20 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: February 2010

“We Need A Goalie…”

Here’s Hoping Canadians Become Gold Medal Fans Again

Two, maybe three days a year max, I “hate” Canada — when U.S. national hockey teams face those of Canada. I put hate in quotes because I’m incapable of deep-seated antipathy toward my neighbors to the North. It’s a beautiful country filled with beautiful people, and it is the true home of hockey. Canada is […]

Matty, Collecting Hats This February

It’s been a couple of months since Caps’ fans at Verizon Center have been able to chant “Let’s go Matty!”, in support of Mathieu Perreault, but those cries could resume soon. Last night, the fan favorite pivot scored four goals for the Hershey Bears in their 9-2 dismantling of Bridgeport before another sold out Giant […]

Forgotten Miracle on NBC

John Mayasich, Jack McCartan and Bill Cleary visit with Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The Vindication Games for Ron Wilson

Perhaps you recall, as I did, the near universal reaction to the announcement of Ron Wilson as head coach of the 2010 United States Olympic hockey team last April: a collective yawn. By the spring of 2009 Wilson had accumulated a Larry Brown-like pedigree of mediocre coaching journeyman, as well as perceived failure with  talented […]

Gold Medal Girls Gone Wild

Your team just won the gold medal in hockey. What do you do? You guzzle crap beer and try to drive a Zamboni, of course! Sounds like fun to me (except for the crap beer part; it’s gotta be the good stuff). However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was not amused and wants an explanation. For their part, the Canadian women’s hockey team apologized.

Americans Roll To Gold Medal Game: USA 6 / Finland 1

0:45 of 15:00 Consumed

I officially consumed about 45 seconds of my Warhol-allocated 15:00 minutes of fame during the debut episode; Mike Vogel, Steve Kolbe, and I each discussed the pros and cons of Capitals playing in the Olympics. Given that yesterday all the Caps’ players’ Winter Games ended, it’s good to remember the silver lining of additional rest for the team’s stars.

Gold Medal Final Pick’em

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Middle-of-the-Night Olympic Hockey Following Overseas

Last night, I finished my three hour-long script writing class at 6 p.m. It took me 15 minutes to cycle through the soaking and traffic-packed streets of London to my cozy flat, where a night of sport was about to consume me. First thing’s first, though. Nap time. When you’re trying to follow these Olympics, […]