I mean, this is high level recruiting coming out of Columbus. While NCAA football teams allegedly offer cars, housing, tattoos and pretty much anything young athletes want, High Bank Distillery shot their shot and shot their shot with precision in offering Artemi Panarin a life time supply of vodka. Everyone knows Russians love their special sauce as much an anyone else.
This is all fine and dandy unless you’re like me and you’re a Rangers fan. It’s been said repeatedly that Panarin would like to play in NY and while I respect High Bank I would like to tell them to fuck right off. Panarin can drink all of the vodka he wants in NYC at various clubs featuring the likes of a Gigi Hadid or Margot Robbie. Taking shots, grabbin’ ass and bringing NY their first cup since ’94 sounds a lot better then drinking High Bank Distillery on a nice Columbus winter evening. Better luck next time.
UPDATE: Panarin found the billboard. Still not convinced he’ll stay but only time will tell.