(Note: the following post originally ran in July 2011, and has been re-purposed today in honour of the 20 year anniversary of a pretty famous fight. Thanks to Check The Ticker for alerting us that today marks 20.) 


If you’re the type of person who reads hockey blogs in late July, you’re likely the type of person who’s also aware of Sean McIndoe AKA “Down Goes Brown.” Sean is what we in the writing business call “hilarious,” which you can see for yourself on his website, downgoesbrown.com, or on The National Post’s site, orGrantland.com, or on some random off-beat blog called Backhand Shelf.

What you may not know, is that his online identity stems from the fight below, in which Sylvain Lefebvre liberally applies his fist to Rob Brown’s jaw (0:10):


Ouch. (Longer version of the fight here.)

Brown was at our family’s “Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp” over the weekend – which is run by my father and brother to build accessible housing for disabled adults, as a quick plug – and I got to know him a little bit. Like Sean, he’s all kinds of hilarious.

For a guy who scored 50 goals in an NHL season (or “49, more accurately” as he repeatedly corrected people this weekend), you just can’t believe how down to earth the man is (his NHL stats are very, very good. But holy hell, note the IHL ones, which was once on par with the AHL. Junior ones are insane too).

had to ask him if he’s aware of our friend “Down Goes Brown,” and about the fight in general, so I took the opportunity before dinner at one of the camp’s events.

Comments (9)

  1. Lefebvre got his turn like Brown when he ran into a Kelly Chase punch (s) a year or so later…..

  2. He’s down to earth because good ol’ 66 was feeding him every goal until he hit 49 goals

  3. Just one more example of Joe Bowden being the absolute worst.

  4. I have long speculated that Dustin Brown dives to honor Rob Brown.

  5. These images are gorgeous they make me desire to dig approximately my corsage collection and add flowers to everything.

  6. Excellent web site. Lots of helpful facts here. I’m sending it to a couple of pals ans also sharing in delectable. And definitely, thanks towards your sweat!

  7. Wow , I remeber it well especially in 1956.The races were being on the significantly west runway to ensure that planes could land inside the center runway if a single came along.br /At one particular race a new ’56 T bird blew up its transmission at the end with the race in a very fireball (driver was OK), along with the airport firetruck meant for air crashes responded lumbering across the field and the two runways.It was a utilized earth war II firetruck painted seafoam green.br /The leading speed of your day was from a ’32 open roadster,no fenders,Cadillac engine-open pipes,transmission in second and then shift to 3rd for 153 mph…lots of smoke and noise.br /I raced my ’56 ford victoria at Irwindale ,also a popular track.br /Most of us from Pasadena area bought our speed equipment from Blair’s Speed shop on Foothill blvd.br /I noticed almost all of people teenagers within the image are now 70 or older like me.br /That very same runway now handles Boeing 757s

  8. looks like you had an excellent time! Thanks for stopping by our booth.

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