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: April 15, 2007 - April 21, 2007

Gilbert Travels to Cleveland

Subhed: Blogging Prospects Increase 37 percent. But yup, Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler both traveled with the team this afternoon....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 20, 2007; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wizards vs. the World and Texas A&M, Plus Beards

This being playoff time, media people are making playoff picks. ESPN's Marc Stein says the Cavs will sweep, and none of the games will be close. Marcel Mutoni at FanHaus says "it should be a cakewalk." SLAMOnline has two previews; both say Cavs in five. CBSSportsline has five experts making...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 20, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Weekend Blogging, and Cleveland Advice

To all who have asked: Yes, I'm going to Cleveland. I'm trying to fly out there Sunday morning. Wish me luck on getting there on time. I'm returning Sunday night. That's called saving the Washington Post money right there. Then I'm going back at some point for Wednesday's game. Here's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 20, 2007; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert's Great Shoe Giveaway

I received late-breaking news yesterday that Gilbert Arenas was possibly going to Anacostia High to give away hundreds of pairs of Gil Zeros. Turns out he had never definitively committed to the event, although his shoes had. But I went, just in case he might show up. There was a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Monty Singh Harika and the Pursuit of Free Pub

Well, it's working. I wrote about this GW kid declaring for the NBA draft. It got picked up by Can't Stop The Bleeding and Golden State of Mind and Yellow Chair Sports and FanHaus. It also got picked up by mainstream media people who, like The Washington Post, probably should...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  NBA  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Austin Kearns and John Deere Hats

I went to yesterday's Nats game. Basically, I was there to try to find something quirky enough for my appearance on Washington Post Live. Which is why my heart fluttered when I saw Austin Kearns walking off the field following batting practice, with two vibrant green John Deere baseball caps...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Nats  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

A Wizards Bobblehead Tale

Perhaps this is common knowledge, but there are three little mini Wizards bobbleheads that sit on press row by the scorer's table at home games: Brendan Haywood, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. When each of those three players checks into the game, he love-taps his own bobblehead on the head....

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ummmm, Cal Booth

Why did no one tell me about this yesterday? If it wasn't previously clear, you need to tell me these things. So at some point yesterday, I finally read the Reliable Source item about Bobby Boswell and the chocolate. I'll quote: So why was D.C. United's Bobby Boswell half-naked and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Cleveland

As gloriously predicted in this space yesterday, and as ominously foreshadowed in this space early in the week, it's gonna be Wiz-Cleveland in the first round. About 49 plusses and minuses to this development came spilling out of my soul last night. I figured I'd wait 'til the morning, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Charlie Manuel Explains All

So I've been looking for a new team to blanket with Bog coverage once the Wizards' season ends, and I think I found me my team. The Phillies, naturally. You'll recall that on Tuesday night, Charlie Manuel melted down when confronted by a Philly radio personality, and had to be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 18, 2007; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  MLB  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Future of the Bog

I have repeatedly tried to quit my assignment, and all my attempts have been rebuffed. However, we're having some big WaPo conference in the near future to discuss all our sports blogs, so the winds of change might yet blow. Honestly, I have no idea what to do with myself...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 18, 2007; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  Media  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Caron Butler's Playoff Shoes

I said this on Comcast SportsNet last night, but I'll say it again here: the vibe in the Wiz locker room before last night's game was tremendous. Very much like the old days. Lots of wackiness in evidence. That's why I began proclaiming that the Wiz would win, and why...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 18, 2007; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wizards Playoff Math, Explained, If You Still Care, Plus Other Stuff

I was rushing around the press room last night attempting to show people my handy chart plotting out the 16 remaining scenarios for the Eastern Conference race. No one was much interested. Some openly mocked me. So instead, I bring the data to you. First, some other stats. The Wizards...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 18, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What You Need to Know

After Dan Shanoff came up with the idea, the Wizznutzz get confirmation: Obama/Arenas in '08 has been launched. Loads of swag available. If it didn't violate Post policy, I'd be draped in the stuff. Among the policy statements: "Offer comprehensive immigration reform: illegal immigrants can fast-track their citizenship by defeating...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 18, 2007; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wizardly Postage Stamps

The biggest news of the day? Clearly the late-breaking word that the Wizards were issuing commemorative postage stamps, featuring the images of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Etan Thomas and DeShawn Stevenson. I mean, that's stop the presses news. And please, save me your jokes about the Wizards mailing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 17, 2007; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Urinal Advertising Update

[Introductory note: This item contains certain slang terms for urine. Don't read it if you're offended by that sort of thing.] [Introductory note No. 2: You really know you've made it as a blogger when entrepreneurial small business persons contact you regarding their urinal-based advertising products.] So Scott Linke is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 17, 2007; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Weirdness  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

More on the Playoffs, and Fan Appreciation, and Autographed Hibachis

I've heard from a few so-called "fans" in recent days who've said they just want the Wiz season to end. I mean, what's wrong with you people? This is the NBA playoffs. Anything could happen. Giant Finnish-speaking bats could descend from the Verizon Center rafters, wearing tight-fitting gold Caron Butler...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 17, 2007; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

What's New With DCU

My attempt to find what's new and exciting with D.C. United circa April 2007, as measured by a trip to the parking lot before Saturday's game, and a brief stay in the press box, before I got tired and went home. Some of this parking lot stuff will be shown...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 16, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  D.C. United  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wizards Practice Notes

Notes from a Wizards practice in which no one got hurt, no one (that we saw) got in a fight, and the Wizards didn't lose. [Note: Do you realize that since March 7, D.C.'s major professional sports teams are a combined 13-37 in league play? That's a winning percentage of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 16, 2007; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Etan Slams Again

Just days after his Imus fusillade, Etan Thomas is writing for SLAMOnline again, this time about the fallout of his Imus fusillade, and other stuff. We learn, for example, both that Etan got into an argument about Imus with a patron at Outback Steakhouse, and also that Etan eats at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 16, 2007; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Notes From a Ravaged Season

In which I answer all of your questions about yesterday's narrow loss to the Bulls. And by "your," I mean "my." And by "loss," I mean "decapitation." So, I hear Gilbert came to the game? Yup, in black slippers and a soft white athletic suit of some sort. His limp...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 16, 2007; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Wizards Playoff Math Explained

So I was attempting to instigate a full-on discussion of all possible playoff permutations in the press room last night, but the other scribes weren't having it. Too early, they said. "This makes my head hurt," one said. Well, clearly these people do not have infant children, because nothing, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 16, 2007; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Wizards  
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