The Washington Capitals announced today that they raised over $17,500 from their Rock The Rainbow t-shirt campaign. The shirts were sold for $20 each after Brandi and Braden Holtby sported them in June’s Capital Pride Parade. The money raised will go to support the You Can Play Project to help ensure equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Awesome news, awesome people, all around awesome. Way to go, everyone (especially if you purchased a shirt).
The RMNB community has done some special things in its six years of existence. Whether it’s turning up for raucous parties or making
bat-shit crazy incisive comments on our Facebook page, you always come up big. Now it’s time to for RMNB’s biggest endeavor yet — and your chance to race against a bona fide NASCAR driver.
Ryan Ellis is an avid reader of the site. He’s also, of course, a huge Caps fan. We’re bringing the community together to help him raise the last of the money he needs to get the #25 car into the Drive Sober 200 on October 1 at Dover International Speedway.
Through our fundraising page, we’ve raised approximately $6,000 — enough to race, but not enough to do a full paint job or have multiple sets of tires. On Thursday, September 29, you can help us cross the finish line. Instead of sitting in traffic on the Beltway, you can go nose to nose on the track with a professional racer.
Two years ago, former Caps roomies Tom Wilson and Michael Latta gave a ridiculous tour of their apartment for EPIX’s The Road to the Winter Classic. It became an internet phenomenon. The tour included a look inside Wilson and Latta’s mostly empty refrigerator, which included three bottles of Heinz Ketchup.
Since then, the two players have become synonymous with ketchup. Last year, Caps fans baked ketchup cookies for Wilson and Latta. Another, reader/regular commenter Gene got a ketchup bottle signed by Michael Latta at an autograph signing.
On Saturday, Gene and his adorable son got Wilson to autograph it too, which now gives the family possession of what I’m guessing is the first and last Caps roomie, dually signed ketchup bottle.
Friday was media day for the World Cup of Hockey and boy did we find a gem. Swedish journalist Magnus Nyström interviewed TJ Oshie for his podcast hosted by Expressen.
Oshie spoke at length about the USA/Russia shootout from the 2014 Winter Olympics where the Caps forward played the hero. Oshie scored on four of six shots to defeat Russia, becoming a household name stateside in the process.
“I honestly got more tired skating back to the bench then actually doing the shots,” Oshie said. “It was a fun experience.”
After Nyström revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin booed the talented stickhandler while in the crowd, Oshie hinted that he’d love for President Obama to come to a Caps game.
Thursday night in Toronto, two legends of their respective sport met each other: Lennox Lewis and Alex Ovechkin. Lewis is a retired Olympic gold medalist boxer and three-time world heavyweight champion while Ovechkin loves to score goals and celebration.
Ovi managed to snag a picture with the champ and yes, he put his dukes up.
The ruling is still out on whether NHL players will be able to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, but today at media day for the World Cup of Hockey, Caps captain Alex Ovechkin made it clear to Pierre LeBrun that the ruling won’t affect his decision.
He will be there.
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