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D.C. Sports Bog: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

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By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Famous Stolen Cars

Since some of you seem curious about the progress of my dowdy but missing Dodge Caravan, I bring you important research from City Paper: Dowdy Dodge Caravans, Chrysler New Yorkers, and Plymouth Neons have become favorite targets of kiddie car thieves. There is some accounting for taste, says [Lt. Brian...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Weirdness  
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Tom Knott Crushes Gilbert

Did you read Knott's column today? He's all over Gilbert. He has two complaints: 1) Gilbert made an off-handed remark about how he has two kids and need to keep his finances in mind, leading Knott to compare him to Latrell Sprewell. We live in a free marketplace, and if...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Today's Top Five: Closer to [Shamm]god

1) Finally, the Wizznutzz chime in on God Shammgod, but with much, much more magic than we deserve. Sorry to be so late on this, but Shammgod is apparently playing on 11-foot rims in the Pacific Northwest, and also for some IBL team, and the Wizznutzz "saw the face of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Athletes on The Sopranos

During quiet moments this week, I've asked our local athletic stars for a few opinions on the final episode of "The Sopranos," since, judging by the media coverage, it was one of the more important cultural moments of the past two centuries or so. The feedback was, how shall I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United , Redskins  
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Pardon Me For One Second

Ok, you don't care about my life, but for the record, I recently borrowed my wife's car and drove to Gaithersburg, which is like halfway to Canada, and it took me 44 minutes door-to-door, and then today because my car continues to have been stolen, I took a D.C. public...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Gilbert's Writing a Book, and Not Going Anywhere

From his blog: It ain't going to be the T.O. "I Need My Ball" or whatever that book was called. It ain't going to be the Phil Jackson book. Mine is going to be more like Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mine is going to be like that with more...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Clint Dempsey Hits a Home Run

A few days ago we were discussing MLS goal celebrations, and several Clint Dempsey specials were noted. So, in the interest of comprehensiveness.... At 1:55 of this video, you can see him pretending to hit a home run at RFK, although all parties agree it wasn't a very good swing....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Hot Weekend Events

This, friends, is a hot hot hot weekend for local sports fans. In several parts. 1) The Washington Freedom? The defending and future champions of the WUSA, or whatever the women's pro soccer league will be called when it comes back? Well, in addition to crushing W-League teams, they'll be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Chuck Norris Makes Gary Bettman Cry

After several months of misery, the NHL finally managed to generate some heat. Yeah. Great. From the Globe and Mail: Chuck Norris doesn't catch fire. A CBC broadcast truck almost caught fire during the network's telecast of the NHL Awards show from the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2007; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  NHL  
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D.C.'s Top Six Athletes

Someone asked me the other day to name the Top Five Big-Name Athletes in D.C. No qualifications for judging were given. The point of the exercise was to determine where exactly Caron Butler fits into such a list. Because I can't post much today, I figured this would be the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 14, 2007; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Mystics , Nats , Redskins , Wizards  
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The New Eastern Motors Ad

No, we don't have the actual ad yet, but we do have a few highlights, courtesy of Comcast SportsyNet and The Dude Abides. As previously mentioned, Littles, the CSN producer, has more than an hour of footage from the shoot...more clips should be appearing at some point, including, with any...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 14, 2007; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: Teddy = Hamburglar?

1) Sure, we've all known about the Nats Giant President Bobbleheads, but Winning the Turnover Battle casts an outsider's eye on the giveaway and decides that "Abe Lincoln's head looks like a serial killer that has been living in the woods for years, and Teddy Roosevelt...well, old Teddy reminds me...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 14, 2007; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Just Run Like An Idiot": On D.C. United and Goals

Eight reporters gathered around Ben Olsen in a mini-news conference today, asking about last Sunday's three-goal explosion. "The stars aligned," was his humble explanation. A colleague asked about the post-game response from friends around the league. "I got more calls and e-mails than I did for my wedding," Olsen said....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bobby Boswell Judges Your Cereals

Why are some of you accusing me of ignoring Ben Olsen's hat trick? Have you no faith at all? Later this afternoon, I'll have a post with some D.C. United teammates critiquing Ben Olsen's goal-scoring celebrations. Don't doubt me. In the meantime.... A few weeks back, I mentioned how Bobby...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Mystics Invoke the Envy of Your Yang

The Mystics are off to the second-worst start in WNBA history. 0-8. I don't get it. They started the year with the same basic lineup that went to the playoffs last year, right? The off-court chemistry seems just fine, to a casual observer. Most importantly, I needed them to help...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tony Kornheiser Rips Washington Post Live

Or, WashingtonPost.com writer presents Washington Post Radio transcript of Washington Post columnist trashing Washington Post Television. Ask yourself, is it really possible to have too much Washington Post in your lives? Never. Look! Someone who doesn't work for The Washington Post! (On the right.) (Jim Mone - AP) As you...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Caron Butler Wears a Bike Helmet

