Golden Knights: The 'nerdiest team in sports'

Chris Lingebach
May 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you missed the Vegas Golden Knights' opening introduction ceremony for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals Monday, it was long, elaborate, Medieval Times-y and long.

It featured bows, arrows, EDM and other dramatic tones, and sword fighting, because, ya know, they're the Knights.

The T-Mobile Arena public address announcer even declared to the singsong-y crowd that it's "Knight time."

It was also very long.

People either liked it or they didn't, but one should really question the motives of someone declaring it "the most incredible intro," mainly because I have no idea what they were watching.

Or, to put it more succinctly:

The Junkies took a moment out of their Tuesday morning broadcast to properly ridicule the pregame introduction.

EB: I've never paid attention to their uniforms. I haven't even thought for more than two seconds about their name. I didn't realize it was such a nerdy team, like I was at a RenFest or something. I was like, 'Oh my God.'

Cakes: It's like the Excalibur exploded all over.

EB: Yeah, exactly!

Cakes: The Excalibur! The Golden Knights!

EB: I was like, my God, this is the nerdiest team in the history of sports.

JP: They've got a castle in the building.

EB: Yeah. Get outta here. I hate them.

Cakes: Can anybody explain -- I'm guessing you guys can't, maybe a Golden Knights fan can, somebody who's been a fan of hockey for five minutes can explain this to me -- what is the cranking thing that they do?

Bish: I don't know. I was wondering what that was.

JP: Maybe that's for the door of the castle. 

Cakes: Maybe you're right. I don't know. Why was Lil Jon and everyone else cranking that thing before the game started? I don't understand what that is.

Eventually, hockey was played, and the Capitals went down 6-4 in a shootout and 0-1 in the series.

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