I hate it when that happens. You score a goal in the other team’s building and go to give a standard backwards closed fist salute to their fans and you’re friggin glove gets stuck in an awkward position!
That’s what “happened” to the Bruins’ Andrew Ference after scoring a goal in the 2nd period thursday night to bring Boston within one goal of the Montreal Canadiens in game 4 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ference had this to say:
“It looks awful,’’ Ference said. “I just saw it. I can assure you that’s not part of my repertoire. I don’t know if my glove got caught up or what. I can assure you that’s not part of who I am or what I ever have been. It looks awful. I admit it. I completely apologize to how it looks. But I can assure you — you guys have covered me long enough to know that’s not part of my repertoire. I was putting my fist in the air. I’m sorry. It does look awful. I don’t know what else to say.’’
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely believe him. Just like I believe Sergio Ramos wanted to share the Copa Del Rey trophy w/ the fans. The Bruins came back to win that game in OT and even up the series. Video of the salute after the frump. […]
Or just the latest, valiant competitor in a long line of brilliant perils on the pitch?
Either way, whether it comes from a professional on the game’s biggest stage, or just some kid in your local youth league, there’s no denying that soccer’s dreaded own goal is one of the most embarrassing moments in sports. Lucky for us, it also often happens to be one of the most humorous (save one).
And it’s a official, according to Perez Hilton. While it’s certainly disheartening that my chances with Kim have now apparently been shot down, at least, as Perez says, this is still quite an upgrade from Reggie. Why? Money, obviously.
Absent endorsements, Real Madrid’s, Madeira born Winger rakes in close to $18 million annually. The sum of Bush’s salary in three of his four years with the Saints doesn’t eclipse that amount, so I’m confident Kim should feel well taken care of. Good timing, too, given that Ronaldo is about to star on the sports world’s biggest stage: This summer’s 2010 World Cup.
Let’s just hope Ronaldo’s newly acquired assets aren’t such a distraction that they contribute to a paltry pitch performance…
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