Thu Apr 14 08:56am EDT
So to help the fans get amped before Wednesday night's Game 1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, radio station Rock 101 appealed to their primal instincts by allowing Canucks fans to destroy a "Blackhawks Van" with a sledgehammer:
Wow, who knew Ed Helms had that much pent-up aggression? That video was via Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
The promotion was titled "Crush For The Cup," in which the station's 1974 Econoline van was repainted as a Blackhawks mobile, and fans that paid a $10 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation were given three swings with a sledgehammer. Carnage for charity; who doesn't love that?
But demolishing an automobile for charity is just one aspect of the fandamonium in Vancouver: Witness the shameless cheeseball self promotion of the What Would You Do? contest, co-sponsored by Best Buy and The Province. Fans submitted minute-long pledges to perform certain duties if they won suite-level tickets to the finals this postseason. Pledges such as the one from Edwin, the manager from Best Buy Surrey:
Uh, yeah. No matter what you think of that dude, at least he's not pledging a full body wax performed by a hand puppet. Or performing other unspeakable acts with a hand puppet ... like singing original acoustic songs about the Canucks. "Vigneault's hard to say/But I hope he's here to stay." Eat your heart out, Woody Guthrie.
See all 30-or-so What Would You Do Canucks entries here. If you dare.