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Video: L.A. mayor gets fired up over Stanley Cup victory

Jun 16, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

L.A.’s mayor Eric Garcetti is definitely pumped up about the Kings and their Stanley Cup victory – the franchise’s second in three years, which has sparked talk of a possible dynasty – on Friday.

The Kings celebrated their championship in a parade and rally at Staples Center on Monday, where the mayor dropped an F-bomb while wearing a jersey and standing in front of the silver chalice.

“They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear, but this is a big (expletive) day,” Garcetti said, as per NBC Southern California.

Warning: Explicit language


  1. pop562 - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Go Kings Go!!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

      Warning: the clip is just a few seconds longer than the commercial; and the explicit language warning is funny since the word (phuckin) is beeped out. Like, whatever.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    What an idiot. Clearly states not to swear and does it anyways.

    • cybernetikghost - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      Next time he’ll call ‘earmuffs’ first, just for you

    • afrancis55 - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      bitter sharks fan is bitter

  3. lakerade - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Man, I’d love them to read some of the comments on here, mostly because I imagine all my comments as read by Dikembe.

    • 19to77 - Jun 17, 2014 at 2:11 AM

      I can practically hear that damn finger-wave.

  4. sjsharks66 - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Has nothing to do with swearing in particular. Just the fact that he looks like a douche.

    • 19to77 - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Are you sure you aren’t blinded by bitter, salty tears?

  5. blomfeld - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    EFFING ‘COOL’ MAN !!! :) :) :)

    As a supporter of the LA Kings since 1973, never before has my love for this team ever been greater ! In fact, it’s now almost like a fairytale which ‘never’ ceases to amaze ! :)

    – the mayor dropping a congratulatory ‘F’ bomb !

    – a red-blooded coach Sutter going ‘topless’ in our victory parade !

    – going down 0-3 to Thornton and his apes, only to pull the rug from under their primate feet !

    – putting the ‘fake’ franchise of Anaheim in their rightful place !

    – putting the boots with ‘aplomb’ to Oprah and her beloved Chicago Blackhawks !

    – defeating Lundqvist with ‘panache’ on his 666th game played in the NHL !

    The bottom line is that all of you jerks who dismissed our ‘providence’ earlier in the year, now look like complete losers ! Yes sir ! In fact you people should now head straight on down to the consulate of ‘Tardistan’ and begin the application process for your ‘repatriation’ papers ! :)

    Executive Summary: when you pick a fight, make sure first you know ‘who’ you’re dealing with …

    • toews19 - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      I constantly try to read your comments, and never does one word of it make any sense to me.

      • 19to77 - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:04 AM

        Oh, Tazer. They don’t make sense to anyone. He’s our Esa Tikkanen – incomprehensible and almost certainly completely insane, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

      • charlieconway96 - Jun 17, 2014 at 3:25 AM

        Our Bryzgalav if you will…

    • sharknado77 - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      I actually registered just to highlight the [i]douchebaggery[/i] of this post. It encapsulates why just about everyone outside of the homer LA fan base (that is built largely of band wagoners) can’t stand LA fans. You are sir, are about as classy as your mayor (which isn’t saying much).

      That being said much respect to the Kings [i]players[/i], nobody can say they don’t have heart or resolve. 3 game 7 wins on away ice, then a close out game in 2OT to win the cup. Its impressive. That all being said I wish the Sharks could’ve summoned the aptititude to step on your collective throats when we had you down 3-0 with Quick constantly throwing fits like a child (per usual). :-)

  6. ronniethec - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    sjshark66. The mayor may not look good in your opinion but he looks 100 times better than the sharks look in the playoffs. Last 10 seasons 103.5 point average in the regular season. But in the playoffs….ZERO cups. On fact ZERO finals. Bottom line….scoreboard.

  7. kaptaanamerica - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    How passionate could they really be in NY about hockey? not even a single person rioted…

    • kaptaanamerica - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      jk, for you serious types…

  8. mcflower29 - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    @sjsharks66: for someone who lives around the bay area, you sure know and demonstrate the meaning of being “butt-hurt.” and i gotta tell ya, any team that falls flat like yours after going 3-0, shame on you.

    pens for the cup next year!

  9. rdrfan - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    What an idiot

  10. ronniethec - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    While the Kings were winning their 2nd cup in 3 years the Sharks fans were all at home practicing their “Beat L.A.” for next season.
    It won’t help.

  11. toews19 - Jun 17, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    19to77 hit the nail right on the head

  12. raiderufan - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    “We’re gonna drink beer and swear in public! Yay hockey!!!!”

  13. obamareallysucks - Jun 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Liberals suck like oblamo

  14. ronniethec - Jun 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    All I can say to the always bitter sharks fans is………scoreboard! The best thing that can be done to improve the sharks is to move them to Seattle. Just think of it…. The Seattle Sea Sharks. It has a nice ring to it.

  15. ronniethec - Jun 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I had a dream last night. The sharks and capitals met in the cup final and neither team won.

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