The New York Islanders are absolutely atrocious this year. With a 4-12-4 record through 18 games, I can’t imagine there are many Islanders fans out there who are still holding out hope for a successful season. Many have likely lost interest, but one person who has definitely lost interest is their TV announcer, Howie Rose. How do I know that? Why don’t you ask Howie himself? Check out the video of Howie Rose bashing the Islanders on TV, courtesy of YouTube user blevine77:
Rose also does the TV announcing for the New York Mets in case you didn’t understand the “Is it spring training yet?” comment. The comments were made during what Howie thought was a commercial break before the Islanders went on to lose their 13th straight game. For that reason, the only real crime here is carelessness. Rose later apologized for what he said and explained that he was unaware he was still on the air, but is there anyone out there aside from his producer that can honestly say they’re upset about it? When a team is that horrendous, you can’t expect a guy who has to watch them every night to be immune to the stench — even if he’s getting paid to do it. Thanks to Deadspin for the heads up on the video.