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D.C. Sports Bog: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

The Nats Free Food Tour

Taking money shots of free food. It was impossible to count the media members at today's Nats Park Free Food Tour. Suffice it to say, the mob was large enough to make the mayor's introductory remarks nearly inaudible for latecomers. There were, I suppose, two minds as to whether...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 27, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Nats Park Beer Options

Your Opening Night local beer lineup. What beers will be available at Nationals Park? Having asked this question about 4,000 times--"you've got a one-track mind," Stan Kasten told me this afternoon--I finally got the answer today, during the free-food tour of Nats concessionaires. No, there were no beer samples....

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 27, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Today's Top Five: Ovechspeak, and Duke Hate

Will the belly now return? (By Preston Keres - TWP) 1) Q: Is it possible to score a goal with a head in hockey? Ovechkin: It is doable. But you shouldn't try - because you can injure yourself very seriously, so that you won't even realize whether it was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 27, 2008; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Odalis Perez and Lo Duca Have a Past

Guts, Guts, Guts, No Guts (not pictured). (By Ricky Carioti - TWP) You know how Odalis Perez, the new Nationals Opening Day starter, spent four season with the Dodgers? And you know how new Nationals catcher Paul Lo Duca also spent a lot of time with the Dodgers? That...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 27, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Five Guys Confirmed at New Park

(By Dayna Smith/TWP). As a heathen lowlife vegetarian, I've been more concerned with making sure that the new ballpark would have veggie dogs and veggie burgers (yes and yes), but since the Nats first announced the local vendors, I've heard from people who wanted to know where things stand...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 27, 2008; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Xavier Grows Beards, W. Va. Dances

Da'Sean Butler and the West Virginia bench, pre-dance. (AP Photo) Using post-game Verizon Center locker room interviews to preview tomorrow's Xavier-West Virginia Sweet 16 showdown.... * When he took the court against Purdue last weekend, Xavier big man Jason Love hadn't shaved his beard since the Atlantic 10 tournament....

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Mike Wise Hates Your Brackets

Currently competing for first place in your pool. Your weekly March game-o-chance update. * Remember the Vegas bracket, filled out by the geniuses at Las Vegas Sports Consultants? They would have gone 25 for 32 in the first round--well above average, from what I can tell--and 11 for 16...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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On Duke and Hatred, Part II

During the ACC Tournament, Mike Krzyzewski's six-year old grandson wandered into a bookstore in Charlotte and happened to see the cover of "To Hate Like This is to be Happy Forever," a book-length rumination on Duke, North Carolina and rivalries by Will Blythe. The cover, pictured here, shows a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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Let's Go Craps!

Video quality might not be too swell, but the audio works just fine. And clearly, this doesn't even begin to compare to Brooke White's start-stop-start on American Idol last night. Man, I'm sick of her. Brooke, I mean, not Lindsay....

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today's Top Five: Racing Presidents and D.C. Hoops

Gaaack. (Photo by Nats320) 1) An amazing photo gallery of Giant Racing President heads posing with young children and other well-known plush mascots on the White House lawn. Deeply disturbing, and yet hard to look away. (Nats 320) 2) Rivals provides a snazzy rundown of every high school basketball...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Opening Night Celebrities: Horses, Elliot Yamin

Competing with Elliot Yamin for biggest opening night celeb. Let's hope the list keeps growing, but as of now we have, according mostly to this Nats release: The Budweiser Clydesdales. Denyce Graves (singing the National Anthem) Elliot Yamin (singing God Bless America) A variety of local musicians, including the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Commonwealth Dominates the NIT

D.C., Maryland and Virginia schools may not be exceptional in the NCAA tournament--with a combined two titles, one from Maryland and one from Georgetown--but the locals straight dominate the postseason NIT. I'm looking at the past 36 years of NIT semifinals (no, really, I am), which would include 144...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 26, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Gil Won't Debut on the Road

Gil, not playing. (Nick Wass/AP Photo) The headline for this entry could just as easily have been "Gilbert Considers Suicide," because his latest blog post--another bit of pure Internet mastery--includes this passage concerning his drive home after he was ruled out of Sunday's game: It was just me and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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More D.C. United Roommates

Ben Olsen, sort of. Ben Olsen had a renovated basement to rent. New D.C. United goalkeeper Zach Wells needed a place to stay. Done and done. D.C. United left back Marc Burch had a spare room in his house. Teammate Rod Dyachenko wanted to move into the city. Done...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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GW and Virginia Earn Last-Second Wins

GW wins, Cal loses. (AP Photo) As long as we're still writing under the "your blogging home for postseason college hoops" logo, might as well mention two entirely dramatic last-minute college hoops victories for local squads. First the GW women, and I have to say that as amazing as...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Bolno to Redskins

I thought about posting this yesterday, but it seemed kinda too media-centric, but then I got one (1) e-mail asking me about new Redskins Executive Director of Communications and former Wizards PR Whiz Zack Bolno, so I figured I'd offer a few thoughts about the oft-cited-in-this-space Bolno. First of all,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Duke Sneaker Art

The Christmas right shoe. The best sneaker art I saw at the D.C. subregional came in the Xavier locker room, where someone had written "Sweet 16" on his kicks. The best I've seen nationwide came on Stephen Curry's shoes, which read "I Can do all things." But these are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Wiz and Cavs Wage Destiny's Child War

This playoff series is ready to rule. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) As it has become increasingly clear that Wizards-Cavs III is ordained by fate and cannot be stopped by mere humans or Jose Calderon, the early chatter made this a hip-hop feud: LeBron playing Jay-Z to DeShawn's Soulja Boy. Which is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Wizards Party, Make Hand Signs

Don't get it. Help? Over the weekend, an anonymous party person sent me five photos of the Wizards having fun on the town while making hand signs. Apparently this party person sent the same five photos to the Wizznutzz, which managed to post them about 48 hours before I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2008; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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On Duke and Hatred, Part I

Abby Waner, after the win. (AP Photo) This is the women's version. Tomorrow we publish the men's version, which is Part II. I've already noted that Terps fan stuck around for Sunday's second session "just to root against Duke," as Maryland's Marissa Coleman put it with a laugh. "I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 24, 2008; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Freddy Adu has a Lady Friend

Freddy and friend. (By Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) Or a friend who's a lady, anyhow. This photo refers to the unidentified woman with Freddy at last night's Wizards game only as a "companion, but those are some awfully googly eyes for a companion." In any case, Freddy might...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 24, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Duke Coach Rips Terps Fans

Kristi Toliver, against Coppin State. (Toni L. Sandys/TWP) The hopes and dreams of area (men's) basketball fans may be down to Va. Tech and Virginia winning consolation titles (on one side of the river), or Va. Tech and Virginia not winning consolation titles (on the other), but the women's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 24, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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The Many Jackets of Gilbert

Last night's suit coat, which prevented the $10k fine. (Nick Wass/AP) The Wizards are clearly gearing up for the postseason, what with DeShawn's mouth-running and Gilbert's drama on the night he was supposed to be wearing his Hibachi shoes. In fact, the crux of the "Gilbert's gone home!" drama...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 24, 2008; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Hoyas Lose: Observations

Couldn't find evidence of ref bias, but did find evidence that the Davidson coach picks his nose. God this is juvenile. 1) I did an interview the other day where I said George Mason would never happen again because the committee would be smart enough not to give a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 24, 2008; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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