You learn something new every day …

For instance, thanks to my subscription to ESPN Magazine, I learned that Tyler Kennedy once licked his hockey stick and became a YouTube sensation because of it.

While hunting the video down, I expected to see Tyler perhaps surreptitiously giving his stick a small flick of the tongue (yes, I’m aware of how dirty this is all sounding. Duty.), what I was not expecting was to see Tyler Kennedy licking his stick like he’s a stripper bathing down her pole in the hopes of securing some bonus singles.

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I bet this is one of the posts my mother and father were referring to when they were all, “Well, we just shake our heads and say, ‘That’s our Ginny.'”


  1. Carpetbagger
    March 11, 2010 5:02 pm

    It’s cold down there. Doesn’t he know what happened to Ralphie in A Christmas Story?

  2. Sooska
    March 11, 2010 5:04 pm

    Ginny! Mr. President did this a long long time ago. Sister Pens Fan slacked in her duties to keep you informed.

  3. Joe K.
    March 11, 2010 6:12 pm

    Big Brother is watching you.

  4. DG
    March 11, 2010 6:21 pm

    Why am I not surprised that Max Talbot’s name was mentioned in connection with this?

  5. bluzdude
    March 11, 2010 7:08 pm

    Why would they be surprised with you? You weren’t the one licking the stick… Although I’m sure that would be an internet sensation as well.

  6. Summer
    March 11, 2010 8:47 pm

    Worst thing about that article is how it gush over Ovechkin. Ugh.

  7. hello haha narf
    March 11, 2010 10:37 pm

    you really don’t wanna know how many times i watched that clip, do you?

  8. chrys
    March 11, 2010 11:31 pm

    eww.. I hope he doesn’t ever get a splinter from doing that.. I can only imagine how painful that would be. :P

  9. ErinPatricia
    March 12, 2010 12:03 am

    Mr. President licking his stick is hot.

    H. O. T.

    That is all.

  10. Lauren
    March 12, 2010 8:51 am

    @chrys-sticks are no longer made of wood, they’re made of some composite materials. Splinters aren’t an issue. Of course, I wouldn’t want my tongue anywhere near where a hockey glove has been : )

  11. Pitt Pygmy
    March 12, 2010 9:22 am,146724

    Yahoo’s PuckDaddy blog has a great account of this:
    Tyler Kennedy had finished a session in the trainer’s room after his Pittsburgh Penguins skated away with a 4-3 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. I ducked in, introduced myself and said I had a quick question for him.

    “The licking the stick?” Kennedy quickly asked, without provocation.

    “Was that not a turn-on or what?”

    See that? Mr. President was doin’ it for the ladies. (Not really, but we can pretend.)

  12. bucdaddy
    March 12, 2010 10:28 am

    Little-known fact: The original title of the Spinal Tap song was “Lick My Love Stick.”

  13. red pen mama
    March 12, 2010 10:45 am

    That made my day. No, really.