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Buffalo Sabres share hotel with Furry Convention, now question existence of God

Jan 28, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

Beside earthquakes and an abundance of professional sports franchises that tend to suck, one of the great drawbacks to living in the San Francisco Bay Area is all the furries. These are the folks whose hobby it is to dress as their favorite animal — be it a fox, raccoon, rabbit, whatever — and then pretend to be that creature for the entire time they wear the suit. Harmless fun? Ask the Buffalo Sabres, who are not used to such strange goings-on up north. In town for a game with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, the Sabres found themselves sharing a hotel with a Furry Convention. Hilarity, and various objectionable smells, ensued. Following the jump is an account of that historic meeting.


From Sabres.com:

Lindy Ruff was the first to see it, as he began to laugh sitting at the front of the bus. Gradually, the rest of the team began to see what caused his reaction.

A horse. Well… a man dressed like a horse, was exiting the hotel lobby.

Soon, a zebra followed the horse. Rather, a woman dressed as a zebra.

As we peered in we could see a few dozen of the creatures walking around the main floor of the hotel – including a polar bear wearing a John Vanbiesbrouck jersey.

Apparently we stumbled onto a mascot convention that was being held at the hotel. The technical term, we soon found, was a “furry” convention.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that nothing trumps a polar bear wearing a John Vanbiesbrouck jersey. If one happens to pick up your bag in the lobby by mistake, just let it go, because that bag is gone.
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What We Learned: Sabres unleash the Furries; Kesler punked [Puck Daddy]
BTB: Lions, Tigers and … Sharks [Sabres.NHL.com]

  1. BC - Jan 28, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Wasn’t there a CSI episode about this stuff? Creepy…

  2. Jim Guida - Jan 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Just because someone chooses a lifestyle that is contrary to yours and exhibits that in a way that includes wearing odd clothes and behaving in bizarre fashion is no reason to ridicule them. Ice Hockey fans have feelings too, you know.

  3. Kent Decillis - Feb 26, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    Good morning, You write some very good blogs, I love nearly all of your articles. I always check back here often to see if you have updated. Keep on blogging!

  4. Margaret from Buffalo - May 31, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Ask the Buffalo Sabres, who are not used to such strange goings-on up north.
    WTF is that supposed to mean? There are Furry conventions in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Last time I looked, they were in the north AND had NHL teams.
    Furries are hockey fans too, y’know.

  5. Xavier Price - May 31, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    [i]Ask the Buffalo Sabres, who are not used to such strange goings-on up north.[/i]
    As a furry from Buffalo, I’m offended by this. Like everyone in the north is the picture of normalcy. Furries are all over the bloody world, morons.
    There is also a lot more to the fandom than just Fursuiters, but that would take a modicum of effort to find out, so it’s no surprise that’s not done here.

  6. Xavier Price - May 31, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    [i]Ask the Buffalo Sabres, who are not used to such strange goings-on up north.[/i]
    As a furry from Buffalo, I’m offended by this. Like everyone in the north is the picture of normalcy. Furries are all over the bloody world, morons.
    There is also a lot more to the fandom than just Fursuiters, but that would take a modicum of effort to find out, so it’s no surprise that’s not done here.