Finally something/someone to write about. Just as yours truly couldn’t stay away due to the lure of booze and broads, so says Sean Avery “I’ll be back.” Sure there are plenty of stars in the NHL. Ovi, Stamkos Chara and the likes. These guys are interesting for one reason and one reason only, they can flat out play hockey. But we all know that there’s much more to the entertainment of sports than just skill, work ethic, and of course, winning.
It’s personality. Let’s not discount it, even for a second. Sports fans are drawn to the
“bad boys” just as a Catholic priest is to little boys. Why? Because they are interesting (not sure on priest thing.) And this isn’t easy to do. Take all the other hockey bloggers out there. They aren’t very interesting for the most part and yet, I’m a bozo and Google named us the “World’s greatest hockey blog. (SWEAR, search it)”
This isn’t a learned trait. You either got it (Avery) or you don’t (Paul “Biz Nasty” Bissonnette). Billy Smith, or Grant Fuhr. No matter the sport, these guys/gals exist. And they exist in the form or $$$$. Ratings, merchandise, ticket sales. Think about every major sport and you’ll know who I’m talking about.
So welcome back Sean Avery.
Hope you have more good sex stories to tell, some guys to annoy, and a team to spark back into what we all thought they would be, a contender.
OH, and by the way, lack of personality can have the opposite effect. Just ask KING James.