Cry Baby Signs SHOCKER!
Pittsburgh comes to DC to revive it's Super Bowl match up against the Capitals, who have played on Superbowl Sunday over the last 25 years (not consecutively). In order to commemorate this joyous event in Caps fandom, we created some, shall we say, less than PC signs* for you to use today.
In order to taunt Pittsburgh for coming to town, print and take our signs to the Verizon Center. You may also want to create your own more vulgar sign and by all means. Have fun with it! Remember, print this sign out, go down to the glass during warm-ups and take a picture with it. Send the picture to email@example.com and we'll post them! If you aren't going to the game, no worries, still print it out and take a picture and get creative with it.
No description is needed for these other than Sidney Crosby has a record of crying during Caps games. Or just crying in general.
The last sign revolving around Sidney Crosby has a bit of a back story. Back in 2009, Ovechkin scored a hat trick which caused the Verizon Center faithful to throw hats in 2 distinct waves. Wave 1 Crosby was fine with. It was Wave 2 that Crosby got super moody and went to the ref to complain. "Um.... can you make an announcement saying to stop throwing hats?" Hence, the birth of Crosby and crying being used in the same sentence. See the two videos below for more.
And a video of what he said to Crosby.
*Our signs may offend some, and we get that, but at the core of this we are trying to poke fun at the opposing team and have fun with it all at the same time. Hockey is a game of passion, trash talk and competition, so let's have fun with it. In conjunction with our signs, do up your own sign and take it down to the Verizon Center. Make huge crying Crosby head signs or ask one of the Caps players out to prom. Think college game day or the area behind the basketball hoop with the twirly hypnotizing signs. What we're saying is there needs to be more signage at games, and we're here to help. If you use our sign or make your own, we'd love to see a picture of you with it at the game. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @hockeyshopped and we'll write a follow-up article with credit to you.