Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Buy Yourself a Spot on the Canucks!

by Jes

The Vancouver Canucks are auctioning off the privilege of dressing as a Vancouver Canuck and being a member of the team for a day.

Relax! You wouldn't actually get to play a shift with the Sedins, or Alex Burrows. Instead, the Canucks are auctioning off a spot in their team photo.

Yes, THE team photo. The current bid is US$ 1,500, which is about how much James Mirtle makes in the average week.

Be a part of the Canucks team photo at the end of the 2007/08 season! This package includes one 8x10 copy of the team photo and a replica jersey to wear in the photograph.

Funds raised through this online Dice & Ice auction will benefit Canuck Place Children's Hospice and BC Children's Hospital Child & Adolescent Mental Health Building.

Years from now, I can just picture a kid and his grampa looking at the 2007/08 Canucks team photo

Kid: Grampy, who's that ugly looking guy on the left?

Gramps: Oh, just some random schmuck who paid the team to be there.

I guess it doesn't really matter who is in the team photo, since there are lot of guys (trainers, front office staff, etc) in the photo that I really don’t know, but it does seem kind of lame that some guy off the street can basically get himself into the picture and have nothing to do with the team. It's supposed to be a TEAM photo, right?

I hope the winner does something to make the auction worth his while, like wearing a clown wig, making a really nasty face, or wearing a Blues cap.

(hat tip to 'Going Five Hole')

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Bertuzzi should bid, for old times sake.
Jes's World: Where journalism is a high-paid profession.
Anything for a buck, I guess. (Before anyone jumps on me, yea, I got the part about the auction price going to charity .... but does anyone seriously think that's why they're doing it? At the end of the day, it's just another marketing gimmick.)

I could see this in Florida or Nashville, where they'll do cartwheels to get attention, but a team in Canada? WTF?
What? The winner only gets a replica jersey? Why not the real deal
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