Following the press conference slaughter of Ribby the First at yesterday's gala luncheon, the AHL Iowa Chops have presented Ribby the Second.
Upon the unfortunate development that former/current/former/current NFLer Brett Favre will be continuing his football career despite a generous overture by the Iowa hockey team, Ribby will be representing the Chops in various capacities, including appearances at Rotary Club barbeques, Wal-Mart openings, and ASPCA fundraisers. Unless someone gets hungry.
At his introduction, Ribby spoke through guest PR man Howard Dean. Asked by AHL president David Andrews where Ribby would be traveling in order to promote the new club, Dean responded :
"Not only are we going to New Hampshire, Dave, we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York ... And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan, and then we're going to Chicago to take the Calder Cup! BbbbYeeaaaaaahhhhhhh!"
The future shines bright for the Anaheim Ducks' minor league affiliate.
Meanwhile, coach Dineen (no, the other one) finally gives a hearty thumbs-up for the (quickly redesigned) Chops shoulder logo:
Christmas is right around the corner, hockey fans!