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Morning Look: Change Has Come to F Street

Yesterday's Wiz domination was about the most predictable result in NBA history. You fire your popular, longtime successful coach the day before a home game against a mediocre no-defense West Coast road tripping team, you're gonna win big.

Still, that felt like change worth believing in. It felt like something new and different in D.C. It felt like yes, we can possibly salvage some Internet traffic out of this Wizards season. And the feeling was universal.

"Now that we got Obama on the sideline with us now, we're going to ride with it," Caron Butler told Ivan and friends. "He's light-skinned. He has a law degree. He stands for change, he uses big words, he's new in the district and he's in control now, so shout-out to Obama. We won tonight, so we have hope."

Indeed, in his first two days on the job, Obama was the third major political figure I've heard Tapscott be compared to. At least one of the bright-eyed commenters on the Wizards Insider is already calling Tapscott "Chief Ramsey," for example.

But it doesn't get much better than the initial reaction of a well-respected sportswriting friend of mine. "Has anyone pointed out that the new Wiz coach looks like David Paterson, the blind, post-Spitzer New York governor?" he asked me on Monday. I was initially skeptical, but there's more resemblance than with Obama or Ramsey, that's for sure.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 26, 2008; 7:36 AM ET
Categories:  Morning Look , Wizards  
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Juice certainly has a color complex, doesn't he?

First lemonhead, now he's lauding Tap for his light-skinnedness?

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | November 26, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I thought Rock Newman was coaching the les boullez now.

Posted by: rdpinva | November 26, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

is a "Faces of Tapscott" on the way?

Posted by: Mustachio | November 26, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I'd also throw Bo Dietl's name into the Tapscott lookalike contest.

Posted by: pondaz | November 26, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

So they say change has come to F street...when is this "change" going to sit down and start reevaluating how sorry his shooting guard is...D.Stevenson is some true TRASH and they need to get rid of that sorry bum. Until he can prove that he can put up some numbers in these games, "change" needs to sit that garbage player on the bench. How you going to be a shooting guard, a so-called "vet" and be one of the sorriest players on the team...LMAO! Get the heck out of here with that crap! "Change" it's time for you to make some adjustments within who will continue to be a Washington Wizard.

Posted by: bsu06 | November 28, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

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