Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Def Leppard's Joe Elliot explains his Cup mishap

Saw this at Puck Daddy's joint, of course:

Joe Elliot should not have cleared the air on the Def Leppard website about why he put the Cup upside down on the table on stage during the regular season opening night concert.

"I will, as always, take full responsibility for what happened because I have big pucks. However, someone at the NHL should have known better and informed me first instead of keeping the Stanley Cup under lock and key until the last minute. The practice run the day before with a coffeemaker went swimmingly because it, like every other sporting cup I've ever seen, was wider at the top than the base. Ironic isn't it that after that night's gig, a NHL insider told me that long ago the Stanley Cup was also designed to be put down that way!!!
Like most of my fellow Brits, I'd never seen it before until it was handed to me sideways by which time I had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. Whoops……"
Wow Joe. You really cleared the air on that. I totally believe you. Now, don't you have another shit glam song to write? Piss off!
(Actually, I liked Hysteria.)
On the flipped side of the issue...who really gives a shit if he put it upside down? It's just a moment of mockery for Elliot and that's about it. If Hayden Panettiere can hump it and lick it, then Elliot can put it upside down. Both can be looked at as insults to our Lord God Stanley. It's just that one is hotter than the other.

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At October 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM , Blogger KevinV said...

Finally, this website does what I've always said it should and feature more of Hayden Panettiere.

 
At October 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Sorry, but I can't do that. She gets one or two links here and that's all. :)

 
At October 15, 2008 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

What in the blue hell was the NHL thinking, having a geriatric band play on opening night. And a geriatric band that is completely clueless about the Leagues highest award?

Gary Bettman: Epic Fail.

 
At October 15, 2008 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Oh boo, you Betmman hater. Not like he chose the band. Bettman looks like a Sinatra-type.
They could have done better than Def Leppard though, I agree. They could have brought in Pink.

 
At October 15, 2008 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Okay, maybe the Bettman comment was made in haste; obviously he didn't choose the band.

But for cryin' out loud... these def leppard assholes are from Scotland. They have curling in Scotland. And Darts. And great Scotch.

But hockey? Hell No!

Why not have some real Canadian content? Or at least some rockin' US stuff. You tellin' me Kid Rock wasn't available? He's from Detroit and a HUGE Red Wings fan. You may not like him, but you gotta admit it would have been a better choice, and a way better show.

 
At October 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Kid Rock doesn't have that squeaky clean image though! But yeah, he would make more sense otherwise.
Hate to say it, but Avril Lavigne would have made more sense :)

 

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