"The Eighty-Yard Run Has Got Nothing on This"

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:

From Metro Ottawa:

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.

"He skates and skates and skates ... and scores: Six hockey players look to set long-distance breakaway record on the Rideau Canal skateway" - METRO OTTAWA

Wow, that sounds like a fun

Wow, that sounds like a fun thing to do and to watch. I hope that it goes well, and I really loved your comparing of the Super Bowl to the underdog of the sports world. That was really cute.

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