Actress Leslie Jones Was Not A Fan Of Pierre McGuire's Line Of Questioning During The Second Intermission Of The Women's Hockey Final
You know, sometimes I wonder if I am being too hard on noted hockey know-it-all Pierre McGuire. After all, as completely and utterly useless as most of his tidbits happen to be, they are typically intended to inform the audience. It's an audience that - by and large - doesn't give a shit about where some AHL call up went to kindergarten, but it's still knowledge nonetheless. His batting average as an analyst sucks, but - credit to him - he's still up there swinging. In that sense, he should be praised for not keeping his bat on his shoulder due to a couple hundred thousand online insults.
Unfortunately, in the sense that an actress that isn't in tune with his rich history of talking too goddamn much seeing as she probably only watches hockey once every four years can call him out for being a situationally unaware dweeb after no more than one typically cookie cutter intermission interview, those online insults are mostly deserved. If nothing else, by calling an excessively stupid question exactly that, Leslie Jones let me know that not all my negative assessments of Pierre McGuire are based on years of bias.
Obviously it wasn't meant to be malicious, but referencing that time an Olympic athlete's dreams were shattered when that nightmare is potentially only 20 minutes of gameplay away from being relived is dumb enough to be deemed worthy of name calling. Not for nothing, but feeling comfortable enough to start name calling someone after hearing them talk for approximately ten seconds is a massive indictment of their non-operational filter.