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It Sucks To Be Whoopi Goldberg

whoopi-for-webLet’s rephrase that – today it sucks more than usual to be Whoopi Goldberg – and I’m not even talking about The View here. Most people are not aware of this, but Whoopi loves hockey and claims to be both a Devils fan and a Rangers fan. Say what?

Given that both the Rangers were eliminated by the Capitals and the Devils choked on a fat one by squandering a one-goal lead to the Hurricanes with less than two minutes to play last night and got themselves eliminated as well, Whoopi must feel like her agent just handed her the script for Sister Act 3.

In a quote that is alternatively complimentary and then possibly insulting, Whoopi compares hockey players to “…modern-day gladiators. They are dressed in full gear, plus they have to backward, forward, sideways on skates performing moves you might expect from Ginger Rogers in one her movies co-starring with Fred Astaire.”

Oh no you didn’t, girlfriend. Comparing them to Ginger Rogers is probably not the best way to endear yourself to hockey players, Whoopi, many of whom consider themselves some of the toughest athletes on the planet. On second thought, perhaps Sidney Crosby wouldn’t mind, but we all know he’s a fancy boy.

Moreover, is claiming to be both a Rangers and Devils fan acceptable or is that a violation of Fancode? Isn’t it akin to saying you love the Yankees but still attest to being a die-hard member of Red Sox Nation?

I don’t know why, but this whole story has me feeling as confused as I was when Ted Danson wore blackface that one time. He’s so handsome, you know what I mean? You don’t? Well, you would understand if you could stop lying to yourself. Homo.

Whoopi Goldberg loves both the Devils and Rangers [NHL.com]