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Rock The Red Reaches Its Natural Conclusion

Since at least one of you has expressed a concern that I've now posted 19 consecutive items about the Redskins (really), I'm declaring a three-post moratorium.

After I sort of rudely suggested that the passion at home Caps preseason games was not what it could be, looks like the fans showed up in force last night. Especially this guy. We've seen all manner of Red Rocking over the past few seasons, but it would be hard to go much further than this. Also, potentially illegal.

So, well done, Red Man. You win. Game over. Also, are you related to those Green Men or not?

(Photo via Rock The Red, which also has video.)

(And in more Caps news, Ted Leonsis just posted an item about Olie Kolzig's retirement and the fan suggestions for honoring him.

In regards to retiring Olie's number/jersey, we need to give this some time. He hasn't even been retired for 24 hours. He was an all-time great for our franchise. He is deeply respected and beloved by all of us but I simply request that we all have the luxury of time. We all need to gain perspective. Let Olie get settled into his new life. All is well on this front. I look forward to seeing Olie soon but there needs to be time past before we retire the jerseys of great players. That is the right thing to do. Thank you.

That's fine. But eventually, the number goes up. That's not even a debate.)

And one more Caps note. Maybe you saw Puck Daddy's post about the Las Vegas Hilton's over-under NHL point totals, with the Caps tops in the East. That's particularly interesting to me, because on two online sports books I just checked out, the Caps are third, and tied for second among Eastern teams in odds to win the Cup. Now, maybe the Hilton folks are different from the online folks, but it seems to me that a historically weak division and a lack of postseason success still make Vegas believe the Caps are better in the regular season than in the playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 24, 2009; 10:36 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , Nats  
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May want to fix your link, the Vegas odds link goes to a picture of the Redman...

Posted by: futbolclif | September 24, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

rocking the purple as well. Gonzaga/Prep.

Posted by: olsonchr | September 24, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Steinz, I sincerely hope you know that the "Green Man" started as a character on the show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." You must watch this show (it's on tonight on FX or you can check it out on Hulu).

Posted by: adelosr1 | September 24, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

It was amazing being at the game last night. Kolzig had been retired for less than a day, and yet his number was not up in the rafters yet.
Sheesh... There ought to be some rule that a player (in any sport) has to be retired for at least five or ten years before a number is even considered for retirement.

Posted by: Grooven | September 24, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

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