Friday night in San Diego, Adam Jones began his new career in hockey. The Baltimore Orioles’ five-time all-star signed a one-day contract with the San Diego Gulls and served as a penalty box attendant.
Jones — wearing a suit and a blue and orange tie — kept track of and recorded all penalties, opened and closed the penalty box doors allowing players to enter and exit, and provided referees with official game pucks (and of course Gatorade when they were thirsty).
“This is a life long mission of mine,” Jones said to MLB.com. “Might be an awesome retirement gig. Now that would be epic.”
Judging by the video below, it appears Jones was very successful.
During a Papa John’s commercial that he filmed in late 2016, Alex Ovechkin revealed that his dream as a child was to be a pizza delivery guy.
Well, after the Caps destroyed the St. Louis Blues 7-3 at Scottrade Center Thursday night, Ovechkin wanted pizza delivered to his belly ASAP.
Last week, Alex Ovechkin tallied 1,000 points. Our most-read post of that day was not the one detailing Ovi’s milestone. Instead it was our article entitled Why the Penguins didn’t salute Alex Ovechkin for his 1,000th point.
The post pointed out that the Penguins ignored the milestone, choosing not to stick-tap or acknowledge the hockey legend in any way. The next day, ESPN’s Around The Horn picked up our post and discussed it on national TV.
Many of you have reached out to us see the full segment. ESPN was kind enough to send us the full video.
Last week, the NHL released a fancy commercial promoting the 2017 NHL All-Star Game (which you probably saw 15 times during Caps-Penguins). Because this year’s edition of the game is being held in Los Angeles, California, the NHL went with a Hollywood theme and had several of its stars recite movie lines. Poorly.
Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby both make cameos, but the magic of their 2007 ASG ad is never quite achieved.
35 seconds into the first period, Alex Ovechkin scored his 1,000th career point in dramatic fashion. After skating the puck down the right wing, Ovechkin cut to the middle of the nice where he beat Marc-Andre Fleury clean with a snap shot.
While the goal was epic, Wes Johnson’s call of the historic tally might have been even more goosebumps inducing.
On the first shift, with the first shot, in the first minute of his first game since point 999, Alex Ovechkin scored his 1,000th career point. He’s always had a flair for the dramatic, which is exactly the point of the team’s excellent tribute video.
Grab some Milk Duds and a 60-ounce Cherry Coke and get ready to get inspired.
Late last year, White Bear Mitsubishi (located in White Bear, Minnesota) set out to film a commercial featuring their polar bear mascot, a dealership representative, and the notorious Goldy Gopher. The shoot, set at University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena, is home to the locally popular Golden Gophers hockey team.
The concept was brilliant. Except when shooting began, a problem revealed itself immediately.
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