Pens Will Host Caps in 2011 Winter Classic. Time For Payback!

When his queue frees up and motivation strikes, award-winning Carroll County Times’ Features Writer Brandon Oland does columns for RMNB. After today’s announcement of the 2011 Winter Classic, Brandon just had something he had to get off his chest.

Gary got his wish: Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh's idiotic fanbase will host the 2011 Winter Classic.

Gary got his wish: Sidney Crosby and his weeny terrible towel will be hosting the 2011 Winter Classic.

The Washington Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the latest edition of the hockey classic at an outdoor arena.

The two teams will play on New Year’s Day 2011 at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is an annoying development, of course, for the possibility that the Penguins fans will want to wave Terrible Towels at the hockey game. Terrible Towels are puny hand towels that Steelers fans wave with fury at home games.

So I have a suggestion for any Capital fans planning to make the trip to Pittsburgh. Capitals fans should come up with their own version of Terrible Towels that will mock and irk intellectually inferior Penguins fans to no end.

I propose every Capitals fan who travels to Pittsburgh should bring the biggest red beach towels they can find and wave them at tailgate parties. It would be a symbol of Washington’s financial superiority to rundown Pittsburgh. After all, beach towels are bigger and more expensive than hand towels.

If Penguins fans ask what you are doing, simply point out that you thought everyone was supposed to wave towels inside Heinz Field. Then wad up your towel and beat the Penguins fan over the head with it. What are they going to do? Strike back with a Terrible Towel?

  • Peter

    Hahaha. Thanks, Brandon.

  • Abhi

    I don’t know, I would feel kind of lame doing something originally invented by Pittsburgh fans.

  • Me

    I hate everything about that town. A lot of the people there look Cro-Magnon. They have a bridge on the way into town that has another bridge built under it to catch the falling debris from the bridge above. They think that it’s an original idea to put french fries on a sandwich. Iron City beer is disgusting. I will never go back, even for a Caps game. I will not give that city one cent of my hard earned money. I hope it burns.

  • CapsFan1975

    That’s a very interesting proposal of bringing red beach towels to the Winter Classic. Do any fans have red towels remaining from the Caps Fan Appreciation Day in 2009? They gave out red beach towels as gifts to all fans who attended that game.

    BTW, we still have our towels from that game.

  • Jordan

    For if I some how get tickets, I will wear a Ravens hat and my Malkin jersey in a mass plan to confuse everyone there.;) And if I see a terrible towel burning, I will gladly join along.

  • BobbyG

    Any Caps fan going to this game absolutely must wear RED and wave a red beach towel or banner, something large and very visible to convey that yes, we are the visitors but ROCK THE RED still rules.


    Already told my Penguins fan girlfriend that I am going alone to Rock the Red. Hopefully she breaks up with me over the matter that Crosby loving wench!

  • RTR