Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sean Avery, in depth

The New York Times has a look at all you didn't want to know about the Rangers' pest Sean Avery:
Pregame ritual: I always nap from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Then I pick a suit, grab a coffee and walk from my building to Madison Square Garden, listening to Tool on my iPod. The initial walk into the arena is my favorite time during game day. You head into Madison Square Garden, and it just makes you feel like this is the big time.

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At 11:03 AM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Chase said...

you are what you listen to.

 
At 11:26 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

I am not Avery's biggest fan by any means, but it does say something about the guy's character that he loves playing in New York. There are some guys, Avery and Shanahan obviously being two of them, who really light up at the notion of playing for a marquee team like the Rangers, or playing for a Canadian team. Some hate it, and would prefer to play in Tampa or St. Louis where there is less pressure.

 
At 11:28 AM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Katebits said...

ew! EW! EW!

 
At 11:37 AM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Paul F said...

I'm convinced this guy is actually really smart, and playing a big, Andy Kaufman-sized joke on us.

 
At 12:06 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Brushback said...

I listen to Tool, Gawdsmack, and Dream Theater on my iPod-- I are smart


Zzzzzzzzz

 
At 12:06 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Hawk said...

Rangers a marquis team? LOL LOL
They just play in a big city. Otherwise they are a joke of a franchise

 
At 12:34 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

I'm not really a rangers fan, more impartial to them but... A joke of a franchise? They're an original six team, have a great fan base, play in a great city, and have been working towards becoming a real cup contender.

 
At 12:52 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always nap from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Im thinking I could be an NHLer some day.

 
At 1:00 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a fascinating and interesting interview.

For the people willing to judge the guy based on media portrayals, out of context quotes, or word of mouth - you're idiots, plain and simple. You're letting others form your opinion. For the person who said, "ew, ew", I mean - what the hell? Do you knee-jerk react in a moue of disgust at the mere mention of Avery's name? How about judging a guy based on what he's actually saying? Because there was nothing repugnant about the interview. His comment about knowing he's in the Big Time because he's with the Rangers - I feel that. I'd definitely be thinking about that, too. Here I am, Sean Avery, 3rd-line agitator, and I play in NEW YORK CITY making millions of dollars on an original-six NHL hockey team. I'd feel amazing every single day.

This interview is straight from the horse's mouth, and Avery is obviously a very intelligent guy. Researching what annoys people? Most guys just settle for, "f******* p****!" He knows his role on his team, and the fact is, the Rangers value him or else they wouldn't have kept him on this year...after sparking them down the stretch last season.

Funny guy, too. "A beautiful woman". Ever read hockey interviews from other guys? Try it sometime. For the most part, they are a bunch of knuckle-draggers.

What amused me most was Avery's continual name-dropping of fashion brand labels. It reminded me of Patrick Batemen in American Psycho. "Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut."

Anyway, awesome. Avery, great work. He's carved out a career I can only dream of when I read the sports pages every morning.

 
At 1:44 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Brushback said...

^
Sean Avery's agent in da house.

 
At 2:50 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or Sean's mom.

 
At 2:50 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you knee-jerk react in a moue of disgust at the mere mention of Avery's name?
Come to think of it, yes. Yes, I do.

 
At 6:48 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Stan the Caddy said...

Something tells me has at least some redeeming qualities

 
At 6:50 PM, October 18, 2007, Anonymous cupster33 said...

A tool listens to tool how ironic.

 
At 10:47 PM, July 08, 2009, Blogger Darryl said...

"I'm convinced this guy is actually really smart, and playing a big, Andy Kaufman-sized joke on us."

I totally agree.

 

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