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Brendan Witt: One Tough S.O.B.

By Wyatt Earp | December 9, 2009

Brendan Witt

Note to self: Never make fun of Brendan Witt on this blog. Ever.

New York Islanders defenseman Brendan Witt was hit by a truck this morning in Center City Philadelphia. Witt was apparently walking to a local Starbucks on Arch Street to grab a cup of coffee when a gold GMC Yukon truck made an illegal turn and struck him.

Onlookers said Witt tried to brace himself by jumping on the hood of the car before he was struck – but ended up getting hit and rolling off anyways. After a few profanities, Witt surprised a few people by dusting himself off and walking away like nothing happened.

“I’m okay,” Witt told the crowd as he dusted himself off, according to Newsday. “I’ve got to go play some hockey. I’m a hockey player. I’m okay. No big deal.” (H/ via RT)

Hardcore, man. Freakin’ hardcore.

Topics: Ice Hockey | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Brendan Witt: One Tough S.O.B.”

  1. RT Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    He scored some HAWT points with me! WOW! That could inspire a whole new line of NHL commercials: “It’s okay, I’m a hockey player.” Heh.

    Figures it happened in Philly, though. Worst drivers EVER!

  2. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Well HELLO SAILOR! :) (insert wolf whistle here)

  3. CaptainAmerica Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Figures. We probably would have been called if it were anyone else. I can hear the neck and back moans from here.

  4. Becky Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Love hockey players, they are bad ass on and off the ice!

  5. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    bad-ass indeed! screw the starbucks, grab that man a Guinness. Guinness for strength!

    side note -> bad ass or not, he need a haircut. bordering on a hippie look there.

  6. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Geez, the only time we gals get a photo of a cute guy is when RT is at the helm, a hockey player gets hit by a car, or surgery is involved. It’s not fair.

  7. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Leave his hair alone, it’s perfect! It has that messy, wind blown look. Or, you know, after sex look. :)

  8. joated Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Any word on the damage to the Yukon? As a defenseman he’s probably used to doling out the hits rather than receiving them.

  9. metoo Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Whoa, now I know why Carrie Underwood is a hockey fan! Consider me a new convert. A man’s man and most definitely a woman’s man.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    RT – Especially in Center City. People seem to get dumber when they pass Race Street.

    DL474 – I specifically looked for a photo without the helmet since I don’t put enough pics for you gals here.

    Captain – And you know Witt didn’t cry “Whiplash!”

    Becky – Hey, I play hockey. But I’m not really a “hockey player,” ya know. :)

    Smite – If you decide to smite him, RT DL, and Mrs. Crankipants will be very cross with you.

    Mrs. Crankipants – *blushes* I’ll try to do better. I promise.

    DL474 – Okay, I think I should just let you ladies take over the comments for the rest of the day.

    Joated – Oh, I’m sure it’s a total loss. If it were a Volvo, maybe it could have survived.

    MeToo – It’s the greatest sport in the world, if you ask me. Lacrosse is a close second.

  11. Rick Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    A real tough dude.

  12. RT Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    In his interview about it, he said that it felt similar to a hard check. HA!

  13. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Was that a HARD check RT? :)

  14. Dave Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Meanwhile, the truck is on injured reserve with a bruised grille.