Foxy Friday – Faster Than Laich!

25 Feb

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.”

Brooksy changes Hot Mop's tire too but forgets to drop the jack

NOW THAT IS FOXY!

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12 Responses to “Foxy Friday – Faster Than Laich!”

  1. Cassy February 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    God knows we all love a ladies’ man and Cassy loves herself Mr Blue-Eyed Brooksy here. I have to admit checking the Caps’ scores to check if he scored a girl – NOTE this does NOT make me a Caps fan!

    This really cheered me up today – thanks Dawn. I just got in from the hospital and have this massive dressing over my lumbar puncture site. Happy days.

    I also heard that Brooksy has gone from “single” to “dating” to engaged – can I just say if it’s the girl he was with at the WC, she’s really lovely and that if he’s kept this on the QT for a bit, it was the right decision. Then again, I can also see him pulling a 360 and just proposing after 2 days. Good luck to both of them – I DO hope you’re very happy (but if she isn’t good to you, baby, she should fear my wrath!)

  2. Pants February 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Brooks fist-pumping is exactly what I was thinking of yesterday when my kickboxing instructor played “Beat Dat Beat.” I totally lost count and had to stop my punch-kick sequence I was laughing so hard.

  3. Brittany February 26, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    Arghhh…Brooks is beautiful. I didn’t want to admit it, but he even makes the fist pump hot. *sigh*

  4. Jones February 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    “Do these women get a handbook in the delivery room with a list and don’t get past the B’s in Canada?”
    Little known fact: all Canadian women are provided with an NHL approved list of names at the maternity hospital. The first three names on the list are Mike, Ryan, and Steve.

    Actually, I heard somewhere that Brooks Orpik is named after Herb Brooks. Don’t know what the Laich family’s excuse is.

    I still think Brooks L. looks better with hair than the shaved head. Such a waste of a nice head of hair.

    • dawncherrie February 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

      Really? Mike, Ryan and Steve? hum … Brooks is such a unique name to me. I love it but maybe I only watch all the nhl teams with guys on it named Brooks! HA!

      • Jones February 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

        Well, off the top of my head… Mike Peca, Mike Modano, Mike Green, Mike Comrie, Mike Fisher, Mike Richards… Ryan Miller, Ryan Kesler, Ryan Suter, Ryan Clowe, Ryan White, Ryan Callahan… Steve Yzerman, Steven Stamkos, Steve Downie.

        Ok, not all those guys are Canadian, but. There’s a reason NHLers all go by their last names instead of their given names. Same reason all the guys I went to school with did. 🙂

        Other names on the list: Alex, Andrew, Patrick/Patrice, Brendan/Brandon.

        I’ve never met a Brooks in my life though. 🙂

  5. Sinochick February 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Not sure if it’s true but it was on his Wikipedia site that his full name is Evan Brooks Laich?

    • Cassy February 27, 2011 at 6:23 am #

      Christ, that’s even sexier/foxier if it’s true! I love the name Evan. Totes.

      Damn him and his pretty sapphire orbs of blue-ness. And he is waaaay sexier with cropped hair. He’s so amazing ladies everywhere would pull it out if it was longer.

      You ALL know what I mean :D.

  6. dawncherrie February 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I didn’t say he looked better with a shaved head. I just said he’d put Mike Green to shame! Because what a mop! :0 But then all that hair would compete with those eyes and those strong facial features which I think would be a shame. 😉

    • Cassy February 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      I know what you mean Dawn, but he’s still sexy. Face it – he has God-like powers. Of sexiness.

      He’s a hard worker, makes the name Brooks look sexy and…

      I just came over all faint and I’m lying down. Someone page Dr Blue-Eyes, STAT cause I think my pulse is racing… 😉

  7. Chuck February 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    bwahahaha @ Nick Backstrom

    “He very good man for woman.”

    • Cassy February 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      *siiiiiigh* Oh yes please!

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