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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!Tags: playoffs, Towel Power, videos