A New York Islanders superfan with the pseudonym of “Big Red” has created a fantastic video depicting his emotions.

Comedy is a healing art.

For one New York Islanders superfan, it’s the most effective way of coping with Monday night’s gruesome loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Matt Di Giacomo, a diehard Isles fan, channeled his inner Jim Breuer when he eulogized the team’s playoff chances in a kick— 10 minute video he calls “Rest in Peace 15-16.”

Di Giacomo began creating videos to vent his frustrations and laud his favorite players roughly three weeks ago. That has earned him a handful of subscribers and a couple hundred viewers.

The bulk of his complaints were directed towards the AWOL forward unit, which has tallied a meager 8 goals in their last six contests. On a positive note, though: the Flyers squandered a two goal lead with a minute left and lost in the skills competition on Tuesday night, while the Red Wings got hammered by the Lightning to cut the Isles’ magic number to 17.

To watch more of Big Red’s videos, click here.


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Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.