The life of an NHL enforcer is a challenging one. You get about eight minutes or so a game (if you're lucky) and in that time, you're expected to throw your body around recklessly and then drop the gloves and pound on someone's face if necessary. You're also expected to avoid stupid penalties or you'll likely be pulled out of the lineup really quickly. But don't take my word for it. There is an absolutely exceptional interview with former NHL tough guy Scott Parker at our Colorado Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey. Even if you are not a hockey fan, you will find this interview amazing (Stanley Cup neck tattoo, yo).
It's also getting a lot of attention everywhere in the hockey world for what Parker has to say about Steve Moore, the former Avalanche player whose career was cut short on a hit by Todd Bertuzzi.
And even if you aren't interested in a hockey tough guy's take on the state of things, you'll need to see the facial hair and neck tattoo. Stanley Cup neck tattoo FTW, yo.