[Apparently Ted has responded to this post in his blog, presumably to point out that the man on the screen is Alex Semin and not Boyd Gordon, as if we didn't know that. You may have taken our hearing, but we can still see that the picture of Alex Semin that says "Alex Semin" is actually a picture of Alex Semin. Good luck trying to find a picture of Boyd Gordon scoring a goal. Anyway, here's our response. Also, follow us on Twitter].
You'd probably expect Artistry to be the first one of us to do a post about hearing loss given his extraordinary oldness, but this isn't about Super-Olds like him complaining about the good 'ole days.* It's about the health and safety of citizens in the District of Columbia.
If you've ever been to a Caps game at the Verizon Center, you have surely noticed the near-fatal volume of the scoreboard speakers, particularly if you sit at ear-level with them. You'd rather stand with your head in the space shuttle engine than listen to the monster truck announcer tell you to get ready to watch a video of Matt Bradley and his wife at Whole Foods.
This full-scale assault on hearing is only getting worse, as Ted Leonsis announced on his blog:
Also the Verizon Center has installed and will continue to refine during the next few weeks an upgraded sound system and we are also hard at work on modernizing a bunch of suites in the building.Scratch some more To Do’s off our list. Thanks for the support!This is a call for action. To the regulators who found that Leonsis's Verizon Center was the dirtiest in the business -- a finding that Leonsis scoffed at because the D.C. laws are stricter, as if that's a valid reason for violating them -- step up to the plate. If you can hear me.
|HEEEYYYYYYYY CAPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSS FANNNNNSSSSSS!!!!!! HERE'S BOYD GORDON TELLING YOU WHAT HE'S LISTENING TO ON HIS IPOD!!!!!!!!!!|