This series of blog posts will look back on the highest highs of last season, and hopefully get the Canucks faithful amped for the season to come!
23 days to get back to playing Canucks hockey. 23 days to get back to winning games.
Today’s memory: The Keslerbomb.
It started with Ryan Kesler in the Canucks locker room. It spilled out onto twitter timelines everywhere.
Also known as the Kesler Interview Bomb, Kes-lurking, and Kesler Cameos, the Keslerbomb even has an entry in Urban Dictionary:
Kesler-bomb (24 thumbs up)
Sweeping in behind a teammate, friend or family member to intentionally – and unintentionally – appear in video footage or photographs.
Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler has become good at this as of late, magically appearing in post-game interviews behind teammates.
Mark is about to Kesler-bomb Joe and Tina in their wedding portrait. This will not end well.
This clip shows lots of the popular, earlier Kesler bombs. This is by no means exhaustive:
That is all that #Canucks fans on Twitter needed. Favourite local puppet and sports columnist for 24Hours Vancouver – Guts McTavish – began the movement by Keslerbombing his own Twitter avatar, and offering to provide services to anyone that wanted their own avatar Keslerbombed. Pretty soon, nearly every Canucks fan on Twitter had their very own Keslerbombed profile photo. Anyone that had reasonable Photoshop skills (myself included!) pitched in for the insane demand for Keslerbombs.
It was a more than a fad – it was a movement, a rallying cry, and yet another awesome way for Canucks fans to become even closer as a community.