Everyone’s favorite hot middle school science teacher and un-ironic wearer of khaki pants turns 23 today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN TAVARES!
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Our love for John is not new – he was Foxy Friday back in March 2012 – but we have been a bit, er, cult-ish lately. He had a big summer! What else are we supposed to do?
John was named captain of the Islanders, made a
sex workout tape, and out-styled the NYR with his amazing hair – which was promptly ruined in literal and figurative form by a NY Yankees hat. We even did a whole post about his pants (cross reference: tucked-in polo, belt).
Last season, John was nominated
robbed, admit it for the Hart Trophy and finished 3rd in goals (including 9 PPG + 5 GWG) with a career-high .58 GPG. He figured in 35% of goals the NYI scored. He came way too close for comfort (closer than history will reflect) to eliminating the Penguins from the playoffs.
Chuck mentioned he’s half-Polish, right? At top volume?
John talked to Athletes Quarterly about his favorite off-ice things, and shot an arrow through our hearts with:
Read that feature. The first person who brings us video of John Tavares singing Green Day at karaoke gets… Lord, you can have Intern Jeff Skinner. (For a week. Don’t get crazy.)
The Fourth Period (and everyone else) has praised John’s diplomacy and wisdom beyond his years.
Don’t worry John, that’s what I’m here for.
John got a little nervous talking to Alyonka Larianov, and joked that he hopes to look “half decent” when his knocked-out teeth are replaced. She told him he’s “doing all right.” Amen, sister.
Smoother than this time he straight up told Kathryn Tappen he was single.
3:24 of John struggling not to giggle.
Endless adorkableness. This season, we are bringing it all to you.
I could be Dauntless. I would jump right onto this moving train.
So while we contemplate getting one of these for the office:
You guys wish John a happy birthday and get ready for a whole new season of awkward videos and tucked-in shirts!
The Isles host the Devils tomorrow in the first hockey game ever played at their future home, Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It will be the smallest arena in hockey (around 14,500 seats). You can read about the strange, off-center seating arrangement here and see a map of tickets available for tomorrow night’s game here. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes!Tags: john tavares, New York Islanders