: “I know it sounds sordid, but you’ll be rewarded…”

On the weekend of November 10-12, 2017, eleven other teammates and I ran the 2017 Ragnar South Beach Relay and, being the long-winded blowhard that I am, wrote a massively bloated blog post about it. And it was way too freakin’ long… I was over 2,000 words before I even got to the Race itself.…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Hallowed Be Thy Name” — Iron Maiden (1982)

The Sands of Time for Halloween have run low. And with those last few grains of October come the end of yet another year of Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs. And this makes us at Hokeyblog very, very sad. But it’s one been (pardon the overuse) one BUTTKICKIN’ year for us. We got to feature more songs…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Der Hund von Baskerville” — Cindy & Bert (1970)

Nebel zieht in dichten Schwaden übers Moor von Forrest Hill, grün-gespenstig grinst ein Irrlicht, es ist Nacht in Baskerville. Fog draws in dense swaths over the moor of Forrest Hill, a will-o’-the-wisp grins green and ghostly, it is night in Baskerville…. This is like a Hammer horror film come to life… Accuse me of including…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Jeannie’s Afraid of the Dark” — Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton (1968)

Then she looked up at her daddy and me And said somethin’ that broke both our hearts She said, “When I die, please don’t bury me ‘Cause Jeannie’s afraid of the dark”… What the freakin’ what… Fear of the dark taps into the primal essence of terror, and if the billion-dollar-a-year nightlight industry doesn’t convince…