All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Hockey (and Spinal Tap)

by Steve, March 1st, 2006

Derek SmallsNo, seriously, if you take the view (as I do) that everything in life is metaphor, you can learn valuable life lessons in anything you do.
Reggie Dunlop
For instance, in a previous avocation as a musician, I played bass. In hockey, I play defense. (I’ve come to realize that I spent the first half of my adult life living “This is Spinal Tap.” Now as I enter the middle of life I’m living “Slap Shot.” In the words of Reggie Dunlop, “Fuck ‘em.”)

If you’re not familiar with music and hockey, here are the similarities between bass players and defensemen:

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