BOSTON (CBS) – By our count, about a million people in Boston—okay, give or take a few hundred thousand– snapped a photo on Monday featuring two grown men in head-to-toe lime-hued Lycra.
They are Vancouver’s Green Men– aka Sully and Force. Their antics behind the penalty box at Canucks games have made the tandem a strange sensation.
Said the Green Man known as Sully, “We went once and it just kind of blew up into something huge. It’s very random. The fans got behind us.”
Added Force, “A year and a half ago, if I thought I’d be standing here in Boston for a Stanley Cup final in a Lycra suit? Are you kidding me? I lost all dignity a long time ago putting this thing on the first time, but I’m so glad I did it.”
WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi spoke with the Green Men:
Taking their Green-ness to Faneuil Hall– where the Black and Gold believe—the Green Men were heckled mercilessly by a group of school kids. And some fellow Canadians who happen to root for the Bruins. They took it in stride, and even the hecklers told us they love the Green Men.
Sully and Force posed with and for anyone who asked for a photo.
One fan asked, “Are you guys the originals?”
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“We need some black and yellow guys,” said a couple of Bruins fans.
Said Sully, “I think it’s really cool that this is taking off. We’ve started a trend where people actually want to wear spandex and not be able to see the game.”
WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi shows us Vancouver fans that made the trip to Boston:
In fact, Sully and Force say they can see through the stretchy material that covers their eyes, although everything has a green tinge.
Marveled one long-time Canucks fan posing with the men in green, “It used to be all about hockey and now these guys are just famous beyond belief.”
Even as the NHL has ordered them to tone it down a bit—no more handstands or touching the glass around the penalty box– they’re fully enjoying their 15 minutes.
98.5 The Sports Hub is the only local station to listen to every game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Coverage begins an hour before each game with the Bruins Pregame show hosted by Dave Goucher & Bob Beers.