From The Province:
Vancouver’s redheaded sportsmen are flying the flag for flaming hair, after the world’s largest sperm bank stopped accepting redhead donors.
Cryos Denmark, which ships sperm to more than 65 countries, started turning away redheaded donors in September, claiming there was not enough demand for redheaded children.
But the success of redheads like BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay and Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin is calling into question the wisdom of such a decision.
Fellow redhead and Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider believes the sperm bank has got it wrong.
“People say we’re going extinct but I think we’re coming back strong. The proof’s right here in Vancouver, so I don’t know what they’re thinking. They should come take a look over here and change their decision.”
Canucks defenceman Alexander Sulzer agrees, despite having a tough time growing up as a redhead in Germany.
“The other kids would call me Pumoke, a redheaded comedy figure, or Duracell like the battery,” he said.
“But when you look around town all the redheads are really successful here — and I’m pretty sure none of those kids are playing in the NHL now.”
This is some pretty golden journalism right here. I also recommend you to click the Province link above and watch the video.. Ginger Supremacy talk from Canuck players.
Cory Schneider’s mask actually says “None Shall Pass”, omg.
You may recall seeing this video of the Canucks’ pre-game routine from the locker room prior to their March 8th game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Like me, you may have wondered why in the world part of their pre-game routine included every player in the room performing an awkward synchronized kick. Well wonder no more. I got the story straight from Dan Hamhuis when he paid a visit to CLA Church a little over a week ago.
Apparently, that kick is part of Manny Malhotra’s ritual that he performs prior to every single game. If you watch the video again, you can see everyone in the room looking in his direction with a smirk, waiting for him to stand up and kick so they can do it with him. He had no idea they were going to do it.” —Pass It To Bulis (via twoingreenandblue)