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Florida Panthers announcers give up on season, begin quoting "Winnipeg fun facts"

Late in the third period of Winnipeg's 7-2 blowout of the Florida Panthers, the Fox Sports announcing crew give up on their job and become enamoured with "Winnipeg fun facts".

Broadcasting for a team that ranks fifteenth in the Eastern Conference during an absolute blowout loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets can possess certain perks. Just ask Steve Goldstein and Bill Lindsay, the announcing team for the Florida Panthers with Fox Sports South.

The duo has become an internet sensation of sorts after deciding not to provide play-by-play for the final minutes of the Panthers' and rather banter about the finer points of Winnipeg living.

And they kept going... and going... and going.

Some of the highlights:

  • Canadian slurpees are more dense and less airy than their American counterparts.
  • You can buy a lot of slurpees with a million dollars.
  • It's sunny out until about 8:15PM.
  • Winnipeg gets more sun than any other North American city in the winter.

In defence of the Panthers' broadcasting crew, Florida did very little to make the game interesting, save for George Parros earning his 1,000th career penalty minute and earning a serenade from a raucous Winnipeg crowd:

I'm going to miss playing these guys six times a year.