Thursday, April 21, 2011
Let's Go Caps!
So my beloved tapestry is not a huge sports fan - other than the Ravens - but she does like watching sports with me. I grew up watching the Redskins and Bullets (the Washington Bullets, not the Baltimore Bullets - who were interestingly enough not related to the Baltimore Bullets from the 50's that folded). We watched the Washington Diplomats play at RFK before the MSL was formed and DC United came to dominate. We watched University of Maryland football and basketball well before I went to school there to root them on in person.
I don't consider myself a rabid sports fan, although I have been known to yell at the screen when there's a bad call or something's going wrong, or right. But that's all part of the American culture nowadays. It helps people stay connected, helps build camaraderie, and as long as it's good natured, is a positive influence.
Anyway, this is all just a long winded way of saying - yay! We watched the Caps come back from a 3 goal deficit to beat the Rangers in double overtime and bring the series to a 3 games to 1 advantage. Hopefully they'll be able to close it out on Saturday, as we drive up to see her mom. We're also bringing up mom's dog, since we're just making the 4 hour drive up and back the same day, so she can see her. I'm sure she misses the dog - we've been taking care of her ever since her mom moved up to Pittsburg. It will be a surprise to mom and to her dog and will make for a happy Easter weekend.
I hope everyone else has a great weekend too!