Second Horn Guy Blows at Verizon Center

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Posted November 28, 2010

Capitals fans heard something out of the ordinary during Sunday’s 3-2 victory against Carolina. It was a second fan with a horn, blowing the tune of ‘Let’s Go Caps’ from in or around section 420. Sam Wolk, the regular horn guy who sits about ten sections over, also continued with his responsibilities despite the disturbance.

While Capitals Outsider won’t condemn anyone for showing team spirit, we must take exception to the lack of originality by this second blower. What next, another loud guy who steals Goat’s thunder? Having two horn guys is like having two Santa Clauses at a Christmas party, or two Darth Vaders at a Star Wars convention. There are any number of things a fan can do to stand out (we hear the role of Capstronaut is up for grabs). How about a Caps accordion guy? Caps body paint girl? A Ted Leonsis guy?

The impostor horn guy’s horn had a whinier sound than Wolk’s, and fans gave him the benefit of the doubt by responding to his blows. No word yet on whether this will be a regular gig. At no point did Wolk engage the impostor in a game of dueling horns, but instead showed him who was boss when he appeared on the JumboTron in the third period.

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