We've been to a few hockey games in the last few weeks.
Mama and I have also had to referee a few disagreements at home.
So when the crowd at the hockey games began cheering on hockey players hammering on each other, "Fight! Fight! Fight!", and then they showed fight highlights on the big screen, I leaned over to the kids, "If you try that at home, we won't be cheering."
They were very confused that hockey players were not only allowed but encouraged to slug each other. "Why do they need to hit, Mom?"
There's no simple answer for that, is there? Men out of control? Gladiator/hockey enforcer sports culture? The love of violence in America? Brain damage?
None of those would fly at our house.