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D.C. Sports Bog: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Seth Greenberg is Excited

I usually refrain from blatantly stealing other people's work, but dangit "Hardcore_Hokie," I just couldn't resist this one. It's from Tech Sideline, and it's pretty awesome. In more Greenberg news, he submitted a fairly straightforward letter to the campus paper yesterday, that, naturally, yielded a spirited discussion in the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 23, 2008; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top 5: Cordero's Hat and Ovie's Curse

Enjoy this photo; might ne'er see it again. (Jonathan Newton - TWP) 1) I was thinking about going to Spring Training but chose the CAA Tournament instead. Had I gone to Spring Training, you can bet I'd already have written 1,400 words about the brim of Chad Cordero's cap....

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 22, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local 14 Extra Hoops Pith

Last week some of you seemed to miss the extra hoops pith due to the words "extra hoops pith" not appearing in the blog title, so I've fixed that mistake. To pad this with a bit of actual content in addition to voter-supplied jokes, let me urge you to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 22, 2008; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia Tech: A Star and a Headband

A.D. Vassallo's head. (By Preston Keres - TWP) For a team coached by an exceedingly bald man, Virginia Tech has some incredible hair tales lurking inside its locker room. Take A.D. Vassallo, for starters. Last year he made SI.com's Style Archive column for shaving "PR" into the back of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three-Foot Ovechkins

Three-foot tall Ovechkins. Obviously these three-foot tall bobbleheads are not entirely unique, but two Ovechkin three-footers side by side still seems worth posting, especially when the photo came from beat writer Tarik El-Bashir's iPhone. Would I take a three-foot full-toothed Ovie over a Donald Bonvie bobblefists doll, sponsored by...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Media Vomit Coverage

Trust me, it's taken all of my self-control to only post twice about last night's vomit incident, but since I had sort of a running dialogue with the Balt Sun's Rick Maese about how high the word "vomit" or its equivalent would appear in today's postgame coverage, I figured I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps-Hokies, By the Numbers

One of many double fist-pumps last night. (By Preston Keres - TWP) 4: Points scored by Virginia Tech in the first 7 minutes 15 seconds last night, at which point the Hokies trailed by 12. This was the first of about six times throughout the night that I said,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top 5: A TK Send-up, and Boom's Car

Tony Kornheiser, boys and girls (clears throat). 1) I listen to Tony Kornheiser's 3WT radio show every day, and think it's about the best radio show going, and I might even start patronizing Pumpernickel's this weekend, but this Big Daddy Drew-penned send-up is equally brilliant, and features a very...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Gag, Hokies Puke: The Story

The mop lady, getting instructions, as students chanted "MVP." (By Preston Keres - TWP) [Warning: this is gross. Really gross. Video available at The Sporting Blog.] I went to Maryland-Virginia Tech tonight not knowing what to write about, just hoping something interesting will happen. "Don't worry," the boss said....

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 21, 2008; 1:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love in the Verizon Center Stands

For the second time this year, I'm posting something about two lovebirds kissing in the stands at the Verizon Center. Here was the first. The people in the second kiss were slightly more famous. This one is courtesy of my absolute favorite Mid-Atlantic based sports network in the world, Comcast...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: Juwan Howard Commercial

1) More vintage commercials: Juwan Howard promotes reading the fine print of the NBA rules regarding free agent signings, at Bullets Forever. 2) The Washington Kastles is indeed a strange nickname for a pro tennis franchise, but perhaps since they're named after a security company the logo should be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nats Group House

Seriously, whose belly is this? (Florida Today photo) Last week Barry Svrluga told us that Matt Chico is now, as he put it, "shacking up at the home of Shawn Hill." Left unsaid was the fact that Chico's wife is also "shacking up" at Hill's House. From Florida Today:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Another Entertaining Boudreau

Brady interviews Flash. Here's all you need to know about 9-year-old Brady Boudreau: when he was younger, his parents gave him blocks as a present. "And he painted faces and uniforms on them and made them into hockey players," his mom, Crystal, told me this week. That wooden tilt...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wiz Celebrity Sightings

