Ted Leonsis has often talked about how he doesn’t have any tickets he could possibly sell to Caps games, but he’s also talked about the importance of keeping single-game tickets available. Via his blog:
We will sell out all games at Verizon Center during the regular season; click here for your single game tickets now; we keep some single tickets available to introduce people to the game or who can’t commit to season tickets; this is the right thing for us to do and I hope you will act now to buy your single game tickets.
Which, fine, I understand. More surprising, however, has been the push over the last few days to sell tickets to Saturday’s season opener. A weekend night, a home opener, a divisional opponent, a Redskins bye weekend....why have their ads all over WashingtonPost.com and WashingtonCapitals.com, urging fans to buy tickets to Saturday’s game? Why, around 32 hours before the puck drops, are fans visiting the team’s Web site greeted with the above splash image? Why have the prices of the cheapest seats on the site dropped at least $21 just since Thursday, to $49 pre-tax?
I just counted the available tickets on the Caps’ Web site and got to 367, which, granted, is not a very large number. It’s something like 2 percent of the arena’s capacity. I asked a Caps spokesman, who assured me that the team’s streak of more than 100 consecutive sellouts would continue on Saturday.
Anyhow, more memorable images from the week that was.
Randy Edsall continues to tweet the darndest things. “Had lobster tonight with the team for dinner,” he wrote on Wednesday, posting the above photo.
Then on Thursday, he dropped this one: “Good, enthusiastic practice. Packing for the trip now. Thoughts on our new equipment truck:”
Looks like state pride to me. (Both images via @RandyEdsall).
The only good thing about the NBA lockout: more photos of Nick Young’s hair. (Via @nickswagypyoung)
Hey, here’s Mark Rypien dressed up for Ryptoberfest.
Of course, that image came from the QB’s daughter, Angela, who has come to prominence recently due to her quarterback play in the Lingerie Football League. She also posted this photo recently, comparing her form to her father’s.
Drew Storen plays video games while wearing batting gloves. (Via Nats Enquirer.)
And Justin Bieber is repping the Hoyas. (Via @GeorgetownHoyas)