I’ve been critical of Joe Thornton in the past. I admit that. But I absolutely love this story that read on Deadspin today. A reporter was poking around the Sharks lockerroom trying to get somebody to say something negative about Tomas Hertl’s celebration after scoring his 4th goal (oh yeah, this was his 4th goal by the way..)
Anyway, Jumbo Joe overheard and this was his response:
Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating, Thornton said: “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”
When the press turned his way, he then added: “I’d have my cock out if I scored four goals. I’d have my cock out, stroking it.”
Refreshing. Honest. You may even go as far as to say it was refreshingly honest. In a world where the PC police have turned our stars into robotic, boring cliche machines (I’m looking at your Crosby and Toews), this was the perfect response to a bozo reporter looking for an angle to write some shitty fluff piece on Hertl showboating his 4-goal game.
Thank you, Joe.