[There were so many people who tweeted us this story that I am giving in and writing about it.]
Nine minutes before Jay Beagle scored the only goal of game three, the New York Rangers Twitter account tweeted out a capital letter. This was an extinction-level event because the Rangers’ Twitter account had pledged to go all-lowercase to really stick it to the Capitals. Get it?
(Yes, I know it’s dumb.)
The morning after the Capitals 1-0 victory in game three, one intrepid Caps fan decided to vandalize the New York Rangers’ Wikipedia page with all-capital letters.
— Rob Zimmerman (@Zim489) May 5, 2015
The page has since been reverted back to its original text.
I celebrate this fan’s enthusiasm, but are we really sending messages to other teams’ fanbases through typographical vandalism? I don’t know how I feel about this. I was all about the Wikipedia edits that listed Braden Holtby as the team owner of the Boston Bruins or that the Capitals closed Nassau Coliseum. Those are creative and funny and reverted almost immediately.
Is this just sinking to the Rangers level? I think we can get back at them in better ways.
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