Caps Fans Are Bored

With Capitals beat writer Tarik El-Bashir taking a few days off, the Insider faithful are left looking for ways to pass the time.

First order of business: What should Alex Ovechkin do until the next NHL season starts?

tokyo fan: Here's a thought: for the NHL to really get some publicity, Ovie should go on the next "Dancing With the Stars" - wouldn't that be hilarious? He'd proabably win it, too. Just a thought... (hey, it's been a long off-season already...)

From an interview with Dan Patrick in February 2007:

DP: Can you dance?
AO: Oh, I'm the best dancer in the league.
DP: Would you go on Dancing With the Stars?
AO: No. I'm a little bit shy.

He should really be on American Idol instead. You can't waste a set of vocal pipes like that.

Or how about Saturday Night Live? He's got the acting chops (Sidney Crosby, not so much).

Kim: How about the next double sport athlete? What other sport could Ovie play? I can see the NHL/whatever commercials now. Ovie knows hockey. Ovie also knows...
tokyo fan: How about IndyCar? Ovie seems to like speed!
Jordan: Ovie would cause far too many accidents in car racing.. Trying to put guys in the wall and stuff.
Scott in Shaw: I love Ovie as much as anyone, but I doubt he's going to be the next multi-sport superstar (watch him take batting practice and throw with the Nats and you'll see what I'm saying).

. . .it's going to be a long offseason.

By Lindsay Applebaum |  May 15, 2008; 2:07 PM ET  | Category:  Capitals
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APPLEBAUM

YOU SUCK!!!

THEY HAVENT FIRED YOU YET????

BLOG ABOUT THIS...

HOW YOU SLEPT YOUR WAY INTO YOUR JOB

Posted by: YOU SUCK | May 16, 2008 10:28 AM

Awww... is someone feeling a little jealous that their comments haven't made it onto "Crowd Noise" yet?

Don't worry, I'm sure if you send the comments to your mommy and daddy they'll post on their fridge.

Also, ALL CAPS DOESN'T GET YOUR POINT ACROSS ANY BETTER! YOU STILL SOUND LIKE AN IDIOT!

Posted by: no YOU suck | May 16, 2008 10:32 AM

Is there something wrong with having some fun talking about the team that you support? The season is over, but we are still Capitals fans. I do not see the point of this content other than to still the pot.

No one was really serious about Dancing with the Stars and what not... Its humor.

Posted by: Caps 423 | May 16, 2008 12:23 PM

Caps 423,

I wasn't making fun. On the contrary, I thought it was hilarious!

Posted by: Lindsay Applebaum | May 16, 2008 12:56 PM

How come the Caps don't get a splash page like the Skins and Nationals do?

Posted by: MNMNT | May 16, 2008 1:35 PM

Because the Washington Post is a terrible sports newspaper. This is not the opinion of only myself but of the majority of sports fans in America, both in and out of the DC area.

I could run down the long list of reasons why, but if you aren't living in a hole you should know for yourself that the Post sucks.

Hockey is one of the four major professional sports in America. It is on the way back to primetime in terms of popularity. In fact, I bet the Post doesn't know that the NHL's attendance was higher than the NBA's this season! And NHL arenas have lower seating capacities than NBA arenas, which makes it more astounding. But the Post treats hockey as it does curling. Fools.

We are about to see a Pittsburgh-Detroit final, one that is likely to get high TV ratings. Both are popular teams in America. And the Post better put a Finals preview that covers a whole page, and the Stanley Cup Champion on the front page.

Posted by: Evan | May 16, 2008 3:21 PM

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