Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Nash is too bandaged to play, Coach Rautins

This is as close as Canada Basketball's Leo Rautins will get to seeing Steve Nash this summer -- but we'll be seeing Leo's lads in Beijing. (You gotta believe!)

This is Canadian insecurity writ large. Canada's Brendan Fraser can't do a promo with his sports star for his new movie -- unless it's a fellow Canadian. Like, get real, eh.

(Yes, Fraser was born in Indianapolis to Canadian parents and Nash was born in South Africa. Shut up, already.)

Incidentally, where does Nash rank among Canadian athletes in acting ability? He's no Mark Messier, but he's more at ease than Wayne Gretzky.


Duane Rollins said...

I've been poking around trying to find out of the qualifiers will be televised in Canada...

Anyone know?

And, even though I can be humourless about these things...I don't blame Steve Nash for not playing. He's done a lot for Canadian basketball already.

Andrew Bucholtz said...

Mark Messier is not a good actor, a good hockey player, a good leader or anything else. He put more effort into his Lays commercials than into playing for Vancouver. He should not be mentioned in the same sentence as Steve Nash, except to say that Nash is infinitely superior.

[/angry Canucks fan exaggerating]

sager said...

He put more effort into his Lays commercials than into playing for Vancouver.

But if he put more effort into his commercials, that would make him a good actor.


Tyler King said...

Wow. You literally pre-empt'd me.

Andrew Bucholtz said...

More effort, yes, but they still weren't good... they just didn't suck as badly as he did as the Canucks' captain.