Some vials of melted ice have Keith Olbermann losing his cool.
The Chicago Blackhawks were in Olbermann's sights Tuesday night as the ESPN2 late-night show host slammed the Stanley Cup winners for selling vials of water -- previously the Hawks home ice -- for $99 bucks a pop to benefit the team's charity.
"Vials of melted home ice ... for charity," Olbermann snarks in his "Worst Person In The Sports World" segment on his ESPN2 show. (embedded) "How much more for the bottled water Patrick Kane skated on?”
On Monday, the Hawks announced they would sell a limited edition of 2,013 vials of melted ice taken from the rink the team played on during their championship season with all proceeds going to the Chicago Blackhawks Charities, which benefit Illinois youth dealing with issues like homelessness, abuse, disability, drug use and gang involvement.
For $99, buyers get the etched glass vial full of melted ice (with end caps made of puck rubber!), a leatherette box and a certificate of authenticity. In Olbermann's segment, he seems additionally incensed that buyers ponying up a Benjamin for fancy water have to pay shipping costs, as well.
As NBC Chicago notes, the segment is a take-off from the host's old MSNBC show, "Countdown."
Here's the video the Hawks released to promote the charity fundraiser: