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Box Seats: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

An interview with an Eagles fan

By Evan Bliss In the spirit of mixing it up, this week’s pre-gamer is a bit special. I’ve interviewed an Eagles fan, a friend of mine (excluding Sundays) that is originally from Philadelphia: Jason Mattis. I asked the obvious questions...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Evan Bliss, Redskins  | Tags:  Redskins-Eagles  
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Why do fans boo?

By Stephen L. Carter I am struck by all the speculation this past week about how Philadelphia fans will greet Donovan McNabb this Sunday. The consensus among reporters seems to be that they will boo him roundly, either because he...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Redskins, Stephen L. Carter  | Tags:  Redskins, Stephen L. Carter  
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DC United vs. Colorado match preview

By Jeff Maurer What explains a season like this one? I'm starting to lean towards metaphysical explanations: this combination of injuries, gut-wrenching defeats, record-shattering offensive futility, and general malaise doesn't just happen. There have to be sinister forces at work....

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, United  | Tags:  Jeff Maurer, United  
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McNabb Bowl I - By the numbers

By Jason Woodmansee Look at the bright side -- um, well... I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Hey, the game is being broadcast to 98% of the country -- at least it’s nice to have the...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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Maryland-Duke preview: A chance for redemption

By Rick Nelligan Last year was the worst season in Terrapin football history. It was the only time Maryland has ever lost 10 games in a season, punctuated by losses against Middle Tennessee State at home and at Duke. Last...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  | Tags:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  
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Lessons the NHL can learn from the world of soccer

By Ryan Cooper As a (very, very recent) convert to the world of English Premier League (and Manchester City fandom), I’ve been thinking lately about some things that I enjoy about soccer that I think would be cool if they...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Capitals, Ryan Cooper  | Tags:  Capitals, Ryan Cooper  
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Countdown to Caps Convention: Bondra & Kolzig

By Nicole Weissman I’m taking a break today from my three-part series on Caps players who make good role models for kids – the third part is coming next week. With the Caps Convention coming up on Saturday, I have...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  | Tags:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  
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Will Blatche make the leap?

By Kevin Broom If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic about the Wizards’ future, the place to start may well be Andray Blatche. Yes, even ahead of John Wall and Javale McGee. I know he’s been a bona...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Kevin Broom, Wizards  | Tags:  Andray Blatche, Wizards  
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Robo-Dunn

By Ryan Korby Reflecting back on Adam Dunn’s first -- and maybe last --two years as a National, the thing that Washington will most miss about the big fella, whenever he leaves, is his consistency at the plate. I took...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 30, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  | Tags:  Adam Dunn, Nationals  
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Is Poti really worth the money?

By Kareem El-Alaily Tom Poti? While there was some good news from the past week – the Caps opened camp strong, Michael Neuvirth signed a two-year deal, and HBO's Hard Knocks is going to showcase DC’s best-kept entertainment secret (Matt...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 30, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Capitals, Kareem El-Alaily  | Tags:  Capitals, Tom Poti  
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Pa. governor: We miss McNabb but Vick is key to victory

Edward G. Rendell is the governor of Pennsylvania and a regular post-game television analyst for Philadelphia Eagles games. October 3rd will go down as one of the wildest nights in the wild and wacky sports history of Philadelphia -- perhaps...

By Gov. Edward G. Rendell  | September 30, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Political Football  
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A boy becomes a man: The Andray Blatche story

By Lee Friedman The most important news this week in Wizardsville (we’ve got a long way to go before we hit Nation status, people) wasn’t the kick-off of training camp, or the constant speculation on the body language of Gilbert Arenas...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 30, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Lee Friedman, Wizards  | Tags:  Andray Blatche, Wizards  
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Gary Williams - A tribute to a great Terrapin

By Rick Nelligan On Thursday, September 30th, 2010, Maryland’s Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Williams will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum Hall of Legends in Baltimore. Few are more deserving. Coach Williams has been the face of an elite...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 29, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  | Tags:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  
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Capitals games I'm NOT looking forward to in 2010-11

By Ryan CooperEveryone writes some variation of the “I can’t wait til THIS game!” column, so I’d like to do the opposite and list games this year I’d rather have my eyes taped up Clockwork Orange-style and be forced to...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Caps players whose jerseys your kids should wear - Part 2

By Nicole Weissman This is part two of a three-part series on Caps players who make especially good role models for kids. These are guys who exhibit a combination of a strong work ethic, activism in the D.C. community, and...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 28, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  | Tags:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  
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October baseball with the Nationals

By Ryan Korby This weekend provides a unique opportunity for a Nationals expatriate in Hoboken, N.J. The Nats play the Mets in a virtually meaningless three-game series at Citi Field to close the season. Since I only visit the D.C....

By Box Seats blogger  | September 28, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  | Tags:  Nationals, Nats-Mets  
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Should referees have to give post-game interviews?

By Jeff Maurer After being thrown out for shaking hands with the opposing coach (yes, you read that right), Ben Olsen suggested that referees should have to give post-match press conferences, just like coaches. Interesting idea, especially in light of...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 28, 2010; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, United  | Tags:  referees  
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Torrey Smith - Inside the Actor's Studio

By Ryan Broadwater During Saturday’s game vs. FIU, Torrey Smith hobbled around the sideline for most of the time. From my vantage point, about six rows back on the 47-yard line, every time he came off the field the thought...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 27, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ryan Broadwater, Terps  | Tags:  Maryland-FIU, Torrey Smith  
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Skins relapse early in 2010

By Evan Bliss First, congratulations to Sam Bradford for earning his first win as a pro quarterback. Second, thanks to the Rams for not running the score up by being overcautious with Steven Jackson. Yup, it could've been much worse...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 27, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The great debate

By Jason Woodmansee As a Redskins fan, there are two paths one could take after this awful loss. Option 1 - The glass is half full. Listen, it’s game 3 of a season with a new coach, new QB, and...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Redskins-Rams  
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Those pesky fourth downs

By Stephen L. Carter For the past several years, Gregg Easterbrook, who writes the popular Tuesday Morning Quarterback blog for ESPN, has been criticizing coaches who too readily decide to punt or kick field goals on fourth-and-short in the opponent’s...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 27, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Redskins, Stephen L. Carter  | Tags:  Redskins-Rams, fourth downs  
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DC United vs. Houston game diary and player ratings

By Jeff Maurer (This blog was written in the distant past…last Saturday night. Chester A. Arthur was President. Ice cream cost a nickel.) I started this morning with LA vs. New York on DVR from last night, which was a...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 26, 2010; 9:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer, United  | Tags:  DC United-Houston, game diary, player ratings  
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Maryland-FIU review - The O'Brien era begins

By Rick Nelligan During the broadcast of the Terps-FIU game on ESPNU, commentators Rob Stone and David Pollack called this game a no-win situation for the Terps. If we won, there were no style points to be had. If we...

By Box Seats blogger  | September 26, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  | Tags:  Maryland-FIU  
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