NBC has tried using some guest analysts from well outside the hockey realm on its hockey coverage recently, including NASCAR driver Joey Logano and Philadelphia Eagles’ linebacker Mychal Kendricks. On Wednesday, they repeated that experiment for their Pittsburgh Penguins-New York Rangers game, putting actress Susan Sarandon (a long-time Rangers’ fan) between the benches with analyst Pierre McGuire for the entire first period. But the reaction from viewers was anything but positive.
First, before we get to the roasting, let’s take a look at the clips. Let’s start with one of Sarandon’s “Oh! Oh! Oh!” reactions to a shot something she did repeatedly.