We've already covered how the immediate aftermath of the news of Osama Bin Laden's death coincided with a pretty huge sporting event in the Washington D.C. area. We've covered how even those covering Barack Obama's speech were still recovering from watching the Capitals lose again. Now, we learn that the man who arguably announced the news to the world first was also a little preoccupied with the Capitals before being called in.
CNN has one of those meta media-covering-media posts on the experience Wolf Blitzer had on Sunday night, and the very first thing Blitzer mentioned was that he was just about to settle in for overtime.
Q: How did this all go down last night?
Blitzer: I was at home. I had just started watching the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup games. With a minute to go in the third period, (Capitals captain Alexander) Ovechkin scores a goal, ties it up. It was very, very exciting.
Sam Feist, our political director and senior executive producer, calls me up and says, "How long would it take you to get to the bureau?" And I said, "Not long."
He said, "Hurry!"
And he didn't even get to experience the heartache of Vincent Lecavalier's goal. What a lucky guy, that Wolf Blitzer!