Steve Carell and Tom Green are comedians. They're also hockey fans. And on Green's AXS TV show "Tom Green Live", they talked about hockey – and more specifically, the goaltending position (which Carell played growing up in Massachusetts and in college at Denison University in Ohio).
In a 2007 interview with THN, I asked Carell about his love of hockey. Here's one of the highlights:
THN: The idea of hockey as a 'Big Four' sport is suffering in the US. Is there anything you think the NHL can do to raise its profile?
Carell: Assless pants. Because frankly, you've got your male demographic covered, but players in assless hockey pants, I think, would bring in a big-time female audience. It'd sort of be the Chippendales League.
Here's more evidence of Carell's affection for hockey: A skit from the short-lived Dana Carvey Show he (and fellow future comedy superstar Stephen Colbert) appeared on in 1996: