For the next seventy-two hours (to say nothing of the past 336) or so, it's not likely you'll be hearing much else broadcast or transmitted from the realm of sports media aside from (American) football. And that's all right. (It's only fair after all that the Underdog of the Sporting World should get its day at least once a year.) Next weekend, however, the winds are scheduled to change - at least in one place north of the border:
The attempt [to set a long-distance breakaway record] will start at 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 11 on the ice near Chateau Laurier, and six skaters will pass the puck to each other in a relay-style trek across the 7.8-kilometre skateway.
So what happens if the shooter misses the net?
"Always have faith, my friend, that the shooter will not be denied the goal in the net," said Lester Gagné, the event's confident lead organizer.
"The Eighty-Yard Run" has got absolutely nothing on this.