The bigger they are the harder they tumble. Just like tall guy John Walrod wrote in his article Manorexics and Gravity, tall guys have some distinct disadvantages in certain sports – long haul road race mountain stages and running to name a few. But when I heard Dan Patrick yesterday talking about a player who’s 7-feet tall with skates who plays for the Boston Bruins I was like “hold the phone”!
Only hands? That’s funny. Can people really hardly reach his mouth?!
Slovakian born Zdeno Chara measures in at 6’9” but his skates push him to be seven feet of pure Bruin (and bruisin’) defense. At 255, he would theoretically fit a size 4L tall shirt if he bought The Lawson Oxford or The Leadon Gingham. Apparently bigger is better as he’s been named a finalist for the Norris Trophy. AND is a finalist for this year’s Mark Messier Leadership Award along with Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings (see our previous post Tall Guys Lead New NHL All-Star Format for more on him!)
Think about Shaq on skates – granted he is 355. You’d have to get the zamboni out after each possession going down ice. The ruts would be like at a tractor pull! Tune in tonight to see which way the series heads, as Vancouver leads the finals 2-1.
Body check. Tall guy wins.