Does This Bother Stars’ Fans as Much as I Think it Should?

Is that lipstick? Nope, just Derian Hatcher's sweater.
Is that lipstick? Nope, just Derian Hatcher's sweater.

Is that lipstick? Nope, just Derian Hatcher's sweater.

In case you somehow missed it, John McCain’s running mate/Saturday Night Live punch line swooped into town last week. But instead of putting lipstick on a pig, Dallas Stars’ owner Tom Hicks gave the world’s most annoying hockey mom a hockey sweater.

But not just any ol’ sweater. No. 2. Ostensibly because she hopes to be No. 2 in charge. But, c’mon, is nothing sacred?

If I’m a Stars’ fan – and I am, sorta – I’m a little bit offended.

Because in my heart and in my Stanley Cup memories, No. 2 will always belong to one Derian Hatcher. In fact, some of us think Hatcher is the most identifiable No. 2 in the history of Dallas sports.

Right?

Imagine Sarah Palin swinging through Deep Ellum next week and Jerry Jones popping up to present her with a No. 12 jersey? Or Mark Cuban handing her a No. 22?

Actually, the latter makes some sense. After all, she is a “Maverick!”? -- Richie Whitt


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