There were many amazing moments in the first episode of HBO's 24/7 series featuring the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins as they prepare for the 2011 NHL Winter Classic. You can read about all those moments here. But there was no better minute and a half of television than this video, which shows Bruce Boudreau cursing out his players after the second period of the team's loss to the Florida Panthers last week.
The video is not safe for work, because every other word is the F word. Okay, maybe not every other word, but I counted 15 F-bombs and one s*** in a speech that didn't last for that much more than one minute. Here's the full text:
I have never seen a bunch of guys look so f***** down when something bad happens. What are you guys, like prima donna perfect that you can't f***** handle adversity? So s***'s not going right. It's not f****** working the last 10 days. F***** get your heads out of your ass and f***** make it work by outworking the opposition. You killed two f***** men, and then we stand around and watch while they f***** score here.
F***** you just come to the bench like f***** this (puts head down) and when is the power play is not working and you're trying to stick handle looking like this and not standing ... OUTWORK THE F***** GUYS. If you want it, don't just think you want it. Go out and f***** want it! But you're not looking like you want it. You look like you're feeling sorry for yourselves, and nobody f***** wants somebody that's feeling sorry for themselves. You've got 20 f***** minutes and you're down by one f***** shot. Surely the f*** we can deal with this.
I think it's safe to say this speech is way more entertaining than Rex Ryan's "F***** WINS!" speech at the beginning of Hard Knocks this summer.