Just a reminder: Our first post-season Live Chat is today at 11 a.m. Be there. Or else. Josh Thomson, 26, will be handling duties from practice.
Also, our friend Manny (aka Mannu, Nanny, Embellisher, Diver and many other non-complimentary names) is again running the official unofficial Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest.
Here’s the info, from Manny:
As the newly structured NHL playoffs begin many of us must be forced to call our manhood (or lack of womanhood) into question. Sprouts that begin to develop on our faces will be allowed to grow unruly rather than trimmed in the spirit of American professionalism. As our Jewish friends ask every Pesach, “Why? Why is this night different from all others?” Because, my friends, it’s the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Because it’s the Cup!
So in the spirit of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and in support of your heroes, the New York Rangers, we will be hosting The 5th Sometimes Annual, 2013-2014, Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest. All boneheads wishing to participate should e-mail their “before” picture to the official contest e-mail: email@example.com. Pictures will be posted on the official contest website: http://semiannualpaulmaraplayoffbeardcontest.wordpress.com/
As acting contest chairman I can guarantee fairness, equality and a chance for boneheads of all genders, creeds and sympathies. I also promise to not just to willy-nilly award the prize to Sally (as usual). I can also guarantee that, although Nasty has won in back to back years, this contest is not rigged.
Beards are no longer just for Avatars.
Be sure to check in with the official website as there will be all sorts of updates for tips on how to grow a beard as well as regulations for the contest.
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