January 13, 2014

Taro Tsujimoto's story: years before Hideo Nomo and Dice-K, Tsujimoto was a hockey wunderkind who promised to improve the Buffalo Sabres. But he never arrived because he never existed: he was one of the many pranks the Sabres' long-time PR man Paul Wielan invented.

posted by yerfatma to hockey at 03:18 PM - 5 comments

That was a very fun read. What a character.

posted by Mothball at 04:35 PM on January 13, 2014

I see he has a Twitter account: @tarosays

Sabres draft pick. I never stepped foot on the ice and I'm bitter about it. Formally, the Sabres Unofficial Director of Potential Trades and Roster Moves #fired

One of his posts: Fun fact! I'll never get an #NHL media job because I'd be brutally biased. In my defense: That never stopped Mike Milbury.

posted by jjzucal at 07:41 PM on January 13, 2014

I was shocked to find out that Morris Titanic was an actual person, as well.

posted by Bonkers at 01:50 AM on January 14, 2014

The most obvious pun had to be made on that wikipedia page:

A knee injury sunk Titanic's career during the 1979-80 season while he was playing for the Rochester Americans.

posted by grum@work at 08:52 AM on January 14, 2014

A knee injury sunk Titanic's career

I wonder if applying ice might have worsened things.

Great post about Tsujimoto. It had me laughing loudly enough to cause my son to ask if I had completely lost my mind (no great loss there, but...).

posted by Howard_T at 02:16 PM on January 14, 2014

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