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Snoop Dogg Sports Alex Ovechkin Jersey

If ever a sports fan could be considered an equal opportunity bandwaggoner, it would be Snoop Dogg. This dude is all over the place, at every sports event, and willing to support any team. He’s tight with the Beckhams, tight with Matt Barnes, and he’s been seen wearing Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Harrison Barnes jerseys, and everything in between. Now CBS Sports shares with us that Snoop was wearing an Alex Ovechkin jersey at a recent concert in Baltimore:

Wearing the jersey didn’t bring the Caps any luck on Sunday — they lost to the Lightning in overtime. Normally I’d say that Snoop is showing some disrespect to Mario Lemieux and his Penguins, but like I said, the guy plays to the home crowds. Still, nothing will ever top this when it comes to rappers wearing jerseys. Nothing.

Video: Alex Ovechkin Gets Dennis Wideman’s Back After Tuomo Ruutu Hit

When we write about Alexander Ovechkin, he usually just spent a lovely evening carving up an entire defense and scoring.  That’s what superstars do.  Because players like Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are capable of such feats, their teammates tend to go to extreme measures to protect them on the ice.  If you hit one of those guys, you automatically slap a target on your own back.  Apparently Ovechkin is willing to return the favor, as he displayed Tuesday night after Tuomo Ruutu hit Dennis Wideman.  Check it out:

We know Ovechkin has a temper, but it’s nice to see superstars go out of their way to defend a teammate.  Ovechkin wasn’t satisfied with just putting a lick on Ruutu to send a message — he kept going after him.  Guys like that are the ones you want on the ice with you, for reasons other than their scoring ability. Thanks to The Big Lead for the video.

Rate Alex Ovechkin’s New Girlfriend

Alexander Ovechkin has a new girlfriend, and in my opinion she’s not very hot.  I obviously wouldn’t tell him that because he’d probably shove me or something.  Maybe the reason I feel that way is that I’m not into girls who look like they’re going to fall over if a strong breeze comes along but hey, I’m sure Valeria Sokolova — a Russian model — is a lovely girl and the two of them are very happy.  I just feel like a guy who is worth millions and is capable of this can do a tiny bit better, but who am I to try to play Cupid?

Anyway, the point is it probably wouldn’t hurt her to eat something.  Actually it might hurt her career, but I have a feeling it would benefit her health.  I’m going to give Sokolova a “6” right now.  I’ve filed her under my smokin’ hot sports girlfriends for now, but she’s on probation until further notice.  Here are some photos of Alex Ovechkin’s girlfriend Valeria Sokolova, courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude:

ALEX OVECHKIN GIRLFRIEND VALERIA SOKOLOVA PICTURES

UPDATE: Alex Ovechkin has a new girlfriend, and it’s a Russian tennis player.

Repeat Offender, Reckless Ovechkin Needs to Stop Playing Dirty

I think we have all seen the nasty hit that Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin gave Chicago Blackhawks forward Brian Campbell during Saturday night’s game. Campbell was down on the ice for several minutes before being ushered off by team doctors while Ovechkin sat in the penalty box waiting to serve his five minute major. After reviewing the play, referees declared the hit “reckless” which led to his ejection from the game and a two-game suspension by the NHL.

Ovechkin didn’t just shake up Campbell, his hit caused a broken collar bone and broken ribs, not to mention an early end to his season. But what does this to the NHL? The main reason people say they don’t watch hockey is because of the violence. They don’t want their children subjected to that. So when Ovechkin, one of the best players in the league, blatantly tries to injure an opponent, doesn’t that turn people even further away from hockey? Ovechkin even tried to defend his hit:

“It was not a hard hit,” Ovechkin said. “I just pushed him. It’s a moment in the game. I don’t think it has to be five minutes or something like that. I just feel bad. That’s it.”

No matter what the real intention was, I think that if you are the captain of your hockey team you need to own up to your actions. That’s what real leadership is. Besides, this isn’t the first time Ovi has done this. He’s now a repeat offender in the league’s eyes, and maybe he should get a reality “check” and know that you can win without playing dirty.

Sources:
Cap’s Oveckin banned two games for Campbell hit [NHL.com]

Alex Ovechkin Pushes Fan’s Camera After Russia’s Loss to Canada

Russian star player Alex Ovechkin tanked big time in Russia’s horrific 7-3 loss to Canada in the quarterfinals at the Olympics Wednesday. Ovie was outplayed and barely got any shots on goal as his team feel behind early. Unhappy with his team’s performance, Ovechkin was clearly pissed after the game. In his TV interview with NBC, he was asked how he felt following the loss that sent his country home empty-handed. His response was curt, “How do you think I’m going to feel? We just lost.” He even took his anger and disappointment out on a Russian fan by knocking her camera in the hallway. Watch this video courtesy of Deadspin:

I look at this the same way I view LeBron not shaking hands after the Eastern Conference finals last year — it’s great that the player shows this much passion and is that disappointed with losing, but it’s unacceptable to behave that way. It’s an understandable reaction but you need to be more gracious in losses and you surely shouldn’t mess with the fans the way he did. I’m sure Ovechkin learned his lesson.

Video: Alexander Ovechkin Goal Against Rangers, Carves up Entire Defense

I was actually watching this game live when the goal happened. Unfortunately I had my attention diverted as I was prepping for my Friday overnight show so I really missed how fantastic the goal was until I saw it on replays. Damn, I know it’s nothing new for Alexander Ovechkin, but that guy just amazes me with his incredible goals. Check this one out that made the score 3-0 in favor of the Caps against the Rangers in Game 5 of their series:

Unfortunately we may only be getting one more game from Ovechkin since his team is still facing elimination. Looks like yanking Theodore and going with rookie Simeon Varlamov was the right move — certainly paid off with Friday night’s shutout.

Alexander Ovechkin Does the Easterns Motors Hilarious Commercial

I’ve been down with the Easterns Motors commercials since way back in the day, like dang, two freaking years ago when LBS was just in its infancy. I guess one of the benefits of satellite TV is getting to see all the local commercials outside your region that you have no clue about. (BTW, what’s a Steak and Shake?). Easterns Motors is a DC-area automotive group from what I gather. I just know that they put together hilarious commercials with famous athletes singing their catchy jingle. This time it was Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin doing the honors.

That dude really is just a good sport. He totally knew this was going up on YouTube where dumbass blogs like me would catch on and laugh about it. Get the poor Russian his vodka already! (video via Ballhype)