As the Los Angeles Kings have pushed to within one win of the Stanley Cup Final, there have been some growing pains for local TV media. Please recall the Kings/Kings logo gaffe that led to an on-air apology, for example.
On Thursday night, as Liz Habib of Fox 11 in Los Angeles (s/t Media Rants) took it to a whole new level with a train-wreck of a highlight package after the Kings' Game 3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Watch and wince:
So, in summary:
• Just because there's a hockey team playing in the basketball arena, celebrities still show up in Los Angeles.
• "Anje Kopidor."
• "The Kings still have the ball." Leading to the awkward "let's throw out other non-hockey sports terms as a comedic smokescreen," leading to the reporter rightfully identifying this debacle as "terrible."
• "Brad Doty" says "not tonight." Not Brad Daugherty. Not Drew Doughty. Not Larry Doby. Brad Doty.
• Finally, the station throws up the NHL's pre-lockout logo, for good measure.
In fairness, the score and the teams were right, and the network at no point swapped out the hockey footage for a squirrel riding water skis. But that's about it.