Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 09/29/11 at 05:27 PM ET
I’m not someone who thinks sports figures should hesitate to share their personal opinions. Say what you want, I figure, as long as you’re willing to own it. But Florida Panthers draft choice Rocco Grimaldi might be stepping a little outside his expertise in telling girls how to dress, no?
Stringing together a few of Grimaldi’s Tweets yesterday, for example:
Ladies, you can help us guys out big time. Put your boobs away and everything else that is hanging out. Guys have a hard enough time with… that temptation without u helping it along. When did being a beautiful girl become dressing with the least amount of clothes on? When did… what u wear become a competition? Before you dress ask, “Does this outfit honor God, does it honor my body, does it help serve/love my… brothers? If it’s a no to any of those questions, then u shouldn’t wear that outfit #ThinkBeforeYouDress
To be fair, he has a few words for how men treat women, too. (i.e. “Guys, when did sleeping with every girl u can make u a man? Anyone can lay with a woman…”) Umm. Okay.
I’ll admit, it’s sort of fascinating to be privy to players personal opinions, but there’s a TMI quality that inevitably creeps into it, too. Greg Wyshinski the other day (sorry, I can’t seem to find the direct link, so I’m operating a bit on memory here) referred to the fact the modern era of the NHL now has a “reality tv” aspect to it, given the demand for and pervasiveness of uncensored access.
He’s right, but sometimes I wish I knew a little bit less about our hockey idols and idols-to-be.
Really, there’s a lot of things I’m happy and interested to know about young Mr. Grimaldi… but his opinion on thigh-highs and tube tops really isn’t one of them.
Oh well. C’est la vie. Maybe the net result of this will shame me into classier clothes.
I’ll do my best, Mr. Grimaldi.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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