Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 14, 2010
Francis says, "All set?" Nate says, "Let's go!" Marty says, " Hang on, Nate! You forgot your helmet!" Nate says, "Helmet? Dad, it's only pond hockey!" Nate says, "There's no checking, no slap shots..." Marty says, "That's beside the point. Accidents can still happen." Marty says, "You could slip and fall. You could collide with someone. You could take a stick in the teeth." Marty says, "There are a hundred ways you could get hurt playing hockey!" Nate says, "A hundred and one." Francis, says, "Technically, I don't think this counts as a hockey injury." Teddy says, "This is why I prefer basketball."