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Morning Look: That Was a Good Weekend




(AP Photos by, from top, Rob Carr, Nam Y. Huh and Gerry Broome)


Here's a 100 percent true story: this weekend, I returned home from a week's vacation in Miami Beach, leaving Florida on a day that was 80 degrees and perfectly sunny, with clouds banished to some less fortunate place, and returning to find that this frigid wasteland had overtaken our town.

The night I returned, I had a vivid dream. Really and truly. In my dream, Todd Yoder, Chris Cooley, Gilbert Arenas (wearing a purple velour suit and cravat), Terps beat writer Steve Yanda and an unidentified fifth man were having a spirited five-person game of racquetball. The media had swarmed to the event, and many media members were, for some unknown reason, standing on long ladders while they watched. After the game, there were interviews, although Gilbert declined most.

But here's the disturbing part: I wasn't interested. I just wasn't. When you can't get interested in a dreamscape racquetball game involving two of D.C.'s most bloggable stars, one of whom is dressed for a show at the Kennedy Center, you know something's amiss.

And here's another true fact: On Nov. 1, the two teams whose success has driven this blog were 6-2 (Redskins) and 0-0 (Wizards). Traffic had never been better. Since then, the Redskins are 1-4 (better more wins only than the Lions, 49ers Seahawks and Rams) and the Wizards are 3-15 (better only than the Oklahoma City Weathermen).

Football and basketball are the two sports that absolutely drive our Web traffic, and for more than a month, our humble home has been easily the most wretched combined NBA/NFL city.

So how was your weekend? And does anyone know any Miami Beach cheese shops that might be hiring?

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 8, 2008; 8:14 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , Morning Look , Redskins , Wizards  
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Comments

This sucks

Posted by: jonthefisherman | December 8, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

^^not you SteinBog you are cool with me
I was reffering to the Skins sucking the past 6 weeks after teasing us with the hot start

Posted by: jonthefisherman | December 8, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

What sucks is how much you've been slurping Jim Zorn lately. Don't get me wrong, I think Jim Zorn is great. Bloggable guy, blah blah blah. But what happened to your love for the Wizards? Just because they're 3-15 you jump ship? Sounds like a fair weather fan to me. Maybe if you covered the Wizards a little bit more, sent some love and good karma their way...we might see some more W's. Thanks for listening.

Posted by: C-dub703 | December 8, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Maybe you guys could come over to Soccer Insider and talk about how no one cares about the real football...:-)

Posted by: DadRyan | December 8, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Not gonna lie, C-dub703 has a point.

But on the other hand, the Wizards have yet to begin the infighting. All they can muster after losses these days is the phrase, "Same ol' stuff."

Then again, again....don't you want to be there when the explosion does happen?

Posted by: truthaboutit | December 8, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

You could always criticize the odd pairing of Ron Thompson and Brendan Haywood on Comcast.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | December 8, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

While you were gone the Hershey Bears relocated here...

Posted by: jhorstma | December 8, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Come on, Big Stein, they won't let you in the Kennedy Center doors if you are wearing purple velour. Are you sure it wasn't a wax dummy?

Posted by: fitzfacts | December 8, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

How about Bruce Boudreau winning his first game in his home town despite missing 6 of his top 8 d-men? That was a good story you missed.

Posted by: FlyersSuck | December 8, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I'll find out about the cheese shops in Miami on January 1...


My weekend wasn't all that bad. The local colleges did well. Navy beat Army, but lost to the Hokies in basketball. Maryland easily beat the least respected coach in the area in the late game.

Posted by: sitruc | December 8, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Errrr Dan the 49ers are actually 3-2 since Nov 1.

Since Nov 1, the Redskins have been better than STL and DET as you mentioned, but also Seattle (0-5), Cleveland (1-5), Buffalo (1-5), and Jacksonville (1-5).

Posted by: hokieg35 | December 8, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

more blog coverage = more Ws for the Wizards? i think you'd be better off with some magic beans. and it just so happens that i have a few that i'd be willing to sell you at a discount.....

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | December 8, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey...I think the Wizards are ready to try just about ANYTHING to get a W these days...

Posted by: C-dub703 | December 9, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

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