[Update - 10/09/10: one step closer to the dream...Tom Green rocks the red in the new Unleash the Fury Video.]We've always been massive supporters of the Washington Capitals rally video that combines clips of inspirational movies like Hoosiers, Varsity Blues and Invincible with comedies like Animal House and Slap Shot before culminating with Tom Green's character in Road Trip urging his friend's pet python to "unleash the fury" on his mouse dinner. Starting in 2008, the video has escalated from background entertainment to cult status, generating a ferocity that falls just short of Beaver Stadiums' "We Are! Penn State!" In addition to complete fan participation personalized sweaters, signs and tee shirts have cropped up at games - further driving the lore of the excerpt.
Our fascination with this Caps' mainstay lead us to request a still be placed on the jumbo-tron in our blog header, as well as name an award after him during our post-season presentation. We even went above and beyond, suggesting that an invitation needed to be extended to Tom Green for an in-game recreation of the famous scene.
So, can it be? To promote Green's recent stint at the DC Improv, he particpated in two seperate interviews with local media and hinted at our dream coming true. Speaking with the DCist, he mentioned that "I hope to come to a game this year. People have sent me videos of it on You Tube. It looks like a lot of fun." He then elaborated on the fact during an interview with 106.7 the Fan, stating that "I love hockey too, I grew up playing hockey. I want to come to a Capitals game this year."
No formal invite necessary Tom, feel free to stop on by the Phone Booth anytime you like. You don't have to take my word for it that your presence would be welcome, just ask the coach: