Iraqi Hockey Player
The Chicago Black Hawks foreign scout flies to Baghdad to watch a young
Iraqi play hockey in the new American sponsored league, and is suitably
impressed and arranges for him to come over to the US .
The coach signs him to a one year contract and the kid joins the team
for the preseason.
Two weeks later the Hawks are down 4-0 to the Red Wings with only 10
minutes left. Mike Babcock gives the young Iraqi the nod and he goes in.
The kid is a sensation - scores 5 goals in 10 minutes and wins the game
for the Hawks! The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are
delighted, and the media love the new star.
When the player comes off the ice he phones his mom to tell her about
his first day of NHL hockey. "Hello mom, guess what?" he says in an Iraqi
accent. " I played for 10 minutes today, we were 4-0 down, but I scored 5
goals and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the media, they all love
"Wonderful," says his mom, "Let me tell you about my day. Your father
got shot in the street and robbed, your sister and I were ambushed, raped
and beaten, and your brother has joined a gang of looters, and all while
you were having such great time."
The young Iraqi is very upset. "What can I say mom, but I'm so sorry."
"Sorry? You're sorry? !!" says his mom, "It's your fault we moved to
Chicago in the first place!"