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D.C. Sports Bog: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

WSJ Discusses Gil's Blog

Or, as the kids say, his "Web log," a form of so-called "On Line" communication in which persons may communicate their private thoughts to other persons, known as "readers." Ok, it's not quite that bad, and it's an interesting enough read, but today's long Wall Street Journal story about Gil...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Wizards vs. Hollinger

The Whizosphere is in an uproar over ESPN stat nerd John Hollinger's dismissive dismissing of the Wizards. He thinks they'll win 33 games and miss the playoffs, finishing 13th in the East. 13th! If they finish 13th in the East, I'll eat his slide rule. Here's his direct quote: "Numbers,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Derrick Frost's Socks

. All training camp, I wondered why Derrick Frost wears knee-high socks while he's practicing his punting. Yesterday, he was wearing knee high socks around the locker room. He said I was the first media person who had ever asked. And the answer? "So I don't have to wear...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  College Football  
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Nobody at Maryland Graduates

And honestly, I don't care. Gary Williams is right. The new NCAA data came out yesterday showing that Maryland was the only DI program in the nation that didn't graduate a single men's basketball player enrolled '97-'00. And my response is, meh. Is it really possible that there are kids...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Crank That Redskins

Ok, I'm covering a lot of ground in one post here, but Blog Show co-host Mister Irrelevant has alerted me to the presence of "Crank That Redskins," a Chris Paul, burgundy-and-gold homage to Soulja Boy that has left me thoroughly convinced that Skins Win this week. Go listen to it;...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Redskins , Rugby  
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Gilbert: Not Popular in Europe

Gilbert has been excelling in all those "Top Jersey Sales" lists the NBA is forever sending out. Well, not this one. Here are the top selling NBA jerseys in Europe, based on sales from retail outlets during the 06-07 season. From which we can learn that Europeans: 1) Like other...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 4, 2007; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  NBA , Wizards  
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The Redskins Don't Watch Football

Such men do not watch football on TV.. The Redskins had a bye last week. That means they were off on Sunday. That, I figured, means that for one week, they were like the rest of us, parked at home, taking advantage of the Sunday Ticket in HD on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 3, 2007; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Smoot's Hamstring

I would so like to see Fred Smoot covering Mike Martz.. Well, here's what he said about whether his hamstring is ready: "It has no other choice right now. Just going to put that car on the track and let it run." This being Smoot, though, there was more....

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 3, 2007; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. Attendance Rankings

Metro columnist/blogger Marc Fisher and I have had a running dialogue about the attendance for local sports teams over many months. The latest skirmish came when Fisher included this line in a recent column: The Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League -- their cheerleaders were the Honeydips --...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 3, 2007; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Caps , College Basketball , College Football , D.C. United , Nats , Redskins , Terps , Wizards  
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Donald Brashear Builds Houses

Those who create also destroy. (Getty Images). It's a great time to be a local athlete in business. LaVar's starting his sports bar in P.G. Gilbert's got his cartoon series. Caron Butler's wife, Andrea, is considering opening a salon/spa; yesterday she was downtown for a business meeting at Clyde's....

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 2, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Caps  
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Ovie's Look

At today's media luncheon. You're welcome, WTOP.. Alex Ovechkin has long hair. Hasn't been cut for about two months. "It's the longest hair in my life," Ovechkin said. "Doesn't mean anything. Teammates say go with hair cut. They don't like it." "Terrible," Donald Brashear said. Alex Ovechkin has scraggly...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 2, 2007; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Kedric Golston Pizza Results

In the interest of tying up loose ends.... Kedric Golston and his team of "Pros" won the celebrity pizza eating contest Sunday at Don Corleone's. By one slice. Professional eater Ian "The Invader" Hickman carried the team of pros, downing 32 slices, according to enthusiastic Don Corleone's owner Waleed R....

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 2, 2007; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Redskins  
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Gilbert vs. A.D.

The back of my head, as Gilbert speaks. Look, there's the Times's John Mitchell! Photo ruthlessly stolen from Lindsay's blog. You know how you always read the fawning profile that says something like "this awesome athlete is so awesomely competitive that he'll knock over a deaf blind three-year-old child...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 2, 2007; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard be damned. And speaking of Las Vegas, if you're like me, you went to Vegas at the all-star break and put $20 on the Padres to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 2, 2007; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  College Football  
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Brendan Haywood Speaks

Toni L. Sandys - TWP. And it was what you would have expected: funny, not exactly contrite, optimistic about the future (in words, anyhow), funny, really funny, with a twinge of realism mixed in somewhere. But everyone was left laughing, that's for sure. Headline, concerning the fighting with Etan:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 1, 2007; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Gil's Cartoon Series: Gazo The Pranksta

This, friends, is Agent Zip. Hide your children. Last year on media day, Gilbert Arenas calmly introduced the world to his high-altitude tent. Today, one year and seven million blog posts later, Gilbert was handing out stuffed animals of a bat-like creature (with a pouch) known as "Agent Zip,"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 1, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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The DTC, Live, in Video

If you didn't read the comment thread from last week's Dead Tree Crew post, well, it's sort of hard to believe that this is the same company that brought down the Nixon White House and has won multiple Pulitzers. I'm sorry to all who have gone before me. So sorry...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 1, 2007; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redskins  
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Today's Top Five: Norv!

1) I forgot to mention this last week, but now's as good a time as any. Norv Turner! I'm not writing a better punch line than that all day. His various admirers right now include Rumors and Rants (who award Norv a dubious honor that I'm not comfortable quoting from),...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 1, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  What You Need to Know  
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Gilbert's Training Day, in Pictures

All photos by Jonathan Newton - The Post. Today is Wizards media day. In the meantime, here's my story on Gilbert's training day from Saturday's dead-tree edition. Here's the AP's version of the same story. Here's the AP's take on Gilbert wanting to buy the Bonds ball. Here are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 1, 2007; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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