Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Washington Capitals practice at Kettler Ice Complex Jan. 25,2011

Autographed Mike Green Drawing

Mike with my drawing

Mike signing my drawing

Mike signing an autograph for Jacob

Autographed Matt Hendricks Drawing

Matt with my drawing

Matt signing my drawing
On Jan. 25,2011 Joshua and Jacob had a day off from school. We went to the Washington Capitals training facility, Kettler Ice Complex. At the end of practice, the boys were able to get autographs from many of the Caps. I was able to get these two drawings signed.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dhani Jones 2011

Dhani Jones Drawing

Dhani Jones Drawing in progress
Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker: Dhani was born in San Diego California, but spent most of his youth in Potomac Maryland. He played his college ball for the University of Michigan when they won the National Championship in 1997. He played with Charles Woodson who won the Heisman Trophy, the first for a primarily defensive player. Dhani was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2000 NFL Draft.In 2007 he was a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. He played briefly for the New Orleans Saints before signing with the Bengals.
My Mom goes to church with Dhani's Mom in Bethesda. She speaks of him frequently and his bow tie business.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mike "Mad Dog" Curtis 2011

Autographed Mike Curtis Drawing

Mad Dog and I

Mad Dog signing my drawing (notice the Super Bowl ring)

Baltimore Colts Linebacker: Mike "Mad Dog" Curtis was considered the meanest player of his era. Mike was drafted by the Colts in the 1965 NFL Draft (the year I was born). In 1970 sportswriters voted Mike as the NFL Defensive player of the year. That year the Colts won Super Bowl V against the Cowboys. Mike played in four Pro Bowls, was drafted by the Seattle Sea hawks in the 1976 expansion draft, then retired in 1978 with the Washington Redskins.

In 1982, Four years after Mike's retirement, Ben Roethlisberger was born. In this drawing, Mike is sacking Ben. As a Ravens fan, nothing would be better than seeing Mike take off the head of "Big Ben". This is my version of fantasy football!

On Saturday night Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Ravens to eliminate them from the playoffs AGAIN! On Monday night, Jan.17, I went to the Great Moments shop in Timonium for the Mad Dog signing. I told Mike that this was my version of fantasy football, and his response was, "I never played the pass, I would have never gotten to him."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Matt Hendricks 2010

Matt Hendricks Drawing

Matt Hendricks drawing in progress while the Caps celebrate a 3-1 victory over the Penguins in the Winter Classic! (New Years Day)

Washington Capitals Center Forward: Matt was drafted out of High School in the 2000 NHL Draft. This is his first year as a Capital. In this drawing, Matt is pounding on Sidney Crosby of the hated Pittsburgh Penguins. I doubt Sidney would ever fight Matt since he is a WUSS and hides behind his enforcers, but I am a Caps fan and an artist. That means not only can I dream, but I can turn it into a picture! Fantasy Hockey right!