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D.C. Sports Bog: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

More Wiz Pessimism

I tried to keep a brave face over the past few days, but when put on the spot, well, I wasn't so brave no more. The Now-Official Washington Wizards blog got some media persons to predict how the Wiz would fare over the final eight, and I said 3-5. As...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 7, 2007; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Final Thoughts

Item: George Washington guard Carl Elliott, a former football star, will attend a workout with the New York Giants on Monday. Carl Elliott, making like he's a footballer (Joel Richardson - TWP). Item: I was supposed to post this earlier, but I forgot. Frozen Four finals tomorrow. BC-Michigan State. Official...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Weirdness  
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DeShawn's T-Shirts

Well, I managed to wait to post this until 6 pm on Friday, at which point none of you are at your computers and all Wiz fans are already en route to the game, but here's the partial story on DeShawn's T-shirts. They're black, with white writing. On the front,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Wizards: Us vs. The World, plus Ivan Carter

The negativity, as noted, is everywhere. The pessimists are, as noted, out in force. Wilbon: "It wasn't yet two hours after Gilbert Arenas had limped off the court, taking with him as it turned out any legitimate hopes of the Washington Wizards being competitive in the NBA playoffs." Tom Knott:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bill Walton on Gilbert and Bob Dylan

[This is really a natural continuation of the entry below, but it was getting a bit long. When we left the tale, Jackson and Eddie Jordan were shooting hoop on the Verizon Center court, and Bill Walton and I were sitting courtside and discussing the Wizards and their uncertain future.]...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Bill Walton on the Curse O' Les Boulez

The Wizards were firing back at the media after shootaround this morning. Don't count them out, they said. Don't write them off just yet. Don't be so pessimistic. More on that later. But Bill Walton was in the building for pre-production meetings. I asked for a moment of his time....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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The Nats and Immortality

Watching these first four games really makes you appreciate just how hard it is to be historically awful. I'm starting to doubt whether the Nats have it in them, for any of these records. Everything has to go perfectly. One lockdown effort from the bullpen, and your per-game-runs-allowed average plummets....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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An Image to Cheer You Up

I didn't get this in time to post inside my endless cheering up item yesterday, but it was too good not to use. Many thanks to Allyson at Calvary Baptist Church for the photo. To recap, these are three seniors from Banneker High, trying to make the best of a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 6, 2007; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Gil Updates Blog From Hospital

Live from Sibley. Classic; doesn't return Ivan Carter's calls, but updates his blog. What a hoot. Please read. Highlights: * He doesn't remember the surgery because he was knocked out. * Caron came to visit him at the hospital with his broken hand. * The worst part was that his...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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I Attempt to Cheer You Up, Big-Time

There were a lot of smiles at Wiz practice, but also a lot of hushed voices. Weird vibe. I talked to DeShawn for a minute, asking about his t-shirts (more on that later) and about his injured buddy. It almost made me cry. This is Camus. He was cheerier than...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Bad Gilbert News, Good DCU Graffiti News

Ivan has the news, and the news is awful. Ok, the team just passed out a release, too. Gilbert gets surgery, will be out 2-3 months. He's having the surgery today at Sibley, which is where my daughter was born. Torn left lateral meniscus. The world ends, again. How many...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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On Ivan Carter

Waiting for the Wiz to finish practice., and for the Wiz to release Gilbert's MRI. Four notable developments thus far, with "notable" being defined as "more interesting than Ivan Carter's discussions about the Twins." 1) Strength and conditioning coach Drew Cleary has taken to calling Ivan Carter "Fire Marshall Bill,"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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On Being An Appetizer

In which fans of other teams discuss how much they'd like to face the Wizards. Raptors Fan: Washington (Injury Rattled)- should be an ideal situation for the raps, even if our guys are working their way into "playoff form" or have playoff jitters, this should be an easy win for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The World Has Ended

