MADISON SQUARE STAPLES CENTER???
So this video and photo just got sent to my inbox from someone in New York City:
I can’t tell if it’s real or not… but I know New York City pretty well and it looks like a Go Kings Go billboard featuring Will Ferrell near Madison Square Garden. And then I found these on the Twitter:
— Jesper Goransson (@JesperGoransson) June 6, 2014
Bold LA. A Go Kings advert on 34th & 7th in the shadow of the Garden. Curious to see how NYR will respond. pic.twitter.com/I77v2EIqLx
— M.K. (@SarcasticNY) June 6, 2014
Will Ferrel Kings video playing outside of Madison Square Garden wut pic.twitter.com/KnbCbtBrT9
— matt kolowski (@slim) June 6, 2014
Will Ferrell put up a video outside MSG rooting for the Kings…Why don't you focus on coming out with a good movie again? #BecauseItsTheCup
— Matt Germann (@MR_G_10) June 6, 2014
Okay, that’s actually a good point.
And then I discovered the ultimate proof that something is real… it’s on Reddit!
So can anyone in New York City confirm this? Did someone pay for a Go Kings Go billboard featuring Will Ferrell at the base of Madison Square Garden? And if so… please come forward so we can high-five you! Email us at TheRoyalHalf at GMAIL and let us know!
UPDATED: 6/7 12:10PM
According to John Hoven, the billboards are legit:
The billboards are legit. #confirmed
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) June 7, 2014
And according to Jessica Zee… late last night the billboards had been switched to something a little more NY friendly:
— Jessica Z (@JessicaZeee) June 7, 2014
And the news of the billboard has been picked up across the country:
— theScore (@theScore) June 7, 2014
There's a video of Will Ferrell yelling "Go Kings Go" right outside Madison Square Garden: http://t.co/9ixxJEkg50
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 7, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 7, 2014
— Seth Rorabaugh (@emptynetters) June 7, 2014
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 7, 2014
This is pretty great: Will Ferrell video billboard cheers on Kings near Madison Square Garden http://t.co/W1Qn2RyEDp
— Eye on Hockey (@EyeOnHockey) June 7, 2014
Keep your eyes peeled to the TV throughout the day today as well…
— FOX Sports1 Newsdesk (@FOXSports1Desk) June 7, 2014
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) June 7, 2014
UPDATED: 6/8 9:35 AM
The video has made its way to the World Wide Leader in Sports, ESPN.