pools of sapphires
There are gentlemen and there are gentlemen and then there are men named Brooks. I seriously don’t know if any other sport has as many men in it named Brooks. Seriously. Do these women get a handbook in the delivery room with a list and don’t get past the B’s in Canada?
let's hear it for Seattle!
But this is aboot OUR
Mr. Brooksy. Our unsung Mr. Brooks whom I must brag that Mr. Cherrie and his Puck Bunny Posse used to watch play as a Foxy Cublet here in Seattle as a Seattle Thunderbird
. What’s that you say? It’s a WHL team. He credits getting traded to Seattle as one of the best things that happened to his career. What? Here? OK. If you say so. I went to one or two games with Mr. Cherrie in that time period so I guess I can say I probably saw Brooks play but I honestly don’t remember. It wasn’t his fault, it would be mine. I didn’t care at the time. I KNOW. SACRILEGE. BURN ME AT THE STAKE. But the jokes on me now – isn’t it?
I am not laughing at that shirt?
He made it to the big time and I’m still in Seattle – watching Mr. Laich on Center Ice rather than at Key Arena or way down in Kent! Yuck! Don’t even ask. But I’m glad one of ours made it big. And made it big on a team I LIKE! That’s even hotter! That’s almost like two degrees of separation above. Me – Brooks – Ovi.
he's a bit of a neat freak so don't mess with his cupboard
He didn’t go big in the draft. He’s worked his way up. It’s been a long road. And he is still developing. He’s a blue-collar hockey man, much like the fans. He knows where he’s been. He knows where he wants to be. He knows how to get there and isn’t afraid of the hard work it takes to get there.
If you’re wondering why Brooks keeps his hair cropped, don’t. He would put Mike Green to SHAME. Seriously. And if you’re wondering why Brooks is single? He is in a bromance with the entire team. Seriously. His O.C.D. is so O.O.C. “If I asked you about your family, you would talk about them forever because it’s something you love. That’s the way I feel about this team. This team is my life, and I love playing here and I’m passionate about playing hockey. So it’s easy for me to talk about it.” Enough said.
The incident below I think best sums up our Foxy Friday Man and mind you, he was in his suit and it was pouring rain as well, which they neglect to mention in this version:
I do brakes and muffs too.
Laich received national media attention when he stopped to help two stranded Capitals fans change their flat tire after a Game 7 loss in the 2010 NHL playoffs. When he came across the woman and her teenaged daughter stranded on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, Laich stopped to install their spare and apologized for the club’s early loss in the playoffs. When asked about the incident, Laich responded “It’s not a big deal. It was just a tire. The lady was stranded on the side of the road, I saw that it was just a lady and her daughter, and I figured my tire expertise outweighed hers.”
NOW THAT IS FOXY!
Brooksy changes Hot Mop's tire too but forgets to drop the jack