Archive: Capitals

Wannabe Sombrero Guy on the Loose

Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis posted in his blog yesterday about meeting our friend Sombrero Guy: I met Sombrero Guy at the Fan Fest on Saturday. He is a great guy. I believe he was with his mom and his sister. We had a nice chat in the elevator. He even...

By Lindsay Applebaum | July 14, 2008; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Featured Commenter: Sombrero Guy

Meet Capitals Insider regular Sombrero Guy, perhaps known informally as "That guy wearing a sombrero at a hockey game." Real name (optional): Brandon Wise Location: Baltimore Occupation: Wise Advertising (this would be a great place to plug our new website, but sadly it isn't finished yet) Sombrero Guy in Columbus*...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 26, 2008; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chief: A Big Bully, or Misunderstood?

If you read the Capitals Insider, you're probably familiar with Chief, a big, bad Internet bully who gets his kicks from calling commenters mean names, shoving them in lockers and stealing their lunches. Just like the bullies we knew back in middle school who were acting out because of family...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 25, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Caps Fans Celebrate; 'Gang Green' Disbanding?

The Capitals really cleaned up last night in Toronto, eh? Bruce Boudreau won the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year -- a perfect movie ending, says owner Ted Leonsis -- and, as expected, Alex Ovechkin won both the Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Trophy as the NHL's...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 13, 2008; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (29)

Comment of the Day

Comment of the day, in response to Alex Ovechkin starting a clothing line (seriously): Troy: I love my Ovie and I do look forward to seeing what he comes out with...however I must admit if you were to scratch out Ovechkins name every time its mentioned in the article and...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 29, 2008; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ted's Take on the Fans' Take

It's still weird to me that Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is a blogger. Not because he isn't a righteous dude, but because certain other franchise owners in this city are so. . . not bloggy like that. Could you ever imagine a certain other franchise owner taking the time to...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 28, 2008; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (6)

Caps Fans Are Bored

With Capitals beat writer Tarik El-Bashir taking a few days off, the Insider faithful are left looking for ways to pass the time. First order of business: What should Alex Ovechkin do until the next NHL season starts? tokyo fan: Here's a thought: for the NHL to really get some...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 15, 2008; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (6)

Philly Fans: The Worst?

Did you hear that familiar noise rumbling through Wachovia Center last night as the Capitals rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Flyers and force Game 7? It was the Flyers fans, and they sure as you-know-what weren't saying boo-urns. Flyers fans weren't planning on making the trip...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 22, 2008; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Bandwagoners Here

Watching the game from Section 426, a group of Capitals fans dispelled talk that they're mostly bandwagoners. "There are just as many bandwagon fans in Philadelphia as any team in the league," said Brian Saphier of Gaithersburg. "We're all Caps fans," added Josh Schuman, also of Gaithersburg. "But it does...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 13, 2008; 04:59 PM ET | Comments (54)

Flyers Fans on Caps Fans

Stepping off the escalator onto the upper concourse before the game, I met Jaclyn and Roger, two of the few here from Philadelphia to root for the Flyers. They'd been to Verizon Center for games before, so I wondered if the fans seemed different during the playoffs. "Well yeah; it's...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 13, 2008; 04:51 PM ET | Comments (33)

The Red Army

Fans are definitely rocking the red here at Verizon Center. Kind of makes you wonder how much Caps gear has been sold between last season and now. I ran into Comcast SportsNet color analyst Craig Laughlin in the elevator, and he seemed pretty impressed by the sea of red (and...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 13, 2008; 03:04 PM ET | Comments (2)

Jumping on the Caps' Bandwagon

I'm jumping on the Capitals' media bandwagon and going to the game tomorrow. I'll be talking to longtime and brand new Caps fans about -- what else -- jumping on the bandwagon. The surge of new Capitals fans since the team made the playoffs is drawing mixed reactions from the...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 12, 2008; 09:57 PM ET | Comments (17)

In Case You Missed It...

The Sports Bogger asked, "Is D.C. Now a Hockey Town?" NTPNate's response and the exchange that follows are just fantastic, and completely worthy of a copy-and-paste: NTPNate: DC's a winners town, just like always. As long as we have a playoff-caliber hockey team, we'll be a hockey town. Pfft: Which...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 10, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (6)

Pat Sajak Sighting

This comment was posted on the Capitals Insider today: jarresc: Totally off topic........... But go to the photo gallery posted at the top of this thread, chek out Pic #15....isn't that Pat Sajak from the "Wheel of Fortune" in the front row? Thoughts? Here's the photo:...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 8, 2008; 06:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

What Do You Mean, We Play Again Sunday?

Capitals fans are still adjusting to the idea of seeing the postseason for the first time since 2002 (side note: do you think anyone cleaned out their locker Saturday night out of habit?). The Caps host the Flyers on Friday and Sunday, but that won't stop fans from doing a...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 7, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Two Birds, One Column: Wise Alienates United Fans, Irritates Caps Fans

Everyone is so darn sensitive these days. Can't Mike Wise write a nice column praising Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals without being attacked from all sides? It turns out that no; no he can't, if he's going to say this: "Ovechkin is about to become the first Washington star in...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 3, 2008; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (52)

 
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