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Haircuts I Wish I Could Pull Off – The Wayne Gretzky

26 Jan

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So, since today is Wayne Gretzky’s 52nd birthday, I thought I’d take a moment to recognize something that is often forgotten.  Sure, he scored 894 goals and 2857 points.  Sure, he once scored 50 goals in 39 games and ended up with 92 that year.  Ok, so he won four Stanley Cups, a couple Canada Cups, and guided Team Canada to the Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City in 2002.  I get it.  He was a pretty good player in a decent league.

I’m not here to talk about that shit.  I’m here to talk about a haircut that I was always jealous of and just could not pull off, no matter how hard I tried.  It was a haircut that transcended genres.  It had enough mullet in it to party with the best of them, but enough business in it to be serious to the point that it could single-handedly make hockey grow in the US Sunbelt.  It said “I’m from Brantford, and I respect the common man, but I’m also from Los Angeles, and I’m better than you.”  It said “I’m too good for St. Louis, I’ll go to New York instead, bitches.”

The haircut was the Wayne Gretzky, and it’s in the Hall of Fame.  Respect it.

Newsworthy – January 26, 2011 – Wayne Gretzky is 50

26 Jan

1996-97 Score - Wayne Gretzky

I remember thinking a few times over the past year, “wow, Wayne Gretzky is turning 50 soon, that makes me feel old.”

I figured his 50th birthday would sneak by and maybe a few media outlets would make mention of it.  I didn’t know it would basically become a national holiday in Canada.  I’m not saying that’s good or bad, but it’s certainly newsworthy.

This 1996-97 Score hockey card is one of my favourite Gretzky cards.  Not sure what it is, but no matter how many Gretzkys I accumulate, I’ve always liked this one.  In fact, I enjoyed this whole set.  Maybe I’ll go find a box somewhere.

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