First, read this story: Man crashes Canadiens’ practice with ‘nothing to lose’
Noy G’s hero is not the crazy guy who crashed the ice and took a shot on goal. I mean, sure, that’s awesome and takes balls of solid rock (name that movie), but no, my hero today is:
Why? Because of the way he handled the situation. With a sense of humor and humility. He didn’t storm off the ice. He didn’t pout about security and terrorists and crazy fans and whatnot. He played with the guy. He let the guy have his “Happy Gilmore” moment:
“He came at me with his head down so I just wanted to say ‘Welcome to the big boys.’ I poke-checked him to say, `You have to keep your head up.’ When he came back, I thought about going out of the net and not playing into his game, but then I thought he had the [courage] to go on the ice, so I let him have a free shot at me.”
(Ed’s note: It was ESPN that changed “balls” to “[courage],” not me.)
No stupid “what if he had a knife or a gun” crap. He let the idiots at the league office do that:
“But hopefully it will serve as a reminder to all of us of the importance and need for ensuring adequate security to safeguard the health and safety of our players.”
Really? How? Because no harm came to him? This was all in good fun.
So, today at The Noy G Show, we applaud the fun and sense of humor of Jose Theodore. And lucky for him, he made the save!