Alain Vigneault Cheating at a Bubble-Gum Blowing Contest.
Coach Alain Vigneault loves his chewing gum and is frequently seen at Canucks games gnawing away on his Bubblicious like a cow chewing its cud. I thought it might be tons of fun to challenge AV to a bubble-gum blowing contest to help pass the time during a potential NHL Lockout. But he apparently likes to cheat at this game as evidenced by the above photo, so, just don’t stand too close to him, otherwise he’ll try to burst your bubble.
10 more things to do during the NHL Lockout [PuckBuddys]
Cory Schneider impersonating Cher. This image was left out of my post on PuckBuddys, 10 Things To Do During The NHL Lockout, in place of the “All About Cory” image, but, thought I’d post it here for all to enjoy. Cory likes to do impressions. I’d like to encourage him to include Cher in his repertoire.
GayCanuck on CBC After Hours
Tonight’s broadcast of After Hours on CBC Sports with Scott Oakes and Kevin Weekes featured an interview with Canucks left-winger Chris Higgins. A question I submitted on Twitter about the You Can Play Project was read on the air to Higgins with a bit of slightly awkward discussion about my Twitter name @GayCanuck. :)
My question is asked at the beginning of the second half of Higgins’ interview at about 7:40 in the above video clip. Poor Chris started to look a little nervous as Scott started reading the question from “GayCanuck,” but he gave a simple, wonderful answer. And, he looked SO FINE in that suit and lavender shirt! XO
Don Cherry wearing his Nude Kesler satin jacket with matching Nude Kesler fedora, pointing to the heavenly body that inspired his fabulously fetching ensemble! By @GayCanuck
Nude Kesler is starting to turn up everywhere, including on Don Cherry! This is my Photoshopped mashup contribution for my latest article on PuckBuddys, titled Ryan Kesler’s Naked Ambition, and includes some of the funniest and most disturbing Nude Kesler photo-mashups I’ve been able to find so far. Enjoy!
The Gay Slur: Hear No Evil
Banana. Gay Slur. These are the words commonly seen in recent headlines about Wayne Simmonds, a professional hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s been in the news a lot lately, but not because of his hockey skills.
Just a week ago the Twitterverse and Blogopshere were buzzing with outrage when a banana was thrown on the ice at Simmonds, who is black, during a shootout. It was a hateful, racist thing to do and rightly condemned by the NHL and journalists.
But yesterday, the same man subjected to a fan’s racist display turned around and shouted a hateful gay slur at New York Rangers team member Sean Avery. It was seen around the world, but not heard. The evidence is a video without sound of Simmonds shouting something at Avery, and Avery later confirming that, indeed, Simmonds did shout what it looked like he shouted.
At first Simmonds claimed he couldn’t remember everything he said. Today, Simmonds now claims that he’s positively sure he did not shout a gay slur, and the NHL appear to have dropped the matter.
Is it possible Simmonds called Avery a “clucking magnet?” Or perhaps a “fluffy maggot?” No. I’ve had this particular gay slur shouted at me enough times to know what it looks like coming out of someone’s mouth even without the sound. Simmonds called Avery a “fucking faggot.”
Rogers Arena Tour
Today @_EllieNuck_ invited me and a bunch of other Canucks fans to take a guided tour of Rogers Arena where the Canucks just happened to be practicing for their pre-season game against the Ducks tonight!
We toured the various private boxes and lounges within the arena where tickets can cost a few hundred dollars for a single game. Or, if you’d like to rent a private box for the whole season, that starts at only $120,000! I’ll be sure to add that to my birthday wish-list.
The highlight of the tour was watching the Canucks practicing from various vantage points around the arena. We started at the top and worked our way down. Because the Canucks were practicing that day, we unfortunately couldn’t go into the pimped-out Dressing Room, so, we took a virtual tour by video. Looks really swanky!!
It was fun to see how the wealthier fans live, and to meet a few Tweeps in person for the first time! Thanks, Ellie!