Thu Sep 17 10:37pm EDT
We may have finally found the reason why the San Jose Sharks can't win in the playoffs: Joe Thornton(notes) obviously hasn't unleashed the persuasive powers of Slappy, his ventriloquist's dummy, for an inspirational locker room speech.
Here are Joe and Slappy pimping Sharks tickets in a commercial that preys on our weakness for fart jokes. (Note: Same ad loops three times.)
We'll let the obvious debt Joe owes to Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo go after seeing that Thornton's unrehearsed giggle after Slappy launches one.