This is one of my favorite Daily Show bits ever:
So imagine my delight when I discovered that this particular bit of incisive-social-criticism-cloaked-as-humor isn’t only relevant to chronicling the freakish decline of my nation, but is also relevant to hockey! Compare with the following audio clips from Habs Inside/Out, of the media interviewing the team after Tuesday’s practice, listening in particular for how they talk about Halak:
I love it- in recent days, I've seen the same question posed in more or less the same way to several other players on television, but I couldn't find any clips online. Anyway, for those of you too lazy to download, here is a basic summary:
Media Person: So, is Halak the Savior of the Canadiens?
Habs Person: What? He’s only played one game. How can he be the savior of anything?
Media Person: Oh, we’re not saying that he’s the Savior of the Candadiens. Ha ha ha, dear me, no, that would be silly, we sophisticated sports writers would never, on our own, entertain the notion that a 21-year-old AHL call-up will single-handedly turn around the Canadiens’ entire season. No siree, we’re not saying that, not at all. Umm… it’s just that other people are saying that, we just wanted to ask you what you thought of it.
Habs Person: Who’s saying that?
Media Person: Umm….uh…. well, you know, the fans. Those wacky
Habs Person: Oh, I see. Excuse me while I role my eyes, laugh derisively, and play along with your little charade. Yes, yes, even though I’ve yet to hear anybody but you suggest this Halak-Savior theory, and even though you’re going around the room pushing this question on everybody, I’ll politely pretend that we’re not discussing the story that you’re desperately hoping you can write about yet another instance of Montreal-Goalie-Salvation, and rather that we’re just chatting about those silly fans and their silly ideas.
Okay, so maybe I inserted a bit of my own commentary in there...