This month, in Beckett Hockey #210, my fourth article for Beckett media has been published. Entitled A Force to Be Reckoned With, it details the history of fighting in hockey, and fighting’s general exclusion from trading cards.
Printed on pages 6,7 and 8, I am pleased to say that this article is in color. My past three articles were in black and white–I’m moving up in the world! I also penned two sidebars that support the main piece: Five for Fighting notes five hockey cards that actually did show fighting, while Goon Squad talks about some of hockey’s most famous enforcers, past and present.
All I can say is “wow!” A few months back, I was jazzed just to have an article published in Beckett. That was awesome in itself. But this–a full-color, 2,000-plus word, feature story–definitely trumps all.
If anyone buys–or borrows–an issue and reads my article, please give me some feedback. I am always striving to improve my writing, both for Beckett and for Puck Junk.