Saturday, June 02, 2007

“And the money (awards) kept rolling in from every side…”

What were you doing at age 19? Cause I guarantee it wasn’t anything compared to what Sidney Crosby has been up to. Let’s take a look at Sid’s week shall we:

• First and foremost, Crosby was named Captain of the Pens, making him the youngest player to be awarded the title. Vinny Lecavalier was the youngest but Crosby stole the record from him. That’s ok – Sid’s going to steal a lot of records in his hockey career, why not this one? And truly he deserves it. He basically already had it this year, but as Colby Armstrong put it “Then they would have to make a bunch of new jerseys just to change the letter.”

• Next, Sid took a trip up to Ottawa to pick up his Art Ross trophy. Records stolen include: NHL’s youngest scoring champ this season with 120 points and youngest scoring champion in the history of major North American professional sports. At the risk of sounding like a puck bunny, Sid cleans up rather nicely in a suit don’t you think?



• As if all this wasn’t enough, the YMCA & the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review felt the need to honor Sidney with a “Pittsburgh Tribune-Review City of Champions Achievement Award”. I’d say it’s a good move on the city’s part to honor one of their primary money makers. Keep shaking your money maker Sid.

• Back in January, Crosby won the Mark Messier Leadership Award. COLD-FX is making donations to the charity of each winner’s choice. Sid chose the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and the Boys and Girls Club of Cole Harbour, with each receiving $2500. What a nice guy : )


Let’s tally shall we:
Records broken this year: 4 or so (probably more I'm just too lazy to go look it up)
Award count: 5 or so and counting

Like I said – what were you doing at age 19?

8 comments:

Bethany said...

Yay for the kid...I guess...

Elly said...

Love that man. I got a die-hard Flyers fan to gush about Sidney last night...does that count as an award?

Margee said...

He's insane. All that AND perfect skin. Some people just get the lion's share of the blessings...

The Wanderer said...

A Flyers fan gushing about a Pens player... I would say that counts.

Ellie said...

yeah that def. counts. rack another one up for sid.

margee - every time i see him in an interview i wonder about the perfect skin too! it seems really unfair doesn't it? maybe it's just the good nutrition...

Britannia said...

Well, at 18 we won state for girls' water polo....

Okay, I got nothing.

Objectionable Conduct said...

At 19 I was getting drunk and making dumb boys with money pay for it....

Coincidently, that's not all that different from what I did this weekend....

Sasky said...

*giggle*

Um i'm not 19 yet? I turned 18 like two days ago!

But at... 17 I was the First girl to make the State Boys inline hockey team. And won school shit! And made the national mooting finals.


Man..

I was a freakin geek last year.