The Vancouver Canucks forward, who has been injured since January 16th, hasn’t lost his sense of humour despite losing a few games played.
Richardson recently gave Two Truths and a Lie a try and the 30-year-old proved he’s worthy of selling snake oil; see if you can decipher the lie from the truth.
“This should be fun,” laughed Richardson, “now let me think…”
1 – “I’m currently restoring a 1967 Mercedes.”
2 – “I once delivered a baby in a grocery store bathroom.”
3 – “A few years ago I threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game.”
Now, let me think…
Follow up questions – keep in mind I also didn’t know what was true and what was a lie when interviewing Richardson.
How many details about this car can you tell me?
1 – “It’s a car I’ve wanted for a long time and I’m fixing it up to some original parts and some modern parts. It’s a black, two door, has a hardtop, but it’s a removable hardtop so in the summer you can cruise around with the top off, and then it’s got a softtop as well for if it rains. It’s a ’67, so it’s a 230SL; it goes pretty good, a little four-speed manual. It’s not quite ready yet, but I’ve almost got it on the road here.”
You’ve delivered a baby? Are you a doctor? Better yet, Superman?
2 – “No, no. It was probably about 10 years ago, I had just paid and this girl started going into labour. I was by myself and I didn’t know what to do, but she went into the bathroom alone and needed help. It was a little awkward, but you have to do what you have to do – you’ve got to get your hands dirty sometimes. She was just screaming and I didn’t know to do; there was water all over the floor and stuff and next thing I knew the baby was coming so I stepped up and helped out.”
Did you throw a ball or a strike as first pitch?
3 – “They said I threw a perfect strike, said it was the best throw they’ve ever seen – they probably say that to everyone though. That was fun. I have no idea who they were playing, San Francisco maybe. I was living in LA at the time, it was pretty cool because we got to go on the field and throw the ball around with them. I stayed for a few innings then headed out. It was me and another friend, who was catching for me.”
I’m glad I wasn’t a police officer who had pulled over Richardson for speeding, because he could definitely talk himself out of a ticket. He was smooth in his delivery and recited little details for all three facts as if they were all true.
Your turn: Which facts are true, which is a lie?
Comment below and you could win an autographed Canucks puck – all truth, no lies, they actually signed it themselves.
Two Truths and a Lie - Bieksa
Congratulations to Cameron Gillies, who correctly identified Bieksa’s second fact (his dad used to be an amateur wrestler named Al the Animal) as the fib. There’s an autograph puck headed your way!