Reader Michael, who goes back with us to pre-OFB days of primitive message boarding, recently passed along evidence his renewed faith in the Caps, in the form of a modest wager made with a Vegas betting house.
More than a few hockey fans make such wagers and enjoy having a staple-stub of faith with them in their wallets all season long. It strikes us as a healthy form of devotion. And come next June, we think Michael should use his modest winnings from this wager on a round or two for his favorite bloggers in D.C.
Incidentally, whereas the Caps were typically on the order of 12-1 odds to win the Cup at this time last year, according to sportsbook.com, at summer’s end in 2010 they are installed as 5-1, top-of-the-pack favorites. And at vegasinsider.com, the Caps are top-of-the-pack favorites to win the Cup at 6-1, sharing the designation, unfortunately, with guess who?