Many know me as a big hockey fan being a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA) and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, but after watching the NHL Western Conference Finals, I know the impression that NBC Sports puts the same biased journalists like their counterparts at NBC News do. I have no problem with Mike Emerick or Eddie Olcyk calling the games. They are no doubt some of the most professional commentators in all of sports who do their jobs fair and balanced. Even with Eddie Olcyk doing commentary for the Blackhawks for CSN Chicago, Olcyk still does a great job remaning fair and impartial, but what makes it bad is Pierre McGuire.
Pierre McGuire is their reporter for “Inside the Glass” which means that the usual rinkside reporter you see for hockey games is put in between the benches to give fans a better perspective on the game at rink level. I like the idea of it, but what I cannot stand is a biased prick like McGuire showing his true colors during the last two NHL on NBC telecasts being nothing but biased towards the Detroit Red Wings. I am one of many Chicago Blackhawks fans who live in Milwaukee that are wild about Toews, Kane, and young stars, but I can’t stand a blowhard prick like McGuire who does some of the most biased reporting in-between intermissions. When you hear his commentary, he sounds dumb and at times obivous in which even if you are a casual fan of the sport of hockey, you can tell he is wrong from what he thinks is right.
This means, Pierre McGuire fits the mold of any liberal on MSNBC and therefore I feel after last weekend’s series and his biased reporting that NBC Sports should can him. NHL on NBC’s ratings are going up, but put a hot blonde girl like Erin Andrews who is a former Tampa Bay Lightning rinkside reporter “Inside the Glass”, NBC’s NHL ratings would go way through the roof. I mean it would distract the Detroit Red Wings.
Because there is no glass to protect Pierre inside the glass I hope when the teams fight, someone roughs him up during this weekend’s broadcast of the Stanley Cup Finals for all the biased reporting he demonstrated last weekend as basically Pierre has a problem with the Chicago Blackhawks. Its no wonder than even Canada hates him.