The video below is from Game 1 of the Mann Cup, Canada's national lacrosse championship. The New Westminster Salmonbellies beat the Brampton Excelsiors 12-9, but the real story was the sh*tshow that erupted during the second period. Observe:

All in all, the brawl lasted ten minutes, resulted in 173 penalty minutes, and led to ten players (including both back-up goalies) getting tossed. It was also the largest spontaneous outburst of mass violence in Canadian history not involving a canceled Guns N' Roses concert.

Game 2 goes later this evening. Should be a doozy.

Mann Cup: Bench-clearing brawl mars Salmonbellies' 12-9 win in Game 1 [The Province]


That's it for today. To those contributing members of the workforce, enjoy the rest of a deserved long weekend. And to those of you dreading a return to school, remember - you always have options.