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Canucks D Keith Ballard really likes his dog

Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:45 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 2:54 pm

By Brian Stubits

From the lighter side of sports spectrum:

When you think of hockey players and dogs, it's only natural to assume they typically own labs, retrievers or other big, outdoor dogs. Not Keith Ballard.

The Canucks defenseman is the proud owner of a 14-pound shih tzu named George. As he points out to the interviewer above, George is "all man" at 14 pounds. After all, his fur is camoflauge. Oh, and like any dog should be, he stays on a leash, not in a bag or purse.

I think the part that gets me the most is when Ballard is asked if he has any pictures of George handy, to which the answer is yes. But he refuses to show them as he doesn't want people coming up to George on the streets. He needs his privacy.

I'm starting to think that when this hockey thing is done, Ballard might have another line of work to pursue. Minus the one little crack in the middle, he is stone-faced comic here.

Now send the man some Pupperoni.

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Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:41 pm

Canucks D Keith Ballard really likes his dog

Awww, you knew what you were doing with that caption.  I've been a fan of Ballard since he was taken in the first round of the 2004 draft and forced to play for the terrible Coyotes.  I certainly wouldn't be the one he sicks his dog on- better protect your ankles.

You're right, I was dating myself to use the term, "constables", however Beavis & Butt-head haven't been current for at least 15 years, old man! 

Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:24 am

Canucks D Keith Ballard really likes his dog

What? Never! I'm a Keith Ballard fan. Anybody who smashes his goalie upside the head is worth watching to me.

And you're sick man. I didn't channel my inner Beavis to see the headline that way.
By the way, way to date yourself with the use of constables. Tongue out

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:37 pm

Canucks D Keith Ballard really likes his dog

Stubits, you must really hate Keith Ballard.  With an article title like that, I half expected to read, "Constables seized dogs following neighbors' complaints of bestiality..."

As it is, the article is still pretty damaging to the tough defenseman's image.  After this, even Dan Sedin will probably be calling Ballard a wuss.  Tongue out

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