I love hockey, this is a given, but I'm also a math major (nerd alert!). I know a girl who spends enough time online to sustain a blog is a nerd, shocking I'm sure. So of course when I hear about anything nerdy and hockey related I loose my shit, figuratively of course. I recently discovered Dave's Geeky Hockey, it's a blog run by a guy who makes geeky hockey jerseys. Score! Here's some of the awesomeness he offers.
|That Pokemon jersey is happening, not even fucking around here.|
But there is something that is more awesome than geeky hockey sweaters, and that's nerdy hockey players! I know I'm not alone when I say I like a player much more when I find out he's a huge nerd. It proves that even big dorks can be professional athletes, and that makes me happy. Pass it to Bulis did their always awesome research about the uber-nerd known as Cody Hodgson.
|Cody looks exactly like Liev Schreiber.|
Here's a little taste of nerd Cody.
|Who listens to music on their Bluetooth? Nerds that's who!|
"According to Brad Ziemer, Cody Hodgson was one of them:
I started really young,” [Hodgson] said. “My dad taught my brother and I the game and we have always played against each other and friends. I was actually in the chess club growing up until high school and then I didn’t have a lot of time to play competitively. I enjoy it. I like the mental aspect of it.”
He still plays a lot. If you ever see him staring into his cell phone, he’s probably not texting a friend. He’s playing chess.
Fun fact! I also was in chess club. Cody and I would have awesome nerd conversations I'm sure of it (Or we would just sit silently for hours playing chess).
|That's my room Spiderman! Jackass!|
Another awesome nerd is Jason Spezza.
|Yes you're a mega goober, embrace it!|
Just listen to this laugh and tell me you're not imagining his role in the next Revenge of the Nerds movie.
I love Jason Spezza.
But the king of all hockey nerds has to be Phil Kessel. Seriously if you haven't experienced Kessel's social awkwardness you are missing out. Luckily for you I have compiled some of his pure uncomfortable greatness.
|So much awesome.|
Kessels awkward smile makes me giggle.
I feel bad for the guy sometimes, but this was just pure gold.
You can tell a person is a nerd when they refuse to make eye contact. Kessel avoids looking at the guy interviewing him and the camera the whole time, almost too uncomfortable to watch.
I love you Phil Kessel. Never change.
Wow, just wow. Awkward around girls? Check. Super embarrassing laugh? Double check!
Stay nerdy guys!