Milbury Getting Heat Over Calling The Capitals, The Crapitals

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."

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.
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.

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.

Hockey analyst apologizes for slip of tongue (
NBC and Mike Milbury (Ted's Take)
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Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:02 PM


Mike O'Meara brought this up yesterday on his show when he was talking to the Caps color guy. Neither one of them thought it was funny.

UnHoly Diver said...
Apr 15, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

If it wasn't intentional, who cares? People are too sensitive about piddly, unimportant shit nowadays.

Anonymous said...
Apr 15, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

it doesn't seem intentional, but it does put a spotlight on their treatment of Caps coverage, not just for this game but for the last couple seasons, and the only time they seem to get a fair shake is when Joe Beninati does coverage for them on VS

but it seems it's more of a sense of them promoting markets like Philly and Pittsburgh at the expense of other markets, and not a case of the blatent Toronto love on TSN, which is unfortunate cause the national marketing viability of the Caps and Ovechkin looks more promising then Philly at this point

Anonymous said...
Apr 15, 2008, 5:24:00 PM  

The fact that NBC tries to pass off Pierre McGuire as a hockey expert is an abso-fucking-lute abomination.

Maybe Millbury can tell some stories about Kevin Dineen one-punching him back at the Gahhhhhden.

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Apr 15, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  
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Anonymous said...
Apr 15, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

I agree 100% with patrick, but would like to add, if Sid the bitch, I mean Kid, and Ovechkin switched places, I'm not sure the bias wouldn't also switch.

Anyways. I'm a big Capitals fan- hell, I stopped shaving and am growing my Caps playoff beard- but I occasionally refer to them as the "Crapitals."

During their down years I heard it all the time. But the 'If it looks like a dog...' comment, I saw that live and was angered, even though I didn't quite understand what he was getting at.

Anonymous said...
Apr 15, 2008, 6:54:00 PM  

This is no-news, I can't believe he'd have to apologize for this.

Anonymous said...
Apr 15, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

Didn't Lindsay Czarniak do something similar on Channel 4 (NBC affiliate) in DC not too long ago?

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2008, 12:29:00 PM  

Somebody hit him with a shoe! I think I can get some Islander and Bruin fans to do it!

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 12:32:00 PM  

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