Batista, rocking the Wes. I'm not sure how long this feature has existed, but the official Celebrity Sightings Gallery on the Wizards' site is the best possible way to spend 52 seconds at work. It includes a comprehensive look at the 26 celebrities who have been spotted at the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Mason vs. VCU Pep Band War

What, this isn't cool? The simmering Mason-VCU pep band rivalry extends beyond the bands' showy figureheads: VCU's shirt-shedding "Total Package" and Mason's pimped-out Doc Nix. (And hey, anyone who thought I was in anti shirt-shedding pep band leaders based on yesterday's item could not be more mistaken. If you've...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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More Nats Job Openings

New jobs: Screech builders, Screech keepers. (Toni Sandys - TWP) There were two big Nats job auditions this week: Monday's Racing Presidents Head tryouts and Bret Boone's acquisition, which led to jokes about Herman Boone, Pat Boone and Boonedoggles. But there are other Nats-related job openings (and no, I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Local Poll Week 14: UMBelievable

If what the TV dorks call "chalk" and I call "seedings" hold up, our humble little poll now has six teams going to what the TV dorks call "The Dance" and I call "The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship." Seventeen of the A11's 27 teams are currently at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Serena Comes to D.C.

Your newest Top 4 D.C. athlete. (Getty Images) A while back I created a list of D.C.'s six biggest pro athletes, judged on a combination of fame, fan favoritism and widespread familiarity. My top three were Arenas, Portis and Ovechkin. I can't say for certain without putting more thought...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Racing President Falls, Tragically

As previously mentioned, yesterday was Nats Racing President Head Tryout Day, and I didn't go. Lots of other people did, though, and you can read lots about it in the Washington Times or a little about it at WTOP. NBC4 also has a video. But the clear highlight is provided...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Today's Top Five: New Skins Bloggers

Just because both of these first two blogs have tremendous names..... 1) The Internet is for Zorn! Great name, but, oddly, he doesn't want Chad Johnson, asking whether "maybe, just possibly, are there OTHER wide receivers who might fit the team better than Johnson, even if they don't all have...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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VCU's Revealing Pep Band Leader

Just your typical pep band leader. I'd heard tales of the VCU pep band leader's legendary shirt-shedding performances for ever so long, but most of the videos didn't do it justice. This one, in which Ryan Kopacsi gets down to a white t-shirt, was about the best I had...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Wizards Dance Team Has Fun Too

Wiz dance team, having fun. After last week's Don Chavez and With Leather-instigated flap over the Sacramento Kings dance team went national, it probably figured that the world would demand a few off-the-clock photos of the Wizards dancers as well. These are far tamer. There are several fairly run-of-the-mill...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Nick Young Goes Home

SCPlaybook.com photo. What we learned about the Wizards during all-star break. 1) Brendan Haywood, who was astonished to learn how many calories are in Krispy Kremes, recently added orange roughy to his training table and particularly enjoys shrimp with saffron rice, while Caron Butler has never considered vegetarianism. 2)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 19, 2008; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Local Poll Delayed, Local Hoops Rules

Jay Greene, your national leader in assist-to-turnover ratio. Down year my eye. With no one apparently finding the time to vote on local college basketball excellence, no doubt too busy celebrating the legacy of Chester A. Arthur, this week's poll will appear tomorrow. In the meantime, let's have a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 18, 2008; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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D. Green: "Carry Out's the Way"

The last few years have been fertile groundfor goofball local commercials, from the Caps' "This is Our Country" deal to the Ovechkin candy machine to the Kolzig dinner to the Eddie Jordan t-shirt gun to the Gilbert Zeros and the talking lobster to Marco Etcheverry in church to Jason Campbell...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 18, 2008; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Syracuse Storms the Court

There are so many reasons this was wrong, from the fact that Syracuse won a national championship within the past five years to the fact that Georgetown isn't even a Top 5 national team to the fact that the Hoyas are now a fairly non-remarkable 4-3 on the road in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 18, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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