After years of my bitching and moaning, Silver Spring finally has a proper sports bar, and we better support it wholeheartedly lest we be left with nowhere worthwhile to view sports. With that in mind, I hereby declare Babe's Sports Bar, located at 1115 East West Highway, the official unofficial venue in Silver Spring at which to watch this Saturday's NHL Winter Classic. This year's match-up pits our heroic Washington Capitals vs. the nefarious Penguins of Pittsburgh.
Babe's is presently living off the grid, not having established a website, Twitter feed
Provided the weather in Pittsburgh permits, TV coverage will start at 1PM, with the puck dropping shortly thereafter. The wearing of Capitals jerseys is encouraged, but even if you don't own a jersey be sure to Rock the Red.
In addition to the Winter Classic, there will also be the usual lineup of New Year's Day college bowl games to watch that afternoon.
P.S. - Penguins fans not allowed. Just kidding, they are perfectly welcome to watch through the window from the street. Viewing from a distance in the cold - it will be just like being at the Winter Classic itself!