By Allan Muir
This is just great, Jimmy Fallon. Is this what you wanted? To make a grown mascot cry?
Poor Youppi. As if the beloved multi-sport mascot wasn't devastated enough by Montreal's elimination from the playoffs last night, he's now beholden to the guy who couldn't keep a straight face around Debbie Downer.
Prior to the Eastern Conference Final series vs. the New York Rangers, Fallon and the Canadiens made a wager on the outcome. As the loser, Youppi now has to wear a Rangers jersey and tweet out 10 photos of himself in various locations around Montreal. The Canadiens' Twitter account will also sport an avatar of Fallon's choosing.
Well, at least Youppi's suffering will earn the Habs, and the NHL, some valuable airtime on The Tonight Show
. Almost makes it all worthwhile...right?