Bruins Beat: How I & Others Will Always Remember Naoko Funayama (GIF)
I always will remember Zdeno Chara pouring champagne over Naoko Funayama’s head after Game Seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final….PRICELESS.
Yeah, NESN smart move getting rid of someone that was loved by Bruins fans and players alike. Yet again another EPIC FAIL for the good ole New England Sports Network.
Good luck Naoko! You will be missed by Black & Gold Nation.
You were a breath of fresh air and a class act ( I met her, I know even though I think I scared her). You made an impact on many, many more than you even thought.
I’ll miss you Naoko. You’re the only one who liked to interview Master and I pic.twitter.com/cNMLqlYb5o
— Adam McQuaids Hair (@AdamMcQuaidsHai) June 28, 2013
@RealJackEdwards Naoko’s the reason I’m at school in Boston studying journalism/PR. Real inspiration for women aspiring to be in sports.
— Samantha Ruda (@samantharruda) June 28, 2013
— PuckSage (@pucksage) June 28, 2013
— Lindsey Tyler (@lindsey_tyler) June 28, 2013
(3/343747) I can’t imagine the last three years without her. NESN will not upgrade her position because there is no one better.
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) June 28, 2013
@RealJackEdwards I always blew off being a sports reporter because I figured I wouldn’t be taken seriously. Naoko changed that!
— Boston Hockey Girl (@Spoked_B) June 28, 2013
— catie (@caatie) June 28, 2013
— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) June 28, 2013
Great to see Tyler weigh in on Naoko situation. Best example of how much she’s loved is people that work for NESN/Bruins expressing disgust.
— Matt Kalman (@TheBruinsBlog) June 28, 2013
@NaokoFunayama is one of the best in the biz, a true pro. Loves the game and the game loves her. Bad move not bringing her back.
— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) June 28, 2013