Brooks Laich Winks For The Ladies

28 12 2011

Everyone loves the Caps’ forward and team heartthrob, Brooks Laich. So today I’m sharing with you, a beautiful little tidbit of Brooks. Brought to you from the fine folks at Comcast Sportsnet and spotted on a recent post by Russian Machine Never Breaks (RMNB), there is a fine, fine video of Brooks and teammate Joel Ward wishing everyone a merry Christmas. The video is short and sweet and shows the two rehearsing their message before finally getting it right. One more excuse to watch Brooks in his “underroos” is fine with me, but my favorite part is his super cute wink at the end:

My, my, my, what a wink. And Joel Ward’s harmless almost-smile isn’t too shabby either. You can find the fantastic video here and make sure to save that link- I’m sure you’ll want to re-watch it many times. Thanks guys, for the thoroughly entertaining few minutes. I know I’m satisfied.


Facial Follicle Frenzy

5 05 2011

If there’s one thing I’ll definitely miss from the Caps 2011 Playoff series, it’s the beards. Sure, I’m just like every other Caps fan in that I am deeply sorrowful that the team was wiped by the Lightning and that I can no longer listen to my favorite commentators, Craig and Joe B. call the Caps games. But what I’m really going to miss are the players. Or, to be more specific, their beards.

This off-season, we saw a good turn-out of hunks and their manly facial hair displays. Thanks to getting to the second round, the players were able to better solidify their beards and boy, was that a show. I’m not going to attempt to cover each of the Caps’ beard-growing skills, because frankly, some are better than others.  So let’s get right down to this free-flowing facial follicle frenzy!

First off is Brooks Laich, often hailed as one of the best looking guys on the team. I’m not going to argue that one and from the evidence we have of the post-season, his strawberry-blonde hair sure didn’t hinder his attractiveness! Am I not the only one who thinks that perhaps Brooksie should grow a beard in more than just the off-season?

Next up is Boyd Gordon. Again, we’re starting with a rather handsome chap, so the fact that his playoff beard didn’t cover up his nice looking face, is a major plus. Gordo’s beard just kind of drew us in to his face. It was like a bold outline to show us where to look. (Not like we needed any help!)

Next up is everyone’s favorite fair-haired fighter, John Erskine. He delighted us Caps fans, back in Movember with his awesome handlebars, but this time he wasn’t going to pick up a razor. I realize that there are actually a few players with blonde hair, so the facial hair story might not be as recognized. But I applaud Johnny for his beard-skills.

Of course, what’s a post about the Capitals without mention of Alex the Great, and this post-season showed that not only can Alex rock the untrimmed facial hair, and the clean-shaven look, but he’s also good looking with a goatee. Everyone’s eyes were on Ovie’s choice for a playoff beard though, because he was signed to a contract with Gillette (and thus his clean-shaven year). But Ovie’s never one to disappoint, and so with the playoff beard tradition and the help from his trusty razor of choice, we were given this gem:

Last but not least was my favorite player’s playoff beard. Sure, everyone I have just shown on this post had some pretty great facial hair displays, but I learned something new this year. Matt Bradley looks amazing with a beard. I love Matt Bradley. He’s been on the team for a good, long, while, and he’s an all-around great player. I could go on and on about how much I love Matt Bradley, so when I saw his playoff beard this year, I was amazed that there was still room for improvement for Brads. Take a look at this fine man and his beard:

So it will be a real shame come today when these players shave off their playoff beards. It’s been a fun season and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these players’ playoff beards. Sure, it is a sad day today for this reason, but I suppose the playoff beard hotness is just one more thing us Caps fans have to look forward to for next year. Thanks, men.

