On Fridays, we turn the blog over to these people. Well, not literally these people. They don’t look trustworthy. But people like them.
Earlier this week, the Canucks Twitter account attempted to drum up a little enthusiasm, tweeting “I became a Vancouver Canucks fan because…” and asking their followers to finish the sentence. Because Canucks fans are generally given to self-loathing (either caused or explained by their fandom), most of the answers were hilarious snark.
We compiled them in a post on Wednesday, and as we chuckled at hockey’s grumpiest fanbase at work, we thought to ourselves, hey, we should do this more often. And thus, “Finisher Friday” was born. Each week, we’ll ask our Twitter followers to complete a sentence, and the best, snappiest, snarkiest answers will find their way into a Friday post.
In today’s debut, we asked fans to tell us when the Canucks might finally hoist the cup.
@passittobulis …they win 4 games in a single Stanley Cup Finals series.
— Matt Parker (@SteckelMeElmo) September 27, 2012
Matt Parker was just the first in a long line of smartasses offering up variations on this joke. Here are a few more:
That’s just facts.
You don’t say.
— Becky Rae (@BeckyBarnes83) September 27, 2012
This one or the next one?
@passittobulis When Booth becomes the face of PETA
— Ivan (@ihoffmann88) September 27, 2012
So you’re saying there’s a chance.
Hey, that might happen in my lifetime! Apparently, he spends 15 minutes a day on it.
So many dragons would be slain! And speaking of dragons…
— Hervé (@1stLineCenter) September 27, 2012
Bummer. Considering how slowly the show is moving Daenerys and her dragons along, this won’t be for another 10 years or so.
— Richard Hodges (@prfctsoundforvr) September 27, 2012
There’s no shame in getting it this way. That’s how Mitt Romney won the GOP nomination.
Dammit Hansen, pull your weight!
I was wondering why everybody is wearing black construction paper goatees. And speaking of facial hair…
@passittobulis ….John Garrett shaves his mustache.
— Mark Borland (@markborland) September 27, 2012
“The curse of Garrett’s moustache” has a nice ring to it. We may have to campaign for its demise.
— Kent Basky (@KentBaskyNM) September 27, 2012
As he should! But we may not need him to apologize if Bryan has his way:
This doesn’t make sense. It implies the gods are Canucks fans, and if there’s one thing my years of fandom has taught me, it’s that they definitely aren’t.
I think we all feel this way, Steve.
— krystyna pangilinan(@kryspang) September 27, 2012
I can’t wait until three years from now when someone answers, “When Schneider is traded and Lack is finally given the number one job.”
— Taj (@taj1944) September 27, 2012
They kept the wrong guy this summer.
Well, that’s illegal. And he died two years after the Canucks were founded. So it’s probably a long shot.
But this week’s blue ribbon goes to Jaspreet:
— Jaspreet (@HenriktoDaniel) September 27, 2012