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Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:13 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 9:31 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

So Miss USA is a hockey fan? That’s great. Hockey will take all the fans it can get. And who doesn’t want Miss USA on their side? DeanLombardi

What’s California native Alyssa Campanella’s favorite team, you ask? The Vancouver Canucks.

Something just doesn’t seem right. Miss USA’s favorite team hailing from Canada? Feels like it’s violating the laws of fandom/patriotism. Could you imagine the British prime minister pulling for Barcelona against Manchester United in the Champions League? Shouldn’t Miss USA root for a team from, ya know, the USA?

Removing my tongue from my cheek, it’s great to see another high-profile hockey fan joining the party. But how did she end up rooting for the Canucks, you ask? She explained that in an interview with FOXSportsWest.

FOXSportsWest.com: How did you discover hockey?

Miss USA: It happened this season when I was in Vancouver and went to see a Canucks game. I didn't know anything about hockey prior to that, and I went to a game and fell in love with the energy and the sportsmanship of the players. It was just insane, so ever since then I've been a diehard Vancouver Canucks fan.

Just so long as she doesn’t pull for Team Canada, I guess it’s OK.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

@NWTrucker: Laugh at me all you want, but the Canucks have been routinely exposed as goons around the NHL. Look at the dirty hit in the Stanley Cup that completely changed the series. Look up the Mikko Koivu injury where Matthias Ohlund breaks his leg with a slash (), I could go on but I've never had much respect for that organization.

And for the record, I am from Northwest Wisconsin. I was born and raised in WI so I've known nothing but the Packers all 23 years of my life...and since I live 90 minutes from the Twin Cities but 7 hours from Milwaukee, I got the Twins, Wolves, and Wild on TV and radio as a kid. My dad also grew up in the TC. Being a diehard hockey fan, I was elated when the Wild came into existence...WI doesn't have a pro hockey team so I rooted for the Buffalo Sabres before the Wild existed (the Hasek-Satan-Peca era). Granted, the Wild haven't done much, but I represent my teams nonetheless. I shouldn't have to explain myself in THIS much detail for a witty one-liner but there you go. 



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

"That figures, a Wild fan AND a cheesehead?? That, sir, is the best definition of Bi-polar I've seen yet!"

No so much, if you think about it.  Wisconsin doesn't have a pro hockey team.  He's probably from Eastern Wisconsin or Western Minnesota.  I would guess Eastern Wisconsin.  And Wisconsin's baseball and basketball teams are almost always regular disappointments or just god awful.  




Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

That figures, a Wild fan AND a cheesehead?? That, sir, is the best definition of Bi-polar I've seen yet!



Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

LMAO, cry, gentlemen, cry. Intelligent and good looking. Mighty fine combination.

There are die-hard Canuck fans all over North America. Thirty teams below the 'nucks!! Eat your heart outTongue out



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

"I went to a game and fell in love with the energy and the sportsmanship of the players."

If she's commenting on the sportsmanship of the players, I'm pretty sure she didn't go to a Canucks game.




Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:46 am
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

I wonder if the carpet matches the drapes?



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 1:05 am
 

Miss USA loves hockey and ... the Canucks?

soon she will have a sex tape and be stripped of her title, hockey gods looking out for us.


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