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Sid The Kid Introduces Us To The Famous Crosby Dryer (Video)

by: AnthonyP On  Friday, January 8, 2010
Tags:  Dryer   Hockey   Max Talbot   NHL   Reebok   Sidney Crosby  

Sid The Kid Introduces Us To The Famous Crosby Dryer

Sidney Crosby is the future of the NHL.  He may not be the best player in the league yet (although a lot of people would argue he is), but it has become very clear that he can live up to the hype and may finish as one of the all-time greats.  But every legend has a beginning and Crosby is no different.

The story about Crosby goes like this.  He used to sit around in his basement all day and night shooting pucks into a dryer and that’s how he got good.  With stories like that, they usually stay legends, shrouded in the fog of myth and tall tales.  In this new Reebok commercial, however, Crosby bears all when it comes to the famous dryer.  Commercials range from funny to odd these days, but this one is better than them all.  Accompanied by his teammate and friend Max Talbot, he takes us into the basement of his parents house in Nova Scotia and shows us the dryer.

Instead of diminishing the myth, seeing the dryer actually enhances it.  It has been all dinged up from years of pucks banging off it.  And to everyone’s delight, he challenges Talbot to a game and smokes him in it 9-4.  Talbot leaves us with a hilarious dig at Sid about how Sid didn’t score anything in game 7 last year and Talbot had 2 goals.  It’s all in good fun though.

This is one of the best commercials I’ve ever seen.  I love anything that takes you back to before the stars were stars and see how they got there.




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