Soon, America will love Rikk Wilde.
He was the big-boned Chevrolet representative who presented the World Series MVP trophy to Madison Bumgarner Wednesday night. The Giants won their third World Series in five years by beating the Royals 3-2 in Game 7 at Kansas City.
As you can see from the clip above, he had some trouble with his lines. At one time, while discussing the truck won by Bumgarner, Wilde said it includes "technology and stuff."
That phrase, and Wilde's shaky presentation, quickly became the talk of Twitter.
I think I have to go buy a Chevy now. pic.twitter.com/FHdN3yFsbk— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 30, 2014
Hate that I turned the channel before #TechnologyAndStuff debuted at the World Series.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) October 30, 2014
But there was sympathy for Wilde.
Yall leave the Chevy guy alone. He did a great job. You'd be nervous as hell too!— Christopher Long (@JOEL9ONE) October 30, 2014
His performance brought some comparisons, including that of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and this guy:
Since we're all talking about Chevrolet today, it can be said that Wilde did his job. Maybe he had it planned this way all along.
[HT/For The Win For the Video]
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