Monday, April 1, 2013

Hey Boy: Erik Gudbranson

My apology gift to you for not doing a Hey Boy post in forever is....
Erik Gudbranson of the Florida Panthers.
Why is California so stinking far away from Florida?!
I will be the first to admit I'm not a geography wiz...
as in I could rival Eric from Boy Meets World in knowledge of the subject.
But, I know enough to know that the 2 states are on complete opposite sides of the country.
I'll give that an 11.8 on the bummer scale.
But, that's why Pinterest and Tumblr were created.
Yep, that's right. I believe they were made so female hockey fans could fan girl over players on other teams that they barely see.
Seems legit, right?
Enter stage left, Mr. Gudbranson.
I've said in the past that two of our favorite things here at TSC are hockey players who are good with kids and hockey players who have pets. This hunk-sicle has pretty much nailed that.
It's things like this that can get a girl in trouble...

Let's just all have a moment of silence for the amazingness of these arms.
Or this...
And especially this.

I don't speak French, but I would be willing to learn just so I can understand what this magnificent man is saying.
 Who knew Beauty and the Beast could be spot on in the emotion department.
Apparently, there has been a virus going around the Panthers as of late and Mr. G was a little Sicky Mcgee this week.
If he needs someone to come take care of him...
I make a mean canned chicken noodle soup. Complete with saltines, ginger ale, and a smile.

Down to some actual statistics about this guy:
Born January 7, 1992 in Ottawa, ON, Canada.
He's 6'5", making him over a foot taller than me.
You know what that means? I can wear my 6 inch heels and still be a good 7 inches shorter.
Score one for the home team!
3 months into his sophomore season and he's only played 25 games so far.
He was injured in a wake boarding accident last summer causing him to miss the first 9 games of this season.
Honesty is the best policy and he certainly portrays that.
By admitting that it was a non-hockey related injury he was suspended.
A.K.A. No money in da bank for that time.
Anyway, in 72 games last season he had 2 goals and 6 assists.
That stat may not be very impressive, but one that really stuck out to me....78 penalty minutes.
As you may know I have a weakness for guys who can fight.

And if they just happen to look like this...
Hockey player or Abercrombie model?
Whoever said men can't wear pink obviously have never seen this guy.
 I think Nike has a new spokesperson.
Guddy was drafted 3rd over all in 2010 behind Taylor Hall and TSC boyfriend, Tyler Seguin.
Baby Segsy.

This is him last year on Gongshow Hockey.

The great thing about him is that he's not just a hockey hockey player who can fight well and knows Tyler Seguin.
He's much more than that.
Erik's youngest brother Dennis is a cancer survivor.
He's been able to use his hockey status to shed more light to cancer charities by participating in various fundraisers.
Like this one for St. Baldricks in 2012.

Such a great guy.
My first thought after hearing that he had to dress up like a woman...
She's the Man: Opposite Day Edition.

All in all, I have to say this guy rivals Adam Henrique on my "trouble" scale.
 I don't know what they're talking about, but I'll say I'm sorry too if it'll get me a hug from him.
  I hope this guy makes your Monday a little brighter
(There were a lot of adjectives going through my head, but I decided to keep it clean).

~B. Rose

P.s. You can follow him on Twitter!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Logan Couture!

Apparently, it's birthday week in the Bay Area sports teams world.
Yesterday we had Buster Posey and today we have my favorite Shark, Logan Couture.
Today is the day that he turns 24.
 It was pretty much destined from the beginning that he would be on the Sharks.
This morning Cooch tweeted that he was "old".
Honey, nothing makes you feel older than being asked to chaperon a high school prom when you only went to yours a handful of years earlier.
Yep, I'm actually doing that.

Despite a pitiful season for the Sharks as a team so far, Loggy has been a bright spot amongst it.
Case in point, on March 20th the Sharks beat the Oilers 4-3.
Mr. Couture scored 2 goals in regulation time AND scored a shootout goal.

It's especially sweet for him because he's said multiple times in the past that everytime they go to Edmonton all he hears about are how great Hall, Eberle, and Nugent-Hopkins are.
He continuously wants to show them that they aren't the only young guys from Canada that are great hockey players.
When they played the Oilers on January 20th he scored 2 goals and had one assist.
On January 31st, he scored another goal.
Um, yeah. I think you're succeeding in that.
He was interviewed in the post game show after the win in Edmonton last Wednesday.
After mentioning his birthday he was asked what he wanted.
His answer(I wish I could've found the video, but oh well)
"My mom is coming to visit. That's the only thing I want."
Are you kidding me with this, dude?
Most adorable thing ever said?
I vote YES!
Side note: Can we just take a second to admire Jude Law's arms in this gif? I mean, really.

It's things like that that expand my love for him.
Sure, he's a exceptional hockey player, but there's a lot of those out there.
And there are quite a few of those that I really don't care for.
*Cough cough* Kings, Flyers, Canucks *cough cough*
There's just something about an early 20-something year old guy who admits that the only thing he wants for his birthday is for his mom to come visit.
Someone call Madam Pomfrey because I just went weak in the knees and I might need some Hogwarts level medical attention.

This is about to turn into a Logan Couture photo fest.

B. Weez.
Kaepernicking anyone?
 There's just something about players from different sports that are in the same area supporting one another.
Ya gotta love it!

So, even though he said he's happy just with his mom being there I'm gonna throw in a "and win tonight against the Red Wings" wish for him!
Eeeeeasy buddy. Let's wait until after the game!


~B. Rose

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Birthday, Buster Posey!

Today, we celebrate the 26th birthday of the one and only, Buster Posey.
B. Po has been the star of many commercials as of late.
Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

In my personal, completely biased opinion I think he may best actor on the Giants roster. 

According to various sports websites it has been said that him and the Giants have continued talks for a multi-year deal.
 Besides the obvious, do you guys know what that means?!
Not only will the Giants keep one of their super bestest best players, but Gigantes fans everywhere will be able to continue to watching one of their favorite players.
Because I mean, really... Who doesn't love Posey?
Here's to hoping!
So, happy birthday, Buster Posey!
See you in 5 days!!!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stay In The House, Carl!

The title of this post actually has ZERO to do with who it is about.
I just happen to have watched my favorite tv show recently and I wanted to use it.
I suppose you could call it creative license?...
Holla out to everyone who knows what show I'm talking about!
This is actually a request post about one of our favorite men in the entire sports universe.
My birthday twinzie and imaginary boyfriend to every female here TSC, T. Segs.

It's been a long time since our last post about Tyler.
We've missed his body him deeply. 
It looks like Ry has a little competition.
I'd volunteer to be judge of that one!
Shirtless Tyler aside, he's had a pretty good season so far.
22 points in 30 games? Sure, I'll take it!
The Bruins as a whole have 43 points.
That puts them 2nd in the Northeast Division and in the 4th seed spot of the Eastern Conference.
Thumbs up from America's favorite cartoon dog owner. 
Because nothing says cool like a guy who sings about mail. 
You think I am kidding? Tis a true statement that I believe!

The B's are doing whole lot better than my Sharks. But that's a totally different rabbit hole of unhappiness that not even Alice would want to wander down even with Johnny Depp at the end of it.

Back to the man at hand, Tyler won last week's Amica Coverage Play of the Week with this beauty goal.

Unfortunately, I didn't actually get to see this goal when it happened, I was busy watching other less happy games. 
I swear that's the last one about how my boys are playing. Promise!
At least we can see it now.
Aaaah, the beauty of the interweb.

But, that was last, last week. 
The real last week, as in March 18-March 24, wasn't so purdy.
Losing 2 of the last 3 games, Coach Julien decided to switch up all of the lines.
Probably without playing Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls over the loud speakers at the rink.
Personally, I for one think that would've been perfectly acceptable. 
It'd give Segs a chance to dance!
Not sure who this chick is, but color her a lucky duck getting to skate with Mr. Segs.
 Strangely, him and I dance quite similarly.
Accept I prefer to add a little 80's Breakfast Club moves in to the mix...
 I am not ashamed!

 Originally T. Segs was on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
He's now skating with Daniel Paille and Bergeron.
I really hope these changes work out for the team.
 I think Grumpy Cat Seguin doesn't work as well as...
Happy Pool Playing Seguin.
Obviously, I want the latter to reign supreme.
We like that version a lot...Probably more than is socially acceptable. 
Only time shall tell which one we will get more of.


Random side note that has pretty much has nada to do with this:
I am so super sorry that nothing has been posted in practically 2 months.
Life has been a little crazy as of late. 
Not to mention there was a new season of The Bachelor.

I hope this makes up for it. If not, I have some candy left over from Christmas that might still be okay...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Adam Henrique.

On this day 23 years ago the NHL and women everywhere were blessed with Adam Henrique.
It was destined for him to play from an early age.
The past year since February 6, 2012 has had  super big highs and some bummer lows.
Last May, he scored the clinching goal in game 6 against the New York Rangers in OT to send the Devils to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Unfortunately, they would eventually lose to the L.A. Kings, but we won't go into that now.
From there he was nominated for the Calder Trophy at the NHL Awards.
Even though he lost out to Gabe the Babe, it's still pretty darn cool to be up for the award.
Because of the lockout he went down to the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of New Jersey.
While there, he injured his left thumb and had to have surgery.
Because of this, when the lockout was done, he was still out almost 2 additional weeks.
January 31 was his first game of the 2013 season.
My birthday. Even though I spent it down in Disneyland I was lucky enough to catch the last little bit of the game at ESPN Zone.
Shout out to the most attractive waiter in California, Andrew!
With 6 minutes and 10 seconds left in the 3rd period Mr. Henrique tied it up 4-4 against the Islanders.
First game back and he scores! Happy Birthday to me!
The Sharks also won. Super big happy day!
Even with the the goal, the Devils weren't able to hold it and lost 5-4 in OT.
3 games later, on Tuesday night against the Rangers, he scored the first goal of the night.
The devils went on to beat them 3-1.
They started the season the way they ended last.

He's having a good season so far. I really hope it continues this way for him.
And besides all of this he just happens to be a lot closer to me in the age range department than some other players.
Major plus!
So, super big Happy 23rd Birthday, Mr. Clutch!

Here you go everyone!

~B. Rose