Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sidney Crosby: Adopted?

Lookin' good!

Why, yes...but the city of Pittsburgh, apparently.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a feature on how Crosby has taken to Pittsburgh and vice-versa, and has won that city's "Dapper Dan, the Sportsman" Award.

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Although he grew up in the Canadian Maritimes steeped in hockey, Sidney Crosby quickly became a fan of other Pittsburgh sports teams after joining the Penguins.

He's met Jason Bay, the Pirates' Canadian outfielder. He's been to the Steelers' home opener the past two seasons.

"Pretty much every Sunday we were off, I was watching the Steeler game," Crosby, the top overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft, said last week.

"I think it's just natural to pull for the other teams in the city you're in. It's a good atmosphere in a city when they pull together and pull

for the teams that are there. You see other athletes at our games, and you see us at Steelers games, baseball games."
Is it natural to pull for the other teams? Who in the hell would ever cheer for the Pirates? blech....

So, despite being such a recent transplant, Crosby has an appreciation for the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year award he will receive at the annual charity dinner and auction April 15 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

"It means a lot, especially here with this being the sports town that it is and to join that company that's gone through here," Crosby said. "It's a huge honor. To have that support from people outside of hockey, that's a good feeling. When I came here, people were so welcoming. I couldn't get over how nice they were. That really means a lot."

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