Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

D.C. Sports Bog: December 17, 2006 - December 23, 2006

A Break

For the record, the Bog is scheduled to be on hiatus from now until Jan. 1 or so. Feel free to come on here and post droll anecdotes about professional soccer players or gourmet food or the local college basketball scene. This week's Top 11 poll is below. Enjoy the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Poll Week Three: Additional Pithy Comments

As Bog Year 2006 winds down, I thought of this great idea: I could just rip off more pithy comments from Local Poll voters about this week's Top 11, despite the fact that these are about five days old. They're still mildly humorous. 1. Virginia Ha ha ha ha ha...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

In the Interest of Truth-Telling, a Bog Correction, Implicating Georgetown and D.C. United

Question: Which men have won Oscars for Best Actor in a movie they also directed? Nearly two months ago, I posted what I thought was the correct trivia answer to the correct trivia question listed above, as provided by D.C. United fan and professional trivia answerer Roger Moyer. I don't...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Basketball , D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. United Rips Out My Heart

Alecko Eskandarian, gone. Traded to Toronto FC for a partial allocation. First Rimando, and now this. Thanks, guys, for systematically purging the most Bog-friendly players from your organization. Next thing you know, you'll be trading Bobby Boswell's mom and that fan named Vlad. And now, when I need a professional...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gus Frerotte is a Dirty Liar

These are the things we write about on The Day No One Reads the Internets. So SI's Michael Silver inexplicably published a super long interview with Gus Frerotte this week, in which Frerotte says that he and Marc Bulger convinced a USA Today reporter that Rams' third-string QB and Harvard...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

In Sacramento, Antawn Jamison carries the Wiz, who have reached at least 106 points in nine straight games and have won four of five on the road. Meanwhile, Sacramento fans receive TVs and DVD players and an Official Wizards Beat Writer begins writing A1 weather stories. Oh, and nice picture,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 22, 2006; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. United Players On Tommy Soehn, and the Caps, and A.I.

So D.C. United alerted the gathered media this morning that if we hurried, we could catch several D.C. United players at Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria, where they've been working out. So Comcast and Channel 4 and WTOP's dulcet-throated Byron Kerr and I showed up at Velocity, the same gym...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 21, 2006; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Non-Live Tommy Soehn Blog

I take it back. I'm not live blogging the event. Other than a huge mound of free cookies and a rare out-of-costume Judah Claus sighting, there wasn't really much to live blog about. Oh, I did learn that no one in the world reads my blog. In fact, you're not...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 21, 2006; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Caps Practice Outside

Now, in technicolor! Anyhow, if you prefer video to text, here ya go, from yesterday's outdoor practice at the Chevy Chase Club. var movieSrc = "http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/player/player2.swf?whichMode=normal&justify=center&playad=yes&mediatype=stream&postdir=sports&postvideo=122106-2v&cuesfile=none&autoplay=no&starttime=0&endtime=0&largerver=none&image=122106-2v_427&playlistxml=none" ; //URL OF WHERE .SWF MOVIE IS PUBLISHED var movieWidth = "427" ; //FLASH MOVIE AND BACK-UP GRAPHIC WIDTH var movieHeight = "300" ;...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 21, 2006; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Towson-Georgetown Blog

1) Georgetown gave one of those performances where you could sense for 30 minutes that they were going to win in a rout, and you could sense that they knew it too, and it just took a while for the rout to come together. The quiet game from Jeff Green...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 21, 2006; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

So the biggest news is Peter Nowak out, Tommy Soehn in as D.C. United coach. And I actually heard a player mention this possibility on Tuesday, and was too busy chasing down Judah Claus to pay attention. I rule. But we'll have live press conference coverage at 11 a.m. Local...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 21, 2006; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Caps Flash Back

So, since the video won't be arriving until tomorrow AM, here's some more on the Caps' outdoor practice in the Chevy Chase area. Basically, the party line seemed to be that this was a flashback to hockey youth. Whether this was the party line because uncreative hacks like myself went...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 20, 2006; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ovechkin Signs Childrens' Wrists

So the Caps held an outdoor practice today. We were asked not to specify the location, and instead to say the practice was held at an outdoor rink in the Chevy Chase area. While my media cohorts seem likely to disobey that request, the utter bizarreness of it will lead...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 20, 2006; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

