Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Men

Green Men of Vancouver, your current playoff MVPs

In Game 1 of the Vancouver Canucks' Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, they unleashed an acrobatic display of taunting against Kings defenseman Jack Johnson(notes) — including a full headstand.

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. The rest of the inspiration, according to Sully in an interview with Nucks Misconduct:

After watching an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which is where the Greenman originates from, we both looked at each other and I do believe we actually yelled "Eureka" at the same time. It was a little weird, but we knew it was fate. We knew we had to become Greenmen and go to a Canucks game. As for hesitations, there was a few ... I mean we aren't really wearing anything so that was a concern... and the first game we went to, it was about minus-5, so as we walked from our car to GM Place, it was quite tempting to bail out. I'm sure glad we didn't though!

The video and rest of the article here.

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