As a San Francisco Giants baseball fan it was an incredible year. Tim Lincecum starred in a fantastic ESPN ad before leading the Giants to their first World Series Championship in the city by the bay.

How can it get better?

The Washington Capitals, my favorite team in any sport, were spotlighted in this year’s NHL Winter Classic, where they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in the most watched regular season game of all-time. It’s quite some time before the Caps have a chance to earn the Stanley Cup, but in the meantime, Alexander Ovechkin is the star of a new ESPN ad. It’s very entertaining and also includes another Russian teammate from the Capitals.


I hope this is a good omen. Let’s Go Caps and thanks ESPN.