Somehow, in six hours, the biggest source of Washington D.C. sports-related anguish flitted several miles west of RFK Stadium and landed in a little building I like to call the House that Abe Built and Now Plans to Refurbish Using Your Money. I mean, wow. When I went to Philadelphia...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 5, 2007; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Mystics Get New Threads

So Comcast SportsyNet's Adam Littlefield and I went to this afternoon's Mystics draft party to watch the draft, and also to check out the team's new unis, and I wound up getting some fashion advice, which can be seen on Washington Post Live tomorrow. The fashion show portion of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Tape Delayed WNBA Draft Diary

Bill Simmons got nuthin on me. My dreams of live blogging the WNBA draft died with news that the watch party was on the lower, non-air-card-friendly portion of the ESPNZone. Also, I had to cut short my stay due to the fact that I had to go to Bethesda for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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More Things to Make You Smile

Look, it's been a great season. We've all enjoyed ourselves. We had The Takeover, Tuff Juice in '07, the emergence and subsequent disappearance of Jang-a-Lang (and has anyone noticed how things really started going downhill not when I left, but when Jang-a-Lang left? I gotta find that guy. Why is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Who Can Be Most Pessimistic, Day Two

All sports edition: Dan Steinberg: Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Barry Svrluga: A crowd of 20,894 had hardly gathered at RFK Stadium by the time the Nationals trailed by four runs in the first, and there was little remaining to do but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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WNBA Draft Day!

Continuing my mandate to concentrate on sports with passionate fan bases among WaPo readers, I bring you the most extensive (I hope) live online Mystics draft day coverage in world history. If anyone else out there is live blogging this WNBA draft, you gotta let me know. I will say...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Nats Give Us Something to Smile About

So it's raining, DCU blew a golden chance in Mexico, the Wiz blew a golden chance to gain on Toronto against a bad Charlotte team, and the Nats blew. It could be an awkward next month or so, in terms of cheerful blogging opportunities. The Chesapeake Tide is 1-0 and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Final Final Local Hoops Poll

Well, we didn't have an all-Local Final Four, American didn't win the NIT, George Mason did not become this year's George Mason, and Bowie State didn't win the CIAA, but don't let anyone tell you that this Local Hoops season wasn't a success. We had our fourth Final Four team...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Celeb Pool Winners and Losers, and New Mystics Unis

One last post about my greatest journalistic triumph. All around category Winner: Curtis Symonds, COO of the Washington Mystics. I've never met Curtis, but we've spoken on the phone several times. His prize: I will live blog tomorrow's WNBA draft, from the Mystics party downtown at the ESPNZone, where I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Polo Q&A With Jim Moran

Since this didn't fit into the last polo item, lemme include a pretty accurate transcript of my polo-related Q&A with Congressman Jim Moran, which has to be the longest polo interview Moran has ever conducted. Seriously, I publicly wonder why I don't get more comments on this blog, and then...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Big-Time Polo Comes to Virginia

This is a week late, and has already been blogged about on this Web site, but I don't care. A moving pictures version of this entry can be seen tonight on Washington Post Live, which will also feature the equally compelling Thom Loverro. Anyhow, last week, I went to what...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Esky's Blog

This athlete blogging thing is really out of control. Bobby Boswell is chiming in from Mexico about his teammates and their arm-wrestling competitions, for example. And, wouldn't you know, a former teammate was inspired to start a blog of his own. And to give it one of the greatest...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Chivas Supporters

Chivas supporters to Barra Brava/Screaming Eagles: Our flags are bigger than yours. Other than that, though, the scene looks familiar: the off-key howling, the shirtless wanderers, the smoke bombs, the drums, the off-key howling. In less humorous news, here is how Juan Pablo Garcia, who used to play for Chivas...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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On the Wizards, and the Home Court, and Ranking the Opponents

If any of the people who used to read this blog are still around, you'll recall that I used to do nothing but write about the Wizards. And, despite a few hiccups and hair-pulling fights early this year, things seemed pretty joyous in the land of Wiz. Well, no more....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Flying Teddy

In case there are any questions about the item below, and whether or not Flying Teddy won the Prez Race, as Boz claimed, this video should answer them. 1) Thomas Jefferson did indeed win yesterday's race. You can see his little small-d democratic self scooting across the finish line in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Who Can Be Most Pessimistic?

