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Morning Look: An Obama Caps Jersey

To be honest, the (Sarah) Palin '12 Caps jersey didn't go over particularly well with a lot of my readers. Commies, probably. Maybe they'll like this one better.

It was sent by Reader Timothy, and darned if it wasn't another significant number. I mean, Palin has some sort of cosmic connection to Peter Bondra, while Obama and Ovechkin are similarly linked? So, let's see, for the Wizards we'd have Palin-Dixon, and Obama-Mason Jr.? And for the Redskins, the exceedingly ironic Obama-Brunell, along with the bafflingly bizarre Palin-Kelly combo.

And as long as we're linking Obama and the Caps, how about this lede to a Time Mag story about Obama the big-city prez:

As President-elect Barack Obama and his family settle into Washington ahead of his Inauguration, they will undoubtedly go through a period of adjustment. The girls will need to get used to a new school, the whole family will learn soon enough about the city's muggy summers, and Obama may need to become a hockey fan, because the other local sports teams currently range from mediocre to stupendously bad.

Hey, Time, ever heard of Georgetown? George Mason? The, uh, yeah, the Terps women! Huh? Anyhow, all you haters of the Palin 12, here's your chance to judge the Obama 8. Approve or disapprove?

(Time story via Welcome to the Show via Japers, see here for the Redskins Obama shirt, and please, find me a Bullets version asap.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 8:55 AM ET
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Didn't like it last week, don't like it this week.

Jersey fail.

Posted by: Section117 | January 14, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Just kinda silly, dont take it for serious. Dan, RSS the cooley site?

Posted by: alex35332 | January 14, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Much better. Approve.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | January 14, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

No no, Steinz.

Obama's real number is 44, as in the 44th president.

Hence, the proper DC sports connection is Obama-Riggo.

Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Posted by: WebberDC | January 14, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

this is terrible. I wonder if this is from the game against Columbus which explains how this losing streak started.....GO CAPS!!!

Posted by: NATSFAN10 | January 14, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

There can be only one #8 in DC!

Posted by: StanislavNS | January 14, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Who are you to call anyone a commie, Dan?

Posted by: FlyersSuck | January 14, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse


Somehow this one is acceptable, but a jersey featuring Sarah Palin(who actually has a connection to hockey) isn't? The hypocrisy of the left is always amusing.

Either way, keep the Politics off the sports bog Dan, its often the only place I'm not subjected to the Post's pro-Obama crap.

Posted by: mooresap | January 14, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHA, Commies! The sad thing is these "commies" see Obama as the next Messiah. It is a VERY scary thought to look at how people worship this guy and blindly seem to follow his every word. People are willing to give up their body parts just to go to an inaugural ball,(see if you don't know what I am talking about, and that folks, is a scary thing.

For the record, I hate both jerseys. Palin 12 is a disgrace to Bondra and Obama 08 is a disgrace to Ovechkin.

Posted by: capsnumber1 | January 14, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I've never liked the "epic fail" phrase (or any of the other phrases that have been given birth by the internet). But somehow, when considering Obama's presidency epic fail seems appropriate.

Posted by: davekempson | January 14, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"Somehow this one is acceptable, but a jersey featuring Sarah Palin(who actually has a connection to hockey) isn't?

Posted by: mooresap | January 14, 2009 10:57 AM"

I forget, what was Palin's connection to hockey? That her son played, or that the father of her daughter's baby is a good player? Obama's girls play youth soccer, so perhaps a DC United 08 jersey would be o.k.?

Me, I'm saving up for a double zero Steinberg Wiz uni.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | January 14, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what side of the aisle you're on and what politician you have on your jersey, this is a tool move. Even worse than getting a jersey with your own name on the back.

And people in this town wonder why they get no respect as sports fans...

Posted by: dugly2ugly | January 14, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

actually, for the wizards it would now be obama-crittenton. but if we're including former wizards, i'd go with palin-chris whitney and obama-tyrone nesby. probably the greatest 2 on 2 game ever.

Posted by: d_skillz | January 14, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

disgruntled, make sure the steinz jersey is a zephyr throwback, that'd be amazing.

Is no one throwing up this time?

Posted by: trolly_time | January 14, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse


Can we have a third-party third-jersey offering, please?

Posted by: B_A_ | January 14, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

epic fail for obama's presidency? that hasn't begun yet?

I can't even escape inane anonymous political arguments at the sports bog. I blame the commies.

Posted by: jec4p | January 15, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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