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Eastern Motors Makes SportsCenter

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you give free cars to local athletes for several years while people ask "What the heck is with all of those weird commercials?" Because I don't know how much it costs to buy national advertising on ESPN for a D.C.-area car dealer, but I'm pretty sure it costs more than "free." Ovie's Easterns thing made both the Caps highlight package from last night (which I don't have) and the networks's Not Top Plays. And then the anchor sang the jingle.

That's called Marketing 101, taught by Easterns founder Robert Bassam.

Other late afternoon magic.

* Wow, Ovie has a foul mouth. And something else is foul, too. WARNING: Questionable blogging ethics, and bad language. (The 700 Level)

* The NBA wants to celebrate and potentially legalize the Crab Dribble. "That would be good, I could get my move back," the King Crab said of the potential rule changes. "They stole my move. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer via Bullets Forever)

* Johnny Holliday's real name is "John Bobbitt?" Didn't know that. "Look, a fan is a fan," he said, when asked to compare Baltimore and D.C. fans "Everyone wants their team to win." (PressBox)

* So Sports Illustrated's letters this week were apparently a D.C. extravaganza, concerning Redskins season tickets and Alex Ovechkin. (Japers Rink and The Redskins Blog) (And why some people have to wait 21 years on the Skins' list and others have to wait no more than 10, if that, is a question I just don't understand.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 13, 2009; 3:46 PM ET
Categories:  Caps , Media , Redskins , Terps , Wizards  
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Not only is the Redskins waiting list a myth, but it seems to be arbitrarily administered. I placed my name on the list in 2001, and was given a chance to buy general admission seats in the upper deck for the 2005 season. They were good sideline seats too; no need to get seats in the endzone.

At the same time, I have a friend who put his name on the list in the early 90s, but only got the call last season with an offer for seats.

You tell me how either of those things make sense or are fair.

Posted by: wahoo2x | March 13, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

It is completely random and I'm convinced it's a marketing conspiracy. I put my name on the wait list in like 2003 at the Redskins store assuming it would take 20 off this supposed "wait list" two years ago (declined), and then got a call a month ago saying, once again, I was off the wait list.

Either it's a conspiracy, or there is no more wait list because FedEx blows and no one wants to go there.

Posted by: ThisGuy | March 13, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

The skins waiting list is a joke. Dannyboy has completely destroyed the fan base.


The ovie story might be one of the funniest stories EVER.

Posted by: goskinsgo | March 13, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

That was a weak if not bad Not Top 10 list.

The crab dribble is illegal...?

Posted by: sitruc | March 13, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

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