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Studs. Also, Troy gets Brouwer Bombed. (Photos by Chris Gordon)

The day has come. During warmups before today’s game against the Bruins, RMNB’s Ian Oland pressed his body against the Verizon Center glass in section 102 dressed only in spandex.

“I’m sorry for doubting you, Troy,” his sign read.

In November, Ian made a bet. It was somewhat accidental: if Troy Brouwer scored 20 goals this season, Ian would dress as a Brouwer Ranger. That looked unlikely for a while, but with a wacky 11-goal total in 15 games during February and March, Brouwer hit the milestone for the first time as a Capital. On Saturday, the #IanOlandApologyTour began. Ian, who wanted me to say he “looks pretty skinny” and is “definitely not fat,” wiggled into the famous unitard. He looked like an imbecile, but that’s the point. Brouwer agreed, coming over and giving a thumbs up to the newly expanded trio.

Ian will be watching the rest today’s game from section 402, right in front of the Brouwer Rangers. He’ll be very sweaty. Never make bets on Twitter.

Here’s how it went down.

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  • Lawrence

    This is gold.

  • Jonah

    is there going to be a CSN feature of this? love to hear lockers opinion of it!

  • Jake Ettawakapow

    Love how Ian is looking forward while everyone else is looking at the puck Troy just thrown lol

  • TowsonTrumpetGuy .

    Every one of these pictures is 110% win.

  • Priscilla Villanueva

    You look amazing, Ian. Very dapper. I need to make a sign like yours for when I get married this summer. For hiding and stuff.

  • Fedor

    He thinks that if he doesn’t move, no one will notice him.

  • Myan

    All three of you look great! You should make this your every day look.

  • Begemot

    One man’s folly is everyone else’s amusement. (Keep making bad bets, Ian!)

  • Smiley456

    HAHAHAHA! I’m laughing WITH ian. Promise!

  • Matt Lauer

    I have no words. :)

  • JenniferH


  • Brouwer Rangers

    Sheena Brouwer Bombing Brouwer is the greatest thing.

  • sheena dunn

    Aww, thanks!! I looked at Ranger Ryan and I was like should I do it? Didn’t wait for his response, I just did it!

  • Laura F.

    You guys are fantastic! What does Brouwer have to say about all of this? Is he humbled? Embarrassed? Motivated?…

  • Catherine__M

    Just when I thought I couldn’t posaibly love you weirdos* any more…..bravo, gentlemen. Bravo.

    *”weirdo”, in my world, is a term of endearment and is high praise.

  • Owen Johnson

    REALLY wish I had gone to this game.

  • Owen Johnson

    Other than the shitty outcome.