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Ben Bernanke Slams the Nats

Noted briefly

* Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations this morning, when asked when the recession would end.

"My forecasting record," he said, "is about the same as the win-loss record of the Washington Nationals."

Wow. That's a gut-shot to the Nats, but probably an even bigger problem for the economy. (Thanks to my wife, who was on the conference call.)

* Overall rankings of local NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL sports franchises, based on making money and winning games, according to BizJournals: Ravens (19th), Capitals (41st), Redskins (42nd), Wizards (82nd), Nats (113th), Orioles (115th). There were 122 franchises ranked.

I realize this paints a pretty grim picture, but remember that the Pirates were ranked 118th. Cry tears of pain, Pittsburgh.

* Lindsay Czarniak is playing Dorothy at the Crystal City Arena Stage. (Fishbowl DC)

* The Baltimore Sun writes one of the odder editorials you'll ever see, using the Maryland women's ACC tourney triumph to take a swipe at the men's team:

"Are expectant mothers adding Marissa and Kristi to their lists of baby girl names today? Are thousands of Marylanders budgeting for $175 Final Four seats? If the General Assembly chooses to rewrite the lyrics to " Maryland, My Maryland," will it include laudatory references to Head Coach Brenda Frese? If not - why not? With their 92-89 overtime victory over Duke on Sunday, the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team accomplished something their Y-chromosome-toting counterparts in College Park never have: They won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament after capturing the regular season title, too."

Yeah yeah, let's see the women's stars curse out the fans, insult the media and make a last-second shot in a 10-point win and then we'll talk. Actually, one good post-win riot would probably suffice.

* I'm sure there's a good reason Jason Taylor is in People magazine talking about Tom Brady's joys of fatherhood.

Also, see Nats fans audition for national anthem duties. Love the lady who chose to audition for the Nats while wearing a Redskins jacket.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 10, 2009; 9:36 AM ET
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Speaking of Lindsay... Dan, do you know what this is all about??

Posted by: Kev29 | March 10, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

If you listen to Big O and Dukes (106.7) in the afternoons, they have Chris Cooley's brother Tanner on a bunch and talk about this movie all the time. I guess even if you don't listen it still happens.

It's like a real undertaking, they're really into movies and I think at least Tanner is serious about it.


Posted by: CharlieF | March 10, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

The Bernanke quote is really unsettling, but at least the Fed is going to get the #1 draft pick of economists in 2009.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | March 10, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Bernanke is REALLY optimistic about the economy!

Posted by: Section506 | March 10, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

You fit right in with the Emilio Garcia-Ruiz (and his predecessors and successors) non map-reading Washington Post tradition. You know, sometimes it just feels good to say what's on your mind. So here we go again, the ravens and orioles are not local.

Posted by: charlie814 | March 10, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

You know, maybe if Gary Williams was as polite and gracious as Brenda Frese, he'd have less trouble recruiting.

Not a sermon, just a thought.

Posted by: Incredulous2 | March 11, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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