Remember how I complained last week that Gilbert Arenas was not wearing a helmet during his bike rides? Well, here's visual proof that Caron Butler is wearing a helmet. It comes from his bike giveaway in Racine, which was slurped up by a local Fox station....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Portis's Shoes

This is an awful long video for an awful short payoff (a few seconds looking inside Clinton Portis's various closets, including the "Grown and Sexy" closet), but it does allow for a few interesting observations: 1) Clinton Portis has approximately 300 pairs of neon-hued sneakers. 2) Clinton Portis has many...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 13, 2007; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jason Campbell is Country

This wraps up Day Two of the Eastern Motors Commercial Shoot coverage. And before you argue that said event doesn't demand second-day coverage, I'd ask you to think back to this paper's State of the Union Address coverage, and ask yourself whether more interesting things happen at the State of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Willis McGahee Talks Baltimore Trash

Willis McGahee was joking. He wasn't trying to cause any trouble. But when I asked him whether he felt outnumbered at the Eastern Motors shoot, seeing how there was one Raven and three Redskins, he answered honestly. "They're good guys out there, you know what I mean?" he said. "They're...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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More Eastern Motors Details: Skins Play Reservoir Dogs

Does it burn me that Extreme Skins linked to arch rival City Paper's coverage of the Eastern Motors shoot but not the Bog's? Sure it does. But my colleague and neighbor Dave McKenna did point out something I should have mentioned: Easterns was apparently prohibited from signing more than five...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hard-Hitting Questions at Wiz Workouts

I missed much of the post-Wiz workout interviews today. I saw Gilbert walking down a VC hallway and tried to catch up with him but he made it into the locker room before I could grab him. Gotta work on my 40 times. When I returned, Florida's Lee Humphrey had...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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My Car Got Stolen

Just today, I guess. From right outside my house. So if you see a blue 1996 Dodge Caravan around town, lemme know. The best part is, the car was worth nothing, and neither was anything inside it, but I'm 100 percent sure that my "Kwame vs. Cake" t-shirt from YAYsports!...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: Korea Smells Like Garlic

1) Longtime reader R. Lintott yesterday suggested I do a post compiling crazy Ichiro quotes, and then sent me a bunch of great examples. Before I could do so, 100 Percent Injury Rate pretty much covered that ground as well as it could be covered. My reader suggested that Ichiro...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sergeant Slaughter Isn't Afraid of UFC

As previously mentioned in this space, Sergeant Slaughter is coming to Bowie on Thursday for Army Night against the Harrisburg Senators, during which he'll sign autographs, pose for photos and put losing team members into the Cobra Clutch. [Actually, no joke, he told me that he'll be putting fans in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 12, 2007; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Minor League Baseball  
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At Eastern Motors

The Redskins have had their calmest offseason in years. Personnel turnover is so 2006. That is, except at Easterns Automotive Group, where the roster of celebrity athlete mouthing the lyrics to the world's catchiest (if most puzzling) jingle is markedly different this summer. That roster was unveiled during a taping...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins , Wizards  
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Bobby Boswell on GUTS: The Video

Way back in the early days of the blogging revolution (last fall), before Bobby Boswell launched his own Web site (in a blatant attempt to steal my readers), I brought you 1,470 words about his appearance on the old Nickelodeon program "GUTS," when he was crushed by a legendary female...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Easterns Updates

Wow. I'm sort of speechless still. For the record, it is Easterns Automotive Group, not Eastern but Eastern Motors. My bad for any confusion. J-WACS (see below) was supposed to be Jason Campbell, Willis McGahee, Antwaan Randle El, Clinton Portis and Santana Moss. Tragically, Clinton Portis was a no-show. But...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Breaking Eastern Motors News

Today has the potential to be one of the greatest days of my life. Right now, as you're reading this, I'm likely already at the shoot for the new Eastern Motors commercials. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to reveal who the stars of this commercial will be, so I'll...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: Elijah Dukes? Here?

1) Since FoxSports is reporting that the Nats are trying to trade for Elijah Dukes, it's probably worth beginning the parade of Elijah Dukes posts in this spot. We'll start by linking to Sports Gone South's suggestion that Mr. Dukes get together with Mrs. John Daly. Alternatively, you could look...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pictures You'll Want to See

1) Go to Information Leafblower, right now, to see a picture of Nelly Furtado wearing a D.C. United kit. Look at the form on that jumper. (Via Skinscast; go there for more.) 2) Also on the list of things I should have done over the weekend: Jesse Armstead's Celebrity Hoops...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United , Redskins , Weirdness  
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Weekend of Gilbert

It's possible that no NBA player in a decade has had as awesome a non-Finals June weekend as Gilbert just concluded. He made national headlines for contract talk (he's leaving!), prompted a press release response from Team Wiz (we don't want him to leave!), spoke about homelessness at a Magic...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2007; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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