Justin Bieber offered totally legitmate hockey contract
In what totally doesn’t look like a publicity stunt and seems like a genuine and legitimate offer, Canadian treasure Justin Bieber has been approached (via a press release-twitter one-two punch) to try out for the ECHL Bakersfield Condors, as reported by yahoo.
The AA coach and director of operations, Matt O’Dette, pushed out an amateur tryout contract along with some shining words about the Biebs’ hockey playing potential:
“Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness,” said O’Dette. “We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario. I’ve scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us. Plus, he’s a right-handed shot which we’ve been looking to add. I think if we paired him on a line with (Robby) Dee and (Peter) Boyd we’d be tough to beat.”
The 5’7″, slender built superstar should provide a rookie presence for the second-year laden Condors squad. Plus, his sick flow will fit right in with a Condors team known for their style. The Condors have reserved his much publicized favorite number 6 to be worn in Condorstown.”
While the coach’s comments about his “sick flow” and the assumption Bieber would have interest because of his Canadian heritage was probably added to give some legitimacy to the letter, it becomes obvious the whole thing is a sham when he cites the Maple Leaf scouting footage as the basis of his offer.
See, the thing is that even though the pop superstar skated with the Leafs back in December, no one could take that point of comparison seriously.
Sure, he scored a few goals on Jonas Gustavsson, but it’s Gustavvson. Toronto has the longest drought without a cup in the NHL (45 years) and hasn’t made the playoffs in almost a decade. I’m pretty sure half the team can’t do backward crossovers. I mean, their captain is Dion Phaneuf. If that doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what does.
See, O’Dette had me going for a minute but he took it one step too far. He probably wouldn’t even offer a Leaf a tryout contract, so please spare us your marketing blitz.
I do wish it had be real, though. I’d like to have seen what the Belibers would’ve done to anyone that so much as touched their fearless and handsomely athletic leader. That fan base doesn’t mess around.