Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Look, we knew Philly fans were brutal...

...but this is way over the top:

"I had the right of way, going across the pedestrian line, and I saw there was a gold Tahoe or Yukon was trying to get in the left lane to turn, and decided to turn, and in the corner of my eye, I saw it and jumped up and took the brunt of it. I did a nice roll and dismount. It was OK. It was weird, like slow-motion. I just reacted by bracing myself by jumping up and taking the brunt of the force and just rolling. Got up, realized I was OK, was like, 'Is this going on for real?' Then I threw out some profanities at the guy."

That was Islanders defenseman and former Capital Brendan Witt, who was struck by an SUV getting his morning coffee yesterday. A witness to the incident said:

"Boy, that guy is tough. It was like seeing Clint Eastwood, but in hockey. I really thought a Hollywood movie was being made. I was looking around for cameras. I can't believe how tough this guy is. It's insanity."

Witt did play last night in the Islanders' 6-2 loss to the Flyers. He played 17 minutes, finishing even with two blocked shots and two hits...

...three if you include the SUV.

4 comments:

Sean said...

-Rimshot-

Hooks Orpik said...

First hit of Witt's career that didn't involve an elbow.

(Now there's your rimshot)

Anonymous said...

He finished even in a 6-2 loss? Wowza.

B.D. Gallof said...

SUV must have been going slower than Brendan.


- BD

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