Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Let's play a little Guess Who...

I said I'd be back for the weekend but man oh man...this was too good to pass up. So, see if you can guess who this person is:

He once dated the hottest woman on the planet. He once showed signs of promise and looked like he might be a great hockey player in the future with both skill and toughness. He once played for the might Detroit Red Wings dynastic Cup-winning team in 2002.

In the 2008 playoffs, he turned around and waved his arms in front of Martin Brodeur while his team was on a 5-on-3 power play, paying no attention to the game but only trying to draw Brodeur's attention (something so unsportsmanlike that the NHL made a new rule about it the very next day). And today, he made comments about his ex-girlfriend, still one of the hottest women on the planet, and her relationship with Calgary Flames star defenseman Dion Phaneuf. For the comments, he has received an indefinite suspension from the NHL, which has created plenty of controversy across the many blogs and news networks reporting the story. Still can't figure out who it is? Oh, well here you go then...

His name is Sean Avery, and he plays with dolls and can "certainly admire a nice purse."

There are many people who have said that it's ridiculous for Avery to be suspended indefinitely while a player is only suspended three games for a blatant hit to an opposing player's head. I would agree with them had Avery simply said this after having asked a question, but he didn't. He called over all of the reporters in the room, made sure they had a camera, and then embarrassed the National Hockey League. It is entertaining because Avery is such a complete tool but there is no denying that his comments are completely disrespectful to all players, fans, and administrators of the league. He brought this on entirely by himself and I don't blame the league for suspending him: it's probably for his own safety, since tonight they play the Calgary Flames (Phaneuf's team, if you remember) and I can guarantee you Dion would have given him a concussion something to wipe that smirk off his face.

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