We did a birthday shout-out to Andy Warhol yesterday so it’s only right that we say Happy Birthday to Sidney Crosby while we’re at it. The dude was born on August 7, 1987 – which makes him 23 today. Don’t party too hard, Sidney, we need you in tip-top shape for the start of the season.

Out of all the birthday videos sent to Sid on YouTube, the one above was the most interesting – but doesn’t he look like the Joker (at 0:17)? And we know all about Eminem’s references to Big Ben and Troy, but who knew Lil Wayne mentioned Sidney Crosby in the song “Throw it Up“? Apparently everyone but us since it was like 2 years ago…

I’m skatin’ on blades like Sidney Crosby – that’s hot.

Let’s Go Pens!