Monday, June 02, 2008

I like 'em on ice

My first major celebrity crush? Not really a celebrity. It was Chris Osgood, the 23-year-old goalie for the Red Wings.

It might seem strange – but the Wings were huge at the time. And I certainly wasn’t the only one. Kristen Bell, that Veronica Mars/Heroes chick, who grew up in the area, shares in my amazing taste. (Even though I have very reputable sources that tell me that she is a raging bitch.) “Chris Osgood was my first crush. Brad Pitt be damned, he had nothing on Osgood's rookie skill and sad eyes. There was actually a day in high school when I wrote on a name tag 'Mrs. Osgood' and wore it the whole day. I really thought we were perfect for each other. I'd love to meet him and probably apologize that things never worked out.”

He was strawberry blonde and shy. They called him Ozzie. He had his mom sitting beside him in the convertible during the Stanley Cup parade. I was in love.

Okay, I’m still in love. Wife (probably stunning) and daughters? I’ll overlook them. He is still strawberry blonde and shy and a hell of a goaltender. And, though we might not get married – I was quite convinced that it was destiny – I still hold a special place for him in my heart...and in my closet, where his jersey still hangs.

I’ll be screaming for him quite loudly tonight.

And he might even be able to hear me. Since I will be in the building. Watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Hoping to see the presentation of the Stanley Cup at center ice of Joe Louis Arena.

My Red Wings are up against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a win tonight, they can clinch the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 11 years.

In my humble realm of fandom, this is a very big sporting event. I am positively giddy.

I hope Ozzie gets naked at center ice.


Stace said...

strange. I've never had a celebrity crush or whatever you may call yours. Hope you enjoy the game.

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