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).
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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).
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