Alors, Dustin Penner a décidé de prendre son histoire de spasme au dos en mangeant des crêpes au sérieux. Ou devrais-je dire avec un brin d’humour? Plusieurs internautes se sont moqués de la gueule (ou du dos) de Dustin Penner, alors celui-ci leur a envoyé une lettre.
Grosso modo, la lettre raconte que le joueur des Kings de Los Angeles mangeait de crêpes végétariennes (WTF?) quand il a été pris de spasmes au dos soudain. Afin de tourner cette situation en positif, au lieu de demander 1500 $ comme une pute de riche, Dustin Penner organise un concours avec le blogue sur les Kings de Los Angeles MayorsManor. Il vend des tickets 1$ afin d’offrir aux fans de hockey la chance de manger des crêpes avec lui. Les profits iront à une oeuvre de charité. Ci-dessous, la lettre dans son intégralité.
So it seems as though I need to address Pancakegate for those in the sports media world, as well as those following #pennercakes on twitter, in light of the recent phenomenon I’ve created.
Right off the bat, I’d like to clarify a few things.
For example, they were vegetarian pancakes. The injury happened as I was sitting down to eat, not mid-bite. And yes, I did finish them.
There has been some feedback from the media as a whole regarding the lack of transparency involving injuries. So, I decided to be candid.
First and foremost, I think we can agree that having delicious pancakes that your wife made for breakfast, for a 1pm game, is not out of the norm. Secondly, « SOBS » (Sudden Onset Back Spasms) can occur at any moment, doing just about anything you can think of, and is a very serious issue.
Those who have experienced « SOBS, » know it is no laughing matter. I’m a little hurt, to tell you the truth, that the plight of my people isn’t being taken seriously.
Frankly, I don’t mind the attention and there’s no such thing as bad press, right? Apparently, I made it onto ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ and joined Kings’ ATH alumnus Dustin Brown (see water bottle incident) and have also became a twitter sensation overnight (with hashtag #pennercakes). So, I’m hoping to get an endorsement from IHOP or Denny’s.
The main thing here though is that we were able to bring attention to a serious issue like « SOBS » and hopefully find a treatment and unmask the mystery of it all.
In closing, for those who know how to laugh and find humor in life I hope they’ve enjoyed this as much as I did.
In an effort to end the entire experience on a high note, I’m partnering with MayorsManor to sponsor a ‘Pancakes with Penner’ breakfast. In the weeks to come we’ll be setting up a special raffle. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for $1.00 for a chance to have a pancake breakfast with me. All the money raised will go to charity…while we enjoy some delicious pancakes!
Be on the lookout for more information soon.
Thank you for your time,