Thursday, December 2, 2010

Edmonton at Toronto December 2 2010

Gene was pulling out all the stops tonight with five jaw dropping GPP's. The last three were especially groan worthy. I often wonder if he sits in his hotel room for hours on end trying to come up with this stuff while everyone else is out having fun.

GPP pick of the night, Pun 2: The Vest

Pun 1: Opening

Pun 2: The Vest

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Pun 3: Sam Gagner and his dad as a Maple Leaf

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Pun 4: Taylor Hall and his agent Bobby Orr

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Pun 5: Luke Schenn and Justin Bieber

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On a side note, I've decided not to type out the puns going forward for two reasons:
1. The art of a really bad pun is all in the delivery. This is not captured very well when just reading the pun in text form.
2. It takes a long time and it's already hectic enough getting the videos uploaded. If I felt it had more value I might make the time, but I don't think it does. Agree? Disagree? Thought Justin Beiber was a brand of womens undergarments? Leave a comment and let me know.

The next two Oilers games are on CBC and then TSN. So Gene won't be up to bat again until Friday December 10 when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit Rexall place. That's a lot of Gene free time between now and then so perhaps we'll take a look and see if we can dig up some classic Gene moments on YouTube. If you have any favorites, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

If you start to get a little weak in the knees from Gene withdrawls between now and December 10, don't fret. There is a streak of 8, count them EIGHT Sportsnet broadcasts in a row leading through Christmas till December 28th. Forget the 12 days of Christmas, how about the 8 games of Gene-mas (groans all around).


Anonymous said...

The A-yooo from Kevin Quinn seals the deal for the Pick of the night I think. Gene must have forgotten his prop bag at home for this trip. Had to resort to suit based joke. Bet it took 3 hours in the hotel to come up with, before he went down for breakfast.


Pumphernickle said...

Well Gene seemed like he was really digging on a few of them tonight, the vest in the business had to have been the....vest one!