Archive: Rants

Draft Reaction Redux Redundancy

I was going to write all about the commenter reaction to the Wizards' draft performance, but Dan Steinberg stole my thunder. Just to sum up once again, the response to the team taking "Big Man" JaVale McGee with the 18th pick went something like this: big daddy: ANOTHER MANUTE BOL..GEEZ,ARE...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 27, 2008; 01:25 PM ET | Comments (36)

Chief: A Big Bully, or Misunderstood?

If you read the Capitals Insider, you're probably familiar with Chief, a big, bad Internet bully who gets his kicks from calling commenters mean names, shoving them in lockers and stealing their lunches. Just like the bullies we knew back in middle school who were acting out because of family...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 25, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

DCU Fans Not Going Green Any Time Soon

While it seems like a pipe dream at this point anyway, the plan to build a new stadium for D.C. United at Poplar Point just became a lot more complicated. Five green groups -- The Earth Conservation Corps, the Anacostia and Potomac Riverkeepers, the Sierra Club, D.C. ACORN and the...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 24, 2008; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (22)

No Shirt, Big Problem

I am about to discuss a very serious issue that has already been addressed not once, not twice, but three times on this here Web site. That's what the Internet's all about, folks; beating the proverbial dead horse, burying it and then deciding that, "Hey, this thing isn't really over...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 20, 2008; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ted's Take on the Fans' Take

It's still weird to me that Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is a blogger. Not because he isn't a righteous dude, but because certain other franchise owners in this city are so. . . not bloggy like that. Could you ever imagine a certain other franchise owner taking the time to...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 28, 2008; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (6)

Save the Interweb!

For those of us who enjoy, no, live for free bobbleheads, blog posts such as this one are like gifts from above (or Dan Steinberg, whatever). Not to mention that they're also a nice addition to very important newspaper news like this. But not everyone likes their coffee with cream...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 23, 2008; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Women vs. Men vs. Mike Wise

If we can take anything away from reading the comments on Mike Wise's latest column, it's that the blow-up dolls of the world have very few advocates. In case you've been living under a rock that doesn't get wi-fi, here's the situation: "An unidentified player props up two nude, inflatable...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 13, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (11)

What's Wrong With Horse Racing?

In the wake of Eight Belles' death at the Kentucky Derby, critics are calling for radical reforms in horse racing. Post columnist Sally Jenkins worries that without changes, there may be "nothing in the sport worth preserving." So what changes should racing authorities make? Readers weigh in:...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 8, 2008; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bad Call of the Week

Just in time for the Wizards' big game against the Cavaliers tonight, the NBA plunks the dunce cap on Darius Songaila and sends him to the time out corner. Songaila hit a certain Cleveland player in the face after the two got tangled up under the basket and was given...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 2, 2008; 01:07 PM ET | Comments (36)

Blame It on the Media

DeShawn Stevenson made a "a menacing gesture" during the first quarter of the Wizards' 100-97 loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday, and now he has shell out $25,000. But it's not Stevenson's fault, fans say. The media made him do it....

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 29, 2008; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jumping Ship Already?

It's a terrible day out, isn't it? I'd like to use this public forum to announce my strong disdain for I-495. Bumper-to-bumper traffic on the beltway in the rain is miserable. Absolutely miserable. And hey, speaking of miserable, Nats fans are finding it difficult to cope after Sunday's "Comedy of...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 21, 2008; 05:20 PM ET | Comments (6)

Rant of the Day: Pagination

Even more ridiculous than golf clubs banning women is the fact that has the audacity to sell advertising on multiple article pages. The nerve! something1: NOTE TO THE WASHINGTON POST: Please display all your articles on ONE page; we shouldn't have to click two, three, or more times to...

By Lindsay Applebaum | April 9, 2008; 06:35 PM ET | Comments (3)

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