What you may not know is that these Sochi Olympics have mascots and they are terrifying. The most terrifying of those mascots may be this creepy polar bear with disproportioned facial features that Deadspin has labeled the “Nightmare Bear.”
Well, the bear has at least one friend over in Sochi and it’s our pal, Flyers and NBC hockey analyst Keith Jones.
Prior to yesterday’s hockey game between host Russia and Slovakia, NBC cameras caught the bear dancing up a storm in the crowd.
I mean, the bear is no Phillie Phanatic, but what is?
After his wonderful display, Jonesy made his admiration of the bear known by proclaiming that he thought he’d be able to do that job.
He may have a point, too. Look at Jonesy’s flawless agility and grace all while fixing his microphone and putting his sports jacket on. That’s the sign of a true pro.
Never change, Jonesy. Never change.
Also of important note, in case you were living under a rock, sucked into a mysterious black hole or trapped in the Bermuda Triangle, this beautiful display of hockey unfolded in front of our very eyes on Saturday morning.
Move along, everyone else. T.J. Oshie is your new American hero and will be haunting Sergei Bobrovsky’s dreams for weeks.
Team USA’s next game will be on Wednesday against the winner of tomorrow’s Czech Republic/Slovakia game.