Hey, remember Harambe, the silverback gorilla who was shot and killed in May 2016 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into his enclosure? Remember how his memory became an internet meme that only recently, like its inspiration, died down?
Well, one Caps fan is helping Harambe live on. (The meme, not the gorilla. The gorilla is dead.)
We’ve seen some weird jersey fouls in our day. Some of us still wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat haunted by the memory of Crochkin. But the thing about jersey fouls is they can always get weirder.
On Wednesday we learned of Sonia Kendall’s genuinely upsetting 43/83 mashup. It’s so weird. We had to know more.
The greatest story in the history of hockey continues. I am so excited to share this I am about to puke rainbows all over the keyboard.
Ladies and germs: presenting OVESBY!
Is everyone freaking out or is it just me?
Photo credit: Suzanne Kang
Our friend Suzanne went to the Hershey Bears game this weekend, and this happened. I’m not sure we have the vocabulary to describe it, but here goes: It’s a Sidney Crosby–Alex Ovechkin mash-up shirsey, the holy grail of what Greg Wyshysnki would call a “jersey foul.”
In one way, it makes sense. This is a fan at a Bears game in Pennsylvania. The Bears are the farm team for Ovechkin’s Capitals, and Hershey is only a few hours away from Crosby’s Penguins. These are the two stars of the two big teams that matter to this person. It’s almost defensible.
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