I'm not going to offend Capitals fans by claiming to be a big Caps fan and fully understand the obliteration of last night's loss. But you don't have to be a Caps fan -- or even a hockey fan -- to appreciate the chokery in DC: The first 1-seed to lose a 3-1 series lead in NHL Playoff history.
As I lead in today's SN column, it instantly becomes the defining detail of Alexander Ovechkin's MVP career.
Again, I try to stay away from hockey, because I don't follow the sport closely. But this result transcends hockey into something bigger, particularly because it involves the league's best player -- and one of the biggest stars in all of sports. And it's rough.
More you'll find in today's column:
*Speaking of chokes... the Hawks?
*Does the Mavs season end tonight in San Antonio?
*Suspend Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland?
*The Mets are the new Braves -- and vice versa.
*Tim Lincecum with the ND of the Year
*Hopefully, Tiger will get at least one heckler at Quail Hollow.
See the complete column here. More later.