Thursday, March 04, 2010
The Game That is Still Making News
It's the game that is still being talked about around here in Canada. But now it's not about winning it. It's taken a more mysterious turn. Breaking news of the moment?
Well before I tell you let's take a trip down memory lane. Recent memory. In fact, go a little bit ahead of that picture of Sydney with the medal and go to Sydney scoring the winning goal. Okay, now do you remember what he did right after scoring the the goal? Remember him throwing his stick and his gloves off and his mouth guard in jubilation to receive his teammates throwing their bodies against him into the boards? Okay now that you have that picture back in your conciousness here is the breaking news here in Canada.
The stick and the gloves and the mouthguard are now missing. Someone took them. And it's big news because the hockey hall of fame wants them and they are now worth mega bucks. Now seriously, I love hockey. Love it. But do I really want anybody's, even Sidney Crosby's, used mouth piece? Ewwww, I think not. I can understand wanting the stick that scored the goal. And I sorta get the gloves, although, can we say they probably stink. But the used mouth piece? Really? I wouldn't even want my own kid's used mouthguard as a souvenir. I don't get that kind of obsession with a sport or person.
Of course now that it's breaking news what can the person who has them do with them. They can't display them because it's all over the news that they are gone missing, they can't tell anyone they have them in case someone squeals on ya, they can't put them on ebay or black market sites 'cause the cops are now watching all the sites for it to show up on there. Sounds like they are in a wee bit of a bind. They have this sports memorabilia but have to hide the fact they have it.
And this isn't the first time this has happened to Sid the Kid. When he came back from the world juniors someone stole his jersey which was eventually returned through the mail. Someone figured out, I guess, that they were in a wee bit of trouble. I mean us Canadians can get rabid over our hockey heroes. But in that case, the jersey was actually stolen out of Crosby's personal belongings in an airport, but this time I can see some poor rink rat or volunteer cleaning the ice or picking up the stuff thrown on the ice after the game, thinking he came across a cast off and thinking he just had the find of his life is now shaking in his boots wondering what to do with the darn stuff without incriminating himself. Or maybe someone did steal it out of the pile of the teams stuff. Hmmmm, where is Columbo when you need him?
I'm sure this will be talked about for days now on the news. Anyway, the mouthguard thing boggled my mind and I know I said that Olympic blogging was now over on this site but I just had to let you in on the breaking news around here. You can now feel informed. Back to regular blogging tomorrow.