Pierre McGuire Just Tried To Interview The Wrong Red Wings Coach, And This May Be A Blessing For All Of Us
The Score- NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire had a tough time distinguishing between the coaches behind the Detroit Red Wings' bench Wednesday.
McGuire mistook Red Wings assistant coach Pat Ferschweiler for head coach Jeff Blashill, leading to a hilarious in-game interview.
I think we all have someone like this is in our lives. The person that has a wealth of useless knowledge and is NEVER afraid to showcase it. The person who's entire self worth is tied completely to how often he can tell you something that you otherwise wouldn't know. The person that you'd love to watch on Jeopardy, but would hate to have a beer with. You know the type, right? Well, Pierre McGuire is that guy's role model. In fact, I'll actually take it a step further. What that guy is to you, Pierre McGuire is to that guy. He's the most overbearing know-it-all in the history of sports broadcasting.
That's why Pierre McGuire mistakenly trying to interview the wrong Red Wings coach is a blessing for all of us. You just know that he had a hard time getting to sleep tonight because -if for one brief moment- he looked like he didn't know every single thing there is to know about hockey. I bet he still doesn't even believe he messed up. I can just picture him frantically searching for images of the two coaches on Google to make sure he wasn't 'Punk'd'. He may have laughed in the moment, but that's all he could do to keep from crying. Pierre's extensive memory bank is now completely compromised. His confidence is now shattered, and with that self doubt comes uncertainty. All it takes is that one second of hesitation for him to miss his opportunity to tell us who Cory Schneider roomed with at Boston College, or who Sidney Crosby's hockey coach was in elementary school. Obviously he'll still hit us with more completely irrelevant facts than we could ever possibly ignore, but maybe, just maybe, it will shut him up the fuck up every once and awhile, and that's the only reason I am not charging him with bald-on-bald crime...