All I Want for Christmas…

I need an ugly Christmas sweater for a party Saturday night.  Anyone have one I can borrow? Video: Happy Holidays from Your Washington Capitals  This year, remember that Christmas isn’t just about onesie pajamas and Joel Ward cracking up from the very first frame.  There is a deeper meaning.  Like when Ovi says, “Hey guys, […]

Terrible Tuesday

Get it, like Mikey Monday?  Well I can maniacally laugh now because the Caps just won an overtime comeback victory, but look at this: That would be 18 penalty minutes in under 12 minutes of game time.  Mike Green: Time Turner.  Making time out of time that hasn’t happened yet because he has that many […]

What the Fox(y)?

The later the hour, the dumber the things that make me laugh.  And once an idea is in my head it will never leave. Does anyone look at this:   And see this? Right? If Mike still had long hair, this would be too much. What IS the meaning on Stonehenge? I shamelessly cut Brooks […]

Caps Lock

Behold, part of the glorious two-page Caps preview spread in today’s Washington Post!  (Sorry Coach, the copier can only scan so much.) Click for a much larger picture. Read the preview here.  Note the Post has the Penguins winning the East, by 1 point over the Bruins. Though the Caps lost their opener vs. Chicago […]

Mikey Monday: We’re Back

Oh Monday.  It’s been a while since I was so excited to see your face. And by your face, I mean Mike Green’s. The Capitals Convention was this weekend, so Mike’s friends are along to make your Monday better.  I had a hot date with Deb (@DLF1021) and Pam (@sunnyinNJ) who packed their high-powered cameras. […]

Time Over Time

Sundays should be easy.  Could someone please inform my hockey teams? Penguins 2, Flyers 1 – OT The past two seasons, the Flyers have ended big win streaks for the Pens.  Not last night!!  It took a while, until Crosby PPGed so hard he almost fell over.  He is a little back-heavy, after all. .gif by […]

Caps Fan Appreciation Night

If there’s one thing I like more than hockey, it’s food.  Last night the Capitals Fan Appreciation Night had free hockey AND free food. So of course we were in the front row. Rockin’ the Red with Rae and Pam For this… BAM!  No beard.  Hallelujah and also merci.  I’ll give you the hair, Greener, […]

Look at This Face

Speaking of Foxy Friday… PIGLET IS BACK! More than anything so far, this makes me happy.  Happy to the point of: After visiting a specialist in Michigan earlier this week, Backstrom says there is no concussion and he’s 100%.  We say, “Oh yes, you are.” Watch the whole video, because you’ve missed Nicky so: Backstrom addresses […]

Global Warming: Sweden

Meanwhile in Russia, guess who remains perfect and is scoring a lot of points? Of course it’s Piglet.  He looks pretty fond of Ms. Pink Recorder-And-Mani combo too.  Or maybe he’s just happy with himself for having 5 goals and 5 assists in his last 4 games for Dynamo Moscow. This, this, a thousand times […]

Sweden is Trying to Kill Us

If I had a TARDIS, where would I go right now? If our office has security cameras, it would be worth it to get the footage of my reaction to this picture.  It resembled being electrocuted. Somewhere, Mike Green is depressed.  He hates it when Nicky goes out with better looking guys. Deb (@DLF1021), I […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

Yesterday was pretty great.  What more could you want out of a vacation day spent shoveling mulch and mixing concrete? Me, some guy, Josie, some other guys and Rhea You should all come to the Kaboom Caps playground build next year, but only if you’re prepared to work your butts off.  We had a great […]

Mikey Monday: Miss This

On Saturday afternoon, NHL Network replayed the Caps’ triple-OT loss to the Rangers in Game 3 of last season’s playoffs.  I turned it on halfway through the third period… and proceeded to watch over 60 minutes of hockey knowing a) nothing happens and b) when something finally does, it’s horrible. That’s how much I miss […]

Am I the Only One?

As I’m going to see Dierks Bentley tonight, remember this?  It seems like ages since we saw a hockey highlight montage.  Or a Thrashers jersey.   When Chuck & I win the lottery, we’ll spend our days creating NHL-specific videos for every song on the Official WUYS Office Dance Party Mix. “I just met you… […]

Mikey Monday: FTW

The only reasons to be awake at 7 AM on a Saturday are you’re 1) still up from the night before or 2) buying playoff hockey tickets.  I woke Gator up with a text and we debated (read: I peer pressured her).  Something was telling me to go.  The Force was communicating.  So we went. […]

Our post on Puck Daddy – NHL Playoff Beard Watch: Kevin Shattenkirk, Jaromir Jagr and other freaky efforts

Back when we listed the most common playoff beard types, you may recall we included the “Maybe Don’t” category. This is the circular file where well-intentioned and enthusiastic efforts are stored until perfect attendance awards are handed out. ‘A’ for effort and all that. Since then we have admired the burgeoning beauty of many beards. […]

Shanabanned: Who's Not?

At Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin, TX, every Sunday night they play Chicken Sh*t Bingo.  It’s exactly what it sounds like – feed a chicken, turn it loose on a tabletop bingo board and wherever it takes a crap, that number goes on the board. I’m pretty sure this is also how the NHL […]

(un)Leashed Fury

Remember when Harry Potter got so angry at Dudley that he made the glass disappear and unleashed a snake into a room full of kids?  I wanted to disapparate the glass in the Verizon Center last night and let the fans go berserk.  I have never been so worked up at a game. As the […]

Mikey Monday: Hint, Hint

Damn you, post-season!  I am having a hard time saying anything for fear of being a jinx.  Let’s try this… How many Monday home games has Mike Green played this season?  ONE. Did the Caps win? YES. Was it also his/my birthday?  YES. (October 10, close enough.) Were Gator and I there? OBVIOUSLY. And now, […]

Mikey Monday: Appreciation

Saturday night was Fan Appreciation Night at Verizon Center, and they gave us plenty to love.  First, Nicky B returned.  I wish you guys could have heard the cheer when they announced the starting lineup! Mike looked a little extra happy too, showing off with a between-the-feet move to end warm-ups (he missed). Just seeing Nicky […]

This Friday Night…

Last night was not good for anyone. Sidney took a puck to the face.  I’ve said “not the face!” many times, but never at such volume.  Sid bled everywhere and then did what hockey players do best, let it stop and kept playing.  Well, it didn’t totally stop. He will play tonight against Buffalo, a […]