Monday, June 6, 2011
Are the "Green Men" really coming to Boston tonight?
VANCOUVER, British Columbia --The Green Men–the body-suited Canuck superfans named Sully and Force–are excited about their impending trip to Boston for Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. "We're coming, we're going to be loud, we're going to bring it. So be ready," Sully said before the start of Game 2 at Rogers Arena. "It's going to be relentless." "I'm very excited about coming to Boston," Force told us. "It will be a great series, a great game. Canucks take it in four."
Today, the Green Men eschewed the Ben Affleck cardboard cut-out from Game 1 and brought a really old school Boston icon along ... Norm from Cheers. In a press conference in Vancouver on Friday, Sully and Force announced that online travel company Travelzoo will pick up the tab for around $3,700 bill for the airfare to Boston, hotel costs, and tickets to Game 3 and 4 at the Garden. "Travelzoo was the first company that was really cool about it," Force said regarding the sponsorship deal on Friday. "They wanted to make sure we got to Boston."
These guys are number 4 on my list of why I hate the Canucks. "We're gonna be loud? We're going to bring it so be ready?" Who the fuck do you guys think you are? Maybe I would be afraid if this was like the Raiders fans coming into Gillette where there was a legit chance they would kill somebody. But these two guys? C'mon son. What do green men have to do with the Canucks? Not even a clever gimmick either. Spandex suits with pictures of Cliff from Cheers? Real creative stuff. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia must have just been beamed into Canada (obviously four years late).
Really this is more of a Fireman Ed type scenario, two obnoxious blowhards who probably haven't seen more than 3 seasons worth of hockey combined vs a obnoxious blowhard who shows up at NFL games and acts like he's the whole fucking show (what's up Rob Van Dam). Kudos to Brad Marchand for squirting them with water during game one, and kudos to any Bruins fan who has the balls (and drunken decision making) to throw a beer at either one of those tight pants wearing, nut hugging, attention craving losers. More and more, the Canucks are turning into Montreal West. Let's fucking go boys!