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D.C. Sports Bog: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

Last Week's Top 10 WaPo Sports Stories: Ravens Yes

Washington's darlings. (By Gail Burton - AP) The age-old question, 'Do Washington Post readers care about the Ravens?" received a mixed answer last week. On the one hand, two of our five most-clicked-upon sports stories and columns focused on those purple fellows from up the way. On the other...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 17, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Media , NFL , Nats , Redskins , Wizards  
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Jose Theodore's New Mask

(Images ripped from Caps 365, which has video. Damn third-string goalies with too much time on their hands scooping the rest of the media.)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2009; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Cirque du Soleil Is Calling

Sports producer Lindsay Applebaum: Forgive me if you've already seen this, but if a video (via TSN.ca) of Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin performing dangerous acrobatics to retrieve a wayward soccer ball isn't multiple view-worthy, then what is? Your eyes do not deceive you: Also: The debate is over. Over....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 16, 2009; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ravens Day in Schools: Save Our Children

Sports producer Lindsay Applebaum: Simply put, this is outrageous. A Baltimore-based Redskins fan, Better Off Jed, writes: Also, today is <cringe>Ravens Day</cringe> at my daughter's school, so they are supposed to wear Ravens gear. I actually have a Ravens shirt that was a freebie that my wife insisted that I...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 16, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Inauguration Overload?

Sports producer Lindsay Applebaum: Liz Clarke has an interesting story today about how some college basketball coaches are calling off practice Tuesday so players can watch the inauguration. Two things struck me after I read the story. One, it's unreal how many athletes know and care about politics these...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 16, 2009; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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The Caps Metallica Experience, in Pictures

Ok, so there weren't necessarily hundreds of high-quality Caps-Metallica pics flying into my inbox, but we'll take what we can get. Some more notes on last night's show, featuring a guest appearance from noted metal fan Alex Ovechkin. 1) Yes, Donald Brashear was also there. Apparently it was his...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Morning Look: Wilbon, Ovechkin and Metallica

Today's morning look really ought to have been a pic of Alex Ovechkin at last night's Verizon Center Metallica concert. He was scheduled to go with Mike Green, and there are already Internet confirmations of his presence, but no pics, that I've seen anyhow. This clearly will change; if...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2009; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps , Media , Morning Look  
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Bryan Helmer and the Hershey-to-DC Commute

Bryan Helmer, caught in traffic. (By Frank Franklin II - AP) The last time Bryan Helmer got sent down to Hershey, his son happened to be playing in a youth hockey tournament in Columbia. So as he drove back from the NHL to the minor leagues, the veteran defenseman...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Czaban on the Caps, D.C. and Sports Talk Radio

(By Gene J. Puskar - AP) Caps fans, I think it's fair to say, aren't quite sure what to think about the growing love they're receiving from the traditional D.C. sports media. On the one hand, they enjoy this confirmation of their legitimacy. On the other hand, they recognize...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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Ovechkin on the Pens, the Day After

Below, find Alex Ovechkin's fairly bland comments about the Caps' win over the Pens, said to the television cameras during this morning's optional skate. Of much greater interest: the fact that Ovechkin and Official Caps Beat Writer Tarik El-Bashir are wearing stunningly similar hats. On the win: It was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Last Night's Games: John McCain and Greenberg's Hand

(By Lawrence Jackson - AP) Busy night in Atlantic 11 hoops; eight of our ranked teams played, and seven of them won. The exception was that team that won a national championship a few years back. A few highlights: * John McCain checked out the Georgetown game, as seen...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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The Racing Presidents' Inaugural Ball Schedule

(By Linda Davidson - TWP) So the Nats' Giant Racing Presidents, who in this non-Teixeira world are at worst the team's fourth-through-seventh most engaging personalities, have a busy week in front of them. Because while five Presidents might gather in the White House for a photo-op, these four Presidents...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Caps and Wiz: One Up, One Down

(Ovie photo by Jason Cohn - Reuters. Epic Vale photo by Chris McGrath - Getty) Surely I wasn't the only Washington-area resident flipping back and forth between the two Comcast SportsyNet stations around 9:40 last night, as both the Wiz and the Caps took close, high-scoring games into the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2009; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Suggs on Geisinger: "Hilarious"

Remember when all the Redskins' tackles got hurt against Baltimore, and so, for one brief shining moment, the job of blocking Terrell Suggs one-on-one fell to Justin Geisinger? And remember how Suggs told Jim Zorn that there must be some mistake. Yeah, well Suggs remembers too. From his conversation with...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Limonada, Champ Bailey and a Fake FedEx Field

(All screen shots courtesy NFL) So earlier this week, I chatted with Usama Young, the D.C. born-and-bred Saints cornerback whose tale about selling snacks and drinks at D.C. United and Redskins games (at RFK and FedEx) was chosen by the NFL for its Super Bowl campaign. The first thing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Who's Worse: LeBron or Crosby?

In one massive burst of intergalactic Web links, suddenly every sports site in the world is trumpeting tonight's meeting of Ovie vs. Malkin and Semin vs. Crosby and Ovie vs. Crosby and Ben's vs. Primanti Brothers. I mean, GW is playing at Duquesne tonight, in some more D.C.-on-Pittsburgh grudge-matching, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Canadian Inaugural Tailgates, Racing Presidents, Etc.

