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Levi Johnston opens up to a gushing Associated Press

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amd_levi-hockey.jpgLevi Johnston, the most famous (now former) high school hockey player this nation has ever encountered, is spilling proverbial beans about his pending fatherhood and next summer's wedding to fiancee Bristol Palin, daughter of weekly SNL lampoon target and future popular Halloween costume Sarah Palin.

As if the pressures of being a high school dropout-turned oil field apprentice electrician aren't enough, now Levi's got the Associated Press hanging out in front of his home.

Luckily for Johnston, the AP apparently has a huge crush on him. He told them that he could talk to them because Palin's handlers have backed off:

"They're not telling me anything right now," Johnston said as he checked his Blackberry. "It's pretty chill."

And that MySpace page that claimed he was a gun-totin' redneck who didn't want kids? Just a joke! His friends made it years ago without his knowledge, the AP reports. It was the media's fault for refusing to LOL.

At various points in the article, like when they call him "a Wasilla heartthrob," the AP gets weird:

"He's dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He'd be the perfect cover for Field & Stream."

The fine folks over at Field & Stream weren't reached for comment, apparently. No word on whether he'd actually, in fact, be the perfect cover for Field & Stream. It's just the Associated Press' opinion.

We told you five weeks ago about how good Johnston's presence in the national political spotlight was for the sport of hockey. So we say that the real tragedy in all of this is the fact that the Wasilla High School Warrior hockey team (and, let's face it, high school hockey in general) has lost a legitimate scoring threat:

"Wasilla hockey coach Bill Sturdevant, who was invited to the wedding, said he was sorry to hear Johnston wasn't going to return for his senior year of high school."

Someone's going to have to step up, Warriors. Your season hangs in the balance.

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dude, there's nothing wrong with this story. the other side has had their shot at attacking this kid and this family for weeks now. good for him for standing up for himself. also good for him that he's not afraid to admit he likes Obama. What sort of hard-hitting journalism would you like to get out of a normal teenager who got caught up in a whirlwind not of his own making?

Kevin Replies: I have no problem with the reporting. I think it's compelling that he's finally speaking out. I just thought the AP -- which should know better -- was a bit to effusive about Levi's physique. "Field and Stream"? Really? Could you see Shepard Smith saying that Levi belongs on the cover of Field and Stream and gushing about his muscles? That to me is just ... I don't know ... irrelevant.

funny how macho and butch u think shep is... So, sure, I can easily see the Fox crowd going on about Levi's All-American rugged good looks...

Kevin Replies: Well then ... I stand corrected. Thanks for sharing!

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