This officially comes out of the WTF files, because in a million years I never would have guessed this. Rangers jackass Sean Avery is going to be interning at Vogue magazine this summer after the NHL season is over. I kid you not.
In fact, there's even a short profile of Avery in the most recent New Yorker, which does its best to make Avery look sophisticated, rather than portraying him as the one-finger saluting, hooker-associated dude that he is.
Here's an excerpt on Avery:
He has said that he finds sports, and athletes, boring, and that he’d like to be an editor of a fashion magazine. (He’s planning to do a summer internship at Vogue.) Unlike most hockey players, he sees nothing wrong with the fact that he likes to “smell nice occasionally.” He has said that he prizes his black patent-leather Yves Saint Laurent high-tops, “a lovely cashmere throw from a friend who works at Calvin Klein,” and his Philippe Starck machine-gun-shaped lamp (“It lets you know there’s a man living in the house”). For a while, he wore black nail polish on one hand—“my fighting hand.” He told one magazine, “Sometimes I’ll wear a scarf to the game and my teammates have no idea what to do.”Obviously, there's nothing wrong with this. It's always good that athletes have interests beyond their sports. They just usually aren't doing internships at women's fashion magazines.
And better yet, Avery wrote a personal letter to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who is the
I just wish somebody was going to be documenting this whole thing. I give Avery three days before he gives Wintour the finger, and five before he body checks her out the 40th floor window.
[HT: Yahoo! Hockey Experts Blog]