More fascinating news from the intersection of local sports and the inauguration: * Charles Mann, Art Monk and Brian Mitchell are among the featured celebrity guests at Virginia's Inaugural Black Tie and Blue Dominion Ball. Expect fellow guest Eric Holder to drop a "pockets straight" reference during his confirmation hearings....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Nats , Redskins  
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GW Fan Plays Games With ESPN

Maybe you've heard how the George Washington's basketball team isn't off to its best start of all time, what with the five-game losing streak and the blips against Coppin State and Longwood and the Athletic Director "wondering whether it's time to turn out the gym lights earlier each night...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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The Wizards' Inaugural Giveaway

You could make a serious argument that the two organizations most crucial to my career, such as it is, have been the Washington Post and the Washington Wizards. The former pays my salary, and the latter has provided many of the clicks that encourage the former to keep paying...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A D.C. United/Redskins Super Bowl Ad

This is Usama Young. He plays cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, and is originally from D.C. and Largo High, where his uniform number has been retired. He entered the NFL's "Super Ad: Believe in Now" competition, in which NFL players tell their stories to NFL Films cameras, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. United , Redskins  
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Morning Look: An Obama Caps Jersey

To be honest, the (Sarah) Palin '12 Caps jersey didn't go over particularly well with a lot of my readers. Commies, probably. Maybe they'll like this one better. It was sent by Reader Timothy, and darned if it wasn't another significant number. I mean, Palin has some sort of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Portis's Inaugural Plans: Charity Basketball

As we all scramble to secure our press credentials for the Clinton Portis/Antawn Jamison inaugural party, let's not overlook the Clinton Portis-Santana Moss inaugural charity basketball game earlier in the day. The game's at Coolidge High, it's hosted by Lonnie Harrell, a.k.a. "Prime Objective" of the AND 1 Mixtape...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2009; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Caron Butler: "This is My Life"

Because you can never write too many blog items about a high school basketball classic featuring guest appearances from the stars of a 7-30 NBA team, here's my brief Q&A with Caron Butler during last weekend's DTLR Caron Butler Classic. So do you get depressed about the record? Do...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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D.C. Home Crowd Booing: A History

This extremely misleading photo is of a Maryland fan booing the opposition. (By John McDonnell - TWP) After a week of Greivis Vasquez saying unhappy Terps fans should shut the [expletive] up, and Karl Hobbs saying he doesn't pay attention to what fans say, I wanted to read some...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2009; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Virginia's Best College Hoops Programs

George Mason's win over Old Dominion last weekend kept the Patriots on top of the CAA standings and ensured that Mason continued its best overall start in 25 years. But it did more than that: it also drew George Mason within a single game of Old Dominion in the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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Morning Look: Cooley's Caps Makeout Session

By this point, Chris Cooley's romance with the Capitals is well-established. From sitting on the glass at games to hanging out with several Caps in social settings, the dude seems to be falling, hard. And all these amorous feelings were unleashed last weekend, when Cooley and his wife showed up...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2009; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Local Poll Week IX: JMU Too!

(Photo by Matt Gentry - The Roanoke Times via AP. Logo and editing by Ian Oland - A11 media.) Boredom from Atlantic 11 voters finally overwhelmed the status quo, as those CAA middle-of-the-packers from Old Dominion were replaced by those CAA middle-of-the-packers from James Madison. Welcome, Dukes. Chips are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Today's Top 5: Cooley Goes to Caps Game, Hilarity Ensues

(Photo courtesy of The Cooley Zone) Sports producer Lindsay Applebaum here with today's top five D.C. sports-related things on the Internet, except you can pretty much forget about the last four because today's No. 1 link is overwhelmingly awesome: 1) Chris Cooley goes to the Caps game, and. ....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 12, 2009; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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DeShawn '80s Accessories

I don't have many words left to describe DeShawn Stevenson, so I'll mostly let these images speak for themselves. These were taken at the DTLR Caron Butler Classic, a mostly casual affair at Coolidge High School, were virtually no one else was wearing a jewel-studded Papa Smurf charm around...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Karl Hobbs Also Doesn't Care What You Say

After Greivis Vasquez tossed down the true fandom gauntlet over the weekend, telling the fairweather sorts to rid themselves from the Comcast Center, Karl Hobbs followed in kind. George Washington is suffering through a dodgy season, and the fan base is in distress, but the coach is unbowed. "I never...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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Redskins Titanium Necklace Fetish Spreading

I knew something weird was going on when Jason Campbell strode to the podium on the day-after media farewell tour last month, wearing some sort of brightly colored, eye-catching, soul-balancing necklace. Surely you all remember the similar necklace Jim Zorn wore to many of his late-season post-game press conferences?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Portis-Jamison Inaugural Party

Hmmm. Yeah, I'd probably go to this. (See also: Ahern Inquirer. And get your Limited Advance VIP Admission tickets for just $200, plus fees....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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When Athletes Go Out: Cooley and Caron Advice

Chris Cooley co-hosted this party thing last night for the movie he's co-executive producing, Ghosts Don't Exist. It was the first time I had ever been in a K Street club while an NFL player tries to raise $5,000 investment chunks from rich people interested in making an indie...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Redskins , Weirdness , Wizards  
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Wizards Sunday: Connect Four, the Sens and the Diner

Yesterday was the DTLR Caron Butler Basketball Classic, a six-team showcase that had the incredible advantage of being held at Coolidge High School, a few blocks from my house. I went with the expectation that I'd chat briefly with Caron Butler about this season and then leave; instead, I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Morning Look: Fire Ernie Shirts?

Interesting trip to the mailroom this morning. Among today's prizes: an actual potato, sent to promote some sort of Ultimate Couch Potato contest, which had been sitting in my box long enough to begin sprouting. And also this t-shirt. What ever happened to "In Ernie We Trust?" The man...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2009; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Greivis vs. the Fans

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Bless the Terps' hearts and livers, they remain the most bloggable team in the Atlantic 11, or at least the most bloggable team in the Atlantic 11 whose games are played within a 20-minute drive of my house. As Eric Prisbell writes in Press...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball , Terps  
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