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D.C. Sports Bog: May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007

Watch Blog Show XI

Tonight's episode, Blog Show XI, will feature an interview with Matt Ufford, the smut-peddling, child-corrupting, apocalypse-harbinging editor of With Leather. When Ufford went on Fox News (look for the clip that says "Unwanted Fame"), he wore a suit jacket and was greeted with calm and measured Official Fox News phrases...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 1, 2007; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Media  
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New Mystics Coach: Tree Rollins

Man. I thought Richie Adubato was going to be good for the Bog. But I never got a chance to hang out with him. And now he's gone. Time to invest in throwback Tree threads. And now Tree Rollins is the new coach. From the release: Washington Mystics General Manager...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 1, 2007; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Mystics  
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Ryan Wagner Looks for Cows on the Intertubes

As noted below, Stuart Scott does not care at which restaurants professional athletes dine. As should be abundantly clear, I do. Which is why, I now present 12 meaningless facts about injured Nats reliever Ryan Wagner, who is visiting with Dr. James Andrews next week, which isn't a great sign....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 1, 2007; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Stuart Scott Doesn't Read Your Blog

In the break between sessions at yesterday's Spelling Bee, Stuart Scott's 6th-grade daughter, Taelor, stood at the podium and took notes on a handheld device. She was doing a school project on the Spelling Bee, and her dad wanted her to feel what it was like to be on the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 1, 2007; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Media  
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A Spelling Bee Star

[Note to readers: I will be abandoning the Spelling Bee momentarily. This is one of the poorest decisions in modern sports blogging history.] In regards to the concerns, stated below, about Spelling Bees and pressure: Look, I get that people challenge the results of pinewood derby contests in rural Arkansas,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Weirdness  
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On Spelling Bee Pressure

My Spelling Bee day started on the sixth floor of the Grand Hyatt, in makeup, with ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, watching a review of an incorrect ruling on a word that had actually been spelled correctly. The ruling was fixed. Claire Zhang was saved by instant replay. My...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Patel Drama Escalates

An appeal may or not still be underway for Samir Patel, the presumptive favorite, who so graciously exited the stage. A media horde gathered by a back doorway to try to figure this all out. "We're not going to make any comment to the press," said a word list manager...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Samir Patel Goes Down

The overwhelming favorite Samir Patel went down. He biffed on Clevis. "I'm just angry at myself," he said repeatedly, while being mobbed by media members. "Because the first thought in my mind when I heard the word was 'clevis,' and I wanted to just say that out, but then I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Some Spelling Bee Controversy

This isn't news if you're glued to the TV, but the Spelling Bee almost had its Tuck Rule Moment today. It was crazy. ESPN person Mike Greenberg, who, for whatever reason, I'm following around, was in the make-up room on the sixth floor. Claire Zhang was spelling some word I've...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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A Car Ride With Mike and Mike

This is the dramatic stuff that happens when you ride in a car with Mike and Mike from their morning radio show at Atlantic Video to the Grand Hyatt, site of the Spelling Bee: Not much, really. Isn't a very long car ride. So now I'm waiting in the make-up...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Nats Ban Skittles

Two extremely important Nats stories 1) Chris from Capitol Punishment has the requisite amount of fun with the crazed story coming out of RFK that the team has axed its supplies of such essential treats as Milky Ways, Twinkies and Skittles. These are poison. Avoid them. In are fruits, walnuts,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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D.C.'s Roller Derby Girls

On my list of "things to do" last weekend was to attend the D.C. Roller Girls "Rolling Thunder" roller derby event at Dulles SportsPlex. Why? It's "LOUD ENOUGH TO KNOCK YOU DOWN!" It's "With Liberty and Justice to Brawl." Clearly, they employ the same writers as Blog Show (tm). (Yes,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 31, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brendan Gaughan and the IDEA Deal

Brendan Gaughan was explaining to me this afternoon how NASCAR could reach minority kids when suddenly he stopped to listen to the music coming out of a passing car. "Ooooooh, go-go," said the former Georgetown basketball player and current NASCAR truck series driver. He began dancing. "I miss go-go music....

