Still Looking Forward to Tomorrow: Rangers at Capitals

Wayne VienerContributor IApril 24, 2009

You know, it's all about the kids.

The photo is from Verizon Center on Saturday.  Mo is wearing a white Caps road jersey, Jor has on the Ovie rookie jersey, and I am sporting my Brooks Laich home sweater.

Actually, the kids and I make the "Gang of Three."  We try to go to as many games as possible.  I will tell you the most popular game on the schedule is Duke at Maryland basketball. 

The Capitals playoff games are getting close to being the favorite.  I now realize that the Capitals may not win the series.  Going to the games is a blast. I just hope we score.

There are not that many hockey fans in the DC area.  This is compared to Redskin fans, Terp basketball fans, Terps football fans,  Va Tech football fans, Wizards dudes, and the thousand or so people who are Nats fans.  The same is true on the Bleacher Report site.  If you write a story about the Redskins, you get readers and feedback.  The Terps are a reasonably close second.

Ok, there are certainly more Caps fans than Nats fans.  Heck, the Nats will even give you the "O" off their jerseys if you show up. 

My point is that a significant portion of the folks who call themselves Capitals fans show up for the game.  They are loud and proud. 

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I wrote here earlier in the week that the Red Sea could be a bit tougher and more ornery.  I am sure that we will toughen up a bit as time goes by. I hold great hopes that the team will also toughen as time goes by.

The pregame is bathed in red light like a BMW dashboard is first rate.  The video board and music is the best I have ever seen.  The organ and "Lets Go Caps" chants are real, not piped in. 

The ultimate work, the coup-de-grace is the Unleash the Fury video montage.  It is so good that the team runs a marketing campaign around it. 

It would be great fun to win the game, and that may even include scoring a goal.  I am paying the big bucks for Friday night tickets.  Rock the Red and Unleash the Fury are worth the money.


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