Ted's Son Gets Beer Shower
Well, all my wandering and I missed Ted Leonsis's son and his friends getting a beer shower. From today's Inside the Owner's Box:
Now there are six minutes left in the game. There is a TV timeout, and Raul Fernandez -- one of my partners -- says to me, "Look, not a person is standing, not a sound can be heard." He is right -- I am shocked. I have never seen anything like this -- the silencing of a playoff crowd.
With five minutes left, about 2,000 Flyers fans get up and leave the building. I am equally shocked.
With two minutes left, there are boos cascading the Flyers as they have difficulty getting the puck out of their own end. I look into the stands to find my son and I see security mingling; a Flyers fan has become upset and dumped a cup of beer on a Caps fan -- yep, it is my son and his five friends. Security does a great job as I am intently focused on how this is unfolding. My son does the right thing and just laughs it off, and he escapes with his friends back to the security of our suite.
With all the stupid beer-related arena products that sports companies have marketed in recent years, it's a wonder no one's yet invented the protect-a-funnel, a giant headpiece visiting fans can wear that funnels dumped beer into a special container that then detaches from the headpiece and allows the dumpee to drink the beer in the face of his tormenter, thus getting both a psychological victory and a free beer.
You know, I don't think I've ever embedded the Dale Hunter Game 7 goal.
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