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Bog boredom buster: Rolling Stone disses the Caps

Dan Steinberg throws us a bone with his latest post, in which he takes issue with this statement in a Rolling Stone article that's supposed to rip on the Skins but ends up trashing the Caps in the process:

You have a responsibility to deliver as a football owner when you live in a city whose only other diversions are a basketball team that used to be called the Bullets and a once-good baseball team that used to be called the Montreal Expos (before someone decided to douse its players in [stink] juice, dress them up in bright-red uniforms that appeared to have been stolen off the backs of two-and-a-half-star-hotel bell captains, and bus them to Washington). The Redskins are the only real pro-sports franchise in the nation's capital....

Steinberg's response:

Say huh what duh guh huh? The Caps are the only Big 4 pro team to advance in the playoffs since 2005. In their last full season, they outdrew the Wiz and the Skins for the first time since FedEx and the Verizon Center opened. They've gotten better local TV ratings than the Wiz and the Nats. Their superstar is almost universally acknowledged to be D.C.'s most popular athlete. But they're not a real pro-sports franchise?

Read the rest of the post here. More Caps-related content from the Bog soon -- must be a bye week!

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  November 2, 2009; 12:15 PM ET
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Rolling Stone is still in business?

Posted by: SA-Town | November 2, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

It's been a long time since the Redskins were a real pro franchise. Idiots!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | November 2, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Don't waste your time on this. Simply another example of non-hockey people dissing the sport and not including it in their realm of major sports. Who needs 'em! Nascar went out it's way the past decade to bring in new fans and make itself be considered a "major sport", but in the process they alienated much of their original fan base. Let hockey be enjoyed by those who love it, otherwise we may end up with more games on NBC with a gazillion commercials and talking heads like Bob Costas yapping non-stop.

Posted by: kcbrichmond | November 2, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

the name says it all: rolling stone ... don't bogart that j...

Posted by: hock1 | November 2, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the Canes tanking...yet they have a lot more Cups then we do!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | November 2, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Oooh. Rolling Stone?

To paraphrase a recent Verizon Center chant: WHO CARES?!

Posted by: irockthered | November 2, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't we have just read the Bog...?

Posted by: MarylanDChris | November 2, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

DC United fans must be missing the Rolling Stone love too.
Ted, please buy the magazine and fire that writer.

Posted by: beeman | November 2, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Not everyone here reads the Bog, MarylanDChris.

Posted by: Lindsay_Applebaum | November 2, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Not much point in reading the Bog these days, unless you care about the Redskins.

Posted by: CapsChick | November 2, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

As a Nats and Caps season ticket holder, I really am offended.

Any word from Tiger Beat or 16 Magazine on what they think the chances are of Ovechkin's injury improving or the Nats getting any starting pitching?

Posted by: raymitten | November 2, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Consider the source: it's Rolling Stone, what do they know from sports? It's like taking Sports Illustrated's advice on interior design.

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