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Morning Look: Wilbon, Ovechkin and Metallica

Today's morning look really ought to have been a pic of Alex Ovechkin at last night's Verizon Center Metallica concert. He was scheduled to go with Mike Green, and there are already Internet confirmations of his presence, but no pics, that I've seen anyhow. This clearly will change; if you're reading this and you have an Ovechkin-Metallica image, send it here. And this oughta counter all those Megadeth-Flyers connections.

In the meantime, you'll have to be satisfied with Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser doing their best James Hetfield impersonations by screaming their bloody heads off about Ovechkin vs. Crosby. Yesterday's PTI included a "Chances that Ovechkin is better than Crosby" query from Tony Reali, and suddenly it was like a Cannibal Corpse show.

"If he were born in the United States, he'd either be Tebow or Urlacher," Tony said of Ovechkin, while noting that Ovechkin and Crosby fill different roles, one Stockton and one Malone. Tony concluded that there's a 61 percent chance Ovechkin is better. Wilbon was less conflicted.

"It's a hundred percent chance Ovechkin's better!!!!!!!!!!" Wilbon screamed, in all caps, as he began frothing at the mouth. "It's a North American bias because they didn't know who Ovechkin was!!!!!....Ovechkin is better, he's much better!!!!!!, even though the hype says otherwise. One hundred percent!!!!!!!!!"

Way to represent, boys. And, as Reali noted, that was likely the loudest hockey conversation in PTI history. Just imagine if they had been playing Master of Puppets in the background.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2009; 8:48 AM ET
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I'll have to say that Korn-Hole-Ser is right. It is a Stockton and Malone thing in regards to play style.

Both players are great, and both players will make the hallf of fame. Only way to decide who will have the better career will be Cups and playoff record..Stay tuned for that answer. The next 10 years will decide.

Posted by: SA-Town | January 16, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

My PTI impression via text:

Mike: Rabble Rabble Rabble Rabble.
Tony: WAAA Rabble Rabble.
Mike: Rabble Rabble WAAAAAAA Ovechkin Rabble!
Tony: Rabble WAAA Rabble U-S-A! U-S-A! Rabble WAAA!
Tony: WAAAAAAA Rabble Rabble Rabble WAAAAA WAAAAAAA!

Posted by: alex35332 | January 16, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Taste me you will see,
OV's all you need,
Dedicated to,
How he's crushing you!

Obey Your Master(OV)! Master!

Great show last night.

Posted by: MetalCap | January 16, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

What the...did the sun rise in the West today? Wilbon got something right? AMAZING!

Posted by: ThisGuy | January 16, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I can confirm that Donnie Brasher was at the Concert last night. Didn't get a picture, but he was with a HOTTIE.

Posted by: goskinsgo | January 16, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

How the heck would they know who's better? Wilbon hates hockey (his admission) and doesn't watch it, and Kornhauser's cataracts won't allow him to follow the puck so he falls asleep.

Posted by: Greg S. | January 16, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Wilbon admits to following hockey less than he used to, but that hardly means that he "hates" the sport. Dude played it as a kid!

Posted by: silent-bob | January 16, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse


the one day I don't watch the show, they actually talk hockey.

Erik should have given everyone a head's up.

Posted by: metatext | January 16, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

And why do these guys get paid to do this?

Posted by: AleksanderOMunchkin | January 16, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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