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Box Seats: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Winning the second half

By Stephen L. Carter While everybody is busy remembering that last Colts game – you know, the one four years ago where the Redskins wasted a brilliant performance by Mark Brunell and a turnover-free offense, leading 14-13 after two quarters...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 15, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redskins, Stephen L. Carter  | Tags:  Redskins, Stephen L. Carter  
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Fight for Old Baltimore

By Jason Woodmansee [Before I even start, I need to recognize the brilliant efforts of the Washington Post’s own Dan Steinberg, who had the guts to ask Coach Shanahan and the players about the white pants they wore last week....

By Box Seats blogger  | October 15, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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The Peyton Puzzle: Redskins Week 6 preview

By Evan Bliss Here’s the thing. On one hand, I really enjoy Peyton Manning’s persona. His SNL appearance excelled beyond all expectations, joining the ranks of a classic Hanks, Baldwin, or Walken set with the United Way faux-mercial by far...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 15, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Evan Bliss, Redskins  | Tags:  Evan Bliss, Redskins  
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The People's Court: Arenas edition

By Lee Friedman As the son of a licensed mental health professional (mother) and an unlicensed mental health professional (father is a divorce lawyer), I’d like to think I’m sensitive to those who have mental problems. I’m not sure what...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 15, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Lee Friedman, Wizards  | Tags:  Lee Friedman, Wizards  
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Maryland-Clemson preview

By Rick Nelligan Mirror, mirror on the desk, which team is faking and which is among the ACC’s best? This is the question that will be answered Saturday in “Death Valley.” Was Clemson just faking at the beginning of the...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  | Tags:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  
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Political Football: Divided loyalty? Not quite

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was OMB director for former President George W. Bush. But these days Peyton Manning is his commander in chief. First, you have to know that I spent two decades as an irrationally passionate Redskins fan. I...

By Gov. Mitch Daniels  | October 14, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Political Football  
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Legend of the fall

By Ryan Korby Bryce Harper will get his next test as a professional baseball player when he joins his teammates on Sunday in the Arizona Fall League. He’s ready for it and the Nationals are right for sending him. Some...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 14, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  | Tags:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  
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Caps home opener fan quotes

By Nicole Weissman Since Box Seats is all about amplifying fans’ voices, I took my game to the streets of Chinatown and the halls of Verizon Center at this weekend’s home opener, asking fans:  Q: If you could say anything...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 13, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  | Tags:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  
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Are the Caps getting a free pass from the media?

By Kareem El-Alaily Count me as one who isn’t quite so happy with the way the D.C. media treats the Caps. But not for the historic, pre-Ovechkin-era slights the Caps had to endure when they barely registered a blip on...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 13, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Capitals, Kareem El-Alaily  | Tags:  Capitals, Kareem El-Alaily  
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What do the French think of the U.S. national team?

By Jeff Maurer  Soccer is one of the only areas where Americans suffer from an inferiority complex. We don't have a World Cup trophy, and we haven't really come close. We don't have players starring on the top teams,...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Jeff Maurer  | Tags:  U.S. National soccer team  
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10 random thoughts after another Skinny win

By Evan Bliss       1) 2 ugly wins in a row gives us an ugly win streak. An ugly win is better than any ol’ loss. Order me up 11 more. 2) Clay Matthews. Hearing analysts suggest the...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Evan Bliss, Redskins  | Tags:  Redskins-Packers  
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Wounded Warrior Project - version 2.0

By: Ryan Broadwater Last season Maryland and Under Armour teamed up to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Maryland wore special semi-camouflaged uniforms, cleats, and upgraded helmets when they played Virginia Tech. This year on November 20th, Maryland will play Florida...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 12, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ryan Broadwater, Terps  | Tags:  Ryan Broadwater, Terps  
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Out on the weekend

By Ryan Cooper Signs its hockey season again at Comcast Sportsnet: (1) Butchering of names at intermission, (2) Alan May mumbling incoherently, (3) Joe B. and Craig’s wacky banter, (4) Running the same commercial roughly 7,000,000 times in a row,...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 12, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Capitals, Ryan Cooper  | Tags:  Capitals  
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I went to a fight, and...

By Nicole Weissman I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out. What a dumb joke. But then this Saturday, late in the Caps’ match-up against the New Jersey Devils, it really happened. After Jason Chimera’s fight with...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 11, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Capitals, Nicole Weissman  | Tags:  Caps-Devils  
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Packers-Redskins: The good, the bad, and the ugly

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: First and foremost, it was a win. As London Fletcher said, "This isn't a game we would have won a year ago, a month ago or maybe even two weeks ago." The Redskins may be...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 11, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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Preview of Maryland Madness

By Rick Nelligan The event is back, and I’m not talking about the new hit show on NBC. The often imitated, never duplicated, Maryland Madness returns this Friday, October 15th. Formally known as Midnight Madness, this prime time first practice...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 11, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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