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It seems Sean Avery survived his infamous summer Vogue internship and would love to do it again next summer. “I learned a ton. I was surrounded by some of the greatest minds in American fashion and in the world.”
So, what’s next? According to People’s mag rag:
For now, Avery said he’s looking forward to hitting the beach, where he’ll be showing off some of the fashion sense that rubbed off on him during his internship.
“I’m bringing the European flavor back to America,” he says, “and I’m rocking a straight Speedo all summer.”
From John Dellapina’s Blueshirts Blog:
Finally, for all those from other media outlets and newspapers who have sarcastically dismissed our initial web story about Sean Avery’s hospitalization since the Rangers refuted it Wednesday afternoon, I wonder:
Was your initial reaction that the story couldn’t have been correct or did you simply race up to the MSG Training Center to get player reaction? And, did you call the hospital and/or Avery’s representatives to get the real story or did your “reporting” simply consist of taking the team’s word for what happened?
Fortunately, the intrepid men an women of the press who have exposed baseball’s steroid problems didn’t similarly regurgitate what they were told by people who understandably want their businesses viewed as beyond reproach.
Geezus. My congratulations, Dellapina—for entirely missing the point.
The reports on Sean Avery’s medical condition this morning started off at a furious pace with words the NY Daily News (reporters John Dellapina and Larry McShane) had to have known would incite a frenzy:
Rangers bad boy Sean Avery, unconscious and not breathing, was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Wednesday morning in cardiac arrest just hours after his team’s playoff loss, sources said.
By 12:30pm Eastern Time, the NY Rangers issued a statement denying these facts, and confirming rumors that were already circulating: that Avery was in fact suffering from a lacerated spleen. A serious condition, but one that did not involve anything as extreme as Avery not breathing for any period of time.
By early afternoon, David Shoalts at the Globe & Mail was quoting a NYR spokesman who stated that “[Avery] walked into the hospital and was not on a stretcher.” And Steve Simmons at the Toronto Sun spoke with Avery’s agent, Pat Morris, who says the condition was never life-threatening.
Almost certainly, this was an entirely innocent mistake by the Daily News, but a profitable one for their website, and they’ve not handled the situation very well in general.
No doubt I’m in the minority, but I’m a bit bored by all the high-and-mighty posturing when it comes to Sean Avery’s antics yesterday. If you ask me, I think it was freakin’ brilliant.
Sure, it wasn’t sportsmanlike and it wasn’t classy. It also looked utterly ridiculous and is dead easy to ridicule. And yet, as Martin Brodeur pointed out after the game last night, it was also a very effective bit of gamesmanship:
“Nobody should have to play hockey with a stick an inch from your face. But it wasn’t a bad play. While he was doing it, I couldn’t see anything. The two misses were just luck, I couldn’t see a thing.”
The NY Times Magazine caught up with Sean Avery and got into some rather un-hockey topics about his home and lifestyle. A sample:
Fantasy career: I’d like to be an editor of a fashion magazine. Creatively and artistically, it is something I’d like to do, and I think I have a lot of ideas that would be good on paper.
Next big purchase: The spring/summer Dior men’s collection.
Perfect weekend: “The Big Chill.” That would be my ideal weekend, minus the fact that we were gathering because of a death.
Fashion editor? “The Big Chill”? The guy is full of surprises.
There’s lots more here.