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D.C. Sports Bog: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Media Responses to the Skins Loss

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Ranking the post-game media reaction, from those most ludicrously, frothingly-at-the-mouth depressed about a nine-point road loss against the Super Bowl champions, to those who are perhaps less concerned about Web traffic numbers. Your typical Redskins Insider commenters, it goes without saying, could use a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 5, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Redskins Post-Game Quotes

I spent just a minute or two in the Redskins locker room, since I had to write a Giants sidebar for the newspaper, but here are some of the Redskins quotes that were passed around by the Giants and Redskins PR staffs. Note especially the massive difference in tone from...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 5, 2008; 12:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Prediction Battle of the Network Stars

All picks given before kickoff, and apologies for not having a local ABC representative. Tonight's Game WRC's Dan Hellie: 24-21 Redskins Fox 5's Dave Feldman: 21-17 Giants Comcast SportsyNet's Kelli Johnson: 21-17 Redskins WUSA's Brett Haber: 24-21 Giants Season Record WRC's Dan Hellie: 9-7 Fox 5's Dave Feldman: 8-8 Comcast...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Celebrity Sightings

Turtle from Entourage.....Bram Weinstein....Supposedly several more Entouragers are here. And now last year's Giants are being described as "the underdogs that could."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Daniel Snyder Gets Heckled

The Sewell brothers; Anthony (with cowboy hat) and Robert. Walking down to the field level, here's what I noticed. * Carlos Rogers with the so-called candy painted bright yellow cleats. (Uniform is burgundy pants and white shirts, if that wasn't known, and nearly everyone has burgundy socks pulled down...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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J. Taylor Jogs; Vegas Loves the Skins

Jason Taylor, wearing a white t shirt over a long-sleeved gray number, burgundy shorts and a knee brace, is currently jogging from one 15 yard-line to the opposite 40 and back, over and over and over. Eventually, he began mixing in some lazy cuts into the drill. Anyhow, I meant...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Redskins Employees Like Cigars

It's still more than two hours until game time, and I've already seen three members of the Redskins media-ish empire with unlit cigars in their mouths. If this all doesn't involve an official corporate sponsorship, someone's not doing their job. The three? Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen and Doc Walker,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Upshaw Tribute

"Who's GU63?" one member of the press corps asked, more than once, when we busted into Giants Stadium's air conditioning. Just in case any of you have been locked in your basement for several weeks, read this to prevent confusion tonight. Oh, and the first five Redskins have emerged...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Zorn Star and Chocolate Cities

Now this should make you proud to be from D.C. On the left it's Matt Fansler, in Gilbert's "Chocolate City" Skins shoes. On the right, it's Patrick Deyhle, in Mister Irrelevant's "Zorn Star" t-shirt. (Buy yours here!) They set up shop 30 yards from the South Tower, and their...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Giants Stadium: Good Spots Still Available

My first NFL fan tattoo photo of the season. I guess good New Yorkers have plenty of good excuses for not arriving in the parking lots at 2 p.m., which is when they opened. Work, for example. Or the fact that the immediate vicinity of Giants Stadium currently resembles...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Skins Openers, 2002-2003

Smoot prepares for the 2003 opener. (By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Continuing the D.C. Sports Bog's special seven-and-a-half hour kickoff show. I can actually smell the Meadowlands at this point. Were the Spurrier years fun? Not so much. But he did provide two season-opening home wins, which sort of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Skins Openers, 2004-2005

The leader of the 2004 opener. (By John McDonnell - TWP) Continuing the D.C. Sports Bog's special seven-and-a-half hour kickoff show. Spotted: Comcast SportsyNet producer Gary Carter and on-air talent Kelli Johnson, on the Acela. Still at work? Ready for more uses of the phrase "hard fought" from recent...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Skins Openers, 2006-2007

C.P. and Santana before the 2007 opener. (By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Continuing the D.C. Sports Bog's special seven-and-a-half hour kickoff show. Spotted: the day's first mixed couple: man in Giants jersey, woman in Redskins jersey, walking together through Union Station. While we count down the seconds in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Skins Openers: Is Losing Better?