Sunday Funday Sports-Day Win

7 02 2011

Sunday was full of win. And Pittsburgh was full of loss. Let’s review the two most important sports games of Sunday, shall we?  Both of the games that Pittsburgh had teams playing in, were losses for the town of steel. The Penguins loss to the Caps in a shut-out, 3-0, and of course, the Steelers lost to the Packers 31-25. To celebrate, here is an appropriate song:

Oh, wait. Christina Aguilera messing up the lyrics to our National Anthem is not what I meant. Messing up something so easy and ingrained into everyone’s minds probably isn’t the best example of a song appropriate for the occasion. My bad. Instead, try:

Goooo Green Day! Wait, sorry, it was Green Bay who won? Green Bay? Not Green Day? Oh. When I was younger and back in middle school, I always got the two confused. Well, too bad Green Day didn’t win, but speaking of music, can we just review the 45th  Super Bowl half-time show. It was, simply put; AMAZING. I liked The Black Eyed Peas before, but after hearing their medley of hits, I was convinced that I should invest in buying an album of the group’s music. From The Black Eyed Peas’ light-up Tron-like costumes, and the thousands of respective light-up dancers, to the guest appearances by Slash and Usher, the half-time performance was quite the spectacle.

Aside from the obvious things I could write about the actual game play or the plethora of Doritos and Bud Light almost-funny commercials, I’m instead opting to cover something I learned from watching the Super Bowl game. I discovered the art behind many of the Green Bay Packers’ tattoos. Check out Tom Crabtree, Andrew Quarless, and Daryn Colledge’s elaborate tattoos:

And those are just a few of the football players’ tatts. Personally, the tribal sleeve may have been the most impressive tattoo on the Super Bowl field, if not the most noticeable. I’m not typically a fan of tribal tattoos, but that one was pretty successful.

But enough about football. Let’s talk hockey. The Caps played an awesome game against rivals Penguins. Among the highlights, was the Caps’ first goal, scored by Brooks Laich. It was a dirty rebound shot right by the net; something which he has done repeatedly, and has perhaps become his signature method of scoring.

The game had its dirty moments too, with a handful of fights and some bloody hits. It got scary when Mike Green had a slapshot directed right to the side of his head, and went down on the ice with a bloody slash right by his ear. He went off the ice, never to return to the game. Hopefully he won’t be out of play for too long. Mike “K-Nubs” Knuble also left the game with a bloody face.

Last time the Caps had a game on Super Bowl Sunday, they won it too. I think the Caps should continue to play games on this sport-filled Sunday. It seems to do them well. Maybe all sport players get excited for each other. Maybe professional sports players can sense the win in their blood. Or, perhaps the Caps are just that good. Sunday was just not in the cards for a win for Pittsburgh, and frankly, I am ok with that.

Cold Caps

10 12 2010

As many of you are aware, the weather has turned frigid and real Winter has come early to D.C. (The official start of Winter isn’t until the 21st.) And with an abrupt change in the weather, typically brings sickness. Yes, I’m talking about flu season! Many of my friends and family, myself included, have been subject to some sort of flu or cold, and let me tell you, it isn’t a pretty sight.

Poor baby!

Well, like I said, I had a cold. I am actually, still getting over it, though it should be gone soon. And who else has caught this awful bug? Why, the Washington Capitals. I’m going to start the rumor that I gave my cold to the Caps. While it isn’t the most notable way to be recognized by the team, it could connote some flirtatious assumptions, which I am ok with.

Thankfully, the whole team isn’t under the weather, though some pretty key players are. The sick list includes Brooks Laich, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, and Boyd Gordon. Mike Green is also suffering from flu symptoms and Matt Hendricks said he’s been warding off a cold for several days now. It seems this is pretty big news, as The Washington Post and my buddy’s site, Russian Machine Never Breaks have both reported about it.

This news of the flu among some of our nation’s capital’s greatest hockey players makes me ponder a few things. First of all, how is Alex The Great able to not get sick too? It seems he is always around his BFF, Semin who happens to be sick. I think Ovechkin’s super-human powers are often times underestimated.

