Playing the Field: Jack Edwards goes nuts, high school hockey player flips off own coaches

Jack Edwards goes to great lengths to get ice and face-time.
Jack Edwards goes to great lengths to get ice and face-time.

 

There’s something in the watered-down beer at TD Garden as Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards officially became the biggest sports announcing homer this side of Celtics color analyst Tommy Heinsohn last night.
Here is Jack Edwards after the Bruins made a stunning comeback to tie the game in the third period against the Rangers.

 

It should be noted that Jack Edwards is a 55-year-old man that has seen approximately 4,576,964 sporting events in his life. Whatever the opposite of jaded is, that’s Jack Edwards.
Honestly, I wish I liked anything as much as Jack Edwards likes Bruins hockey. And yes, you can’t call him just “Jack” or “Edwards” … always “Jack Edwards.”
If you hate Jack Edwards, and there are plenty of people out there who do, here are a few clips that may soothe the homer pain. Here is Jack Edwards starring in a couple “This is SportsCenter” commercials during a time period when ESPN could do no wrong (for those who don’t know, Jack Edwards used to be a SportsCenter anchor in the ’90s).

 

 

 

 

Goaltender scores on own goal, flips off coaches
I’m sure every athlete in the history of man has thought about doing something like this when they were disrespected by a coach or a teammate, but few have actually had the testicular fortitude to actually go out and do it. I’m not saying this kid is a hero – he’s probably a punk. But it does take a special gene to be this abrasive.
Here is the senior goaltender, from Farmington High School (Minn.), scoring a goal on himself on Senior Night, flipping off his coaches and then leaving, reportedly because he was benched earlier in the season for a sophomore netminder. It should be noted that Farmington had a 2-1 lead before this kid slid one between own legs (ewww).

 

 

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter: @BurkeMetroBOS

 



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