RMNB on CRL: Jay Beagle’s Flip Phone


Photo: Sarah Kogod

Jay Beagle is a simple guy. He drives a 2004 Chevy Silverado and likes to go muddin’ and shootin’ in the Canadian country during the offseason. Beags is unswayed by the flash and flourish of other professional athletes. He still has a flip phone.

“Flipper,” and it’s a she, has been with him for six years. Beags is protective of it, threating to break the phones of any teammates who hatch nefarious ideas to steal his beloved device. Perhaps even throw them off a balcony. That’s not all though.

Beagle has never been on Twitter. He doesn’t own a computer. He does not take pictures with his iPad. For our latest segment for Caps Red Line, we wanted to see if we could take Jay into the 21st century. I don’t think it worked.



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“Hey Carly? Yeah, I’m just leaving.” – Actual quote of Jay Beagle talking into a tablet. He continued holding it up to his head until he got to his car. (Photo: Chris Gordon)

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  • Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

  • Simonezero

    Why do I get the feeling if not a hockey player Beags would be a lumberjack day after day sitting in a tree cutter’s saddle whose closest neighbors for 100 miles around are moose and bears?

  • CLoak And Dagger

    My god, he’s like the Wildman of the NHL. Did he not just walk out of the bush or something until just this minute?

  • CLoak And Dagger

    Pretty much yeah.

  • Chris Cerullo

    I have a friend that is exactly like him. Spot on with the Twitter guesses though.

  • SAME! Chris, you’ve done such a great job!

  • sheena dunn

    I really wished they showed him walking to him car with the tablet….poor cutting room floor.

  • Karee Lyn

    My phone is also called “Flipper”, but he’s a boy. Not to be too heteronormative here, but maybe there could be some chemistry there… ???

  • Thanks, guys!

  • Owen Johnson

    #u? Did Brouwer pocket-tweet there?

  • Upvote for the use of “heteronormative”!

  • Brittany

    I love his truck!

  • Check later – we may have a GIF of this tonight.

  • GregV

    This was hilarious. He’s a better man than I — being led into a room with a Verizon rep to “talk about options” is not something I would do willingly, or with a smile on my face.

  • Andrew Paul

    Makes a little more sense.

  • Alfie Alexander

    There’s a freakin’ OG Game Boy and Zip Disk on that interview table. That’s awesome.

  • R.O’B.

    Just another reason to love RMNB

  • Karee Lyn


  • Patrick Neimeyer

    This is why I love RMNB and the rabid fans of Capitals Hockey. Shitty day on the roads, no beer in the fridge, dog wakes me up at 430AM and I spill coffee on myself…but Jay Beagle has an Old-School Flip-Phone!!…Lovecraft Bless You Peter and Ian!

  • Diller M

    Chris, is that cutie in the shot over Beags shoulder a PA, photographer or caps assistant? Either way we need to get Peter her number!

  • Really, it’s you guys who make RMNB cool. This community is so smart and enthusiastic. We’re all really lucky to share this space with you.

  • William

    Great Stuff. I honestly can’t believe he doesn’t own a computer. In this day and age! still enjoyable article.

  • serpent

    So–that makes 3 of us who still have flippers and no plans to switch.

  • Gersh21

    I got a smartphone just last year but I hated my “dumbphone”. I was swayed by an iPhone deal from Verizon, not to mention suffering from FOMOH.