This probably isn't as funny as everyone else as it is to me since the phrase is an inside joke on a Blues board I frequent, but I thought I'd share it with everyone anyway. I know the girl holding the sign, so I can vouch for this picture not being doctored.
It's not "Chelios, you're uglier than Ricci", but it's still funny...
While not totally originally, I do think it's pretty funny. Bertuzzi takes these sorts of things pretty well. Last year against Minnesota he was interacting with their fans a lot during the warmup...although that one was because he inserted his own foot in his mouth with his previous comments. The NHL needs more of this (not the players wearing panties part)
In the sportsnet clip, it looked like they were jawing back and forth? Did she say what they were talking about?
Here's her story:
FYI... 'Asshats' = Canucks. Personally, I don't think the Canucks are worthy of such a great word, but that is what a few on this board refer to them as.
Originally Posted by Nsane2Bme
My sign said “BERTUZZI WEARS PINK PANITES” (all from our friend Steve), and hanging from the bottom of it, were some pink velvet panties, with a bow on them.
Guppy’s sign said the same thing, but he has his attached to his sign, not hanging from it. Bertuzzi talked to Guppy about his sign before the game, but he’ll have to fill you guys in on that story, cause I don’t really know those details.
My story goes like this..
The other night, Guppy and I were talking about our seats for this game, and I told Steve that if he made the sign, I would proudly display it, since my seats were what I thought was 3 rows behind the Blues bench. Guppy said he was going to make one, so then I though well what the hell, I’ll make one. I’m an Art Major, it’s been a while, it would “be fun”, and I felt it was my BNF duty to express the “pink panty” issue at the game.
Signs were made, we go to the game.
I walk in the building and Guppy is calling me, wondering where I am. I told him that I just walked in. He said he was going to the Asshats bench. I told him I would meet him there.
I’m walking through the building with my sign (pink panties not attached) and people are LOVING IT. We get down to the ice, and the Asshats have started their pre-game skate. Guppy has his sign plastered up against the glass right next to their bench. I attached the pink panties that hang from the sign, and there was no room for me by Guppy, so I moved down a section, and causally put my sign up against the glass. I was about half way from the bench to the corner. I was talking to Kirstin (my daughter) and the people around me, not thinking too much about anything. Next thing you know, there is a puck flying over my head. I look and it’s Bertuzzi, hitting the glass with his stick and yelling at me! He told me “You are horrible! You should be ashamed!” While he was pointing at the pink panties and Kirstin. He yelled something about Kirstin cause he pointed at her, and then pointed at the panties. I kept telling him “It’s OK! She helped me make it!” (well she did!) He kept repeating himself over and over again and he was getting pissed off. I kept laughing and nodding and telling him “It’s ok, really!” People around us kept asking me what he was saying and wanted to see my sign, so I was filling them in while they were asking. Everyone thought it was great/funny. The pre-game skate ended and the players went to the locker rooms. Kirstin and I went to get some food.
We went back to our seats, and we were eating our pizza when a Head Usher and a Security guy come up to me and ask me what my sign said. I proudly showed them, and they said “Well, that sign is offensive to some people, so you either have to throw it away, take it back to your car, or check it in at Guest Relations”. Immediately, I thought they were kicking me out! I responded “Well I guess I’ll check it in, I can come back to my seats, right?” They said “Yeah, just follow (so-in-so), and he will take care of things for you. But you have to roll up your sign while you are going there.” So the people around us were laughing, and protesting that I had to turn in my sign. We had food and drinks and coats so I asked the ladies sitting behind us, if they could watch our stuff since we were going to be right back. They gladly watched our stuff for us and we were off.
Kirstin and I did the walk to Guest Relations, and dropped off the sign. The people there loved it also, but they said that if I would have kept it there, that they would have gotten all kinds of phone calls from the bench. I jokingly said “Well hell, I wanted to be on TV”. They told me, “Ah, you already have been on TV” and they laughed.
We went back to our seats, and watched the game. Oh, and I don’t think I mentioned this. We were RIGHT BEHIND the ASSHANTS Bench! I wanted to wave to Bertuzzi and smile at him like a real *****, but he never made eye contact with me when the game started.
After the game, we went back and got our sign. They told us that we had to keep it rolled up until we got outside of the building.