Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thunderstruck

The Caps woke last night to the sound of thunder — then, it seemed, sat and wondered. Fans attending Friday’s game at the Booth received a pair of what were optimistically called “Thundersticks” emblazoned with the “Rock the Red” slogan, … Continue reading

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The Department of Defense

According to today’s news reports and long-standing rumors, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta will be named Secretary of Defense very soon. Panetta is a “Washington insider” and also a Washington Capitals fan. This photo was taken by a … Continue reading

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Sorry Penguin

The Tampa Bay Lightning forced a game 7 against Pittsburgh Monday night with a 4-2 win. Sorry Penguin. Pittsburgh had a 1-0 for the first 16 minutes, and the Bolts didn’t even have a shot on net for the first … Continue reading

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Mambo Number Five

Thanks, Doug, for the build-up, my intro was the most entertaining piece of short fiction I’ve read recently. I’m more like one of the scab NFL replacements stumbling through the midpoint of the strike-torn 1987 season. Since the Rangers were … Continue reading

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Of PuckBunnys and PuckPals

PB’s Second Line Takes The Ice Practice makes perfect and we took to the ice again at Kettler yesterday for the Good Friday skate.  Sacrilege aside, here’s hoping Good Friday will make for an even better Saturday, then a very … Continue reading

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Did You Hear Us?

The Quantum Theory of Playoff Hockey There we were.  At the end of the 2nd, and teetering at the edge of what could have been a serious faceing by the Broadway Bullies/Barbarians. Think about it: a defeat in front of … Continue reading

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The Key Demo

Goodbye Women 18-35, Hello Hubba-Hubba! While we have opinions on just about every facet of hockey from Avery to Zanon, we don’t harbor especially strong feelings one way or the other on Commissioner Gary Bettman’s stewardship of the League. Yet.  We’ll get their sooner … Continue reading

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The “F” Word

Lakers and Faggots and Bears, Oh My! When gay life collides with the mainstream sports world, it seems to happen in clusters. Two weeks ago we saw a peculiar convergence, and last week, yet another. We’re already bored with Kobe Bryant’s … Continue reading

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Octopussies

WWDCT: What Would DC Throw? Although we’re known for our maniacal devotion to the home team (imagine Hezbollah and Shining Path as hockey moms and dads and we’re their sons), the truth is that this is a house divided, a mixed marriage.  … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Caps

2 Minute Minor Major A season comes, a season goes.  Some things fade away: Snooki, Barry Bonds, Glenn Beck.  Hope. Yet some things curiously endure and grow stronger: France, the iPad, Ben Cohen.  Hope.  And the Caps.  Coach Boudreau managed to juggle … Continue reading

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