Saturday, April 08, 2006

Avery Lashes Out At NBC Broadcaster

The Los Angeles Times (registration req'd.) shares some more idiocy from my best buddy Sean Avery:

The Kings' Sean Avery voiced concern Friday, but not about his team's listless play in a 5-0 loss to San Jose on Thursday. Nor was it about the Mighty Ducks, who — unlike the Kings — are barreling into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Instead, Avery let loose more passion than he or his teammates displayed on the ice against the Sharks, unleashing an unprompted, obscenity-laced tirade at Brian Hayward, the Ducks' color commentator who is part of the NBC broadcast team for today's game at Staples Center.

In a season full of look-at-me moments by Avery, add this: He walked into the dressing room Friday and started cursing at Hayward for comments the former NHL goaltender made about Avery's attitude during Tuesday's 6-2 rout by the Ducks. Avery twice walked briskly at Hayward, but players and team officials interceded.

The incident ended with Avery criticizing Hayward's ability as a player. To which Hayward, a Cornell University graduate, replied: "How would you know? You were in the third year of the eighth grade then."

Avery's outburst, which lasted about three minutes, came as the Kings prepared for their final regular-season meeting with the Ducks.
Helluva way to get ready for your team's big game, Sean.

Note, again, that Hayward is not even a player but a member of the NBC broadcast team. Let's see if the NHL has the balls to do something about the incident.

Thanks to Kukla's Corner for the pointer.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 10:01 AM


At April 09, 2006 1:04 PM, Blogger Terry said...

Ah Sean Avery. Boxng has its Mike Tyson, NFL has its TO, Hockey its Sean Avery.

At April 09, 2006 5:38 PM, Blogger Ariane Kitspace said...

Hey, what a win last night eh? That Jovo's back and what a great little bubble of joy the team enjoyed during the overtime session. Tomorrow against the Ducks - again - jeesh. Let's just hope . . .


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