I Find This Photo Awesome: Tanner Glass signs a bear fight

I know, I know. We said we were done with Tanner Glass fighting bears. But this is just too cool.

As you may know, Glass was in town last week with his new crew, the Winnipeg Jets, who joined forces with the Canucks to treat us to one of the most entertaining games of the season. We treated his return as a chance to return to the bear-fighting well, producing a new gallery of photos of the Jets’ pugilist pugilizing nature’s giant, marauding, godless killing machines.

And that would have been that. But on Monday, Mitch Murray sent us this photo:

Why yes, that is Tanner Glass’s signature on a photo of him cold-cocking a grizzly while a second grizzly approaches. I know we say this fairly often, but we have awesome readers.

As another example, you might recall that we promised to give some serious love to anyone that brought a sign that referenced Tanner Glass’s bear-fighting to the Canucks-Jets game, and we weren’t disappointed. This fantastic sign comes courtesy of Tiffani and Karen, who very clearly rule.

And speaking of cool, Glass-autographed items, last year Elson Cheng got Tanner to sign this Scrabble board, complete with the Scrabble Champ t-shirt design done up in real tiles:

So great, even if this is an impossible layout. Because of its placement, Scrabble would have to be the first word played, and at eight letters, that’s an impossibility. EPIC FAIL ELSON.

Snarky Daniel Edit: Clearly, Harrison, the first word played was “crab.” Also, since you used the non-word “pugilizing” earlier, you’re not in a position to talk.

Defensive Harrison edit: Well, no, because… crap.

Anyway. Among the many, many reasons we like Tanner Glass is the fact that he’s a very good sport about the artistic liberties we’ve taken with his reputation. Considering that a Google Image search for the Jets’ checker returns all sorts of photos of Scrabble boards and him wailing on bears, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for him to roll his eyes at us. But Glass has been totally cool and encouraging with our nonsense since day one, signing Scrabble champ t-shirts, PITB-related signs, and yes, even bear-fighting photos with a smile. Quality dude.

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13 comments

  1. Brent
    March 13, 2012

    Man you guys make my day! Thanks!

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  2. Zach Morris
    March 13, 2012

    That’s awesome.

    I wish I had done that.

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  3. Chicky
    March 13, 2012

    *clapping*

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  4. Chris the Curmudgeon
    March 13, 2012

    What if the first word was “rabble”? As in “Tanner Glass is sure a wordy, bear-fighting RABBLE rouser.”

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  5. nikolai avenger
    March 13, 2012

    Whattum the hell’s going on in the picture in the header? He’s not fighting that bear, he’s being romanced by it.

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  6. J21
    March 13, 2012

    Is “Scrabble” even a playable word in Scrabble? Does it have a non-brand name meaning I’m not aware of?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      March 13, 2012

      It does. It’s a synonym for scribble, believe it or not.

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      • Zach Morris
        March 13, 2012

        Young Manny, is that you?

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      • Zach Morris
        March 13, 2012

        no, wait, it’s Young Mooney!

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      • J21
        March 14, 2012

        Well color me surprised!

        Or should I say, scrabble me surprised!

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        • J21
          March 14, 2012

          My last reply was supposed to be followed by:

          [Entire cast laughs until the screen fades to black]

          except I stupidly used pointy HTML tags.

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  7. tom selleck's moustache
    March 13, 2012

    Funniest exchange ever.

    ‘Snarky Daniel Edit: Clearly, Harrison, the first word played was “crab.” Also, since you used the non-word “pugilizing” earlier, you’re not in a position to talk.

    Defensive Harrison edit: Well, no, because… crap.’

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  8. The Bookie
    March 13, 2012

    Not impossible. First player could start with ‘CRAB’ then the second turns it into ‘SCRABBLE’. Go from there.

    /plays too much scrabble

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