Video: CSN’s Russ Thaler on RMNB and That Painting

Yep. Milking this for all it’s worth.

We were stunned when we saw one of our t-shirts featured in ESPN The Magazine. So stunned, we said and I quote:

Since we’re on a bit of a hot streak, the next thing we’re going to work on is getting CSN Washington anchor Russ Thaler to scream “RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS!” before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs with red war paint on. I mean, if we can get into ESPN The Magazine, anything is possible.

Well, minus the face-paint and screaming, mission accomplished. Next goal: segway tour with the Bradleys.

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Video: Bruce Boudreau Discusses His First Jobs

In CSN Washington’s last installment of “Gabbin’ with Gabby,” Caps Head Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses his first job as a young man in the Great White North and his, um, work experience at Maple Leaf Gardens.

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Alan May Mic’d up at the Winter Classic Alumni Game

Not five minutes ago, over in the Machinist, Peter was griping about CSN not posting their video of Alan May at Friday’s alumni game. Then Ian found it.

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Comcast SportsNet’s Michael Jenkins: The RMNB Interview

RMNB Interviews CSN's Awesome Anchor Michael Jenkins

A bearded Jenkins signs autographs for fans during a Fan Club event.

A bearded Jenkins signs autographs for fans during a Fan Club event last year.

As anchor and reporter for Comcast SportsNet in D.C., Michael Jenkins has brought oodles of personality to sports coverage in the area.  With his razor-sharp wit and Billy Madison-esque playfulness, Michael has helped transform CSN Washington into the go-to source for sports wisdom in the tri-state area.  And through his man-on-the-street segments, Jenks has become a cultural touchstone.

Michael joined CSN in September 2004 from KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, and has since won two Capital Region Emmy Awards. He was named the 2008 winner for Best Sports Reporter and also won in 2005 for Best Sports Anchor. And if you have a memory as vivid as ours, you may recall that he grew an awesome playoff beard during the Capitals’ second season last year.

We spoke with Michael via email, asking him about his special perspective on area sports, the epic ascent of the Washington Capitals, and the genesis of his on-air style.  And because he couldn’t resist,  Michael also dishes on Kate Hudson, Mila Kunis and college French classes. Below the jump, check out our epic interview with Jenks which includes videos of some of our favorite segments he’s done.

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