If you were paying attention, you probably got yourself some Sean Avery in the last 24 hours. The newest Dallas Star did a press conference yesterday (to which he wore a plaid suit whose bottom half was shorts); threw out the first pitch at the Rangers game (a bad throw that he blamed on six or seven beers consumed in the clubhouse beforehand); went carousing with Marty Turco and Brenden Morrow (I’m told the Corner Bar); and did in-studio interviews this morning with Fox 4’s Good Day (during which I’m pretty sure he noticed Megan Henderson’s shapely legs) and the Musers on 1310 AM The Ticket (during which he discussed his new Dallas apartment, how many fashion models he’s dated, and how he almost got killed in a hockey game last year when his spleen was lacerated).
But the people who got the biggest, strangest dose of Sean Avery while he was in town were the kitchen staff at EatZi’s. We did a photo shoot with Avery for a story that will run in an upcoming issue of the “print product,” and EatZi’s was kind enough to let us use one of their walk-in freezers. Imagine you work at EatZi’s. You head back to the pantry for, say, some flour. You turn the corner, and there, crowded into a tiny space, are about 10 people, including a guy with a smoke machine. In the middle, there’s Sean Avery, stripped down to his skivvies, changing into an outfit. It was pretty funny.
What I can tell you about the guy: he is gracious with his time. He has definite opinions about fashion. And he looks better naked than I do.