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Ovie Rips Cherry, KidsPost Rips Snyder

Noted briefly....

* Alex Ovechkin on Don Cherry's recent criticisms, in translation: "Why pay attention to a senile old man? He doesn't like the fact that I celebrate my goals like a soccer player. I'm sure he's just upset that Canada doesn't have a real soccer team. He has to gripe about something, so I guess he found a cause."

What, Toronto FC isn't a real soccer team? (Japers Rink)

* Because there was evidently a concern that the Washington Post was tilting too far toward pro-Redkins propaganda, a new section decided to level the front office today. That's right, KidsPost:

"Copying success can work for kids as well as pro football teams. Let's say you want to get better grades in school this spring. It would be smart to look at what the best students do and follow their example....The Redskins' owner, Dan Snyder, and all the Redskins' coaches are trying hard to make the team into a Super Bowl champion. They might have more success if they acted more like the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers than like the Washington Redskins."

Burn! KidsPost slamming Sarge! What's next, Fed Page or Home? (Via City Desk)

* Stan Kasten on the media's Bowden fixation: "As we know, with the difficult times in the real world with the economy and enough worries on the mind of our customers, we didn't need to be adding to those worries. We need the fans to be focusing on the positive story lines that had been built up through a very successful offseason, an offseason that has seen our team return to health and grow and develop by another year. [We have ] seen additions to the rotation, additions to the position players -- the optimism that would lead into this kind of season. So, yeah, [the lack of attention to baseball] was both unwelcomed and unfair."

Uh, really? You're going to suggest that the sports media has done a disservice to working-Joe America which, hit hard by the global downturn, has been waiting on pins and mortgage-backed needles for the latest news on Jordan Zimmermann's Spring Training performance? Also, "unwelcomed" by whom exactly? Web traffic would seem to indicate that Nationals fans welcomed that news very much, thank you. Watch out Stan: KidsPost is watching you. (

* And in more depressing economic news, Chris Cooley did some math and figured out that during some of the days Jason Taylor didn't want to be here, he'd have been making about $4,250 an hour to work out and lift weights.Cooley's justifiable conclusion: Taylor hates money.

"Hell, I would go play in Russia for $10,000,000," Cooley wrote. "I would pack my bags and fly out tomorrow, 'I'll see ya in February.'

FYI, my asking price to blog in Russia is no more than half that sum. And I'll even stay through February. (The Cooley Zone; more on The Sporting Blog)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 5, 2009; 1:23 PM ET
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The KidsPost is always taking shots at something and can be very biased. I stopped reading years ago.

Posted by: sitruc | March 5, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

KidsPost might be the worst feature in the paper. And the sports guy is a major tool.

Posted by: JkR- | March 5, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't really think anyone would accuse the WaPo of being pro Redskins FO. Maybe in bizarro world...of course in bizarro world we would have ten draft picks a year and we would actually develop our own talent and our return on investment on our roster would be oh so much better!

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I mean it's Don Cherry. The dude wears the outfits that Craig Sager turns down. Who is he to complain about someone's individuality?

Posted by: tha_prophet | March 5, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

several years ago KidsPost did a thing about being a good teammate and how if you wanted to be a good teammate, you should practice hard, be on time, respect your teammates and pay attention to your coaches, and then said, "just do the opposite of what Rod Strickland does."

Posted by: bottomfeeders10 | March 5, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I've got a story idea for the KidsPost editor: How about a 3 part series on the drop-off in the quality of Testudo's sideline capering and timeout antics at Maryland basketball games since the 2002 championship season?

Posted by: mikeinrockville | March 5, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

My respect for Ovie just skyrocketed. Busting on Canadian soccer? Fantastic

Posted by: Kev29 | March 5, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

KidsPost tried to warn us about Bernie Madoff, but did anyone listen?!?

Posted by: rdpinva | March 5, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

If he's senile like you say, why say anything?

Act like you've scored before and don't speak to the (suggested) elderly.

Posted by: caphcky | March 5, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Well, they *do* say that kids can be cruel. Heh.

Speaking for my little corner of fandom, I do look forward to reading about spring training developments with Don't-Call-Me-Ryan and other players as a sort of temporary escape from "ain't it awful" stories about Bowden, economic woes, etc.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | March 5, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Hi caphcky!

Posted by: FlyersSuck | March 6, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

If the Post can save JUST ONE CHILD from growing up to be a clown like Danny Snyder, just call it a day after a job well done.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | March 6, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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