So there we were, walking along the quiet streets of Columbia Heights Monday night, enjoying the dregs of the long weekend, when this tweet crossed our phone.
im ready to fight for NHLPA!!!! Hahaha!! twitter.com/ovi8/status/24…— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) September 4, 2012
Whoa, baby! As soon as we saw this look, it occurred to us that we had seen it before.
Longtime followers of English soccer might recall that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho unveiled a similar coiffure prior to the 2006-07 season. Telling the press that he was "ready for the war," Mourinho failed to lead Chelsea to a third consecutive Premier League title that season, but did manage to win both the FA Cup and the League by scores of 1-0 and 2-1 over rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, respectively.
Unfortunately, they don't hand out silverware for starting seasons on time, and it appears that it will take a lot more than a Caesar-style haircut to prevent what appears to be an inevitable lockout.