The NHL Eastern Conference Final is in full swing, and even airline pilots are getting in on the hockey action.
Yahoo! Sports' Puck Daddy spotted tweets from a couple of Boston reporters enjoying what was an apparent open-mic night on board a JetBlue airplane departing after the Boston Bruins' win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2.
Well, here is what they heard, via their tweets.
Baby crying in back of Jet Blue flight packed w/Boston media. Pilot just got on intercom and asked if "Sidney Crosby was in the back crying"— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) June 4, 2013
The Penguins fell into a 2-0 hole after two straight losses in Pittsburgh. What's more, they've been outscored 9-1 over that duration.
Now, they have to contend with a raucous crowd in Boston for Wednesday's Game 3. So, you might say Bruins fans are enjoying this bit of salt for fresh hockey wounds.
Normally, any comedy shtick from an airline pilot is worthy of some eye rolling and nothing more. I could do without the theatrics before takeoff and exchange them with just the mere assurance we will get from point A to point B unscathed.
With that being said, we rather enjoy Mr. JetBlue Pilot getting in some healthy sports ribbing, even if it is directed toward an athlete who takes a great deal of the stuff on a normal basis.
A series that is far from over has been just as entertaining away from the ice as it has been near it.
Yahoo! Sports alerted us to the fact that a Pittsburgh bar was ready to ban any and all Boston-related beer for the duration of the playoffs.
Then, we heard an epic rant from Hulk Hogan to get Boston faithful fired up, and now, airline pilots are offering their two pennies to the situation.
Let's hope this thing goes seven, if only for the crazy peripherals.
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