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D.C. Sports Bog: July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007

Redskins Tattoo Man

Two years before he joined the Army, Kevin J. McCarthy Jr. decided he'd like to get a tattoo. His wife encouraged him to draw up a design. So he thought of the usual subjects--you know, death imagery and the like-- and then rejected them. "It's not like a skull or...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Training Camp Tailgating

I mean, we're talking about training camp. Not a game. Ok? Not a game. Training camp. Training camp. Not a game. (By John McDonnell -- The Washington Post) But yeah, we had tailgaters. A group of eight-to-ten guys, who came out here in 2005 at the wrong time, five hours...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Power Golf Cart

Sitting in the press room at Redskins Park. A golf cart just cruised by the big glass windows. Driver: Vinny Cerrato Front passenger seat: Daniel Snyder Back seat: Joe Theismann...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Clinton Portis: Still Quotable, Part One

(By Toni L. Sandys -- The Washington Post) Clinton Portis just spoke to the media. He was, as we say, mint gem. I will continue to update this entry as I transcribe the tape, but it would be hard to get much better than the top [which is now...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Redskins: Humble? Or Not?

From the AP: "Everybody kind of pulled up on their high horse," said linebacker Marcus Washington, recalling last year's talk of a Super Bowl run. "But this year is not like that. We're just ready to go to work." (By Jonathan Newton -- The Washington Post) From Clinton Portis: "We're...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Phillies Fans Are the Greatest

Since my previous video of Phillies Fans proved so popular (sample comment: you should stay home... just like every other night in your parents basement), and since I was unable to go to Philly yesterday, and since right this second I happen to be in my car, here are some...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gilbert and Durant in Southeast

MAJOR CX: Gilbert and Durant are scheduled to be on the same team, not playing against each other. My bad. Ok, Redskins training camp starts today. Exciting, you're thinking. Big Bog News. No. Not Big Bog News. Big Big News is what you're greeted with when you go to the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  NBA , Wizards  
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GW > Georgetown

Obviously we all hoped to see 11th seeded GW play second-seeded Georgetown in the Sweet 16 last year. Obviously that didn't happen. Pinnock (John McDonnell - The Post). We did, however, get to see a Danilo PInnock-led Panama team play a Roy Hibbert-led U.S. team in the Pan Am Games...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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This Day in Meathook: Yes! Nooooo!

The thing about this imminent Dmitri Young re-signing (has it happened yet? Now, has it happened? Now?) is that Mr. Hook has the chance to retire as the most popular player in Washington Nationals history, and that is in no way an exaggeration. The team's best player, Zimmerman, remains cool...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Tony Skinn as Player-Coach

This Kenner League stuff is hard to follow: players come, players go, coaches leave for Las Vegas, former Final Four participants then become player-coaches, first-round NBA draft picks show up, etc. You could make a strong argument that local bloggers should decamp immediately to McDonough Gymnasium and remain there until...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Lannan Ejected? Any Precedent?

Give peace a chance, fellas. Jeez. First big-league start, 40 family and friends in the crowd, stories in papers from Vermont to Albany to Long Island to D.C. to Philly, an extra special Bog post, and this is the result? Washington's John Lannan was thrown out in his major league...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Gilbert: 100,000 Is Next

Gilbert updates his blog via the evil overlords at NBA.com, and while he seems fairly restrained due to the heat and the slow summer months, he does note that * He's in the midst of attempting to make 100,000 jump shots over a span of (naturally) 73 days, and *...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dmitri Young and Svrluga

Chronology: 1) Dmitri Young is close to signing a two-year extension with the Nats, reports MLB.com. 2) "Huh?" asks a concerned Capitol Punishment. 3) I get ready to post my thoughts, but just then the tireless Barry Svrluga--whom the Washington Post actually pays to be smart about the Nats--posts his....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shay Doron and Hava Nagila

I thought about linking to this earlier in the day--Shay Doron being a Terp and all, and professional basketball players singing Hava Nagila being a slightly irregular occurrence--but then it slipped my mind. Until, lo and behold, the very same video showed up on the Baltimore Sun's blog, on which...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Caron Butler Invests in Burger King

I know, I know. You're thinking it can't be true. The man pays homage, over and over again, to the straws from BK's arch deluxe rival, McDonald's. He stops in at McDonald's virtually daily to get such straws. But this release says it all. Caron's gone over to the flame-broiled...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A Redskins Wedding

Craig and Megan, pictured below, apparently came out for their post-wedding intro wearing Redskins jersey. Craig was a flexing Santana Moss. Megan was Clinton Portis. Many of Megan's friends also appeared to be Clinton Portis. The music, as you might expect, was from Monday Night Football. I guess the thing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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John Lannan: Yanks and Mets Fan

Today's Nationals starter is 22-year-old lefty John "Imagine" Lannan. He may not have a fan club blog like fellow young lefty Matt Chico, but he is apparently something of a media darling. And, in an attempt to make two bad puns within one paragraph, I present Today in Lannangrad: *...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mason's Continued Final Four Haul

