Quick, Get Out Your Cellphones: Mario Lemieux Is Getting A Statue!
March 7 / Tom Lorenzo / SportsGrid
The city of Pittsburgh gave it the old college try this afternoon when they unveiled a statue of Penguins great Mario Lemieux. While we applaud the sentiment, the whole "ceremony" just seemed awfully strange.
First, you had a couple hundred people with cellphones clicking as the statue was unveiled. Sure, we get that you want to prove that you were actually there, but the whole scene (below) just strikes us as one of the most teenage-fandom moments in the history of sports.
Secondly, the countdown... Let's talk about that for a second. Pretty weak, people. We know it's not a New Year's Even countdown or anything, but how about putting a little more into it. Or, how about scrapping the countdown altogether, if you aren't going to make the effort. Check it out: