Friday, March 2, 2007

Ryan Smyth Says a Tearful Goodbye to Edmonton, or a Tearful Hello to New York

In what can only be described as one of those great sports moments that tugs at your manly heartstrings, Ryan Smyth gave a press conference on Wednesday to the people of Edmonton. He expresses how much he has appreciated playing for the Oilers organization and tries to look positively on his move to the Big Apple.

His emotional display demonstrates some of his classy behavior Covered in Oil has described in the past, and justifies the image of Jesus with Smyth's likeness instead of the savior. Anyway you cut it, Smyth characterizes the kind of player that can really pull a team and its community together- and the kind of player we could really use here in Columbus... a guy who can make a difference on and off the ice.

On a mildly disturbing sidenote, when i first saw the video, I thought he had gum in the side of his mouth. I thought, "Gee, that's unprofessional when on (inter)national media." Moments later I discovered that no, that's not gum... those are his teeth. And they're simply missing on the other side. Ick. I thought most hockey players had fake teeth they put in when they donned their suits and other formal attire. Guess not.

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