Play Now Poker asks for Luongo poker questions via Twitter, hilarity ensues

It’s been five days since Mike Gillis surprised everyone, including his goaltenders, by trading Cory Schneider instead of Roberto Luongo. Luongo has yet to speak to the media about the trade, only telling James Duthie that he was shocked and needed some time to “consider his options.”

That has Canucks fans freaking out, worrying that Luongo will refuse to return to the Canucks, leaving the team without a starting goaltender heading into the 2012-13 season. It seems doubtful that it will come to that, but Luongo’s silence has everyone on edge.

Into this tense environment stepped @PlayNowPoker, who is sponsoring Luongo’s entry into the World Series of Poker that is taking place this weekend. Luongo is currently refusing live interviews, clearly wanting to avoid any questions about hockey, but Play Now Sports clearly wants to use Luongo’s celebrity to promote their brand. Their solution? Soliciting questions on Twitter, specifically asking for “poker questions” in hopes of avoiding an onslaught of Canucks-related queries.

Unsurprisingly, that didn’t work, as Canucks fans flooded the hashtag #AskLuongo with questions cleverly (and not-so-cleverly) disguised as poker-related. We’ve collected the best of the bunch.

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9 comments

  1. Nee
    July 5, 2013

    Trying to keep a straight face at work.

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  2. Sausage King
    July 5, 2013

    Did he reply to any of these questions???

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  3. TubaNat
    July 5, 2013

    Comedy gold you guys, comedy gold. If he hasn’t already, I really hope he replies!

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  4. Lenny
    July 5, 2013

    Ok I don’t get this one:

    So Roberto, when you’re dealt a suited Jack and 7, are you coming to #canucks camp or not? #AskLuongo

    Maybe there is nothing to get.

    Otherwise hilarious!! The creativity!

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    • Daniel Wagner
      July 5, 2013

      Nothing to get there. Just a set up like it’s going to be a legit poker question, then an abrupt about-face.

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      • Nee
        July 6, 2013

        That’s my favourite one.

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  5. PB
    July 5, 2013

    This is pure gold but I do want to see Luongo’s responses – any links?

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    • Daniel Wagner
      July 5, 2013

      No responses yet, but I definitely don’t expect him to answer any of these questions.

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  6. PB
    July 5, 2013

    Not even the non-Gillis violence ones?

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