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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Susan Sarandon: Rangers Fan

There's a certain respectability that NHL teams take when they find out that they have a celebrity fan. You expect it in Los Angeles. Nashville's another great place to see country music stars. New York has its fair share of fans as well. For a long time, though, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon has been a fan of the Rangers. She goes to games when her schedule allows, and she's enthusiastic about cheering on the Blueshirts. And yes, that is Matthew Modine in front of her. However, is she a true fan who shows her support elsewhere in the public eye?

Actually, yes. If you followed hockey during last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs, you know that Jimmy Fallon celebrated the success of the New York Rangers in a big way, especially as he and Jimmy Kimmel went head-to-head as the Rangers and Los Angeles Kings met in the Stanley Cup Final.

Well, last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Jackman was on and they played a game of Password. Mr. Jackman was lucky enough to get Nick Offerman as a partner, but Jimmy introduced Susan Sarandon as his partner. And what as she wearing?
As you can hear, Jimmy is pretty stoked and even drops a "Go Rangers" into the conversation. Sarandon bringing the fanaticism to The Tonight Show!

I guess when you have your own Rangers jersey, you can be counted as a fan as well. Outside of musicians who get them for showing up at an arena, I haven't seen a lot of celebrities with their own personalized Rangers jersey. Yes, I realize she wasn't wearing it at the Fallon taping which happened before Game Two yesterday, but it's still pretty cool to know that she has both a home and road Rangers jersey.

If she dropped a Lady Liberty in there, Susan Sarandon might just be the coolest celebrity fan, like, ever!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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