One of the two Green Men, Sully, has been awarded the ultimate fan honour being inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fans. His partner in crime, Force, did not make the cut. Maybe Force will be inducted sooner than Pavel Bure. It’s definitely worth looking up the duo, you have not caught a glimpse of the Green Men on numerous Vancouver Canucks highlights.
Here are Sully’s thoughts on their claim to fame:
In 2009, we attended a Vancouver Canucks game in a pair of one piece green suits. It was supposed to be a one time thing and it turned in to a piece of sports pop culture. We have accumulated a great record throughout our 50+ games beside the visitor’s penalty box. Our goal has always been to distract the opposition while getting our fans pumped. Our efforts have landed us on ESPN countless times, including numerous Top Ten lists, PTI, Around The Horn, First Take and many more. Once our popularity grew in the sports world we were able to raise over $15,000 for various charities. As super fans we have followed our team to Nashville, Phoenix, and Boston. Even the Canucks players have acknowledged our contribution to the team. We feel we are “HallOfFan” worthy because of our impact on fans in sports. Since our inception, fans from around the world have donned the suits. They even attempt handstands from time to time. A trip to the Hall would be the sweet icing on our green spandex cake.
Congratulations to the Hall of Fans inaugural class – Emily P (University of Alabama), Larry H (Baltimore Ravens) and Sully O (Vancouver Canucks)!