by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

Today, is NBC’s annual celebration of hockey in the United States. It’s “Hockey Day in America” featuring three games featuing U.S. based teams.

Sports humorist Jeff Wozer has uncovered some rejected promotional ideas for the celebration.

• NBC’s showcase game features the Canucks versus the Canadiens.

• Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sings the US national anthem with his shirt on.

• Tanya Harding whacks Mike Milbury’s knee with a crowbar.

• Chewbacca takes a DNA test to prove he’s not the father of Philadelphia mascot, Gritty.

• American players wear capes.

• Doc Emrick wears a “Make America Skate Again” hat.

• The hosts from “Myth Busters” test how long a canary can last in a hockey bag.

• In between periods Jeremy Roenick hits on Kathryn Tappen

• NBC announces a new Buffalo-based sit-com called “The Big Tank Theory.”

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s Active.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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