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The Future of Hockey Moms

Gregory Hardy of CBS Sports examines the future of hockey moms in the wake of Sarah Palin’s introduction to the American public.

2008: The phrase “Hockey Mom” enters the U.S. popular lexicon in August 2008 when Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is introduced as the vice presidential nominee on the Republican ticket for the presidential election. It immediately has more cache than previous “sports chaperon” political groups such as Soccer Mom, NASCAR Dad, Golfing Grampa, Iditarod Brother, Roller Derby Half-Sister, Table Tennis Twin, Fox Hunting Foster Parent, Surfing Step-dad, Bullfighting Aunt, Shuttlecock Uncle, Kung Fu Cousin, Ultimate Frisbee Unemployed Second Cousin and Rodeo Clown Ex-Wife.

2011: Vice President Sarah Palin becomes the first Hockey Mom U.S. President, but under freak, tragic circumstances: John McCain is mortally wounded after a hockey puck hits him in the neck off an errant slap shot by Alexander Ovechkin at a Phoenix Coyotes-Washington Capitals game. (Trivia: Of the three Hockey Moms who have been U.S. President since Palin, she is the only one who never attended a hockey game while in office.)

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