The NBC [drinking] Game of the Week: Detroit at Pittsburgh

For the second time in a row, I wanted to change things up a bit. Sorry if this frightens you. Indeed, this week I wanted to give you a mid-day binge between the past two seasons’ Stanley Cup finalists (and champions, obvs). I need to be totally honest with everyone. I am running out of Penguins related rules. They are Versus SO MUCH. They can wear their baby blue onesies, but I know it’s them. It’s always them. No, this is just a free opportunity to rag on NBC for a little while. Awesome.


… if NBC oversimplifies a concept, like offsides quickly after Pierre Maguire tells a story of his time in the league that not even the most ardent of hockey fans understands.

… if Carson Daly turns up alive.

… if Chuck (or any NBC ‘superstar’) is conveniently at the game. Let me tell you something. Chuck does not live in Pittsburgh.

… the rest of your drink if hockey survives the delicate marketing masterstroke of NBC. NBC, man.

Drinking player of the week: Sergei Gonchar. This weeks fun facts are presented to you NBC style!

- Sergei Gonchar plays on the same team as Sid the Kid! Sidney Crosby!

- Sergei Gonchar plays in the same city as the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Sunday night is Football Night in America!

- Deep down inside, Sergei Gonchar’s greatest dream is to be a guest on the Tonight Show, but only if Leno is hosting. Conan O’Brien is a horrible man beast for trying to ruin Sergei’s dream.


Enjoy the game, everyone. And no matter how much they insist, you don’t actually HAVE to watch Heroes anymore.

About Ryan Henning

Ryan has been working online since 2003 and is presently the proprietor of Barry Melrose Rocks, The Rhino and Compass and The Weather Blog at Victoria-Weather.