I also bet that Tomas Fleischmann (soon to be playing the Caps tomorrow night) doesn’t feel so bad about being traded to Colorado after all. His nickname, Flash suits him well. It’s like he left D.C. and avoided the diseased Caps and was gone in a “flash.” Although, there’s also the matter of, if Tomas happens to hang with his former teammates, perhaps he’ll bring the flu back with him to Colorado. The Caps’ flu would go country-wide! It could turn into a pandemic! Watch out world! Washington, D.C.’s hockey club is sick!


Sad News For Hopeful Caps Fans

8 12 2010

I’ve been avoiding writing today’s post because I have been wallowing in such truly disappointing news. Perhaps I am the last to find out and maybe you already knew. But as I lay in my bed this morning, listening to the radio, I heard some very depressing news that really shook me. Up until this morning I had hope, but now the situation is pretty bleak.

What I’m referring to specifically, is something on DC101’s Elliot in the Morning. Shock Jock morning show host, Elliot Segal, was discussing a trip he took with Caps player, Brooks Laich to Toys R’ Us to shop for gifts to give the charity, Toys For Tots (listen here). The story seemed all fun and games (no joke intended) until Elliot started to discuss his reaction to Brooks Laich’s girlfriend. Yes, what many fans knew of the last remaining single guy on the team has taken up with a lady-friend. Apparently the team Ladies Man, is now taken.

And just no ordinary lady-friend at that. Elliot recalled that this woman had legs longer than Elliot was tall. And she had teeth more white than he imagined possible. Elliot also commented about how he was acting like a fourth grade boy around the most popular girl in his grade, when he was around Brooks’ new beau. Elliot even claimed that she was so stunningly gorgeous that if she weren’t with Brooks, he would marry her in a heartbeat (no matter, that Elliot is married, with children).

So today is an unhappy day for all those fans like myself, who somehow thought they could win over the Caps player formerly known as the one who’s too-good-looking-to-be-single. On the hopeful side however, I do not know any more details about this new female in his life, so perhaps she’s new to him and they aren’t very dedicated to each other. Maybe there’s still a flicker of a chance to date Brooksie. But alas, in the meantime, I will just have to settle for merely gazing at his dreamy pictures…

Fantasy Hockey- The Dreamy Team Part 2

13 04 2010

As promised, below are my most-biased picks for the Best Looking “Dreamy Team” in the NHL. (As you can see, there are no Penguins players. True, Crosby has that “pretty-boy” look which is fine and all, but these other players beat him out.) Also note how many players below are either current or past Caps players. We know how to pick ’em! …


Alex Ovechkin

Matt Bradley

Eric Fehr

Boyd Gordon

Brooks Laich

David Steckel

Patrice Bergeron

Robert Lang

Bryan Bickell

Ryan Kesler

Brian Sutherby

Jeff Halpern

Patrick O'Sullivan

Devin Setoguchi

Brandon Prust

(*I failed to realize that there were far more good-looking players who I couldn’t fit into one roster-size, so the following good looking guys could act as call-ups or players to use in case of injury – hopefully not to the face!)

Wayne Simmonds

Dainius Zubrus

Wojtek Wolski

Dustin Penner

Brad Richards


Mike Green

Steve Eminger

Johnny Boychuk

Mark Giordano

Grant Clitsome

Taylor Chorney

Steve MacIntyre

Dion Phaneuf


(Yes, more than just the standard two, for the *above reasoning.)


Jose Theodore

Yann Danis

Scott Clemmensen

Ryan Miller

Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo finished us off with this great photo! (symbolism anyone?)

(Literally) Breaking News

24 03 2010

According to my friend Katie:

“Yesterday during [Caps] practice, [John] Carlson had a shot on goal that deflected off the goalpost and into [Brooks] Laich’s eye.  He has broken facial bones now.”

Also, check out my other friend’s website with a priceless photo and more concerning the “late-breaking” news:

It really is very sad news. I look at a picture of Brooks on my work computer’s desktop every day. I look at both of Brooks’ eyes all the time…

what a hottie.

It’s times like this, where I think about how Brooks is still single and how having a girlfriend to take care of him would greatly benefit him. (And me, because you know, I’d be all up for that responsibility!)