Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Ten Straights to the Mush"

Since people seem to think I'm just some Negative Nelly (and just for your viewing pleasure), here is something I get excited about: The Washington Capitals.  There is really nothing not to love. They play an exciting end to end game with the best player in the world who will score the nicest goal and lay the biggest hit. Then mix in a Donald Brashear fight and you've gotten your 35$ worth (ticket plus two beers). Best deal in sports.  Any sports fan should give them a look when you see them on TV, particularly in the slow days of March when they have two weekend NBC games against the Pens. I don't know if I've seen one player hate another like Ovechkin hates Malkin.  He has literally tried to cleanly hospitalize him the past 2 or 3 games.

Anyway check out this fight from today five or ten times. You'll see a different punch land each time. Then throw in the awesome camera angle up against the glass and you really see that these hockey punches actually do hurt, something I forget from the upper deck or regular camera view. Then mix in the speechless announcers and some sweet Canadian twang accent and verbiage.

If it really piques your interest, there is a clearer vid on (about :50 in I think)

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