Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Looking at draft picks... while drunk

So it's an odd coincidence that Sam mentioned the baseball games that are going on tonight in an earlier post - because after a 12 hour day at work I decided to not go home right away, but to go to the Billy Goat and watch the end of the games.  I got there around the 6th inning, celebrated the Cubs victory then hopped the El home.  Once I got there - I drank more beer and saw this picture on Yahoo Sports:


OK - Great... Stamkos signed with the lightning.. why does that matter?  We all knew it was coming... I'm sure he'll be able to beat at least one of the ex-penguins out of a roster spot... 

Then I remembered seeing this picture on the Hawks site...


So that got me thinking... Are there more pictures of draft picks with this stupid pose... Turns out there are fucking tons of them... Very quickly I was able to find:

Pat White from the Canucks....

Taylor Ellington also from the Canucks...

And Brendan Smith from the Red Wings... what a dick

Then I saw this picture of Eric Johnson of the Blues...

 and I nearly choked on the last of my beer... was this the best of the pictures they took of this guy that day?  They had to take more than one right?  And this is the best they got... 

So by now I've run out of beer... and while the rest of my roommate's beer looked tempting I decided to switch to Dewar's because I'm classy like that... 

While searching for the pointing the stick at the camera I also found a few of these types of poses...



Is this really the best that the NHL can do for their future superstars?  Why does every draft pick have to have the same few poses like they're the gayest senior portraits the world has ever seen...  

But it turns out it's even worse when a few teams/players end up choosing a different style...


Any picture has gotta be better than posing with a guy who ends up looking like a creepy uncle who wants to watch you in the shower because he's your "owner"



Now here's a fucking good picture for a future perennial All-Star... 

Who wouldn't want this guy as their captain?  I've never caught a fish that fucking big before...

By the way.. the entire time I've been writing this I've been watching Generation Kill on HBO (yeah.. i'm so fancy I drink scotch and pay for HBO)... but the show rules... If you never watched The Wire.. you blew it.. If you have access to HBO and you don't watch this.. you might as well be a Red Wings fan...

I also apologize for my first drunk post.. but I can promise it won't be the last one...

2 comments:

Roommate said...

Thanks for not drinking my beer.

Fork said...

Toews fishing photo is the balls.