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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Brind'Amour -- funny videos

Thanks to Japers Rink for bringing this one to my attention.

At the NHL Award Ceremony the other night, Rod Brind'Amour won his second consecutive Frank J. Selke trophy for best defensive forward. In his short acceptance speech, it was no surprise that he thanked the fans and his teammates. Of course, no "I'd like to thank my teammates" statement would be complete without adding "Especially Ray Whitney". Once again, Whitney hijacked the spotlight.

Anyway, here's the video, and the best part is at the very end.

So what does Brindy's kid wear to the games? A BRIND'AMOUR sweater? Nope. He wears a WILLIAMS sweater. I always thought that was a bit odd, but at least in that case, he has the right team.

Just for funsies, here's another funny video featuring Rod Brind'Amour. It's a Nike commercial. Unfortunately, the owner doesn't allow embedding, but I HIGHLY recomment clicking the link to this 90 second ad:
Nike Goalie : "Bank Robbery"
A fictional Florida Panthers goalie named Lee Worley "turns to a life of crime" after he was "unable to stop Rod Brind'Amour". Obviously, it's quite old. Brindy was still with the Flyers.

Astute hockey fans will easily spot legendary NHL goalie Gump Worsley visiting Worley in prison.
My favorite bit:

Cellmate: "What are you in for?"
Worley: "Brind'Amour"

There was a whole series of clever Nike Goalie ads featuring fictional goalies moaning about their inability to stop certain players. The "Cab Driver" one is also quite good.

Are you Swedish, sir?
No. I'm from Indiana.
That's good, because I'm not picking up people from Sweden. They remind me of Mats Sundin.


WufPirate said...

Brindy's kid was wearing the JWilliams jersey during the Cup celebration on the ice. He's been on the record before noting that he is his favorite player.

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