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D.C. Sports Bog: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006

All-Star Voting

So after reading that Roberto Luongo has voted five times for Rory, I figured I owed it to CapsNut to see whether the Caps were on-board with his Ovie ballot-stuffing plan. (Go here to vote, btw.) In other words, have the Caps voted yet? "I didn't know we were allowed...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Caps , NHL  
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The Skins' Final, Glorious Playoff Push

Just in case you've missed his/her comment, I'd like to once again thank "Deranged Fan" for stopping by to explain, in 919 words, how the Redskins could win the NFC East this year. I'd say that's basically a 50-50 shot at this point. And if the division title doesn't pan...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Redskins  
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The Invasion Nears, Cont.

So anyhow, this whole thing started as an offseason whim for some D.C. United fans, who were also considering outings to go bowling or play darts or whatever. About five of these fans figured they'd do a Caps game. Other bored people joined in, and the group kept growing. They...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United  
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The Invasion Nears

So, if you haven't been reading message boards religiously, you might have forgotten that tonight is the night of the Barra Brava Invasion in Capsland. I came to the morning skate this morning to spread the word. Here, for example, is my conversation with Ovechkin. Me: So there's this group...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United  
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New Bog Fave: Shawn Kuykendall

My only previous experience with professional soccer player Shawn Kuykendall came last week, when, wearing a dark suit, white sneakers and a knit hat, he attempted to tie me up with a cord as part of the fake-Water Wars kidnapping that my boss nixed as thoroughly unbecoming of a professional...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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What You Need to Know

Troy Vincent says the 4-8 Skins have as good a chance at the playoffs as any 6-6 team, Jon Jansen's injured leg is "big as a garbage can," Andre Carter defends his performance and says he doesn't read newspapers anyhow, here's a team MVP vote...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2006; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Airport D.C. United Conversation No. 2: Bobby Boswell

So last night I spoke with DCU defender Bobby Boswell. He, too, was in an airport, set to fly someplace more exciting than here, in his case Guam. Except he was already someplace more exciting than here, in his case Hawaii. Bobby, as I'm sure you all know, is in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Blog Briefs

Local things to check out. 1) CapsNut is making the valid point that NHL all-star game ballot-box stuffing continues to mount. If you check the latest tallies, you'll note that Ovechkin is now eighth overall in the East, and fourth among forwards, behind Crosby, Malkin and Briere. Of the top...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Weirdness  
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Airport D.C. United Conversation No. 1: Nick Rimando

Talked to D.C. United goalkeeper and former Water Wars star Nick Rimando today while he was in the airport, set to jet off to Montego Bay for midfielder Ben Olsen's Saturday wedding. Honestly, instead of sending me to the Gil Zero launch in New York, a better use of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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American at Howard Blog (Poll Voters, Pay Attention)

(Local poll update: I think we might have gained two more Washington Times voters. Pretty soon this will be an entirely Washington Times production. We also added Scott Jackson from SportsTalk 980. We also received a request-for-voting-privileges from CBSSportsline's Clay Travis, whose 8,300-mile rip-roaring rip-roar through SEC country this fall...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Chris Cooley's Dad Signs Girls' Body Parts

I completely blame all of you for not telling me that these DC101 interviews with Chris Cooley have been archived on Eliott's DC101 page all season. All these weeks, I've been discussing Joe Gibbs's weekly spiritual messages but ignoring Chris Cooley's much more profane weekly non-spiritual messages. Sadly, the DC101...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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What You Need to Know

Most important news: Mason creates a blue-ribbon panel to analyze Gunston. Second-place: Gil says "the Hibachi grill was on" and was "cooking chicken and shrimp," as the Wiz win, the locker room is giddy, and Knicks fans chant "Fire Thomas," leading to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A Much Briefer What You Need to Know

Since I'm again delayed this AM, I'm going to steal Reader Glenn's late-night summary of last night's very busy local calendar, which will have to stand on its own for an hour or two: The Late Night Update sponsored by Taco Bell Without The Green Onions: *Mason destroys a powerhouse...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 7, 2006; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Quick Version of All That Shoe Stuff

If you want, you can skip over the 14,000 words below and just watch this. You'll note the nice Adidas Green Jacket, with the security tag still on the back collar (not visible). var movieSrc = "http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/player/player2.swf?whichMode=normal&justify=center&playad=yes&mediatype=stream&postdir=sports&postvideo=120606-5v&cuesfile=none&autoplay=no&starttime=0&endtime=0&largerver=none&image=120606-5v_427&playlistxml=none" ; //URL OF WHERE .SWF MOVIE IS PUBLISHED var movieWidth = "427" ;...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Gilbert and Sponge Bob and Eating Beef

Final installment of the most needlessly drawn out blog adventure of my life....previous entries below. This is probably the only one worth reading. So after Gilbert and his entourage headed for his ESPN interview, I was left with blogger With Leather and the Wizznutzz rogue intern. We walked past the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Gilbert Answers My Questions

