Like the NBA, the NHL season has come to a close but unlike its basketball counterpart, the cold sport’s cities had their respective political heads at the center of the spectacle.
The New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings faced off in this year’s Stanley Cup Finals making it the first time the bi-coastal battle had been fought in any sport since 1981. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had an ongoing bet that the loser would have to sing the winner’s anthem on live television.
Well, said battle wasn’t even close as the Kings routed the Rangers four games to one (like this year’s NBA Finals) to win their second championship in three years last Friday, June 13.
Mayor Garcetti was so fired up at yesterday’s victory celebration, he wanted to share his excitement and used the shock and awe of a four-letter word to rile up the packed Staples Center.
“They say there are two rules in politics,” began the close of his speech. “Never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f**king day,” he said raising up a beer as he marched off the podium.
The crowd roared with thunderous applause as Garcetti warmed with the knowledge that he boosted his approval rating with the everyday man for the time being.
Check out the video of the f-bomb in the video below and flip through the gallery to see the highlights from the parade.