16 April, 2014

A Forecast for Friday Indigestion

Why did I say yes to this?

“Capitals to Host Dollar Dog Night, Thursday, Dec. 4 vs. New York Islanders”

“The Washington Capitals will host their second annual Dollar Dog Night, presented by Esskay, on Thursday, Dec. 4, when the team takes on the New York Islanders at Verizon Center. Hot dogs will be on sale for $1 at concession stands throughout the arena. The evening is also a Student Rush Night presented by Chipotle, featuring special ticket pricing for students who purchase tickets at the Verizon Center box office (with a valid student ID) beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The best available upper level seats are priced at $15, while lower level preferred seats are available for $35 during the Student Rush.

Hot Dog StandEach Student Rush ticket comes with a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito.The Capitals will host two hot dog eating contests this year. The second annual Caps Collegiate Hot Dog Eating Contest, which will take place on the concourse around 6:15 p.m., features contestants representing several local colleges and universities. Students should listen to ESPN 980 during the week of Dec. 1 for their chance to win tickets to the game and compete in the contest. The “Black Widow” Sonya Thomas, one of the top-ranked competitive eaters in the world, will be on hand to train the contestants taking part in the challenge. She will also judge the competition and meet with fans on the concourse prior to the game.

“The Sports Reporters will be broadcasting from the concourse and will do a live broadcast of the collegiate contest. The second hot dog eating contest will take place at the top of section 104-105 and include local celebrity contestants Jorge Alfaro (from ESPN 980 and ESPN Deportes), Kyle Benham (from DC101′s Elliot in the Morning show), Matt “Drab” Cahill (from WJFK’s Big O and Dukes Show), Brian Egan (WMZQ on-air personality), John Keeley (from On Frozen Blog) and the “Black Widow.” Contestants are subject to change.”


  1. Joe wrote:

    Kyle, Drab t-shirt, and you? Awesome cast!

    1 December, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Permalink
  2. vt caps fan wrote:

    That is quality. I highly recommend watching video of Kobayashi.

    1 December, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Blackaces wrote:

    Be still my beating heart. The Sports Reporters? Covering a Caps game?
    Are you sure this isn’t some episode of The Outer Limits, in which there’s been some rip in the space-time continuum?
    This must be some mistake! Hey, at least it’s more coverage to our beloved Caps.

    1 December, 2008 at 7:12 pm | Permalink
  4. pucksandbooks wrote:

    BlackAces, I share your sense of bewilderment and awe. I promise to put on my investigative hat and try and look into the matter a bit on Thursday.

    1 December, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Permalink
  5. The Peerless wrote:

    “Contestants are subject to change.”
    Would that include changing to a greenish hue from downing all those dogs?

    2 December, 2008 at 3:58 am | Permalink
  6. maruk wrote:

    Just imagine the dogs as WaPo editors. You’ll win going away.

    2 December, 2008 at 7:23 am | Permalink
  7. Victor wrote:

    Abso-f’ing-lutely great.
    Last “Student Rush Night” a bunch of college students started the wave, and it actually lasted several rounds of Verizon…but that was after the jokers two rows in front of us managed to smuggle in some booze, get totally faced in the first, and at the beginning of the 2nd have one of them puke on himself and the chair in front of him, and it still took security the entire period to kick them out and have them arrested (underage drinking, possesion of alcohol by a minor being the likely charges). If one of those clowns hadn’t been sipping from an open can of Coke (which had no doubt been spiked-who sips sodas, anyway?) I wonder if they would have been booted.
    I dread having free burritos and hot dogs added to that mix.

    2 December, 2008 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  8. Sombrero Guy wrote:

    The first game I miss all year and its dollar hot dog night. Good Luck Pucks!

    2 December, 2008 at 2:35 pm | Permalink