I was never exactly a devotee of the Miss America Pageant, but it shows how far the event has fallen in the public consciousness that it’s happening tonight - and I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say anything about it. In fact, to watch it on TV, you have to find some channel called TLC. Well, there might be a little bit of a reason to tune in tonight.
You probably don’t think “Miss America” and “hockey” belong in the same sentence (believe me, I didn’t either), but Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler has moved on from being the starting goalie on Penn State’s women’s hockey to being one of tonight’s pageant finalists. And she still has all of her teeth! In fact, Wheeler has been traveling around raising money by challenging men’s teams to score on her in a shootout.