http://youtu.be/5OdeQtjbXZ8

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.

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8 comments

  1. ted
    April 28, 2011

    1) wow. he does look like scarface, never noticed that.

    2) pretty sure he meant S**k it, not eat S**t

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  2. J21
    April 28, 2011

    I figured “shove it,” to be honest.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 28, 2011

      I still think, if it wasn’t “sh*t”, then why did he censor himself? You can say suck it on PTI.

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      • madwag
        April 28, 2011

        Not if you have some sense of decorum!

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  3. George Stevens
    April 28, 2011

    I thought he meant “Shut it”

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 28, 2011

      This is a huge controversy. Someone needs to ask him directly.

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      • Rituro
        April 28, 2011

        Hey, don’t you know somebody on the Canucks who happens to be good with words? Someone who plays a game that maybe involves spelling them out for points (and/or charity)? Maybe you could draw on that source and get the goods.

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  4. Paul
    April 29, 2011

    I assumed he meant “suck it.”

    I’m surprised, though, that ESPN would interview him in front of a Sportsnet logo, given ESPN’s partnership with TSN.

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