(Ed. Note: Our series "Puck Daddy's Guilty Pleasures" features puckheads from all walks of life answering questions about their own hockey-related guilty pleasures. It will run daily during the month of August. Have a suggestion for a "Guilty Pleasures" guest blogger? Hit us on email. Enjoy!)
If you watched the NHL on ESPN in the '90s, you know the name John Buccigross. A puckhead, a teller of tales, soother of mulleted ex-head coaches, and the creator of the "Chicken Parm" nickname for former NHLer Ray Ferraro, Buccigross is best known to hockey fans as host of NHL 2Night.
We asked the SportsCenter anchor nine questions to reveal his inner-most hockey-related guilty pleasures.
1. The Player You Most Love To Hate
The player I love to hate is the flopper. Especially the 21st Century flopper that flops a "concussion," letting his body go limp to indicate the ceasing of brain function as he crumples, braces himself as he falls to the ice and then peeks up toward Don Van Massenstache to see if he has successfully drawn a penalty. Then by staying down for an extra 10 seconds, he might be able to get a 5-minute intent to injure major. In this era of multiple, high definition cameras, how do these knobs expect to get away with it? And with the concussions being a serious issue, how do they get away with it? #headgames
2. Other Than Your Own, The Team You Can't Help Rooting For
I don't have a favorite team. I love all 30 teams like Antonio Cromartie loves all 30 of his children and Brett Hull loves all of his 30 morning doughnuts. #mmmmmdoughnutsisthereanythingtheycantdo