Tripp had an off-air moment of glory today down at Raleigh Center Ice during Canes practice.
A TV crew was set up in the lobby, doing something with Ruutu. According to Sundheim on Twitter, they were there doing something with Finnish station MTV3.
For whatever reason, they were getting footage of Ruutu playing table hockey with some guy, walking in and out of the door, driving off, etc.
As Tripp was leaving he barged over to the table hockey game (while the crew was standing around, the lights were on, and God knows if the cameras were rolling) and said, "Hey Ruuty! I'm leaving town for Chicago today!"
Ruutu, not really paying attention to him: "... Oh?
Tripp: "... yeah... ... ..."
Tripp: "Yeah, I'll be back tomorrow though."
Ruutu, still not looking at him: "See you later, buddy."
All in all this will probably be my new worst impression of Tripp Tracy.
I mean there's nothing to hate at all about Tripp. Of course he's a huge homer for the Canes, but he also gives tons of credit to the opposing teams during the broadcasts. We all know he has entertainment value. He's basically an HF Canes section cult hero.
He's a good foil for Forslund. They make blowouts tolerable.
Is Tripp a good foil for Forslund? Or is Forslund a fantastic play-by-play guy because he ignores most of the stupid things Tripp says/sneakily calls Tripp out for his flaws as he succeeds at calling the game?