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America Deserves a Great NBA Finals, and We’re Getting One.

June 11th, 2010
With the series appropriately tied 2-2, I cannot be any happier than at this moment, seeing two titans like the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics vie for the Larry O'Brien trophy in June. Yes, there's obvious excitement across the globe for a sport that doesn't require the use of hands but ...

The Caps Win the Cup…The Presidents’ Trophy, That Is

April 5th, 2010
The Washington Capitals can now add another notch to their belt in 2009-2010. The professional hockey team, boasting the NHL’s most impressive record this season with a franchise-best 51 wins and 114 points, has garnered another distinction as of April 5, 2010: The Presidents’ Trophy.   Although the Caps clinched the Eastern Conference regular season title ...

Washington Capitals Score Hat Trick as Three-Time Division Champs

March 12th, 2010
One expression used over time is that three's a charm. That is definitely the case for the Washington Capitals, currently one of the NHL's hottest teams, as they clinched their third consecutive Southeast Division championship in early March. They earned the distinction after division rival Atlanta lost to Columbus, 2-1, Thursday evening. The Thrashers, the second best team in the ...

Washington Caps Good Moves On and Off the Ice

March 4th, 2010
Before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver took place, I was a bit nervous for the pro hockey team in Washington. Its phenomenal 14-game win streak was snapped in one-goal downers by two teams in Canada (Montreal and Ottawa) and one in St. Louis, Missouri. The Capitals' defense was a mess, and the entire squad went on a funky, mildly chaotic three-game losing streak, ...

The NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Is No Slam Dunk Anymore

February 14th, 2010
Maybe I'm getting older and less able to tolerate b.s. anymore, but I didn't even stick around to watch the final outcome of the NBA slam dunk competition in Dallas last night. Every mid-February, I used to get excited to turn on the TV to watch three-point specialists and slam-dunk artists. Not this year though. ...

I Think I Love Hockey: How a Capitals Fan Overcame Barriers to Embrace the Ice

November 13th, 2009
While watching the Washington Capitals eke out a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders at Verizon Center, thanks to an 11th round shootout wrist shot by captain Chris Clark on Veterans Day Wednesday night, I wondered when I started liking the sport of hockey.  I’m sorry. I can't hide it ...