This may be the first time I give the Winter Classic a pass. Because... this just in from NHL.com:
CAPITALS TO FACE PENGUINS
AT HEINZ FIELD IN THE
2011 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will lead their respective teams when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the 2011
Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on New Year’s Day, at 1 ET on NBC, CBC and RDS. This will be the fourth NHL® regular-season game played outdoors in the United States, and the fifth in NHL history.
I watched all three of the predecessor games but I've seen enough Frickin'Crosby (all one word, that, with suitable letter substitutions where appropriate... think "R" and "I") to last me the rest of THIS lifetime and all of the next and that includes freakin' commercials, highlight reels, yadda, yadda. Mebbe even the next TWO lifetimes, assuming there's some sorta continuity in the space-time continuum. Just sayin'.