Late Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup thanks to an overtime goal from Patrick Kane. While the Blackhawks celebrated on the ice, a former Blackhawk was brought to tears in the broadcast booth. Our old friend JR, working for NBC, got all misty-eyed when Dan Patrick asked him what this meant to him. Here’s the video and following that, is a phone conversation we had with “JR” earlier today.
BMR: Thanks for taking the time for talking to us, JR. I’m sure it was a long night for you.
JR (at The Pony in Lakeview, IL): WHAT UP BITCHES?!? HAWKS 2010 CHAMPZ WOOOOO
BMR: OW! Crap don’t scream into the phone.
JR: SHUTUP BLOGGER BOY
BMR: Well, this is off to a great start.
JR: YOUR MOM’S A GREAT START
BMR: Thanks, um, I guess I’ll ask my Dad about that. So… Can you tell us a bit about how it feels to see your alma mater of sorts finally win a Cup after 49 long years?
JR: Oh man, hold on there’s a blonde over there I’ve GOT to go talk to
BMR: *deep sigh*
*phone clicks off*
…Ten minutes later…
BMR: What’s up JR?
BMR: You’re drunk aren’t you? It’s 8 AM. I mean, come on.
JR: 8 AM? Sheeeeeeeeet man. I haven’t gone to bed yet cause THE BLACKHAWKS ARE WORLD CHAMPS!!! Did you hear about that?
BMR: OK, yeah. But you weren’t even playing.
JR: Lay off man. Let me have my moment.
BMR: Alright, alright. Can you at least tell us a little bit about what happened on the post-game show last night? I swear to God if you’re turning into Messier I’m never speaking to you again.
JR: Chill out blogger boy. JR simply had a touching, emotional moment on national television. It was Must See TV!
BMR: That’s true. It was pretty moving. At least for those of us who like you.
JR: Yeah, man. You see once in a while I have to let the water works flow, man. The TV ratings go up… JR gets paid… The girlies come to comfort him… I get you on the frontpage of AOL.com… You see, it all works out.
BMR: Ah. That’s almost — can’t believe I’m going to say this — genius.
JR: See, I knew you were smart. You just have to follow the ways of JR and it all works out, man.
BMR: Well, look we were just concerned. Messier turns on the water works every couple of hours and it’s annoying as hell. I don’t know what we would do if you started doing that. Probably shut down the blog and move to a commune to forget about the life we had. That’s really weird. Actually I’d probably just to the typical young white guy stuff and drive across the country trying to “find myself”. I don’t know what the other three would do.
JR: Dude. Chill.
BMR: OK, sorry. Just no more of that crap until your Hall of Fame induction.
BMR: Alright, I think it’s time to let you go. It’s 8 AM and you’ve got bitches in the livin’ room gettin’ it on
And they ain’t leavin’ till 6 the next mornin (six in tha mornin)?
JR: Damn straight son