An executive at NBC Sports thought he had a bright idea. He was dead wrong.
For its Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers, the network decided to have actress Susan Sarandon join Pierre McGuire for ‘Inside the Glass,’ as well as for interviews in pre-game and first intermission.
Wait, wha? Yes, the actress Susan Sarandon. It didn’t go very well.
I’m trying to watch a hockey game. An NHL hockey game involving the two-time defending champion late in the regular season.
The very last thing I need is friggin Susan Sarandon telling me anything about it.
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) March 15, 2018
Listening to Pierre McGuire talk while Susan Sarandon keeps moaning into the mic is a form of torture.
— Sidney Crosby's Ego (@SidneyCrosbyEgo) March 15, 2018
Its Pretty Bad when I would rather hear Milbury and McGuire talk then listen to Susan Sarandon….
— KesselMania (@Kessel_Mania) March 15, 2018
Holy hell, @NBCSN The only thing that might make your experiment even remotely tolerable is if Susan Sarandon were in character as Annie Savoy.
— Eric Hagman (@esh714) March 15, 2018
Via the New York Daily:
During a pregame chat, McGuire asked Sarandon to compare Kevin Costner and Mark Messier, and she dubbed both of them “sexy” and “leaders.”
Late in the period, NBCSN showed a photo Sarandon tweeted in 2016 of a Vesey Street sign during Jimmy Vesey’s free agency sweepstakes from that summer. Sarandon was among several celebrities tweeting at Vesey to entice him to come to New York. “Did it work? Well, there you go,” Sarandon said.
Here’s a summary of Susan Sarandon below, what do you think?
Don’t quit your day job Susan, or if you’re retired, just watch hockey, don’t get in the mix.