This is currently my favorite video on YouTube. It combines Ilya Bryzgalov’s famous “Why you have to be mad?” quote with MAGIC!’s hit singe “Rude.” The visuals are funny, in a bad Photoshop sort of way, and the lyrics make sense if you have followed Bryzgalov’s career the past decade.
I’m not a fan of the MAGIC! song, but Bryzgalov has been one of my favorite NHL personalities since his days with the Anaheim Ducks. He always has something funny to say, intentionally or otherwise.
If you don’t know the Bryzgalov quote I’m speaking of, here’s the five-second version.
(The entire interview can be seen here — the whole thing is great.)
In the off-chance that you haven’t heard “Rude” by MAGIC! around 487,000 times on the radio in the past year, you can hear it here.
Bryzgalov is presently the backup goalie for the Anaheim Ducks. I hope that he gets his groove back and becomes a starter somewhere. He is only 34 years old, and can play another five or six years if he bounces back. Bryz starting in more games would mean more media interviews, which would mean more awesome sound bites. This guy gives a better quote than most pro athletes today.
Know a funny hockey video that I should watch? Leave the URL to it in the comments below. ■