We won Game 1.
I cannot even begin to describe how I feel right now. So I'm just going to let the following videos do it for me.
CBC's opening montage from tonight. Wow. Wow, wow, wow.
...which brings me to CBC's closing montages. These air at the very end of each Stanley Cup Finals series. They are simply magical. The prospect of a Kings-heavy video excites me to no end. If you have never seen a CBC closing video, hold onto your hats, because these videos are literally the best things I've ever seen in my entire life. I cannot WAIT to see the Kings in this year's video. Our appearances in previous videos are all too brief, my friends.
The first CBC closing montage I ever saw- and my favorite, to this day. From 2010.
I can't even watch it without crying. I feel like that kid in the freezeframe.
My second favorite CBC closing video- from 2011.
The video from 2009 is also very good. It's not as good as 2010, simply because nothing ever can be (until this year, of course). I love this song so much. Note Brodeur "breaking down" at the 1:14 mark.
And then there are the ever popular Stanley Cup commercials.
Mess. Always a good one.
Wish. Also makes me tear up.
But my absolute favorite has to be No Words. I make it to about the 7 second mark of this commercial before I start tearing up, and the 16 second mark before tears start running down my face.
I'll conclude with a video that the Kings have been playing before each home playoff game. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried watching this at Staples during the last round.
One last thing before I go to bed- I was lucky enough to be on All the Kings Men last night. I had a wonderful time talking to Jesse Cohen, the Royal Half, and Bridgette from One Girl, One Puck (I apologize if I spelled your name wrong).
The link is:
I was starstruck when I opened Skype and saw who else was on the line. I had a blast talking to them and was pleased to discover upon re-listening that I only sounded half as dumb as I felt. In classic Wongsby fashion I managed to work in the word "dick" as well as three swear words- and even though One Girl One Puck also professes to have a potty mouth, I'm pretty sure I was the only one who swore. Good times. Anyway, the link is above, and we talk about what it's like to be lady hockey fans. Many, many thanks for having me on.
GO KINGS GO!