One thing I like about being a fan of hockey players is getting small slivers of information to chew on. Sometimes just a little information is better than a lot.
A case in point is this quote from Ryan Miller from the Sabres Edge regarding his participation in the closing ceremonies:
I tried to have fun with the whole Olympic experience and that’s why I went and did it. I kind of planned on doing it from the start if I had the chance. If we played in the game, I wanted to do it. No matter the outcome, I was going to be there.
I had to do drug testing and I had about five minutes to shower and get into that outfit which took a little bit of work because everything was explained on a pamphlet and you tried to do everything right so you didn’t look out of place. It was a fun experience to be part of an Olympic moment not just with my event. It was something bigger where people were celebrating the whole Olympics.
How much do you love the mental image of Crunchy trying to get dressed while consulting a pamphlet? Personally, I love it quite a bit.
(But there is no way I’m buying that Crunchy went into his wardrobe change unprepared. I bet he read and re-read the pamphlet for weeks leading up to the big day. Hell, I bet he had certain parts highlighted and underlined.)