Baruchel’s Hockey Affinity & Post Number 100!

Jay cheering on Montreal Canadiens hockey team. Photo from Yahoo article.

Jay cheering on Montreal Canadiens hockey team. Photo from Yahoo article.

Jay Baruchel really likes hockey. I mean, he really, really likes hockey. The Canadian actor, who you might recognize from “Knocked Up” & “This is the End”, as well as recent films “RoboCop” and “The Art of the Steal”, has a passion for the sport that goes past this very exuberant photo to your left.

Hockey has not only been incorporated in movies Jay has been in, such as “She’s Out of My League” and “Goon” (which Jay wrote as well as acted in) but he also ties his love of the sport to patriotism. When Canada took home the medal for Hockey in the 2014 Sochi Olympics against the USA, the actor said “competition is an intrinsic part of human nature, we need some place to put it. We play defense against patriotism and ambition every day in this country, and so when an opportunity arises where we feel justified in wanting our tribe to be the best, the 50 foot tall maple leaves come out of the shed and everybody sees red and white.”

As a side note, I am pleased to announce that this is Post Number 100 on this Blog 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting and I look forward to creating more content for you fine readers! And PS: in keeping with the tradition of fan culture, Jay has also appeared in two of my favorites pertaining to this subject, “Fan Boys” and “Almost Famous”!  “Robo Cop” is still in theaters and you can check out “The Art of the Steal” in limited theater runs (check to see if one is near you HERE) or on Video OnDemand.

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About Amanda Rosenblatt

I have always been obsessed with fan stories, the origin of fanaticism and pop culture in general.
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