Here’s Roberto Luongo on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption yesterday. It’s worth a watch, if for nothing else, than his response to Mike Wilbon, who ripped the team the day before: “Two words. Starts with an S and ends with an -it.” Mind you, that’s only one word. My guess is that this word is preceded by the word eat.
Edit: Ted informs me Luongo was probably insinuating the phrase “suck it”, but that’s nowhere near as cool, so my initial reading stands.
What else does he say? Game 7 more of a thrill than the Olympic gold medal game, Luongo admits, and he doesn’t think anybody could have scripted it that way. Unless, of course, they plagiarized the identical Olympic gold medal game. Or, you know, “based it on a true story,” as they say in the business.
I also like that he doesn’t pretend winning game 7 wasn’t the most meaningful thing in his life. When asked the silly question of whether or not the Canucks are satisfied enough with this series win that they don’t feel they need to accomplish anything else, Luongo reasserts the importance of the victory before before giving the expected answer that they plan to continue trying.
It’s also nice to see Luongo dressed up. Sometimes I forget how much he looks like Scarface.
For a more in-depth take on Louie’s appearance on PTI, I turn you over to the great Ian Walker.Tags: american media cares sometimes, Interviews, Luongo, pardon the interruption, The YouTubes