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by IwoCPO on 11/27/12 at 05:00 PM ET
First...Riley Sheahan's "super drunk" act is nothing laugh it. At .30, he was just under four times the legal limit (of .08), driving the wrong way down a Grand Rapids one-way street and basically turning himself and his vehicle into a weapon.
That's not good, and neither is the fact that he had Brendan Smith's driver's license. I'm sure he'll claim that he borrowed it without Smith's knowledge...right.
None of that is funny.
But, this? Now we're talking, Gary. Now we're talking about something the whole family can chortle at.
Sheahan, the Red Wings top pick in the 2010 NHL draft, was wearing a purple Teletubby costume when he was pulled over shortly before midnight on Oct. 29...
That's funny. Not quite as funny, Gary, as it would be to see you fired on the spot immediately. But still funny. We can still laugh at things, Gary...even though you've blustered and tantrum'd your way into an inevitable second season cancellation in the last 8 years.
Now, another stone-cold certainty is that the cute little hyphenated Dive bloggers out there will take understandable time out of their busy days to jump on this. And you can't blame them. I certainly don't. All I ask is that we all try and remember that young men, when choosing costumes, often make mistakes.
Look. I get it. It's cheap and easy, like Garcia himself. Using this image and this story have become crutches and some would say it's beneath us. I would say to those some that nothing is beneath us. Nothing.
So let the Sheahan jokes fly. It's ok. Technically, he didn't hurt anyone with his drunken stupidity. Luckily, he didn't kill himself or someone else after he got behind the wheel of that Jeep.
All I ask is that while we roast the young Wing wannabe, we remember that there are transvestites out there who have made much worse wardrobe choices than a Teletubby suit.
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