Depending on your ability to lurk on twitter you might have noticed an increase in vague and mysterious tweets. It’s about all I can do right now. Of course in talking about my inability to talk about what is going on I realize I’m engaging in a cycle of absurdity. For what it’s worth, I hope to reveal what is behind door number one next week. If all goes to plan. But if the current (or any other) season of 24 is any indication, no plan is secure unless Jack Bauer is running point. DROP THE WEAPON!!!
Being a sports fan in this town is not easy. My mom raised me a Knicks fan, the Redskins are run by a tyrant who spells his last name wrong, I call the Wizards the Buzzards (Bullets + Wizards), and the Nationals have their future pitching in AA at the moment. But, there’s always hockey. I wont lie to you, I’m a hockey fan, but I’ve never legitimately been a Caps fan. I’ve been to a bunch of games at the Verizon Center but I didn’t really pay attention to the standings until about a month left in the season. As I’ve said many, many times before, often in a different context, I’m not perfect.
But, I can grow an epic playoff beard 😀
There is one thing I can speak about with certainty though, and that is playoff hockey, live. Crowds make the experience intense. Every shot. Every save. Every hit. Everything gets turned up to 13. Since my words probably can’t do the playoff atmosphere justice, I’m going to provide you two videos to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.
This video is played at Washington Capitals home games during a commercial break, often in the 3rd period. The first video is the clearest version of the montage I could find, the second gives you a sense of what it is like from the upper deck (where the real fans are).
Like I said, the atmosphere gets turned up to 13 when the playoffs are going down. It’s pretty awesome.