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December 18, 2010

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread. ADDED: Video Preview Of HBO's 24/7 Capitals And Penguins On The Road To The Winter Classic

The final vote on repealing DADT will be at about 3pm.

A couple of snarky thoughts on it:

-This week Barack Obama adopted Bush era tax polices and "refudiated" Bill Clinton's signature military policy.

-Joe Lieberman pretty much gets the "credit" for the DADT repeal. Jon Tester of Montana voted against it. Kos purged the former from the party and strongly supported the election of the latter. Remember when Markos was a player in the Democratic Party? Seems so long ago.

-Will Bill Clinton be at the bill signing for the repeal of DADT? As "DCBrent" said on Twitter, "(Clinton will) be there and start signing the bill halfway through if BHO has any pressing parties to get to."

Ok, enough about that (for now).

For your consideration...HBO 24/7, The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the lead up to the Winter Classic on New Year's Day.

If you're a hockey fan, it's a much watch. If you're not a fan but have ever wondered what it's like to be a pro athlete, it's a much watch. If you just like interesting TV, it's a must watch.

Get the idea?

I don't have HBO but thanks to an uncharacteristically smart move by the NHL, it's available on the league's website.

HBO is doing a great job with it but they got very lucky in that the two teams are going in opposite directions. When the show picks up the Penns are on a 10 game win streak and the Caps on a 5 game losing stream. The contrast and drama make for a great watch.

Thanks to College Politico for the heads up.

Below the of the special features from the HBO site. This one is entitled "The Art of the Hit"

Fortunately, the series itself doesn't have the Youngblood like cinematography you see in spots in that feature.

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