(1993 TWP photo by John McDonnell) This begins the D.C. Sports Bog's special seven-and-a-half hour kickoff show. Stay tuned for special updates from the New Jersey parking lots, where we'll see how the NFL new fan policies are doing. "Season openers set a big standard for the team," Chris...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Music to Move Your Redskins Soul

Two choices. Choice one: a YouTube offering of the clean radio version of B. Lloyd's new single. Choice two: this week's Chris Paul offering. Yeah, you've already heard it plenty of times, but listen to it once more in honor of all the bloggers trapped at train stations after their...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 4, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Brandon Lloyd Drops New Single

Having once been called "the President of the Brandon Lloyd Fan Club, I'd truly not be doing my job if I failed to pass on word of his new single, "She All Mine." He's now from "Chi-Town," it should be noted, is apparently huge in Shreveport, and is spitting...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 3, 2008; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Czaban Back on Local Morning Air

Since SportsTalk 980 became ESPN 980, coinciding with Tony Kornheiser's Monday Night Football radio vacation, our local AM sports gab options have been limited to Mike and Mike and Mike and Mike and Mike and Mike. Most mornings I don't listen. Today I did. Mike and Mike and Mike...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 3, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Andray Blatche Had a Nice Birthday Party

Still waiting, with anxious hope, for photos of last weekend's joint Clinton Portis/Jason Taylor birthday party to appear, but in the meantime, there were more missed birthday parties during the China weeks. Like, for example, Andray Blatche's 22nd. Which was to be expected, because the one thing Andray Blatche...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 3, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Morning Look: Redskins Power Trio

(By John McDonnell - TWP) You know, for the first year or so that I informally "covered" the Redskins (i.e. provided updates about their beards and tattoos), I had no idea what chief spokesman and Minister of Information Karl Swanson looked like. For some reason, whenever I read the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 3, 2008; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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This Week's Oddsmakers Top 25

Arizona is one of Vegas's two biggest darlings this season. (By John Miller - AP) Another September, another futile push to have the Vegas Oddsmakers, in the persons of my friends at Las Vegas Sports Consultants, be put in charge of the BCS. Only this year, there were like...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Today's Top Five: Lobbying Gilbert

Obama, athlete. (By Alex Brandon - AP) Here's to a new start of actually updating this feature. 1. Baron Davis advises Gilbert Arenas to vote for Barack Obama, something something, swimming pool pics, etc.: (I know he said he's gonna raise the taxes on the top income bracket, Gil,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Redskins Clothing Gets Sexy

All I really wanted to do just now was post a little something on how the Redskins official team store will happily sell you a t-shirt commemorating any occasion, from the third Tuesday of preseason practice to the 300 Level's 1,00th hot pretzel purchase of the season to the 10-year...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Clinton Portis Has Eyes Between His Shoulders

Via SET Magazine. How I came to realize, for the first time, that Clinton Portis has a tattooed pair of eyes staring out from between his shoulders. 1) Portis and Jason Taylor had a joint birthday party over the weekend at (where else?) the National Aquarium. 2. Said birthday...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Gonzalo Martinez Has Curious Neck Hair

I often tend to exaggerate the importance of D.C. athletes in the wider world of sports. Like, if you asked me to name the most blog-friendly players in the NBA, NFL and NHL, I'd probably answer Gilbert Arenas, Chris Cooley and Alex Ovechkin. Surely that can't be the case....

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Cal Ripken at the Mall

(Photos courtesy of Aaron Goldstein) Take six. Some blogs have made their mark with pictures of famous professional athlete doing borderline inappropriate things with comely young ladies in social settings. This blog is in the process of trying to make its mark with pictures of famous professional athletes awkwardly...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Last Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories

Last week's most popular sports topic. Seriously. (By Clive Brunskill - Getty) Redskins Redskins, blah blah blah blah, Olympics Redskins Redskins Redskins from here till February. With obvious exceptions for the first crazy thing Gilbert Arenas says, the first crazy thing Alex Ovechkin does, and anything lewd or lascivious...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Media , Nats , Olympics , Redskins , Wizards  
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2008-2009 Redskins Odds

Ways this photo could be called "awkward": over/under of seven. (By John McDonnell - TWP) Hello, and let me welcome myself back to Redskins/Wizards/Caps/United land, also known as "the land featuring sporting events that regular D.C. Sports Bog readers actually care about." I should thank my bosses for letting...

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2008; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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