Verizon Center was graced by its second consecutive famous guest Thursday night during Game One of the Capitals-Penguins series. The night after Joe Biden made a surprise appearance at the Wizards-Hawks game, David Letterman had lower bowl seats and rooted for the Capitals. Letterman, sporting a haggard white beard and grungy grey sweats, was highlighted on the jumbotron during the first period.
Washington Post columnist and founder of the DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg, managed to catch up with Letterman during the third period and tried to find out why late-night talk show legend was at Verizon Center.
He did not find out much.
Steinberg: I wanted to ask why you’re here and who you’re rooting for, I guess.
Letterman: Well, the second question — who do you think we’re rooting for?
Steinberg: I really don’t know.
Letterman: It’s the Capitals. I went to school with Ovechkin.
Steinberg: Oh, you did?
Letterman: Yeah, I did. We were roommates at Ball State.
Steinberg: Oh, cool.
Friday afternoon, Tom Williams, a photographer for Roll Call, reported that Letterman met with climate change activists in the atrium of the Hart Building. Letterman may participate in Saturday’s People’s Climate March.
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According to several readers who met up with Dave during the game, the retired celebrity was kind and gracious to fans who asked for photos.
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Letterman retired from hosting on May 20, 2015, and has kept mostly a low profile since.
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