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From the Naked City…

The Canucks superstar is among nine male sports stars posing au naturel, including basketball player Blake Griffin, footballer Steven Jackson and UFC fighter Jon Jones. Kesler is the only NHL player to appear this year.
CTV British Columbia

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The complete ESPN feature available here.

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  Tags: espn, ryan+kesler

Catching Hockey On ESPN

I once found it odd how many UK hockey fans there are out there, but not anymore.  Over the years I’ve heard a lot from British NHL fans and am no longer surprised at their knowledge of and passion for the game. 

imageThe only thing I still find surprising is that such passion exists despite the obstacles they face in trying to enjoy their favorite sport—which is why this might be an interesting option for some.

This morning, SENShobo dropped me a pointer to a press release about ESPN360 in the UK and it’s new online video player:

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  Tags: broadcasting, espn, espn360, media

Getting Way Too Excited

David Pratt of Team 1040, on his Pratt’s Rant blog:

THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS SEASON ENDED WEEKS AGO…
YOUR HOCKEY POOL IS IN THE TOILET…
THE ENTRY DRAFT IS NOT UNTIL JUNE 20TH…AND FREE AGENCY DOES NOT ARRIVE FOR MORE THAN 2 MONTHS…
RIGHT NOW IT’S TOUGH FOR MOST HOCKEY FANS IN THIS CITY TO GET EXCITED ABOUT ANYTHING…
THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE…

The Pratt is excited about the upcoming World Championships, but points out that the only Canuck on any roster is Alex Edler for Sweden (no Sedins?! First I heard of it.)  Anyway, message to Pratt: push down the caps-lock key again. Please. You’re killing me.

Meanwhile, if neither the Stanley Cup Playoffs nor the World Championships hold any excitement for you, there’s always “ESPN After Dark”—for the sultry (read: creepy) way to enjoy the fake-sports broadcasting ESPN has so perfected in hockey’s absence:

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  Tags: alex+edler, david+pratt, espn, vancouver+canucks

Canucks Fans are Certifiable

In ESPN The Magazine they’ve taken 122 sports franchises (MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL) and had 80,000 fans rank their favorite team by a variety of measures. (Check out all the rankings, or your own favorite team, here).

Looking at Vancouver, fans’ dissatisfaction is seen in ranking their team at 91st place—meaning fans of 90 other teams were happier with their organization than Canuck fans are.  (Of all the Canadian teams, only Toronto fans were more disgusted with their club, ranking at 121st place). 

Which prompted this quick assessment from ESPN’s Brian Kamenetzky:

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  Tags: espn, gm+place, hockey+fans, vancouver+canucks

10 Worst-Dressed Sportscasters

imageAs should be expected, no sport that accidentally designed its signature look around the mullet was ever going to escape a list like this, and so Men’s Style.com couldn’t resist to going to the superstar of hockey hotness himself:

Barry Melrose, NHL (ESPN)
Guess you can’t blame a hockey coach turned sportscaster from looking like, well, a hockey coach turned sportscaster. What can brown do for you? Very little indeed.

But Barry faces some tough competition, too.

(*Don Cherry escaped notice, however, so I guess this sort of thing gets a pass in the style rags…)

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  Tags: barry+melrose, espn, fashion, media

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