And Now, Wil Wheaton Losing His Mind as the Kings Win the Stanley Cup

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Because he’s just that excited. And speaking as a man who owns a Kings jersey of his own (albeit from the Gretzky era), I can’t say that I am displeased, either.

Fun fact: The other fellow briefly seen in the video is our mutual friend Mykal Burns, who, aside from having been a guest blogger here a couple of years ago, is one of my oldest friends in the world, having known me since junior high. Hi, Mike!

29 Comments on “And Now, Wil Wheaton Losing His Mind as the Kings Win the Stanley Cup”

  1. Shrike:

    I actually have two. And I don’t worship pro sports; I’ve been a Kings fan since I was a kid because I thought it was funny that LA, one of America’s warmest cities, has a hockey team. This was admittedly more amusing when LA was one of the few warm-weather cities with a hockey team; these days it’s less notable.

    The other jersey is from an Aussie football team, sponsored by “Scalzi Produce.”

  2. The freakout was fun. “The Final Countdown” on kazoo made it awesome.

  3. Further credits: The kazoo player was Anne Wheaton. The woman visible in the video is their friend Stephanie, who introduced Wil and Anne in the first place.

  4. I can’t say I went running through the house like a schizo happy puppy, but I was pleased as well with the Kings winning the Stanley Cup.

  5. I’m just surprised that he wasn’t at Staples Center attending the game, and losing his mind with about 20,000 other hockey geeks.

  6. crotchetyoldfan – The Crotchety Old Fan is Steve Davidson, also know as Rimworlder on many SF forums. Steve maintains the Rim Worlds Concordance project which is devoted to the works of A. Bertram Chandler and his most enduring character - Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve. Grimes is science fiction’s original ‘Horatio Hornblower of Space’. More information about Chandler, Grimes and the Rim Worlds can be found at www.rimworlds.com. Steve also maintains a visual index of volume 1, number 1 pulp science fiction magazines on the same website and is a devoted collector of the same. ‘I’m an ‘old’ SF fan, which you can take whichever way you like, as I love the old masters (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, E.F. Russell, Piper, Cordwainer Smith) and I’m well beyond the age you’re not supposed to trust anymore’. This blog is devoted to an investigation of the growing divide between ‘old’ - or ‘classic’ science fiction and the moderan literary genre that is currently sold under the same name. Steve has also begun writing reviews for www.SFReader.com, expects to be doing the same for www.SFSignal.com, and is contributing various non-fiction pieces to various other websites, all of them concerned with science fiction of one stripe or another. Early in 2008 he became completely disappointed with the SciFi Channel and created The Classic Science Fiction Channel website that gathers links to public domain radio, television, film and literary properties. Steve had a successful non-fiction writing career - writing articles and books dealing primarily with the paintball industry (Four books and several hundred articles including editorializing, product reviews, sports reporting, educational and more) - which he has since given up in favor of blogging and fiction. (Leaving the paintball industry after 25 years.) One final book on this subjected is scheduled to be released in early 2009 (A Parent's Guide To Paintball). Current work on fiction includes several completed novellettes/novellas curently in submission hell and various chapters of three novels. Freely distributed current work - including several chapters of a science fiction/paintball novel and a pulp/comic book/fairy tale mashup can be found on his website.
    crotchetyoldfan

    I now have a reason to hate Wil. (Jersey Devils fan – but only when the Flyers screw up). LOL

  7. The previous time the Kings made the finals (1993), I was in high school in Los Angeles, and despite that they got curb-stomped by the Canadiens, I still have fond memories of watching all the games on my parents’ TV.

    I’m pleased that they won this time.

  8. Thanks for the video. I’m a Bruins fan who’s married to a Rangers fan, and we’ve found Wil’s hockey tweets greatly entertaining. Between him & one of our other friends, we didn’t need to actually watch the game to know what was going on.

  9. @Zack

    Fun fact: as a college freshman, I listened to the ’92-’93 Kings season regularly as I drove pizza deliveries. That was the last time I seriously followed hockey. Good times, though.

  10. I was cheering for the Kings after they beat Phoenix. I have no respect for that team’s management/etc since they freaked out over the possibility of the team moving back to Winnipeg.

    #GoJetsGo

  11. That is hilarious, especially the part where he runs around the house like a toddler on speed. Love it.

  12. Burns! – LA. Not Louisiana. Los Angeles. – More fun than anyone I know. Probably more than anyone you know, too.
    Burns!

    If you think the video was good, you should’ve seen it live. Whoa.

    Yup, that’s me (briefly) in the purple Kings jersey. Though my reaction was slightly more subdued than Wil’s, I think I may have gotten something in my eye. I’ve been a fan for 25+ years, and so happy to have the Cup in L.A.

  13. pennlynn – I'm just me, and I'm also someone who has been cursed by being born with a facial difference and I struggle with this every day!! I'm hoping those who find this blog will be apart of my journey as I go though this life.
    pennlynn

    I really wanted the Devils to win but with so any team members from my area of Ontario (Kitchener/Waterloo) it didn’t really matter. I was ok with the Kings winning since they have never won the Cup.

  14. That was Grade A, Genuine Grass-Fed Kobe Beef, Iron Chef-quality freakout. “The Final Countdown” on the kazoo was the perfect touch.

  15. I’m just impressed that Wil has a vintage Rogie Vachon jersey. That’s the mark of a hard-core Kings fan. (My own jersey, like Mr. Scalzi’s, dates back to the Gretzky era, and was in fact purchased during their ill-fated 1993 Cup run, when the old Slap Shop in Westchester was selling Kings gear at steep discounts.)

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