Paul Bissonnette feels very strongly about the Toronto Maple Leafs, but many thought he would cool down his fandom for the team during broadcasts as an analyst for TNT.
But last night, BizNasty couldn’t contain himself as the Maple Leafs took a huge 3-1 lead in the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning had a three-goal lead heading into the third period of Game 4 in the first-round series of the playoffs, but they blew it for the first time in Lightning’s history. With four minutes to go of the game, the Leafs tied the game, and they eventually won it in overtime.
The Maple Leafs have had a really tough time getting past the first round of the playoffs, but now, they’re only one win away, and they can clinch a place in the second round of the playoffs.
And Paul Bissonnette didn’t even try to hide his excitement about it.
During an intermission report on TNT, Bissonnette interrupted his panelist colleagues by saying, ”Enough of that, enough of that. Let’s talk some Leafs baby!”
Bissonnette started screaming about how pumped up he was, and he even dropped some profanity in his rant about how happy he was.
”They were terrible. The core four was non-existent, but when you’re trying to play that finess game, you don’t look so good. You look like a dial of sh*t,” he said.
Bissonnette then raised his voice and screamed out:
”The Leafs are back, man.
”The core four has been activated and they’re about to steal another one in Tampa Bay. I don’t know what the Jon Cooper press conference is going to look like, but it ain’t going to be pretty.”
Bissonnette then continued, still screaming:
”The boys in blue are back! Let’s go! Put me in coach!”
On social media, opinions about Bissonnette’s divides, as some believed he was way out of line. Meanwhile, some felt it was liberating to see someone on TV express their feelings. What’s your take on this?