On the Gary Neal Scoring Experience

After reading one of the 82games.com guys on the correlation between one NBA player shooting with no conscience and team success, I was sort of curious about this Gary Neal fella's performances in Towson wins vs. Towson losses. (Yeah, I'm excited for tonight's Local 11 showdown between No. 3 G'town...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 20, 2006; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

"Very vulnerable" Local No. 1 Virginia can't get any stops and goes down hard to Appy State, a team that had been routed by two ACC opponents. Karl Hobbs says he doesn't care who he plays out-of-conference, Local No. 5 Va. Tech is 3-0 since switching guards, Local No. 7...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 20, 2006; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A D.C. United Christmas Part IV: Leftovers

1) When Talon, the DCU mascot, entered the third-floor caucus room during the Eleanor Holmes Norton Christmas Party for D.C. kids, someone by the microphone announced the arrival of "The Falcon." 2) Talon, by the way, was being played by a Caps season ticket holder. More synergy. 3) Bobby Boswell...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A D.C. United Christmas Part III: On Bobby Boswell

So I happened to be with Bobby Boswell, at the Eleanor Holmes Norton Christmas Party for D.C. kids, when the official announcement about his selection for the U.S. National Team camp was announced. Attempting to be an actual journalist, I asked Bobby--the MLS defender of the year--about his National Team...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A D.C. United Christmas Part II: Ben Olsen's Wedding Pickup Game

Ok, this entry doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas, except that Ben Olsen was at a Christmas party when he told me the tale. So Ben Olsen and his famous soccer-playing friends head to Jamaica for Ben's wedding. Benny and others get there early. They start chatting things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A D.C. United Christmas Part I: Judah Claus

So, after our groundbreaking coverage of the Wizards Party Bus Christmas Tour, it was only natural that the Bog would be invited to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's 16th Annual Christmas Party for kids, featuring D.C. United. Promised attendees included Ben Olsen, U.S. national team training camp member Bobby Boswell...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Is Joe Gibbs Scared?

As someone who has watched way too much Redskins football this fall, I couldn't help but notice when Tony Dungy went for it on 4th-and-1 from the Bengals 45 last night. The Colts failed to convert. Somehow, the world failed to end. I was thinking about this issue after reading...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

While people in Denver worry about Melo and the profane George Karl, the Nuggets top the sluggish Wiz in front of a paltry crowd, including the Flying Tomato. Gil says the Nuggets play better without Melo, Reggie Evans slips on Melo's jersey and the HOF asks for Gil's garish 60-point...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2006; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Hoops Poll Week Three: Huh?

Proving that the AP has no monopoly on slightly odd voting patterns, I present our latest, Still-to-be-Named, Narrowly Defined Mid-Atlantic DI Hoops poll, featuring the 27 Division I squads in Maryland/DC/Virginia. Seriously, I thought my well-balanced readers would provide a much-needed antidote to irrational poll voters across the nation, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert Central, Item No. 4: "I Run on the Side of My Feet"

Btw, is this real, or is this fake? If it's real, I'd be curious to learn what running on the side of one's feet entails....

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert Central, Item No. 3: The 125 Percent Man

Well, these 60-point games will get the number-crunchers talking. SI.com gives us a list of all the 60-point games in NBA history. You'll note that, of 57 such games, Wilt had 32 of them. The only other players with more than one 60-point game are M.J. (four times), Elgin Baylor...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert Central, Item No. 2: Gil as GM

After the win over Denver last week, the Wizards discussed Allen Iverson in their dressing room. Antonio Daniels suggested Golden State would send Baron Davis and Troy Murphy to Philly for Iverson. Cal Booth had many detailed thoughts, which I couldn't write down fast enough. Gil came out of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert Central, Item No. 1: "I Use Both Sides of My Brain"

In light of Gil's Opus last night, we bring you a morning of Gilbert. Item No. 1: The Dime cover story. Headline: "Celebreality." Highlights: 1) "I'm bold. That's all it is. I can stand in a room full of dead people and make it exciting.....It's not weird or strange; I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

In front of Britney and friends, Gilbert gets 31 in the 4th Q and OT en route to a Wiz-record 60 points, the most against the Lakers in 40 years. A non-gracious Kobe says Gil has a mentality of "just chucking it up there," Gil talks about his dreams of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 18, 2006; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company