This Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories: Enter MMA
Continuing my new weekly feature, here were this week's Top 10 most viewed WaPo sports stories (Friday through Thursday). As always, page view numbers are not available. As always, this list includes all sports columns, when applicable. As always, it's Redskins domination. The new twist was an MMA link; MMA, if you haven't heard, does gangbusters on the Web.
Oh, and the week's most viewed blog post on the entire Washington Post site, which includes very important politics blogs? Stalker pictures and rumor-mongering about Gilbert Arenas's pool, introduced by some mealy-mouthed justification. By a lot. Like, A LOT. Wednesday and Thursday were, by a massive margin, the best traffic days in D.C. Sports Bog history. And, if you look at the comments, you'll note that we're still dealing with the wreckage from that Yahoo front-page link.
Anyhow, the list:
1. A Key Cog Gets Back In Working Order, by Jason Reid. Redskins feature about Carlos Rogers's climb back from reconstructive knee surgery.
2. 'Keep Workin', Dad,' by Mike Wise. Redskins column about Joe Bugel's decision to keep on coaching while his adult daughter battles a rare form of bone cancer.
3. An Island of Confidence, by Andrew Astleford. Redskins feature about rookie QB Colt Brennan and his doubters.
4. A Pair of Punters Vie To Be the Guy, by Mike Wise. Redskins column breaking down the battle to be the team's punter. Yeah, the punter.
5. Fletcher is Out in Front, by Jason La Canfora. Redskins feature about London Fletcher's dominant presence in the locker room.
6. Inspired by Grandfather, Toler Battles to Win Job, by Mark Viera. Redskins feature about receiver Burl Toler--the grandson of the NFL's first African American game official-- who is battling for a roster spot.
7. 'It's Just Exciting for All of Us'. A conversation between Jason Reid and Darrell Green.
8. The War Is Over for Stann, But the Battles Continue, by Andrew Astleford. MMA feature about former Navy linebacker and Marine Brian Stann, now a star of World Extreme Cagefighting.
9. The Son's Time to Shine, by Ivan Carter. Feature about Wizards rookie big man JaVale McGee and his mother, former WNBA and international star Pamela McGee.
10. Montgomery's Hand Tops List of Injuries, by Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid. Redskins notebook, featuring highlights, lowlights and injuries from the team's first intrasquad scrimmage.
August 1, 2008; 3:29 PM ET
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