Takin’ a T.O. with B.T.: Alexander Ovechkin Is Just Like Everyone Else…

March 15th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
Did your parents ever tell you that everybody is equal?
"Yup, everyone is equal, son (or daughter).

That is, until that other kid comes along that's better than you. Then he'll be protected and babied like no other, and you've got to fend for yourself."

There's another good one too: People say appearance is everything and talk is cheap.
Well when Alexander Ovechkin says a word, it's not cheap. Nor is it when he makes an appearance. Hell, the man breathes and it's probably worth $2,000.
So what exactly is his hit on Brian Campbell worth?
What about...say...$439,024. Or four games worth of pay.
For Ovechkin, that's pocket change. For a Canadian family, that's just enough to attend a Toronto Maple Leafs game (with a nice tip for the parking attendant and maybe a box of Timbits on the way home).

For an American family....that's what? A Hummer (or H2/H4/H16...whatever they're up to now) and a week's worth of gas?
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