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Box Seats: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

The Audacity of Hope: Your 2010-11 Washington Wizards

By Lee Friedman With the regular season starting next week, the Wizards begin the season with a lot of hope and optimism. Unfortunately, as President Obama has learned the hard way, hope and optimism can only get you so far....

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Political Football: Chicago has already won

Chicago Rep. Mike Quigley, a long-time fan of his city's sports teams, believes this weekend's inter-city competition already has been decided. While neither Chicago nor D.C. has hoisted a Super Bowl trophy in several years, we in the Windy City...

By Rep. Mike Quigley  | October 22, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Political Football  
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Assessing Maryland's chances at Boston College

By Ryan Broadwater The Eagles have won four of the five meetings since Boston College joined the ACC. Maryland fell 31-16 in College Park in 2005 and 38-16 at Boston College in 2006. The Eagles also upended the Terps, 28-21,...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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If the NFL had realigned differently...

By Stephen L. Carter Over the years, many Redskins fans have bemoaned the strength of the division in which the team plays, suggesting that, with a different set of opponents, Washington might have notched better records. And although this year’s...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Jay Cutler is a jackwagon

By Jason Woodmansee Two off-seasons ago, pouty quarterback extraordinaire Jay Cutler and new crazy man coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniel, decided that Mile High wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Cutler was placed on the trade...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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Week 7 preview playlist: Skins @ Bears

By Evan Bliss In honor of the ‘wonderful’ former Cowboy color commentators that grace us with their profound observations and trips down memory lane, I’ve decided that the tv will be on mute, and the i-pod will be at peak...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Maryland-Boston College preview - road block

By Rick Nelligan The game against Boston College this week is going to be the biggest litmus test of the season for the Terps. The Navy game showed that we can hang with a tough opponent. The West Virginia game...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  | Tags:  Rick Nelligan, Terps  
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Caps community relations updates

By Nicole Weissman Here are a few of the Caps’ recent and upcoming community relations happenings. Has anyone out there participated in any of these programs? Anything you’d like to see the Caps do to reach out to the community...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 21, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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The odds of NHL drafting success

By Kareem El-Alaily This week, Caps 2007 first round draft pick Anton Gustafsson quietly left the Hershey Bears and headed back home to Sweden. AnGus, as the fanbase calls him, struggled with injuries since being drafted, first with his back...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 21, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Capitals, Kareem El-Alaily  | Tags:  Capitals, Kareem El-Alaily  
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Extra Points - 10/20/10

By Ryan CooperA few quick notes on the Caps. - For all those who yell “SHOOT!” during a power play, the last power play of the Boston game should have showed you once and for all why that doesn’t work....

By Box Seats blogger  | October 20, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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That fateful season: was it worth it?

By Nicole Weissman Caps fans, you already know which season I’m talking about.  With the prospect of a lockout looming, whispers of a salary cap, and the Caps struggling even with a star-filled and pricey roster, we should have seen...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 20, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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More on the Caps and the media

By Kareem El-Alaily The Caps and the Media Part 2: I’ve received a lot of feedback on my last “Media/Free Pass” post, both in the comments section as well as through back-channels. This topic clearly got people worked up whichever...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 19, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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President's Race bullies Teddy

By Ryan Korby It’s been another year and another winless season for Washington’s lovable loser, “Racing” Teddy Roosevelt. I for one am not in the “Let Teddy Win” camp. Not yet at least. Teddy is the quintessential jobber. If you...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 19, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  | Tags:  Nationals, Ryan Korby  
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Analysis of the Terps remaing games

By Ryan Broadwater Six games down and six games to go for the Terps. Maryland is now getting into the heart of ACC play and the games really have some weight. If Maryland wins out the, Terps could be in...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 18, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Greater expectations - Colts 27, Redskins 24

By Evan Bliss Worse than losing is being okay with the loss. Chris Cooley summed it up better than anyone after the Houston overtime loss, suggesting that he felt as if he’d wasted a week of his life. That’s how...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 18, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Redskins-Colts: The good, the bad, the beautiful

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: The effort. The Redskins played the defending AFC Champions right down to the end. They got turnovers, made key plays, and almost pulled this off. But seriously -- these guys are going to kill me....

By Box Seats blogger  | October 18, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Maryland-Clemson recap - Not as bad as advertised

By Rick Nelligan Don’t give up hope yet, Terps fans. This team is not as bad as the 31-7 score might suggest. I know it sounds crazy, but that game is the most impressed I’ve been with the team all...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 18, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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What do Germans think of the U.S. national team?

By Jeff Maurer There's a Dennis Miller joke from a long time ago that includes the line: "Nobody finds Jesus on prom night." I think that applies here. The Frenchmen I spoke to last week were living with the fresh...

By Box Seats blogger  | October 18, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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