Man Attends Game as Leonsis

Posted April 5, 2009


I was standing on the metro elevator for the Caps-Thrashers game when I saw the guy in front of me wearing a shirt with the number ’00’ and the name “Leonsis” on the back. Sure enough, he had the hair and goatee to match. On the front of the shirt was a photo of Donald Brashear and the text “My #87 can beat up your #87.”

No offense to all the people wearing their Ovechkin, Semin, Green and Backstrom jersies, but this guy, Matt Gorsuch, wins the creativity award. And Ted, if you’re reading, I encourage you to invite him up into your box.

Update: After I posted this article, Gorsuch was named “Fan of the game” early in the first period. I also saw him after the game on the metro and we exchanged greetings.

Editor’s Note: Additional information, including additional photos, on Ted’s biggest fan can be found at Capitals Kremlin and DC Sports Bog.

Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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