Our adventures continued, previous episodes here and here.... After Gil arrived at the NBA Store's "Center Court," he sat down for a comfortable green-jacketed interview with NBA TV. I strained to listen from behind the velvet ropes. They asked about his shoe. "It's unbelievable," he said. "I'm so excited about...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilbert's Arrival

Our story, continued....first episode here....also, I mistakenly said the shoe would retail for $125 earlier. That's not true. It's $90 for the low-top, and $95 for the mid-top. The low-top will go for 90 € in Europe, and for 888 RMB in Asia. By the time Captain Caveman and I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gil's Designer Answers Questions (Not Mine)

I guess this is just going to be a day-long Adidas advertisement. Here's a Q&A with Kyle Pulli, the Gil-Zero Designer, who makes sure to use phrases like "anti-ankle inversion" and "mid foot support band graphic." Incidentally, one of the fans I mingled with yesterday, D.C. native Jason Wong, is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Gilbert Answers Questions (Not Mine)

(If you haven't already figured it out, instead of just admitting that yesterday's trip to Gil's shoe unveiling in Manhattan was probably a bust, I'm going to attempt to wring every possible word out of the experience. Just a warning.) While waiting for Gilbert to arrive, I was handed an...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What You Need to Know

Later.......

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Waiting for Gilbert

I got to the NBA Store in Midtown around 6:05 last night. I had been told Gilbert was supposed to arrive around 6:00 for a VIP reception. The NBA PR people didn't know about this. There would be no champagne, they assured me. No reception.They told me Gil was running...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 6, 2006; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Local Hoops Poll Updates

1) At the risk of further crushing my productivity, we've added some new poll voters. Media members from the Baltimore Sun, Carroll County Times, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star and I believe SportsTalk 980 have signed up. We're already up to about 65 voters. I figure if I can just get to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2006; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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My Plan For Fixing the Wizards' Road Woes

Plus More on Caron's Tattoo and Caron's Fetish. Read on. You can almost see Caron's tattoo here. (Joel Richardson) 1) After watching the Wiz stampede Dallas at home, my plan was this: What if, when the Wizards are on the road (record: 0-8) they would pretend like they were at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2006; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Possible Wiz Blogocalypse

So I'm sitting in an amazingly power outlet-deprived Union Station, having been already scolded by a woman from Club Acela for using their power outlets while waiting for a train to NYC. Why NYC? 6:30 p.m., NBA store, Fifth Avenue and 52nd Streets.: "Gilbert Arenas to sign autographs/discuss shoe with...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2006; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At Long Last, I Present, Robin Rexroat

From left to right, Jennifer, Robin and Bobby "Lightning" Boswell, the competitors in a 1994 episode of "GUTS." (Family Photo) I briefly left my stakeout of D.C. United keeper Nick Rimando's house around 12:45 last Thursday afternoon to get something to eat. My cell phone rang. It was a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2006; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What You Need to Know

Local poll news: No 1. Maryland, whose campus is roiled by a prostitution ring story, will still sink or swim with its freshmen point guards. No. 5 Georgetown, which signed a deal with MASN, might not have Jeremiah Rivers tonight against JMU, whose players say the Hoyas are "very beatable."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 5, 2006; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BB&T Observations

1) Marginal celebrity sighting No. 1: Bob Novak, wearing blindingly bright Terrapin red and sporting a bit of a pot belly. Throw a white beard on him and I swear kids would have been jumping in his lap and asking for PlayStations. 2) Gut punch for Mason. Maybe I would...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Vegas Shocker!!!!!!

Man, I love Las Vegas. Anyhow, I figured I'd call some of the guys who put together the Las Vegas Oddsmakers Top 25 poll that I've been pumping all season. There are four oddsmakers from Las Vegas Sports Consultants who are responsible. What they said surprised me. (Aside: You can...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Inaugural Local Top 11 Hoops Poll, additional pithy comments

Like I said, not sure if these will continue to translate, but since I suddenly found myself in possession of about 400 pithy comments, figured I might as well put a few them to good use (read: get another free post out of this timesuck). General Thoughts Our area stinks...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inaugural Local Top 11 Hoops Poll

Still nameless, pending additional discussion. And I really need that intern. And we were totally foiled by a tie, giving us an inaugural Top 12. Without further ado....first-place votes are listed in parentheses. 1. Maryland (39) (8-1) 559 --Wednesday vs. Fordham, Sunday at Boston College. --"I'd have voted them 1,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vegas Chooses Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!

Big day in Bogland. 1) We appear to have gotten our first blog comment from a Nats prospect. (Or at least someone claiming to be a Nats prospect. Please reassure the possibly real Collin that we need more of these antics, not less.) 2) We'll debut our area top 25...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Basketball , College Football , Nats  
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What You Need to Know

Playoffs? Try a non-winning record for the fifth time in six years and blood on Gibbs's hands, despite the team's best offensive showing since Week 4. (The Skins are now as close to landing the No. 1 pick as they are to the playoffs.) Ladell Betts could be in for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 4, 2006; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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