On December 29, I was at Verizon Center for the Washington Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss against the New Jersey Devils. While neither the game or its result were what Caps fans wanted, those in Verizon Center were treated to a bit of a pick-me-up late in the third period.
Amidst the tension over the tie game and the end of regulation nearing, Baby by a 15-year-old Justin Bieber was suddenly booming through the loud speakers. It was already a bit of an odd choice for a hockey game, especially considering the song came out nearly seven years ago. But then I noticed that the song had been requested by Tom Wilson, Washington’s resident enforcer, and everything made sense.
Tom Wilson's song of choice? "Baby" by Justin Bieber. pic.twitter.com/mw5NxIQmxO
— Madeline (@madeelineee) December 31, 2016
The camera was on Wilson while the song was playing, but he seemed too focused on the Caps’ face-off formation to even notice the music. He had requested the song as part of the Players Playlist series that the Caps have been sharing during home games this season.
Now I can’t stop picturing Wilson singing and dancing Justin Bieber in his kitchen. What a sight that would be.
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