NBC's Mike Milbury is no stranger to controversial comments. In fact, viewers have become so accustomed to his antics that it takes something pretty special to break through and stir things up. As if he was aware of this fact, Milbury described Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "crack addicts" when referring to their play in the offensive zone.
Probably not the best analogy there, Mike. We're not sure how exactly two hockey players that enjoy lighting the lamp for their team has anything to do with a serious drug addiction. We get it - they're "addicted" to offense. Why not just say that?
The analogy here was just another awkward joke (a failed joke, at that) that you can add to the growing library of illogical Milbury sound bites.
He used hyperbole to humorously make a point; it worked for me. Of course my home market football team is the Washington Redskins so I may be desensitized to potentially offensive things.
How does NBC figure that the worst GM in sports history (yes, even worse than Matt Millen) is a valuable asset on the air? How does anyone take him seriously?
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