Last Thursday, I attended the L.A. Kings/Pittsburgh Penguins game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the Kings play all of their home games. I don’t go to Kings games much. My father grew up a Penguins fan, so I root for the Penguins.
Anyway, I was enjoying myself at the game. I got to see my favorite player, Sidney Crosby. (Yes, I have his jersey.) Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins goalie, was playing well. (Well, in the first two periods.) And I somehow got put in the Penguins section, so I got to cheer the Penguins on with all of these other Penguin fans. How fun. Then the ice girls came out.
The Los Angeles Kings — as I’m sure maybe other hockey teams have — have ice girls. What are ice girls? Hot girls! And they skate! Every male hockey fan’s dream! They go around scraping the ice in skimpy little tops during TV commercials. They are there to rile the fans up, I suppose.
Ugh, I hate the ice girls.
Hockey should be about the players. When I go to a hockey game, I go for hockey. I go to see Crosby, Fleury, Jordan Staal and all the other Penguins. I don’t go to see stupid girls prance around the ice. It’s a distraction really.
I’m sure it’s not surprising that I’m a Steelers fan just like I’m a Penguins fan. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have cheerleaders and the ice girls are kind of like cheerleaders in a way. Most football teams have cheerleaders, but the Rooney family (they own the Steelers) decided not to have them, because like the ice girls, the cheerleaders are unnecessary.
When they showed highlights, they showed the ice girls in addition to the actual hockey highlights. How the hell are the damn ice girls so important they make it onto the stupid highlight reel? The Penguins (and the Kings) have real talent. They spend years practicing their craft only to be upstaged by some stupid girls in a revealing outfit.
It’s sexist, really. Here we have some pretty girl in a slutty (yes, I said it.) outfit. Are there any guys with no shirts cleaning the ice? No, it caters to guys’ hormones. I’m not sure why girls would be willing to subject their bodies like that.
I wonder if these girls realize what they are doing. There are young girls out there who will see these girls and strive to be ice girls instead of something useful to society that might mean something. These girls could be lawyers, doctors or even president. Nope, they want to be ice girls instead. Women fought for centuries for women’s rights to do something great and then there are some dumb girls like this that just ruin it. Oh, look at me, and my body and I can skate. Yay me!
Some might argue that these ice girls are not as dumb as I’m saying. In fact, one of them, Kortney, actually goes to the same college as me, California State University Northridge. No, I don’t know her, nor is it a personal grudge I have against her. I didn’t even realize she went to my school until I was reading the ice girls' profiles. I don’t care if these girls are going college. They still make the rest of us girls look bad and it distracts from the hockey game. Ridiculous.
While I was watching the game on Thursday, I went on one of my rants about how bad the ice girls were. The woman sitting in front of me agreed, saying that she wouldn’t be very proud if her daughter was an ice girl. There is no way I would ever let my daughter become one of the ice girls. They are offensive really.
Did the ice girls ruin my night? No, despite the Penguins losing 5-2. Really, I feel bad for the ice girls. It’s embarrassing, really. There was over 18,000 people at Thursday’s game watching them skate around like buffoons.Powered by Sidelines