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Mike Green is back for realsies!

… And is falling all over the place.

Just kidding, he made some good plays, but the most memorable move seemed to be his spectacular fall:

Thanks to the awesome blog Russian Machine Never Breaks for posting that video.

Seriously, just keep clicking on 0:01. I did it for about 5 minutes and it still hasn’t gotten old!

 

PS- I PROMISE that Lisa and I will do another video post sometime between now and November 7!

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Winter Classic Jerseys?

So, in case you haven’t looked at the calendar today, it is not Saturday.

The Caps planned to announce the Winter Classic jerseys on Saturday, aka at the Capitals Convention. This hasn’t been confirmed as the jersey yet, but it looks pretty convincing! The Caps never really had much possibility of a surprise new jersey anyway!

I’ve gotta say, they look pretty nice. Maybe I’ll buy one with Alzner on the back!

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Video Blogging!

Here’s something new: My friend Lisa and I have decided to start a weekly video blog recapping the Caps news, games, and events of the week!

We’re really new to this, so feel free to give us suggestions and pointers once you watch it!

Here’s the video for 9/18-9/26. Hope you enjoy it!

P.S.- Sorry for the bad quality… I spend all of my extra money on Caps jerseys, not new cameras!

EDIT: Wonderful bloopers!

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Green for Foundation!

First of all, I had no idea Mike Green did so much charity work.

Second, I forgot that the NHL Foundation Player Award existed… The NHL website gives a short description of the award:

“In recognition of this dedication, the NHL Foundation annually awards $25,000 to a current player’s charity that embodies the core values of the NHL — commitment, perseverance and teamwork — to enrich the lives of people in his community.”

The finalists are Mike Green, Dustin Brown, and Ryan Miller. All three have done some amazing work this season, but I have to say, what Green has done surprised me. Some charities, events, and organizations he has worked with are Green’s Gang (of course), Miracle of Seventh Street by the Rock Bottom Foundation, So Kids Can, Children’s Law Center‘s Adopt a Family Christmas Drive, Salvation Army‘s Angel Tree Program, Children’s National Medical CenterQuality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities Family EMPOWERment Center, and more!

One local group that Green has gotten involved with is the Arlington Food Assistance Center. He has donated some amazing things and done fundraisers on his own! In March he tweeted about a fundraiser at the Front Page where fans could “have a beer with me and some of the guys off the team” and bid on signed items. Recently, he donated a one-of-a-kind experience to the AFAC Benefit Reception and Silent Auction: “A children’s skating party for 10 at Kettler Ballston Iceplex with Caps star defenseman Mike Green, and an autographed Mike Green jersey.”

The experience, along with two lower level tickets donated by a season ticket holder, went for about $3000. To me, it was pretty great to see a star player donate his own time to benefit a relatively small organization that really needs the help.

Plus, he’s giving those kids one of the best days of their lives!

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Long-winded Explanation of My Personal Statement

Every year, the Youth Group at my church creates and runs the service of the day. It’s called Youth Sunday (creative, I know), and usually has a theme, a skit, some songs and readings, and personal statements. A personal statement gives the youth a chance to get their voice heard for a couple of minutes in front of the congregation –  like a mini sermon.

This year, our theme was renewal, because we repainted the Youth room. Before, it was covered with slogans, doodles, quotes, and lots of profanities. Being able to decorate the wall was a long-standing tradition, but it wasn’t very child-friendly, and we needed the space to be available to everyone. We chose to paint a different color on each wall, and leave one wall white, which we were able to decorate ourselves. That’s where my personal statement ties in! Read it under the page titled “Personal Statement.” (Again with the creativity!)

It took me FOREVER to think of a good topic, so I ended up starting the writing process at about 7:30 am of the morning of Youth Sunday, with the first service at 9:15. This year’s Youth Sunday was on April 18th, after the first two games of the Capitals’ unfortunate (DEPRESSING) playoff run. So, in case you read it and think, “Does she not know that the Caps have been out for like a week,” there’s your long-winded explanation. Also, I haven’t edited it at all since I spoke it aloud, just so you know!

Enjoy!

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Bitegate

In Monday’s game of the Bruins vs the Flyers, something weird happened. Danny Carcillo accused Marc Savard of BITING his finger during a tussle. It’s so hard to tell whether or not it happened, or how, or WHY, but regardless, it’s weird. And pretty disgusting. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want this guy’s finger anywhere near my mouth..

But anyway, it reminded me of a certain something I’m pretty sure most people have seen.

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“So you’re an expert?”

So… In case you haven’t seen this wonderful interview, this is where the title comes from. It’s so great. So so great.

And it neeeever gets old!

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