If you love it when “the NBA on TNT” super-imposes Charles Barkley’s mug on random photos or simply love the New Jersey Devils-centric Seinfeld episode, then chances are you’ll love seeing Mike Milbury, Liam McHugh and Keith Jones’ faces Photoshopped on the shirtless bodies of those fictional Devils fans:
Starting from the left, we have McHugh as “David Puddy” (Patrick Warburton), Milbury as Jerry Seinfeld and Jones as “Cosmo Kramer” (Michael Richards). I’d like to think that I’d play the role of George Costanza in this scenario, but maybe that’s just because I might have been better off following his “opposite” strategy when it came to making playoff picks.
Local newspapers have a long history of strange Photoshop treatments, but the Philadelphia Daily News’ Frank Seravalli provides a look at Wednesday’s cover treatment of Sidney Crosby that you need to see to believe:
Yes, that’s Sidney Crosby’s face and skates superimposed on The Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz.”
When I say “you need to see it to believe it,” I mean it from a personal standpoint. I literally had to ask Broad Street Hockey’s Travis Hughes that this is real. On a night full of scary moments and strange suspensions, this might be the most stunning NHL-related thing you’ll see.
So, uh … what do you think?
For at least three off-seasons, I campaigned heavily for Mike Modano to retire. He finally did so in 2011.
As adamant as I am that great players should be allowed to play as long as they want, it’s equally sad to watch them be reduced to shells of their former athletic selves. It’s a shame that newer hockey fans will be left with lesser Modano memories, but that’s just the way it is sometimes.
It’s weird to eat some crow after a player retires, but maybe most of us were wrong about Modano saving face upon retirement. One of the all-time legends of USA Hockey is spending his new-found free time by posting some real non sequiturs on his Twitter account, but this random picture of what he “might” wear for Halloween really takes the cake:
(photo via Mike Modano’s Twitter account, with the caption: “Halloween option..? LMFAO guy..”)
Um, OK then. Honestly, it’s all in good fun, although I cannot help but wonder who the “guy” is. I’m assuming it’s an example of a rhetorical use of the word “guy,” which is a little different from the editorial “we.”
Update: My pal from The Royal Half informed me that Modano was making a (shirtless) reference to the musical duo LMFAO. I will now feel older than a 41 year old man.
Anyway, it could be worse, really. Modano could spend his post-hockey crisis as “The Ambassador of Fun” only to sign Sean Avery to horribly misguided contract. Instead he’s providing really weird, random entertainment for everyone on the Internet. When you really break it down, it’s actually something that we can all get behind.
His costume needs a little work, though.