Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 08/19/08 at 04:16 PM ET
The Bertuzzi/Crawford story all over the ‘net today has felt like an episode of deja vu as it reminded me vaguely of something else from the moment I read the first reports. But it wasn’t till I read this headline and opener on TSN that it finally clicked:
Sound familiar? No?
It’s that overused theme of sports-equals-war I’m talking about. To make it clearer, Jack Nicholson has kindly offered to help me with a very light re-write:
Familiar now? Mystery solved. Perhaps not exactly the same as the movie, but you get the idea.
And here’s the lost theater poster:
P.S. My apologies to any purists who object to the military rankings Jack and I chose above.
Is Crawford a Colonel? (I can’t say I know what he should be in this instance.) Is Bertuzzi a Gunnery Sergeant? (I just liked “Gun” in his rank.) Does PFC refer to Private First Class as I intended? (Totally pulled that one out of my ass, I’m afraid).
The fact of the matter is, I don’t actually know wtf I’m talking about what it comes to US military ranks. I just know there’s a lot of douchebags in the plot of this movie.
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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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