Diversion

A Rangers fan's guide to Los Angeles

jerry-west-kings-jersey.jpg
Jerry West in a Kings jersey. NHLI/Getty Images

In case you hadn't heard, Los Angeles and New York are meeting in the Stanley Cup final — starting Wednesday at Staples Center. Because the nation's two media and entertainment centers are involved, expect to see a lot of references to hockey, the LA-New York rivalry and other related culture content. Plus today is media day at the arena, when the players and coaches from both teams are made available to every TV crew and blogger.

The Wall Street Journal's entry today is an OK East Coast humorous view of Los Angeles by Jason Gay. Sample:

Here are some important facts to know about New York's Stanley Cup opponent:

Built on a haunted former go-kart track, Los Angeles was founded in March 2007 by Nicole Richie and Adrian Grenier, the guy from "Entourage."

Its mayor is Rihanna, who succeeded Bob Newhart, and before that, the rat from "Ratatouille."

Before there was a mayor, Gene Hackman just walked around with a bullhorn and told everybody what to do....

True fact: entire city of Los Angeles is closed on Thursdays so everyone can catch up on "Game of Thrones."

[skip]

Finally, Los Angeles is three hours behind New York City, so please, everybody, for the sake of L.A.: no Stanley Cup spoilers.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Diversion stories on LA Observed:
Could Donaldo Trumpez make Mexico great again?
This day at Woodstock: 'Good morning, people!' (video)
The WeHoans: How to avoid traffic on La Cienega (video)
Greatest jokes that never made it on Letterman
Vanity Fair's flow chart of California drought shaming
LA votes to move Santa Monica 'closer'
Susannah Hoffs of the Bangles sings karaoke in DTLA bar (video)
Clinton Global Initiative versus the other CGI


 

LA Observed on Twitter