While watching the NHL Network’s show ‘NHL on the Fly’ last night, a real life piece of hockey humor came to life. I just had to share it….
Phaneuf, a Calgary Flames player, drove his SUV to the local Starbucks. He left his car running (I think you know where this is going) while he ran inside to get his cup of jo. He gets his coffee and comes outside just in time to see his car driving down the street. He had to hitch a ride with the cops to get to practice. Seeing the video clip of the car’s tail lights moving down the street was just priceless.
Move fast forward to the Calgary Flames’ locker room. Media surrounds the team’s captain, Jerome Iglina, and shoves mikes in his face asking for his response. While laughing his butt off, he says…”It’s really not funny” while continuing to laugh hysterically. Another priceless moment.
Camera shoots over to Phaneuf, who is now surrounded by media and mikes. Everyone wants his comment. With a look of disdain and disgust, he replies…”I don’t want to talk about it.” I’m busting my gut by now. lol
Anyone with common sense knows better than to leave your keys in your car’s ignition while you leave the car. To think that a million dollar athlete does it (and has it caught on camera) is just….well……providing me with more humor than any movie theatre has in ages. Thank you, Phaneuf and Iglina (him cracking up while saying it’s not funny is classic in and of itself).
Morale of story: 1) Phaneuf is an idiot who provided us with classic comedic material. Or, as the bleeding hearts among us would say….”He was involved in an idiotic move at the time. He made a mistake.” 2) That was one expensive cup of Starbucks jo.
Today’s bit of hockey humor comes to an end. 🙂