Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A View from the Anti-Cheap Seats

Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds and marks
Any heart not tough
Or strong enough

To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain

Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts

I'm young I know
But even so
I know a thing or two
I learned from you

I really learned a lot, really learned a lot
Love is like a flame, it burns you when its hot

Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts

Some fools think of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
They're not foolin' me

I know it isn't true, I know it isn't true
Love is just a lie made to make you blue

Love hurts, ooh,ooh love hurts
Ooh, ooh love hurts

I know it isn't true, I know it isn't true
Love is just a lie, made to make you blue
Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh love hurts
Ooh ooh...

Love Hurts by Nazareth

Ouch. That one hurt.

Pop Quiz: What is Kerry Fraser's problem?
a) He hates the Caps
b) The years of obsessive hairspray use has warped his brain...and his vision
c) Someone in the Penguins organization got to him
d) All of the above

If you answered d) All of the above, pat yourself on the back. It's the only reason I can think of for the blatant non-calls and the more blatant bad calls that littered this game. Just ridiculous.

But as you all know, I don't like to blame the officiating here in the Cheap Seats. It's just as painful for the Caps to waste their own precious few power play chances, continue to exhibit lackluster penalty-killing, and blow yet another lead. Good teams beat out bad referees almost every time, and while the Caps didn't play that badly, it wasn't great either.

What else can I say? Clearly the Penguins are that stubborn kind of demon that will take another year or two to exorcise. Hopefully it will happen while I still have my own teeth.

I do want to take a moment to extend my sincere appreciation to Ted Leonsis for inviting me to spend the evening as one of his guests in the owner's box. Even with the loss it was a truly great experience and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. My sister and I were in awe for most of the game, it was so amazing. Also, I'm still giddy at getting to meet Dick Patrick, just a Capitals' institution and a really nice guy in his own right.

I am kicking myself for not being a dork and getting a picture with Ted (sorry, Dad!) - still, it was an experience I won't soon forget. Thank you, Ted!


Elly said...

I heard he was out in the crowd talking to people and taking pictures...that's awesome that you got to go up into the owner's box! I bet the view was amazing.

Victor said...

It seems you're also the owner's favorite hockey blogger ;~) Nice to see he recognizes the passion you have for the team and rewarded you for it.

And, yeah, the box to your left...the one on center ice...I sat there a couple of times when a friend invited me to. Double-plus *nice* seats.

Tyler said...

You may be frustrated that the Pens won, but I am jealous of you for getting to sit in the box with Ted. That's awesome!!

It's too bad you didn't get a picture.

Netsrak said...

Wait wait wait, hold on a second. You took your sister with you to sit with Uncle Ted in the Owner's Box instead of your ol' pal Netsy?

I'm hurt!

CapsChick said...

All: It was awesome, like I said :) (But in no way should this be taken as anything spectacular on my part...Ted is just a nice guy who is reaching out to his fans like no other sports owner, and I was lucky enough to be around!)

Netsy: Um, maybe if someone hadn't started flaking on the gameday threads and abandoned us for so long, you would have been my guest. Not that your substitutes are doing a bad job, but I expect to see you back and better than ever next it?

DC Sports Chick said...

From the rafters, we saw y'all in there :-) Too bad it was a sucky game, but at least you enjoyed yourself!