It has been a pretty entertaining and confusing week for fans of the Los Angeles Kings. Just a few days ago the Kings learned that their winger, Dustin Penner, wouldn’t be able to play for a couple games because of back spasms brought on by eating pancakes. The media were all over the seemingly silly injury, and for good reason.
Dustin Penner decided to pen an exclusive letter for Mayor’s Manor, a LA Kings blog to address the incident. Here is the letter and it is brilliant:
So it seems as though I need to address Pancakegate for those in the sports media world, as well as those following #pennercakes on twitter, in light of the recent phenomenon I’ve created.
Right off the bat, I’d like to clarify a few things.
For example, they were vegetarian pancakes. The injury happened as I was sitting down to eat, not mid-bite. And yes, I did finish them.
There has been some feedback from the media as a whole regarding the lack of transparency involving injuries. So, I decided to be ...