Will Ferrell to Join Sharks vs. LA Kings Broadcast as 'Anchorman's' Ron Burgundy

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2019

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who plays TV anchorman Ron Burgundy, stays in character and speaks during a news conference at Emerson College in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The school has changed the name of its School of Communication for one day to honor the fictitious television anchorman. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Stay classy, hockey players. Ron Burgundy will be in the building for Thursday's game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings announced Will Ferrell's character, Burgundy, will join the Fox Sports West broadcast of the game in Staples Center.

His appearance will come at the start of the second period:

Brian Compton @BComptonNHL

Ron Burgundy is scheduled to be in the #LAKings TV booth at the start of the second period tomorrow night. https://t.co/n4geh5jocP

Burgundy describes himself as "kind of a big deal," but Los Angeles is no stranger to celebrities in attendance. Rapper Snoop Dogg dropped the first puck for a game earlier this season against the Pittsburgh Penguins:

This won't be the first time Ferrell is involved with professional sports either. He suited up at 10 different positions for 10 different MLB teams in five Cactus League games during a single day in 2015 and is a partial owner of Los Angeles FC.

Don't act like you're not impressed when Burgundy drops his hockey knowledge during the game.


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