In late October, RMNB reader Brian S. pinged the crew email and had a very simple request. Brian wanted us to make an I’m With Holtby shirt. I thought the idea was fantastic, so I obliged. In return, I sent Brian and his lovely girlfriend Esther B. free tees.
Earlier in the week, I got a surprise email back from Esther. She sent me photos of her wearing the RMNB shirt while “parahawking” in Nepal. It’s INCREDIBLE.
Over the last week, this area has been full of Maryland pride and for good reason. Baltimore native Michael Phelps and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky have dominated the Rio Olympics, winning a ridiculous eight gold medals combined. The pinnacle Maryland moment occurred on the medal stand Tuesday when Phelps’ friends yelled “O!” during the national anthem. You can’t get more Maryland than that.
As of Saturday morning, athletes from the Old Line State have won 12 of the United States’ 20 gold medals. If Maryland was a country by itself, it would have the second most golds in the Olympics, sitting right behind China (13). That is insanity.
To celebrate, I made a sexy new RMNB t-shirt.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen RMNB t-shirts literally everywhere as the Capitals try to march deep into the postseason. We’ve seen them in our Twitter mentions, in our Instagram tags, at Kettler, and at our local Frederick Wegmans. Basically, you guys are insane people and we love you for it.
We were thinking as a group on how to thank you. And this was what we came up with: MAKE MOAR SHIRTS.
Above, you’ll see our first new design, the Sorry, Penguin tee. It’s inspired by this wonderful Ovechkin commercial. If you like your Deadguins tee, then you’ll love wearing this ditty under your jersey too.
When Dmitry Orlov scored his first NHL goal four years ago, Peter blurted out something brilliant on the RMNB account. To this day, I still don’t know how he thought of it.
SCOARlov! First NHL Goal!!!
— RMNB (@russianmachine) January 15, 2012
Since then, Orly doesn’t score mere goals. He SCOARLOVs. On Saturday night, we got our first Orly goal in nearly two years. There was no guarantee we’d see that after a badly broken wrist in the World Championship threatened Orlov’s career. Our new t-shirt commemorates that perseverance and welcomes the many scoarlovs yet to come.
Halloween has come and gone, which can means now we prepare for snowy days, roasting turkeys, and the arrival of ear-splitting annoying carols on forever loops in retail shops. The holiday season is here!
To properly celebrate, RMNB is proud to present its first ever Ugly Holiday Sweater!
Alex Ovechkin, TJ Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov. With the injury to Nicklas Backstrom that kept him out of the preseason and first few games of the regular season, Kuznetsov soon found himself centering the top line with Ovechkin and Oshie. And the result so far has been magical. In five games, the top line has combined for 16 points and led the Caps to a 4-1 start.
We wondered what nickname our new top line should have. RMNB reader Andrew Dionne came through in the clutch.
— Andrew Dionne (@sentientcheese) October 18, 2015
First, it was Remy. Now, there’s a RMNB T-Shirt cameo on page 27 of the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, which features Jake Locker on the cover. We are very humbled and extremely honored to have been included! For those of you who are interested in owning one of these delightful T’s, The Mag will be giving a few of them away on Monday. Just make sure to follow them on Twitter. 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.
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