If you didn't catch the opening minutes of The Nooner on ABC yesterday you missed one of the most phenomenal player tributes by the fans that I've ever seen in American sports. I'm no Ben Olsen fan (Captain Caveman has always been a thorn in the Metro side) but I do respect the amount of reverence that the DC United faithful have for him. Watching the clip above you can't help but gasp at the sheer scale of the banners, the size of the crowd and the passion of the gesture no matter what team you support.
I'm not wearing a hat but I symbolically tip it in the direction of the Screaming Eagles, Barra Brava, and La Norte for this one. Bravo ladies & gents.