|The half-half jersey is the proud winner of the Molson Cup for November|
Greetings comrades! Tis I, your once and past glorious leader 29 highly anticipating tonight's Habs-Bs matchup. Thanks to our fancy lawyer friends with all them fancy season tickets, we will be in the stands tonight proudly displaying the infamous jersey many have come to love to hate. But it's 1-0 in live games this season, so we're optimistic.
Many have asked about the jersey ("sweater"? some people say sweater; we don't). Some people think 29 actually ripped apart two jerseys to make one. Sacrilege! 4HF asked 29 to give an oral history of the jersey:
It's really not complicated. In the late 1980's, the Habs played in an arena called the "Montreal Forum". Your readers may have heard of it. There's a liquor store there now. In the Forum back then, there was a gift shop. I had wanted a Habs jersey for a while, but couldn't decide on a home or away jersey. I went into the Forum gift shop one day, saw the half-half jersey and said to myself "problem solved!". I bought the jersey. If I recall correctly I used a credit card. But back then, they slid your credit card (either CHargex or MasterCHarge) on this mechanical machine-thingy that went over a carbon copy receipt thingy which you then signed with a pen. That may be the hardest thing for your readers to believe now.So that's it really. Since then, the jersey has taken on mythical proportions. It has traveled to arenas across North America. It has been subject to ridicule by private and public figures alike - been zinged by 29's own MP and been called "super ugly" by the Minister of the Environment. Fuck' em all. It's gorgeous. And it will bring victory tonight over the fuckin' Broons. Die Broons Die. GYFHG.
Cocktail du soir ~ 29's Milky Moe Way
1 oz. quality Canadian Whiskey (29 suggests Forty Creek Copper Pot)
1 oz. Amaretto di Saronno
2 oz. milk
Throw that shit over some ice in a glass, give a quick stir and enjoy. A delicious digestif, maybe with some pie or a black and white half-half cookie. Look to the cookie Elaine.