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Collegiate goalie has a Big Lebowski mask that really ties the rink together (pic)

Since I trust that most readers of the Sportress of Blogitude are savvy, intelligent individuals with impeccable taste, I will do my best to forgo inundating everyone with too many references to the Coen Brothers classic, The Big Lebowski. But if I do,please forgive me if I cannot help myself here and there, although I will attempt to keep them at a minimum.

First off, far out, man. Secondly, given that the goalie who is rocking the mask bearing the image of Jeffrey Lebowski, otherwise known as The Dude, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing, is a goaltender for Western Michigan University Broncos who happens to go by the name of Frank Slubowski.

His last name, which on its own is bad ass enough, so closely resembles The Dude’s given surname it was almost a no-brainer that teammates bestowed upon him the Lebowski-esque moniker of The Big Slubowski. Hopefully, that does not bother him too much. I have no idea if Slubowski’s got emotional problems, man. You know, beyond pacifism. Or whether or not he hates the f’n Eagles, man.

Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

The tribute mask was created for Slubowski by Head Strong Grafx and it features The Dude admiring his rug, which can be seen in the reflection of his shades. As you know, it really tied the room together. And this guy peed on it. Sigh, sorry again.

Are there are more images below? Of course there are. Don’t be fatuous, people.

On the other side of the helmet, there is an image of a tank and on the backside, the words “Frank the Tank” can be found emblazoned upon it, presumably a reference to Will Ferrell’s character in Old School and assumingly is another reference to one of Frank Slubowski’s other pop culture-inspired nicknames:

Cool. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to whip me up a White Russian. I just had to go to Ralph’s and write a check for a measly $0.69. Sheesh.

F it man, let’s go bowling.

Okay, now I’m done.

[H/T Puck Daddy]