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Two Truths and a Lie - Bieksa

by Derek Jory / Vancouver Canucks
Before the days of iPads and iPods and iThis and iThat, playing games of the mind shortened long road trips.

A favourite of mine, aside from tormenting my brother until a fistfight broke out, was always Two Truths and a Lie; the premise is simple, person A reveals three facts about themselves to person B, person B then gets one follow-up question about each fact leading to elaboration from person A. Person B then guesses which fact is the lie.

“Are you ready?” smiled Kevin Bieksa, “Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie, by Kevin Bieksa.”

1 – “The first vehicle I learned how to drive was a three-ton dump truck. Standard.”

2 – “My dad used to be an amateur wrestler named Al the Animal.”

3 “I was voted Grimsby’s Best Sandwich Artist when I worked at Subway.”

Wow. Okay. This is already more difficult than I imagined.

Follow up questions – keep in mind I also didn’t know what was true and what was a lie when interviewing Bieksa.

Is it easier or more difficult to learn how to drive on a dump truck?

1 – “I think it’s easier to learn on a three-ton truck, because it’s not as touchy as a car. When I transferred that over to a pick-up truck, I thought it was a lot more challenging, a lot trickier. The clutch is a lot easier on a big dump truck; you can feel it a little bit better.”

What was Al the Animal’s biggest wrestling match?

2 – “Once in Hamilton at Copps Coliseum he wrestled Iron Mike Sharpe, who was a famous wrestler. He was a great wrestler, one of the bad guys, and back then unless it was a main event, it used to be that a star would wrestle the lower class scumbags they would round up from the local town. Iron Mike Sharp was one of those scumbags that never won, but he became famous for that. So my dad wrestled him and he beat him with a figure-four hold and made him submit.”

What was your signature Subway sandwich?

3 – “I was really good at preparing anything, just not great if customers made me mad. I was closing the store on my own one night and I had a major issue with a customer. I was making his sandwich and he asked me to put extra green peppers on, so I did, then he asked me to put more on, kind of rudely, so I stared him down, but put some on. Then he did it again and he kept saying more, more, so I told him if he wanted more, I was going to have to charge him the .50 cents extra, I’m sorry, but it was just too many green peppers for any human to digest. So he moved on to the onions and he did the same thing with the onions, then the pepper, more, more, so I just started dumping it on and I put the whole shaker of pepper on, it was a big mound and then I told him to take off and I didn’t give him the sub. I was the best; the owners loved me.”

At this point the interview ended early because we were laughing so violently. “I think I even fooled myself here; good luck figuring out the lie!”

Your turn: Which facts are true, which is a lie?

Comment below and you could win an autographed Bieksa puck – all truth, no lies, he actually signed it himself.

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