Whlie trying to track down Kenner League highlights, here is an incredibly detailed look at CAA basketball incentives from JMU beat writer and Local College Hoops Top 11 voter Dustin Dopirak, which appeared during my vacation. Dustin is exploring the finances behind CAA basketball, but he gets into the explicit...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Day in Meathook: Major Sacrilege

The nation's Dmitri Young trade reportage is sadly lacking (as is this area's Kenner League reportage---why in the world didn't I go last night????), but I'll bring you several tid-bits nonetheless. * The Sun-Sentinel reports that Dmitri Young helped originate "The Bounce," that joyous post-home-run celebration that is now de...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: O's Trades and Nats Hats

1) A new Nats hat that gives new meaning to the term "restrained but beautiful." Mike Wise just placed a rush order. 2) A massively detailed list of all the Orioles trades in world history, or something like that, from Krem's Sports Blog. Sorry, my internal ruling is that the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
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Report: Navarro Will Not Play for Wizards

True Hoop, continuing to be all reporter-like, is reporting on the Juan Carlos Navarro situation: One of Navarro's representatives, Alex Saratsis (he works with Henry Thomas at CSMG), tells me that despite the hope that something would be worked out, there is now no chance Navarro will play in Washington,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Antawn and Antwan and Antwaan and Pops

It's summer camp season, wherein D.C. stars go to their hometowns, leading the local papers to then run stories about them. Some highlights: 1) Antawn Jamison tells the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler that he named his son Antwan Jr., correcting for his own parents' spelling mistake but creating something of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Best Sports Mustaches in D.C.History

Anyone with half-a-blog brain knows by now that the American Mustache Institute is running a tremendously wonderful "Best Sports Mustache of All Time" election, a contest that has been mentioned in far too many blogs to list in this space. What you may not have known is that Aaron Perlut,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Weirdness  
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Phillies Fans Celebrate National Destruction

From last night's Phillies-Nats game. The first few moments are unwatchable. As are the last few moments, I suppose. The favored celebration move for an important late-July home run is apparently the pelvic thrust. I've been thinking about trying to go to tomorrow's day game, just to say hey to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Mystics Winning in OT

I have no jokes here. This is serious. In their first nine seasons, the Washington Mystics played a total of 13 games that lasted beyond regulation, never more than three in one year. In the past two weeks--a span of just five games--the Mystics have ended regulation in a tie...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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I Dance With the Stars

Or whatever. I really have nothing left to say about this. All my memories of the events of Saturday night have been completely erased. I just watched this seconds ago, and I don't even remember what I just saw. Except I believe I wore a Mothering Hut shirt onto the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball  
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Gilbert Cooks, Cooley Drafts

The news is all virtual. * From EA Sports, news of Gilbert's Video Game Camp: NBA LIVE 08 cover athlete Gilbert Arenas is heading north to EA Canada with 5 of his up-and-coming NBA friends to host NBA LIVE Summer Camp....and we would love to invite you to attend! So...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Contents of My Stolen Van

Because I started the story here, I might as well finish it. Blogs are all about personal obsessions, right? When the story started, my hot hot hot 1996 Dodge Caravan was stolen from outside my house in Northwest, then recovered, all-crashed-up in Northeast, then taken to Maryland, from where it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Today in Meathook: There is a Ceiling

I'm hoping like heck Da Meat Hook doesn't get traded, because for three months I've been planning on writing an item about his $3 million baseball card collection, and I just haven't done it, and the team doesn't return home before the trading deadline. You can view some of his...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeShawn: Single and Ready to Mingle

My vacation prevented me from noting this earlier, so I'll note it now. DeShawn Stevenson's post-signing interview with the official team video crew included him saying he is now "Single and ready to mingle....That's going to be my whole life." So much for the very exciting celebrity coupling. In other...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 25, 2007; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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D.C.-Baltimore Rivalry: Ridiculous

Dan Steinberg is on vacation. Despite his massive photo above, this was not written by him. It was written by Neal Shaffer, editor of The Loss Column, which is not technically about D.C. sports but is close enough. Dan will theoretically be back tomorrow. Anyhow, TLC writes below, and please...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 24, 2007; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Bobby Boswell's Famous Friends

Dan Steinberg is on vacation. Despite his massive photo above, this was not written by him. It was written by professional soccer player Bobby Boswell, the author of the cleverly named BobbyBoswell.com. Other guest bloggers will check in later today. Dan will theoretically be back tomorrow. Anyhow, BB writes below,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 24, 2007; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Mystics , Nats , Redskins , Wizards  
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Which Redskin Will Protect You Best?

Dan Steinberg is on vacation. Despite his massive photo above, this was not written by him. It was written by Will Allensworth of the blog Hogs Haven, which you must read. Other guest bloggers will check in later today, and possibly tomorrow. Anyhow, Hogs Haven writes below, and please provide...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 23, 2007; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why Sports Are Stupid

Did you see the massive USA Today A-1 headline screaming out from the newspaper boxes all weekend? "For these QBs, it's win now ... or else." Seriously man, win now or else life as we know it will end. (Eduardo Munoz - Reuters) In large letters, letting readers now that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 23, 2007; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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