One Vancouver Canucks fan drove 1,000 miles from Canada to California, partied too hard and woke up with a hospital gown and free tickets to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup.
Ignoring any advocacy for irresponsible drinking, the Deadspin article raises questions about the identity of a journalistic piece. I don’t think it qualifies.
It’s an interesting tale — funny, sometimes surprising — but it’s crowdsourcing with an editor. Barry Petchesky seems to have filled in a few gaps in the narrator’s alcohol-wiped memory with information from other Canuck-savvy blogs.
This “article” is more short story, flash fiction or 24-hour video contest material.
Is he sure he drank exactly seven tallboys, a Jagerbomb and a triple vodka-cran? And those hospital bills . . . did the taxpayers of San Jose pick up that tab?
This sham leaves a bad taste in my mouth, though I can’t remember the flavor. Maybe vodka? Maybe Jager.