I don’t know what the actual record is for biggest good ol’ fashioned ass whooping in sports history, but this has to be close. I would have thought the biggest stomping may have been when the Washington Redskins were on the business end of a 73-0 loss to the Bears in the 1940 NFL Championship game.
Nope, this is worse. And it’s hockey!
The women’s ice hockey team from Slovakia skated with the Bulgarian women’s ice hockey team over the weekend in a 2010 Olympic qualifier. I don’t think Bulgaria is going to make the Olympics. Call it a hunch, but when you lose in any sport 82-0, you probably have to rethink whether or not you should even be playing said sport.
That’s right, the Bulgarians lost a hockey game…82-0.
I’ll say it again: 82-0.
What I want to know is what is going through everyone’s head (thanks, Michelle Tafoya) at 31-0? ‘Maybe we should cancel this game?’ ‘Maybe we should stay in the locker room after the first period and sneak out the back?’
The game was 7-0 after five minutes, 19-0 after 10 minutes, and 31-0 after only one period. The Bulgarians were down 77-0 with three minutes to go, when they put in their backup goalie. She proceeded to give up five more goals in 1:25.
12 players had hat tricks and Maria Herichova netted 18 goals herself.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around how it’s physically possible to score this many goals in a given time frame. Didn’t some pucks accidentally hit the goalie? I guess not.
I think my favorite part is that the decision to pull the starting goalie came after 77 goals were scored.