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  NASCAR  
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Gilbert Downtown on a Bike

I have no time to check into this right now. Can anyone else confirm? From Reader Grant, who writes.... So I'm walking back from getting lunch today at 1:30 on Eye Street and these two guys come riding up on bicycles. And I'm looking at the guy in front, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: HE Gets a Bobblehead?

1) Ok, Number One pretty much has to be the Blog Show Drinking Game, courtesy of Rumors and Rants, which makes me never want to leave my house again. The rules are as complicated as those for a Spelling Bee pool, but suffice it to say, here are three things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
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Get Ready for the Correction

When I read Boswell's sunshine-and-daffodils homage to the Nats and the Plan this AM, the first thing I thought was: "hmmm, I'll betcha the bloggers are going to have something to say about this." As our caption in the paper said, "Things were just out of reach last night for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tiger Woods With Chewbacca

Have you seen those massive ads for the AT&T National that have run in the printed, only-old-people-read-me version of The Washington Post? Actual subjects of this blog post to be announced. Big photo: Tiger Woods. Smaller photos: Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els. Fine print: "Field to be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Golf  
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High School, Streaker, Jock Strap, Click Here

Since our company's new business plan appears to include highlighting stories about high school athletes that seedy low-brow bloggers will just love, I figure it's incumbent upon me to mention the case of one Cameron Blazevich, the high school junior and well-regarded athlete from Arizona whose jock-strap-only streaking sprint at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Betting on the Spelling Bee

Because this is the sort of offer you can't really refuse, I will be watching the Spelling Bee tomorrow morning on site with Mike and Mike, as part of a credentialed member of the ESPN production crew, although I won't technically be producing anything, except possibly sweat. Some bloggers have...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sergeant Slaughter Comes to Bowie

Yesterday I called over to Bowie Baysox land, seeking to find out whether the crowd on Saturday had successfully set a world record for most people simultaneously yo-yoing. The belief in Bowie is yes, they have. I'm told that 1,496 fans registered to yo-yo together. (Remember, there were originally 1,500...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 30, 2007; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball  
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Waiting for Tiger

When I arrived at Congressional at 12:45, there were already two cameramen waiting outside the fountain by the clubhouse's front entrance, just in case Tiger decided to enter from that direction. There was speculation about exactly what sort of Buick he'd be driving. There was chatter about the Tiger mystique....

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Golf  
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Golfing With Tiger

Or rather, golfing on Tiger's course in honor of Tiger's tourney while Tiger flits around in helicopters and poses for photos with Congressional groundskeepers. The media were invited to golf Congressional this morning. About 120 people went out, not all of them media. I came up with this great idea...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tiger Speaks

Tiger Woods just had a press conference at Congressional Country Club. It was packed. The Washington Post's various companies alone provided probably 104 or 105 people. I'll write more on this later, but for now, some quotes from a surprisingly quotable Tiger Woods. He said he had strep throat. Maybe...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Wizards Will Take....

Don't ask me. I'm too busy covering surprise birthday parties for 16-year-olds. Also, I'm trying to get credentialed for the Draft. On a typical year, the NBA invites something like 15 or 16 bright young Shining Stars to the Green Room for Draft Day. The Wiz pick 16th. But a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Get Your Redskins Unmentionables

(I'm going to be more diligent about updating the Today's Top Five blog thing, which often is updated every two weeks, making the word "Today" slightly misleading. Please, let me ask again, send me your blogs. Also, in order to satisfy my millions of RSS readers, the highlights will also...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Give Us Our Stadium Art

When I read in January that the smart people had figured out a loophole that would allow for a public art showcase at the Nats' new ballpark, I happily anticipated the flowering of creativity this would yield. In terms of artistic styles, I was guessing the Lerners were into Minimalism....

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hockey's Ron Artest Gets Suspended

Like everyone else who follows the Caps, I'm trying to figure out a way to get to Hershey for the Calder Cup Finals. Well, everyone except Kip Brennan, the Hershey forward, who won't be permitted to punch fans in the face for at least the next coupla weeks. Proving yet...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 29, 2007; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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