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Sharks announcers call Vancouver Green Men ’40-year-old virgins’ (video)


Most hockey fans are more than familiar with the madcap antics of the Green Men, the Vancouver Canucks superfans who dress up head-to-toe in skin-tight, green spandex and taunt opponents during their stay in the visitor’s penalty box at Rogers Arena. Their routines usually are met with amusement by NHL fans in general, irritation by opposing NHL players and in one instance played out on Wednesday night during Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals between the Canucks and San Jose Sharks, the savage mockery by the announcing crew for the visiting squad.

When Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was sent to penalty box during the second period, CSN Bay Area announcers Drew Remenda and Randy Hahn mocked and ridiculed the Vancouver Green Men with zingers about the relative lady-killing abilities of the green spandex-clad goofballs as well as odd references to the their penchant for amassing odd collectibles.

The Green Men used a fishing motif to mock Vlasic (Sharks — get it?) during his stint in the sin bin. Listen to the Sharks announcers hammer the dynamic duo by making hackneyed references to the Vancouver Green Men being “40-year-old virgins” as well as insinuate that the two live in their mothers’ basements (are they bloggers?) and collect potholders and “rain globes”:

Zing! Remenda and Hahn really got them on those well-crafted zingers. At the same time, if a person is going to be savaged by being compared to a Steve Carrell film, being called a couple of “40-year-old virgins” is far better than being referred to as a couple of “Dans in real life.”

[H/T Puck Daddy]