Rangers Bloopers: Some of the most embarrassing moments in NYR history
Every team has their share of embarrassing moments, so we decided to find a few gems from the Rangers archives to share with you.
The Hockey Sock Rock
This is a classic but a complete and total embarrassment when you look back. I think Phil Esposito’s induction into the Hall of Fame was delayed because of this. “How was I to know he was a ref-er-ree!!!” Ugh.
JD Doubling Down
Ok, ok…if Hockey Sock Rock wasn’t bad enough, John Davidson did a segment for an NHL direct to video release that will make you cringe.
Dear Lord…WHY??? What? Were the late 70’s and 80’s a big joke or something? Anders Hedberg, Ron Duguay, Dave Maloney and of course…Phil Esposito did a really lame jeans commercial that totally backfired. The line Ooh La La Sasson would be changed to Ooh La La So Soon whenever the Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs. Way to go NYR Marketing Department!
John Giannone is one of the best in the biz, but this moment during an old MSG broadcast is one he would love to soon forget. Happens to the best John.
The Great Mistake
Did they really? Yes on October 30th, 1997 the Rangers misspelled the name of the greatest hockey player in the world to ever lace up skates. AGAINST THE ISLANDERS NO LESS! I bet many of you have put this embarrassing moment behind you like a skeleton in a closet. Sorry to shed light on this debacle again. Wayne Gretzky we apologize…again…and again.
G-R-E-T-Z-K-Y! Not G-R-E-T-K-Z-Y! C’mon man!