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.
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