Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I was actually watching this at the time and thought it was downright hilarious. Listen closely as NBC Analyst Mike Milbury accidentally calls the Caps the Washington Crapitals.
Funny right? Well apparently not everyone found this and Mike Milbury's criticism of Alex Ovechkin as humorous as we did.
It was probably bad enough that NBC analyst Mike Milbury referred to the Washington Capitals during Sunday's telecast as the "Crapitals."As a fan, I'm all for the Caps using this for motivation, but Milbury was really just speaking the truth. They looked like shit, or crap rather, on Sunday. They didn't have any semblance of a team and the Flyers weren't even allowing them to get the puck up ice let alone the offensive zone.
Speaking about the Capitals' effort in the 2-0 Flyers victory, Milbury said of Ovechkin's play, "If it looks like a dog, barks like a dog, it is a dog."
According to fellow analyst Pierre McGuire, whose verbal sparring with Milbury has been nothing short of classic theater during recent games, Milbury apologized to Capitals owner Ted Leonsis for the "Crapitals" remark.
"He misspoke," McGuire said yesterday. Milbury didn't offer apologies to Ovechkin, who did not have a good game Sunday.
Milbury has since apologized to Caps' Owner Ted Leonsis, but I'm not entirely sure for what. It was clearly a slip up and a funny one at that. You shouldn't have to apologize for a comment like that.
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