Playing a little pond hockey is a favorite pastime of folks who live in the more frigid parts of the country, but this might be taking the concept a little too far. An “urban explorer” in Detroit found an abandoned warehouse where the floor had been covered in thick ice, so he invited some of his buddies to come over and play hockey. That frozen dead body buried in ice with its legs sticking up in the air? Just a nuisance, apparently, because everyone decided the free ice time was more important than calling the police.
(photo credit: Max Ortiz/DETROIT NEWS)
I hate to pile on Detroit, but if I were to tell you this story without revealing which city it took place in, would there really be any other answer? Further investigation by the DETROIT NEWS revealed that the body had been in the warehouse for more than a month, and nobody had bothered to alert authorities until an anonymous friend of the hockey players called NEWS reporter Charlie LeDuff.
If you live outside of Michigan, you probably know DETROIT NEWS columnist Rob Parker as the idiot who asked then-Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli after a typically ugly loss if he “wishes his daughter had married a better defensive coordinator,” (Marinelli’s son-in-law was also his defensive coordinator), drawing the ire of the nation. Local fans knew this was just one in a series of self-aggrandizing, idiotic escapades showing his lack of journalistic integrity. Either way, chance are you think he’s a total sleaze.
If so, then the WORLD OF ISSAC has great news for you: they’ve confirmed that Parker is no longer with the paper. The DN’s managing editor has said that Parker “resigned,” which is a nice way to say “canned” without violating any terms of a contract buy-out. And his name has been removed from the paper’s list of columnists.
Video of the infamous press conference (and the Fox NFL crew’s reaction) are after the jump: