Harrison Mooney takes towel power to the streets of Vancouver [VIDEO]

One of the best parts about being a Canucks fan during the playoffs is the time-honoured tradition of towel power, when Canucks fans wave a white towel over their heads like madmen, commemorating the only time that surrendering was a badass, rebellious move.

Other teams, including some in other sports, have adopted the idea of a rally towel and the Pittsburgh Steelers inaugurated the Terrible Towel before Roger Neilson waved the white flag to the referees during the Campbell Conference Finals in 1982. It holds special significance for Canucks fans, however, as the Canucks rallied around their coach, eliminating the Chicago Blackhawks in five games, and going to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Are you ready for the playoffs? Do you have your rally towel out and ready to wave? No? Because if you don’t, Harrison Mooney will find you.

Yes, that’s PITB’s own Harrison, waving a rally towel like a damn fool in the streets of Vancouver.

Seriously, this video is fantastic. Our esteemed superiors at the Vancouver Sun sent Harrison out into the sunshine with the vague instructions to do some sort of video about towel power. This glorious video is the result.

Admit it, Harrison’s shameless enthusiasm is contagious. Doesn’t it make you want to get out a towel and wave it around over your head? I’m pretty sure it does.

Here’s my recommendation: be just as shameless as Harrison. Take a video of yourself waving a white towel around over your head, upload it to YouTube and e-mail the link to passittobulis@gmail.com. We’ll feature the best and most shamelessly enthusiastic towel wavers on the blog.

Get creative with it. Go on location. Film your entire family waving towels. Build an elaborate towel waving machine that can wave bath towels. Or just be as stupidly excited as you can.

It’s playoff time!

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13 comments

  1. peanutflower
    April 30, 2013

    Okay, I can get behind that. I have my towels ready.

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  2. biznow
    April 30, 2013

    The overzealous grin throughout the video made the whole thing. If you’re going to go for it, go all out, well played.

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  3. he.hughes376
    April 30, 2013

    awesomeness with a cherry on top!!

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  4. Rituro
    April 30, 2013

    It’s the grin plus the high-stepping run that does it. Absolutely wonderful.

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  5. Cody
    April 30, 2013

    You’re the main toweler in my heart Harrison

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 30, 2013

      <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  6. Bhavin
    April 30, 2013

    “Yes, that’s PITB’s own Harrison, waving a rally towel like a damn fool in the streets of Vancouver.”
    Haha it’s a great video though!

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  7. Cathylu
    April 30, 2013

    Oh Harrison, you’re amazing!!

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  8. Kevin
    April 30, 2013

    Awesome.

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  9. Carlo
    April 30, 2013

    LOL that’s amazing!

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  10. obituary mambo
    May 1, 2013

    Pure, unadulterated awesomeness. I’d love to make a video. However, it would just be me on my lonesome, which would be epically depressing. Because the team doesn’t have any Czech players, it’s been all but impossible to engender any kind of support for them in my little city. Oh, how I wish they’d sign a Czech. Bring Bulis back!

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  11. newvanfan
    May 1, 2013

    Haha that is fantastic! From now on all white towels in my house will only be for waving!

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  12. Nee
    May 1, 2013

    THIS IS GLORIOUS

    I especially like the running while towel waving.

    +1 for degree of difficulty.

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