Neil and I went to the Canucks game tonight – my first attendance at GM Place of the season – to watch them take on the Edmonton Oilers.
The game was unremarkable. Mediocre hockey at its finest. The game was 0-0 (pet peeve of mine – calling a game “scoreless.” There is a score: it is 0-0) through all 3 periods and the 5 minute overtime. The Canucks finally lost in the 3rd shot of the shootout.
What *was* remarkable though, was seeing Greg Neufeld (2nd from the right in the photo), Canadian Idol 2006 and 2007 top 10 contestant as a fellow game attendee. The remarkable part wasn’t seeing him there – after all he is a local boy – the remarkable part was how freaking SHORT he is!
After watching the Idol series and seeing him practically tower over nearly everyone else on stage, it was highly disconcerting to walk past him and see that he’s at least an inch or two shorter than Neil (who is 5’10 and a tiny bit – and I have been explicitly told that I must include the “tiny bit” which is very important!).
But I was seriously expecting Neufeld to ring in around at least 6 feet. Apparently not so.
Anyhow, Greg, in case you google yourself (or if you know Greg and/or google him): you still rock the casbah, even though your stature is somewhat diminished from what I expected. I still think you should have won and your voice is like buttah and if you actually become as famous as you deserve (and therefore completely unreachable to a commoner such as myself) I will bump John Cusak from top spot on my laminated list (he’s getting a bit long in the tooth now anyhow).
And now I must go start researching other TV personality and assorted celebrity heights. Next thing you’re going to tell me Tom Cruise is only 5 feet tall.