There is a monstrous video screen with Will Ferrell's mug shouting "Go Kings Go," and other ravings about losing his mind, in the shadow of the Empire State Building. The video screen is on the corner of 33rd and 7th avenue, one of the busier intersections in New York. For those unfamiliar with the city, that means Will Ferrell is basically looking directly into Madison Square Garden and screaming at the New York Rangers.
The video is actually from LA's 2012 run through the Stanley Cup Final but the Kings are now repurposing it in an inspired bit of next-level trolling. And it's a job well done; it is definitely a little unsettling to see Will Ferrell's giant head yelling at you, like an even more deranged Wizard of Oz, as you try to go about your business. From what we can tell, the sign has been up since at least Friday evening, probably just in time for the weekend commute as people filter into and out of Penn Station (which is also across the street).
Game 2 is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Los Angeles after which the series shifts to New York on Monday, where Game 3 will be played under the watchful eyes of Ferrell.