Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Caps Correspondent Brad Parker returns to address this important issue. So, we’ve all seen it by now. Benched late in a game last week Ovi called Bruce Boudreau a “fat ****.” Two words launched a billion tweets. It was not the first time that the Caps have been associated with that hurtful f-word. Here’s a brief history of the Capitals and that most derogatory of terms, fat. The Overweight Eight Last season Ovechkin was a mere mortal. As the year wore on, and his numbers stayed low, the drumbeat grew louder. Ovi was out of shape. No, he wasn’t just out of shape, he was fat. Of course, if you were a millionaire in your early 20s that spent the summer at Russian discos and on 100-foot yachts with countless young ladies of ill repute, I assume that your cardiovascular endurance would suffer too. But was the Great 8 truly fat? A certain morning radio show that has called the Brothers Mottram a different derogatory term that starts with “f” was convinced. At least one of them was. W...
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