Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fan of the Year

Okay, so it's not college football, but any example of extreme fandom I come across is worthy of a little space on this blog.

So I'm watching the New Jersey Devils - New York Rangers NHL playoff game and see the scrappy John Madden (yes, that's actually his name) pot his third goal of the evening, an achievement commonly referred to as a "Hat Trick" by our friends north of the border. As per hockey fans' heathen custom, a shower of hats littered the ice to commemorate the event. Amidst this sea of ratty baseball caps, a strange fuzzy creature was observed resting on the ice. Further scrutiny revealed that it was a man's toupee that he had ceremoniously chucked onto the ice in honor of the great achievement.

A bit later, the broadcast cut to the stands, where the owner was reunited with his furry friend. I haven't been able to find any articles about this online or any pictures from the broadcast, so, alas, this superhero of fan mania remains anonymous. If anyone comes across anything online about this guy, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Throwing your toupee on the ice after a hat trick = House Rock Built's Fan of the Year Award.