This ought to be a fun game, a game to be played daily from now until October or so, a game whose participants will include paid beat writers, paid columnists, and 8,201 unpaid Nats bloggers, all vying to be the grumpiest McSurlypants on the block. (In happier news, if you...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Blog Show, Version II

I believe I'm contractually obligated to post this video here, even though it pains me. This is AOL FanHaus evil overlord Jamie Mottram (aka Mister Irrelevant) and I, discussing the week in blogs, on Comcast SportsyNet's Washington Post Live last week. One of us is familiar with the TV medium...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A Question

While waiting for someone to either remove this feature or demand I again start linking to the Washington Times here, I'll ask the following question: Does Nook Logan's history of injuries doom the Nats' playoff chances this year?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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From the Clubhouse

1) This morning, Dmitri Young's son Owen predicted his dad would double in his first at-bat. He didn't, but he doubled in his second and third at-bats. I mistakenly thought he had a single and a double, which I told to Owen, but Owen corrected me, and I was later...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Rugby Refs and D.C. United Fans at Nats Game

So I'm sitting here in the press box thinking about what sort of blogging I can offer the world, since Barry's blogging the actual baseball game, and I'm not sure how many people care about the name of Kelli Johnson's fantasy baseball team, so instead I decide I'll go wander...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Giant-Headed Presidential Mayhem

See, I was looking forward to this all day, but it lasted but a few seconds, and now what? The three active-duty presidents come out slowly, the lead is passed back and forth, then Teddy aka Hamburger Head comes flying in on some sort of high wire, soars past the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Nook Logan Goes Down

Top of the fourth. Four-Nil, Marlins. Bog friend Nook Logan drifts back, makes a nice catch aginst the wall, right by the "410." Nook (named after "Nuk" pacifiers) takes a step, grimaces badly, throws the ball into the infield, then jogs awkwardly for a bit, then collapses. Training personnel sprint...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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GW Fans Take Note

The Lerners have brought Hippo Madness to RFK. Already today, they ran a 'Tron Quiz on which animal is GW's secondary mascot: the Rhino, the Hippo, the Parrot or the Dogg. Yes, the Dogg, unless my eyes have been ruined by the persistent glow emanating from red hats atop orange...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Guzmania, From Lot 8

In Lot 8 this morning, there were a lot of people drinking beer, a guy wearing a Gilbert Arenas jersey, a mohawked guy wearing a Randle El jersey, two mysterious men with polo shirts and clipboards who claimed that they were doing a marketing survey for Miller on what beers...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Meet Your Nationals

So around 11:40 this morning, the Nats came to RFK's gates to hand out red Nats hats to fans. And I saw my chance to take a mild cheap shot at the team. Look, it's no secret that this team has a lot of unfamiliar faces, but that didn't stop...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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At the front gate

Free red hats, free pocket schedules, a jazz combo, lots of people with video cameras and Stan Kasten. "What's up, dude," he said, marking the first time an MLB exec has ever said that particular phrase in my presence. He's been up since 5 a.m. Incidentally, it's worth noting that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Dmitri Young's Kids

Owen is 9 and has braces. Damon is 7 and is, um, a bit pudgy. Both have the run of the field. They spent a long time hanging on Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star beat guyTodd Jacobson, and then left to hang out with Miguel Cabrera. Frankly, I would have bailed on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Live From RFK

Dan Steinberg here. Not sure how many WaPo staffers are live blogging this Nats game. Probably several dozen. Here's my contribution thus far: Capitals D John Erskine walking into an office building on K Street, Marlins opening day starter Dontrelle Willis wandering through the parking lot wearing headphones and signing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Today's Menu

Steinberg live blogging from RFK. Kilgore, supposedly, live blogging from Atlanta. Blog war....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 2, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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