Today, Mike Green appeared at the Giant in Columbia, MD to promote Muscle Milk and sign autographs. He was scheduled to be there from 12-1 p.m., but was running late, according to his Tweets. OFB reader and Caps fan Angela sent us the following photos of the event, with explanations of each one. As she noted, “We arrived at a little after 10am, and there were already maybe 40 people ahead of us. The line quickly grew to wrap around the back of the building. I got the distinct impression that the good people of Giant Food had not anticipated the passion of the Red Army.”
Those are some nice pictures. Thanks for sharing them, Angela.
Maybe Mike Green should spend less time signing autographs and hocking MuscleMilk and more time playing defense with his head up. Flames 5, Caps 3.
That pathetic game pretty much ruined my season for the time being.
If you want to harp on the defense, why not rip on those who ended up with a negative +/- today? Green ended up breaking even. Poti: -2, Erskine: -1, Carlson: -1, Corvo: -2. Green and Shultz were the only defensemen who did not end up negative.
Nice pics, love the headband.
@ SAM: Truth. He didn’t end up negative, but he did get upended on several occasions trying to dance through the neutral zone. It looked eerily similar to last postseason where the Caps collectively thought they could dance and kept running into players who were more interested in playoff hockey, i.e. hitting, shot blocking, hustle, mucking, etc.
I always wondered if Caps fans liked Mike Green. I’m a B’s fan based in NH, so I have no barometer for the DC sentiment. I watched his ‘Day in the Life’ on NHLN and came away with the impression that he was cocky, arrogant, and spent as much time primping in the bathroom as he did in the weightroom. Now his game speaks for itself…the dude is an offensive force from the blueline. But do Caps fans like him? I mean REALLY like him? Do you folks encourage your kids to look up to him? Because my initial impression is such that I would have expected him to show up late to something his fans were looking forward to. But I could be way off here.
Obviously, you missed the time he signed for fans at a Wendy’s restaurant in Vienna, Va., last season and told the restaurant he would pay the tab for all the customers there.
Most of us fans love him, I wouldn’t judge from blog comments threads. He’s never going to be Rod Langway or Scott Stevens, any more than Paul Coffey or Larry Murphy would be mistaken for them. I think most other teams’ fans would appreciate a 17 goal, 54 assist, +33 defenseman, flaws and all, and would stop obsessing he isn’t the knuckle-dragging, crease-clearing D he’ll never be.