Claude Giroux is, Like, The Most Popular Athlete… in the World!

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Photo by Adam d'Oliveira and his excellent gallery of Flyers portraits on his Facebook page

Mmm. Drops of ginger. Somewhere, this chick is losing her shit. 

Claude Giroux tops the latest (arbitrary) ESPN Cross-Sport Power Rankings.

After being held scoreless in the Flyers' Game 1 win, Giroux busted out with three goals and three assists in Game 2, setting a Philadelphia franchise record for most points in a playoff game. He followed that up with a goal and an assist in Game 3, putting the Flyers on the brink of a sweep over the favored Penguins.

Giroux had some help, as teammate Danny Briere checks in at No. 7 in the rankings, giving the Flyers two of the three NHL players to make this week's top 10.

 

Shockingly, a network that virtually ignores hockey placed a hockey player atop it’s list. Giroux finished just a head of Matt Kemp, Andrew Bynum, and Lionel Messi. Danny Briere and his magical playoff hands came in at no. 7. 

Nice to see that the self-named worldwide leader recognizes greatness when they see it. And yes, I’m fully prepared for the karma backwash that is headed our way.

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12 Responses

  1. It’s a terrible situation to be in, being down 3-0…We’re not going to sit here and make excuses. We can’t fix the fact that we’re down 3-0. But I think we all believe we can come back and I think this is when you lean on your fans the most.” – Sidney Crosby

  2. i been pumping Mac Miller’s knock knocks for the last hour in my ipod getting pumped for the win tonight. Party baby

  3. Penguins fan from Temple…if you wanna bang Chirp why don’t you just ask him instead of resorting to the name calling style of flirting a 4th grader would use?

  4. When’s the last time someone had a hat trick and three assists (6 pts), followed by a Gordie Howe hat trick? (fought Crosby). That will put you on any list. Yet ESPN talks about Tebow and the Jets for 60% of every sports center.. In April. I like it better that way though, who’s pumped up for Giroux and the fly guys encore?! Game 4.

  5. 2nd post wasn’t me but I agree with it. Pens win tonight & take it back to Pittsburgh
    ***** Penguins fan who goes to Temple:
    Often duplicated but will never be outclassed!

  6. I would let Giroux places my hairless testicles on a hard surface, and then smack down on them with a rubber mallet. Oooohhhh. Feels so good.

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