Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote “Say What?! Sports Commentating Goes Rogue” for BDB Six Packs on Ice. Ever since, I’ve been thinking about how I could make this a theme to return to ever so often. Now after a year (which flew by!), I’d love to bring back this humorous side of hockey.
In Twitter searching to see if I’ve missed any good uses of #NHLPorn in the last year, I found the following. Boston Globe writer Kevin Paul Dupont tweeted:
#NHLporn. Can’t define it, know it when you see it.
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) November 11, 2013
I thought I’d found a similar-minded hockey fan… but I must disagree with Dupont’s use of #NHLPorn after discovering this:
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) November 2, 2013
The way I look at the hashtag, and the idea, goes hand-in-hand with #OutOfContext.
As I said in my first article on the subject:
Many NHL broadcasters — as well as other pro sports announcers — say things that make my brain giggle.
Here are a few more that I’ve come across this past year:
- “How does Bergeron have such a heavy stick?” — Jack Edwards, Bruins vs. Tampa November 2013
Inappropriate and I don’t care (that’s the point of this article!)…
But back to more serious things.
— Just Plain T (@JustPlainT) January 27, 2013
- “Vancouver is coming hard.” — Bob Beers, Bruins January 2014
- “That’s what happens when you Get your stick in there where it doesn’t belong- nothing good ever happens” — Tyson Nash, Phoenix Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche November 2013
- “He squeezes off the wrist shot…” — Nashville Predators, October 2013
- “Jamming it up the middle even when it’s not available.” — Jack Edwards, December 2013
These are only a few examples of the color comments that I’ve found, well, colorful. Like when you read your fortune from a cookie, join me in a laugh by adding “… in bed” to a few of your favorite sportscaster’s quotes, and listening to a game becomes twice as satisfying.