Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday Smorgasbord 11-9

  • Well folks, we would be remiss if we didn't talk about the results on Tuesday night. Yes, we have to admit that we were disappointed with the outcome, and we don't mean the Caps losing at Ottawa in overtime. We threw in our two cents, made our position well known, and at the end of the day, when all the votes were counted, we realized that not everybody agreed with us and they decided to go in a different direction. What can we say other than we tip our hats to the winners and congratulate them on a hard fought and well-earned victory. We will live to fight another day and you have not heard the last from us on this issue.
  • Do you buy that Ben Roethlisberger injured his shoulder late in the first half Monday night, or are you like us and believe that he just wanted to watch the Redskins Cheerleaders in the second half? We'd suggest using the Caps Ice Girls...er...Spirit Squad in the same fashion when the Penguin Scum come to town, but something tells us that Canadian Diving Team Captain, Secondary Assist Cindy Crosby wouldn't be distracted in the least... At least not like Ben is...
  • And as a final thought on this past Monday Night; let us say that we don't want to hear anymore from anyone (including you Wilbon) about how great, passionate, and die-hard the Steelers fanbase is. Why? Did you know that for their playoff game last January against Jacksonville that there were a considerable number of no-shows at the stadium? It's true, there were a considerable amount of empty seats at Heinz Field for an NFL Playoff game. There were even reports that fans couldn't give their tickets away to the first home playoff game for the Steelers in three years. When the Redskins fanbase pulls off that kind of stunt, then you folks can talk about how lame the Redskins fans are in relation to Steelers fans. But for the time being, why don't you talk about how the bad economy and pathetic representation are driving people out there. If half the people who are from Pittsburgh stayed there, it would be the largest city in America.
  • We're willing to admit that we couldn't tell you who the starting third line right winger was for the Syracuse Crunch in 1995. We have to look up the crazy stats that we post here from time-to-time but couldn't recite them to you by heart. And while we're fans of hockey, we don't pride ourselves on providing passionate defenses of the sport when we see it being slighted in some fashion by somebody. However, when we came across this mindless drivel, we immediately thought "February 22nd, 1980." Ok, we had to look that date up too, but if you are any kind of hockey fan, you already know about the Miracle on Ice and would know that event had Americans dancing in the streets and was between the end of World War II and last Tuesday night. We're sure the usual suspects who ride to the defense of hockey every time somebody like Khornball or Steve Czban speaks ill of the sport will also roundly condemn these people too for thier diss of hockey.
  • We all know that Olie Kolzig is coming back to the Verizon Center tomorrow night to play the game of his life when he plays the Caps for the first time, but what is the deal with the Ning recreating the Caps? Kolzig, Matt Pettinger, Jamie Heward, and now Steve Eminger. Jeff Halpern is out injured but will they try to get Jaromir Jagr, Brian Sutherby, Ken Klee, Brian Muir, Jean-Luc Picard Grand-Pierre, and Robert Lang too? They are aware that those particular Caps never really got the job done in DC? And before you ask, no they cannot have A.O. or Alexander Semin though we can only hope they would be willing to take John "Coach's Pet" Erskine Bowles off our hands.
  • Is there anyway the Terps can stop playing road games at night?
  • The Nats introduced new uniforms this week and we do have to say that we like the changes that were made. We do wish however that the home jerseys got rid of that ridiculous font. However, we have to wonder if putting Washington in the "classic script" on the road jerseys is the first step of changing the name from Nationals to Senators? Remember, "Nationals" was chosen over "Senators" because then Mayor Tony Williams didn't want reminders about the Constitutional Prohibition of D.C. having Senators when he was dealing with MLB. Now Ted Lerner and Company have shown that they don't care much about the D.C. Government and are willing to fight them tooth and nail over every little thing so we wouldn't be surprised if they chose to offend the sensibilities of the same politicians who have barely supported them. Getting back to the uniforms, we always thought that the "DC" logo on both the cap and jersey of the third set was overkill and are thankful the "Patriotic" uniform will be worn as little as possible.
  • Finally this week, the Caps, as mentioned, face Olie Kolzig and the ex-Caps on Monday night and then head down to Raleigh to face Carolina on Wednesday night. The Caps then wrap up the week with a Friday-Saturday Home-and-Home with the Devils starting in D.C. The Redskins come out of the bye week to face the Cowgirls at FedEx Field on Sunday night. The Terps football team hosts North Carolina on Saturday at 3:30 pm on ABC Regional coverage and the Basketball Team starts their season on Friday night against Bucknell at the Cable Box.
  • As always folks, please send all comment, criticisms, corrections, suggestions, questions, and offers for our remaining Redskins Home Game tickets to "capsnut" over at gmail dot com. The bidding starts at $250 per seat, per game.

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