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Saturday, April 17, 2021

going green
The few times I’ve caught Vancouver Canucks games on television this season, I’ve scratched my head over scenes like this one:

Who are those green-spandexed freaks? And since when did a National Hockey League game become a fair setting for plexiglass-pressing performance art?

It turns out that the Canucks Green Men are a new feature at General Motors Place. They’re not sanctioned by the arena nor the hockey team — which I’d wondered about, since they seemed so synchronized in their acrobatic penalty-box taunting. As for further details:

For the uninitiated, the Green Men were revealed by the Vancouver Sun as British Columbia Institute of Technology students Ryan Sullivan and Adam Forsythe, whose Green Men alter-egos go by Sully and Force. They initially wanted to use the “Green Man” gimmick at a Seattle Seahawks game, but the bodysuits they ordered arrived too late for the game. The NFL’s loss was the NHL’s gain.

Not that these schoolboys are being wholly original: Their Green Men inspiration came from an identical character from the television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. American cultural hegemony strikes again!

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 04/17/2010 02:23pm
Category: Creative, Hockey, TV
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