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D.C. Sports Bog: February 11, 2007 - February 17, 2007

Gilbert

Gilbert on NPR. Gilbert on cheating against DeShawn. Gilbert in the Miami Herald. Gilbert in the Sac Bee. (Note: The Hype, check out this quote: "Arenas had T-shirts made and sold that read, "If no one votes for me, I'm not doing any more blogs'." Ha!)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 17, 2007; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mason Homecoming, Sans Mechanical Bull

As someone who once brought some washed-rind artisanal cheese and craft beer to a NASCAR parking lot for the pre-race festivities, I'll admit to being slightly biased in favor of tailgaters, especially tailgaters whose idea of a proper tailgate involves giant tricycles and rented mechanical bulls. Which is why my...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 16, 2007; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bug the Bog: Florida's Pre-Game Music

I'm supposed to write funny little items about local sports. This is neither funny or local. But somehow, Reader Jared decided that I would be the proper person to find out what music the Florida Gators play before pre-game introductions at men's basketball games. I didn't know how to refuse...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 16, 2007; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nats Fans Have Swag

Because I've been accused on many fronts of having an excessive focus on Gilbert Arenas, I thought I should attempt to prove that my audience is with me on this. I received the following e-mail from Bog commenter and Local Poll voter Bryc3: Nats Swag. (Courtesy Bryc3) i couldn't make...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 16, 2007; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Important Sports Results

Caps Lose in Shootout:Despite outplaying the Lightning in their "best game of the year". Longwood Beats Liberty: No one else really played last night. Manny Acta Exists: Eats cereal with chocolate milk, runs a lot. Quote: "We're first in the Eastern Conference. That blows my mind, in a good way."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 16, 2007; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilbert: Three-Point Favorite

The FanHaus crew predicted the three-point contest winner this morning, and two out of three expert bloggers selected Gilbert as their winner, despite the fact that he has the worst three-point percentage of any of the contestants. MJD: He'll also want it more than anyone else, though, and has probably...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gil: Not Allowed to Talk to DeShawn

Remember in Gil's last blog, when he explained about DeShawn's post-game policies: This is the same guy that says nobody can talk to him unless they're over 50 percent shooting. Well, Gilbert's 8-for-26 night in Philly didn't really qualify, so DeShawn was trying to argue that Gil wasn't allowed to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilbert Confronts a Heckler

So after talking to the Sixers scum guys (see below), I heard another loud Sixers anti-Gilbert heckler, wearing a pony tail and heckling from the second row near mid-court. I went down to chat at halftime, but he was gone. Instead, I met Irv "Flash" Block, who's been heckling people...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sixers Fans Claim Gilbert Is Scum

Swag-loving Wiz fans aside, there were a few haters in the Wachovia Center house last night. ("Few," by the way, best describes that crowd. I have never been to a professional sporting event more lacking in atmosphere, and I'm including minor-league basketball games where the crowds have numbered in the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wiz Fans, Swagging the World

Brendan Haywood quotes aside, you know a Bog road trip was worthwhile when two of the first four fans you interview at a Wizards road game reference the Wizznutzz without prompting, and a third is a 'Sixers fan who's nevertheless carrying a Hibachi sign, and a fourth is screaming about...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Bog Valentine's Day

I try to avoid the obsessive linking to various blog posts merely because they mention my name (really), but this Valentine's Day changed the game a bit. And since I'm celebrating the holiday a day late, you can celebrate it with me, for one second. First of all, Free Darko...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tony Batista On Board

Actually, I have nothing to say about Tony Batista joining the Nats, except to note that Nationals Enquirer takes the perfect approach to this signing. In fact, with every new Nats signing, I'd like to see someone find a YouTube clip of said signee wearing a jersey that says Soft...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Possibly the Greatest Quote of My Career

So, since I canceled my trip to Vegas for the all-star game (sorry 'bout that), I figured I should head up to Philly yesterday to complete the first half of the Wiz season. In every way, blogging this team has been the greatest gold mine in Bog history, and I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Important Sports Results

Local No. 4 Terps Are Streaking: Gary talks glass-half-full, and D.J. talks too much. Local No. 5 VCU Back on Track: Eric Maynor for CAA POY? Wiz Get a Win: 'Dre Blatche produces, Gilbert doesn't. Quote: "In a few weeks the Madness will officially begin - March Madness, that is."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Important Sports Results

Local No. 4 Terps Are Streaking: Gary talks glass-half-full, and D.J. talks too much. Local No. 5 VCU Back on Track: Eric Maynor for CAA POY? Wiz Get a Win: 'Dre Blatche produces, Gilbert doesn't. Quote: "In a few weeks the Madness will officially begin - March Madness, that is."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 15, 2007; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Caps and Snow

As I listened to school closures on the radio and dutifully shoveled about an inch of snow off my front steps this morning, it occurred to me that this massive winter weather onslaught was, perhaps, a topic worthy of Capital discussion. After all, the current roster has more than a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 14, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ovie's Drawings, etc.

After Japers Rink and others alerted me to the little No. 8 drawings on Alex Ovechkin's game sticks, I figured I should ask him for their meaning. You're gonna have to go to that link to understand his comments. And we're working from left to right: "It's Drinking Man, Fat...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 14, 2007; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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KenPom Loves the Hoyas

Despite their near-unanimous Local No. 1 ranking, Hoyas fans seem perpetually disgruntled with their Bog coverage. Here's a sop: college basketball stats guru Ken Pomeroy has the Hoyas as the seventh-best team in the country. He has their offense as the most efficient in the country; in fact, as the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 14, 2007; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Abe Steps Into Happyville

Did everyone see that interview with Abe Pollin Comcast has been running? (It's not on their site, but hopefully it will be soon....) Abe says he told Antawn Jamison the team needed to have a players-only meeting, and that he was most unhappy with Etan-Haywood "It's resolved now," Abe said....

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 14, 2007; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Important Sports Results

Local No. 2 Va. Tech Wins at UNC: ACC poobahs impressed, Coach Roy eviscerates himself. Local No. 6 ODU Offs Hofstra: Closes in on top-two seed while at-large talk grows. Pitchers and Catchers Report: Who are these guys? Are they any good? Are they nervous? And why is Rick Snider...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 14, 2007; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hope and Las Vegas

Spring Training. It sounds like perpetual hope, and universal optimism. It smells like fresh pine tar, and champagne-soaked dreams. Here there is snow and ice, but in Florida it's warm and sunny, and there are berries on every corner, and kids selling lemonade, and a chicken in every pot. There...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Hoops Poll Week 10: Additional Pithy Comments

Look, I remembered to post these before the week is over. That's a huge triumph for me, personally. 1. Georgetown And here come a flurry of articles about how the Hoyas are hot at the right time and will be dangerous in the tournament. (Jon Lauder) I have no doubt...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pistol Pete vs. Gilbert

Seriously, I didn't come up with the idea to use the publication of these two new books about Pistol Pete as justification for yet another Gilbert post. Seriously. Other people started it. The New York Press explicitly compared Maravich's brand of fun with Gilbert and Steve Nash, and one of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland Fans: Slightly Off Key

The great thing about Maryland fans is not only do they think it's the height of wit to sing their version of Rock and Roll Part II at every sporting event, but they also think it's extremely cutting edge to post video of said version after every said sporting event....

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilbert Makes Another 50-Point Prediction

Well, this is not going to make the Wizards PR people happy. Gilbert deliberately avoided talking to the media yesterday. The Washington Times's John Mitchell got some quotes out of him anyhow. But now we find out that one of CSTV's mad hoops bloggers ducked in on one of Gilbert's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nats Spring News

I was supposed to go to Florida. But I'm not. So, instead, I'll just steal content from Nats bloggers. 1) Via Banks of the Anacostia, I was reminded of The Nook Logan Chronicles ("It's All About Nook," apparently). I sort of get why Gilbert Arenas has his own blog. The...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Important Sports Results

Local No. 1 Georgetown Romps: But JTIII just hopes to make the Big East tournament. Bad Day for '01 Skins: LaVar gets cut, Marty gets fired. Wiz Make Nice: Gil tells the WashTimes his role is to keep the locker room loose. Quote: "If I don't make it, then I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 13, 2007; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Hoops Poll Week 10: Clarity On Top

Playful jabs at particularly enthusiastic Georgetown fans notwithstanding, I think it's pretty clear that the Hoyas are the class of the area, at least as of this writing, which was well before tip-off against West Virginia. (Whether they're the best NCAA tournament team, though, is a different matter. If you're...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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College Coaches Gone Wild

All those sneakers got the college coaches feeling a little frisky this weekend. So many noteworthy quotes. Let's review. 1) GW gets stomped by Xavier. I figured something interesting would result from the post-game. I was right. From the Hatchet: The expectations Hobbs faces in Foggy Bottom are a little...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wiz Damage Control, in Seven Parts

I see that maybe I've been writing too much Wizards. Duly noted. But today was a media feeding frenzy kind of day, so I had to check it out. This'll be my last word on the Wiz for the day. (Also, I have to beg off early, because I have...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Gil and Practical Jokes

Sadly, I had to go to my vault of last-week's tapes to find some playful Wiz dialogue, because let's be honest, it might be a while before everyone's all chipper again. I mean, the bad news is coming in waves: Etan and Brendan exchange blows again (and the morning after...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gil's Post-All-Star Funk

Official Wizards Beat Writer Ivan Carter's been unusually active over in WizInsider land, so I'd recommend you check him out. Things sound unpleasant. Ivan seemed especially taken by this Gilbert quote: It's on us because we have to actually go out there and do it. It's like what I was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Important Sports Results

Wizards Lose, Badly: I take one weekend off and utter mayhem ensues. Maryland Wins, Impressively: If you can do such a thing against lousy Duke. GW Women Notch 14th Straight: And incoming GW freshmen will pay more than 50 grand!!!! Quote: "We're not in disarray. OK?" Gary Williams, last night....

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 12, 2007; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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