Here to collect the winnings for nailing his Redskins-Seahawks prediction four months ago is Ben Reed (AKA ThisGuy).
Lots going on in the sports world, so I don’t blame you if you haven’t noticed an exciting recent development: Alex Ovechkin is back, in a big way.
Dude has 10 goals in his last nine games. That’s a 90-plus-goal pace over an 82-game season, and if you’ve been watching him lately that seems totally achievable in this 48-game season. This isn’t some fluke stretch run, either. He’s skating like he’s 20 again, firing 150-MPH shots from all angles, scaring the living **** out of defensemen, and mercilessly destroying those in his way, even his best friend. He’s now third in the NHL with 20 goals, and climbing.
I’m guilty of this too, but the hockey world basically wrote him off as recently as one month ago. That was actually the nadir of Ovi-bashing, when ******* Mike Milbury got on national TV and said some words.
You may have heard about that. You may have ignored it, t...