Remember where you heard this first? Alexander Ovechkin has signed a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters. In a private PenguinPOOP exclusive interview with Globetrotter GM and President, Nickolas Cardinale, the major hurtle getting Ovechkin?to sign on the dotted line was his want for the nickname ?Showboat? which has already been taken by icon Robert ?Showboat? Hall. Cardinale refused to give that name up. Ovechkin then asked for ?Showtime? but that was taken by Paul ?Showtime? Gaffney. Finally, Cardinale recommended ?BIG SHOT??… and there it was Alex ?BIG SHOT? Ovechkin.
The Globetrotter contract does not go into play until after his present $124 million expires but Ovechkin is already fired-up and looking forward to the experience. While whistling his version of Brother Bones? Sweet Georgia Brown… ?BIG SHOT? Ovechkin said, ?My stick is on fire, my stick is on fire…? you liked that one Nickolas, didn?t you!?
In other news Rick Tocchet has signed a contract that with the same date as ?BIG SHOT? Ovechkin?s , but with the Washington Generals.
In a separate interview we asked Sidney Crosby of his reaction to the Globetrotter signing and Ovechkin?s obvious choreographed dance around his stick. Crosby responded (on the record): ?I didn?t see it.? (Off the record): ?He stands a good chance that he will be remembered more as a jackass.?
This is DR Hook… carry on