Ian and I were born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, which is the greatest city on the face of the Earth. This is relevant information, because now we’re inviting you to town.
Our hometown baseball team, the Frederick Keys, are having their hockey night on Saturday, April 12. We’ve missed the event two years in a row, but we’re definitely going this time– because Craig Laughlin and Alan May will be there! And we want you to come too.
We’ll eat peanuts, drink beers, talk hockey, watch baseball, and generally have a blast.
Who: You! Us! Craig and Alan! Glynn Davis!
What: Hockey night! Keys vs Lynchburg Hillcats! (Boo Hillcats! We don’t like them!)
Where: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr, Frederick, MD 21703
When: Saturday, April 12, 2:00 PM
Why: Because the weather is nice, the people are good, and the hockey makes us sad.
Eat your heart out, Ellen. (Photo: Chris Gordon)
For some this has been a long week. That’s because of the fallout from RMNB Party 6. We’re not even remotely sorry.
On Saturday night, RFD gave us the keys to their private back bar and 300+ of you cycled in to watch the Caps/Sharks game with us. It was magical. The Caps ended their 21-year losing streak in San Jose and about 150 of you jumped for joy in the wee hours of the morning with us when it happened. Seriously. The video is below. It was like a hockey mosh pit.
Along the way, we all made some new friends. Horn Guy and Goat cheered the team on. And I debuted the new Brouwer Rangers helmet I will wear at Verizon Center this Saturday.
Thanks to all of you who hung out with us. To those who didn’t: tsk, tsk. You missed out.
October 30, 1993. It was a Saturday. Clinton was President. Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover” was in its final day as the number one song in the country. (Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love” would take over the next day.) Fox TV had just entered its first year broadcasting every day, airing The X-Files just one night earlier (a pretty meh episode if you ask me). That “Got Milk?” commercial with the guy with peanut-butter mouth aired for the first time a night before. The Nightmare Before Christmas had just debuted in theaters and Tim Burton had already begun hoarding credit. River Phoenix died.
And the Washington Capitals beat the Sharks for the last time in San Jose.
On Saturday, March 22nd, the Capitals will return to San Jose hoping to snap their 21-year slump. And we’ll be watching from RFD Washington. Won’t you join us?
That’s right: At long last, here comes #RMNBParty6!
Thanks to some well timed henriquing, there will in fact be a game to watch on Saturday night, and there is a decent chance we’ll even be together to watch somebody hoist the Stanley Cup. Not gonna lie: I will get emotional.
The game is supposed to start at 8, but who knows what kind of nonsensical padding and human interest story fluff NBC will air beforehand. If Costas shows up, you know it’s gonna be bad.
Illustration by Ian Oland.
It’s only been the offseason for a couple weeks, and we already miss you guys. So we had a thought: why don’t we all get together, share some laughs, and watch maybe the last hockey game of the year?
So. Saturday, June 9, 7 PM. Come to Front Page VA to watch Game Five* of the Stanley Cup Finals with us. Front Page will have some TVs tuned to the game, specials for the hungry and thirsty among us, and a small army of service staff waiting at your beck and call.
Photo credit: Chris Gordon
Thank you to everyone who attended RMNB Party 4: Judgment Day at Front Page Arlington. Thank you to Front Page for being such terrific hosts and putting up with our crowd. Thank you to Wes Johnson for rocking the microphone. Thank you to Mathieu Perreault for scoring the game-winner.
The turnout was terrific, the game was great, and it scarcely could have gone better. Our own paparazzo, Chris Gordon, was snapping pics all night long; here’s a sampling behind the jump. If you’ve got more pics to share, please link ’em up in the comments or share ’em on Twitter on the #RMNBParty4 hashtag. If you’ve got a story to tell about the party (love connections, anyone?), let us know that as well. Thanks again!
Starting at 5:30 at Front Page Arlington, it’s finally time for #RMNBParty4! Ostensibly it is a viewing party for Game 82, the Caps at the Rangers, but it’s really so much more. We already know the Caps are in the playoffs, but tonight we find out who they’ll face in the first round. It’ll be a good time.
Everyone is welcome. No dress code (but you can’t go wrong in red). The game starts at 6:30, but we’ll be partying as of 5:30. Immediately after the game, we’ll be playing SO YOU’RE AN EXPERT!?, which might be a total trainwreck.
If you’re gonna be making social media noise at or about the party, please do so using the #RMNBParty4 hashtag. We’ll be broadcasting all those tweets behind the jump and collecting them for a post-mortem. See you at the party!
Welp. We’re here. The end of the season is scant days away, and we don’t yet know the Washington Capitals’ future. We could be looking at the first Caps year without a playoff since 2007– or we could be looking at kind of decent seeding. Every day narrows that spectrum, but the final result will be revealed on April 7th, the final day of the regular season. On that day, the Capitals will play a road game against the New York Rangers, current occupants of the #1 spot in the conference.
It’s a huge deal, so we’re throwing a party.
Come to Front Page Arlington on Saturday, April 7, for the Russian Machine viewing party and so much more. We’re calling it RMNB 4: Judgment Day. Details after the jump.
Oh snap. Come party with us on Saturday afternoon at The Front Page in Arlington!
Huh? Dude, read above. It’s a party at Front Page VA after all the development camp shenanigans are over.
Why? Why not, man? It’s summer time. We miss you guys. The prospects are in town. Tons of changes in the Caps org. Peter got a new bulldog. Pick a reason; they’re all good.
Where? The Front Page. 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203. Just across from KCI. A stone’s throw from Cold Stone. You can’t miss it. We’ll be hanging out at the front bar and the outdoor patio.
When? Well, again, we told you this already. It’s like you’re not paying attention. Saturday, July 16, 2011. Right after the scrimmage (which starts at 10am). Let’s say 1 PM, but it could be anytime around then. Party goes on til 5-ish. Then you can go crash Michael Jenkins’ party.
Who? You, hopefully. Of course we’ll be there, and that includes RMNB-, WaPo-, and ESPN-published sports maven slash Twitter personality Neil Greenberg.
3.5? We’re doing half-parties now. Since the eventual RMNB Party 4 will be so massive that house plants will be knocked over by its gravitational pull, we thought giving this one a modest point five was the right thing to do.
Anything else? Happy hour specials from 3 to 5 if your whistle needs wetting.
So will we see you there?
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