Puck the Media’s NHL Tournament of Announcers, Round 1, Match 9, Dan Kelly Bracket: Jack Edwards vs. Chris Cuthbert






First of all, down to business: Howie Rose eeked out an “upset” over Mark Lee to finish off the Gallivan bracket.  The second round for that one stands as follows:

#8 – Paul Steigerwald 
#2 – Dave Strader

#5 – Howie Rose
#3 – Rick Jeanneret

Those matches will take place in a couple of weeks.  Now we move on to the Dan Kelly bracket, and an interesting litmus test for the readers of this blog.  We do a regular feature on Jack Edwards, yet we love Chris Cuthbert.  A paradox, indeed.  Voting lasts 24 hours, enjoy!



The Word of the Day is: Lindsay Soto. AHHHHHHHHHHH!

We were looking for a way to not make this gratuitous, but well, our first post on Ms. Soto was and is the most popular thing we’ve ever written on this site.  She will be reporting on tonight’s Washington-Minnesota game, with play-by-play man Joe Beninati and color analyst Darren Eliot.  We gave you some info, and showed a picture to give our readers more colorful detail of what’s happening.  If that isn’t journalism, we don’t know what is.  Enjoy the game.

We Can’t Imagine Anything More Fun than a Caps TV Show

The Washington Capitals are riding pretty high lately.  They outdraw every other Washington sports team on TV (save the Redskins), their attendance is way up, and they seem to finally be making themselves apart of D.C. culture.  This Comcast Sportsnet show will likely help.  From Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal:

Buoyed by an expanded season-ticket base and rising TV ratings, the Washington Capitals are looking to expand their fan base by launching the team’s first original television show.

The 32-minute show, which will air over 20 weeks on Comcast Sports Net, will offer an off-the-ice look at players, coaches and fans affiliated with the team. The team plans to call it either “Caps All Access Monday” or “Capitals RED TV.”

The series is the result of a partnership between the club, Starbridge Media and Comcast Sports Net. Starbridge and the Capitals will cover production costs, sell advertising and share in revenue from the show. Comcast will get one minute of the show’s eight minutes of commercial time.

Despite all the boring financial stuff, it’s a good read about the Capital resurgence in D.C.  Seriously, we would watch a show just centered on Ovechkin, but go ahead and include the rest of his gang of knuckleheads participating in more things like in the picture above.

Programming Note: A Light Day

Maybe going full blast on Sunday was a little much.  We’re still kind of beat.  Expect a tournament of announcers post at 5:30 and maybe some Lindsay Soto before or after, but not much.  Please read our stuff from Sunday.  We thunk it great.