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The EagleBank Bowl Gets Interesting

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There might be nothing in the world I like more than mascots. I have a problem, I think. I mean, the choices were taking photos of the mascots making funny poses or listening to the speeches during today's pre-game EagleBank bowl extravaganza at yet another downtown hotel.

Tim Brandt, emcee: "When I was at Maryland, we played so many homecoming games we brought our own floats. Of course, when I was at Maryland we only dressed 30 guys. The other 30 guys dressed themselves."

Adrian Fenty, mayor: "I don't think anybody anticipated how much energy, excitement and enthusiasm there was going to be for this game...way past Maryland and Virginia, probably."

Bob Pincus, EagleBank official: "It's a difficult world, a difficult economy, but it's not too difficult to host the EagleBank Bowl."

Jack Evans, city council: Something about how this is "one of the great sports cities in America," helped by the addition of the "Eagle Bowl," and how we also boast the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Nationals, and "the soccer team."

More mascots, please.

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 19, 2008; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  College Football , EagleBank Bowl  
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Dan your scorecard needs an update:

Eagle Bank Bowl posts since Dec. 1: 7
Caps posts since Dec. 1: 6

Did Donald Brashear sneak into WaPo newsroom one night and poop on the floor or something? Get it together.

Posted by: ThisGuy | December 19, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who thinks that the Eagle bank bowl should be changed up next year for the selection process and 1 team should be picked by the president and one by the head of the Senate or something crazy like that?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Good to see Jack Evans is in touch. What a D-Bag. Who's stadium does he think they're playing in anyway?
Vamos United!

Posted by: DadRyan | December 19, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"the soccer team"?

Yep, that pretty much sums up the chances of United getting a stadium

Posted by: Kev29 | December 19, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

That post really shouldn't have been that depressing. "The soccer team" is the only tenant in that stadium. I guess that wasn't as bad as when Fenty was on WPL a few months ago and went out of his way not to mention United and even talked about getting the Skins a new stadium at the RFK site (with the type of deal United wanted at Poplar Point) and even the Kastles and the marathon.

Posted by: sitruc | December 20, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

What works better:

Nothing brings out soccer fans like being publicly slighted!


After Evans referred to United as "the soccer team," Mayor Fenty spontaneously left his seat to high-five the councilman for what Fenty later referred to as a "righteous burn."

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | December 20, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

"The soccer team"...what a totally disrespectful way to refer to D.C. United. It's time the city council, Nationals fans and supporters of the Eagle Bank Bowl pay United some well overdue respect.

If D.C. United didn't exist there probably wouldn't have been an RFK Stadium to host baseball or a bowl game. From what I understand, the RFK site would return to the federal government if RFK wasn't being used as a sports stadium so RFK Stadium would have gone "bye-bye" after the Redskins moved if it wasn't for the existence of D.C. United.

The team has helped the city in other ways as well. If it wasn't for United's support the District wouldn't have control of the Poplar Point area. The team also supports local youth groups and charities.

The city has constantly and consistently used and disrespected United. If the economy wasn't so bad I bet they'd have already announced that the team would be moving to a new stadium in Maryland. The team is probably leaving the city sometime in the future. Let's hope they don't move further than a new location somewhere in Washington-Baltimore area.

D.C. United deserves much better than being referred to as "the soccer team."

Posted by: SoccerFan1 | December 20, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

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