Setting expectations low and still dissapointing

A more cynical person might say that’s almost the Washington Capitals’ tagline, but I think even the most optimistic of us has to look at the line from this article with some dark humor.

The loss snapped the Capitals’ four-game winning streak, their longest in three years. They had been looking to win five in a row for the first time since March 2001.

Maybe someone who paid better attention in statistics can back me up on this one, but even if you’re winning only 1/2 the time (like when flipping a coin) you’ve got a 6% chance to hit 4 in a row in any given sequence. To not pull that off in an 82 game season is sad.

On the other hand, I think the writing is a little sad too. Talking about hockey statistics over the last three years is a little… odd. Shouldn’t you talk about the last three seasons played? After all, I don’t remember any standout performances in the NHL for the 2004-2005 season…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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