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Morning Bog: Zimmerman Reps D.C. United

Since one of the D.C. Sports Bog's memes is "local athletes supporting other local pro teams," we have to start the morning with Ryan Zimmerman doing a promo for D.C. United. I'm sure the Nats will Win Trophies soon. And next, I'd like to see Ovechkin with the Barra Brava and Screaming Eagles, please.

More morning links, with help from Max Wasserman.

* And speaking of Ovechkin, in early September, he'll take over the kitchen at Manhattan's newest Russian restaurant, Mari Vanna. I'm trying to get a reservation. (Diner's Journal via Japers')

* Sergei Fedorov to SovSport: "It's a bit humid inside the Magnitogorsk arena. But the ice is times better than in Washington. It's a fact." (@dchesnokov)

* Children truly are the future. (On Frozen Blog)

* An unbelievably ghastly Caps hat. (

* Michael Lee calls out JaVale McGee for excessive silliness. Also, McGee has released a new YouTube video about cookies. (Wizards Insider, Truth About It)

* Caron Butler gave up all soft drinks, including Mountain Dew, in early April, and has since stuck to water and juice. (Ball Don't Lie)

* A white fella goes to Barry Farms to watch Kevin Durant, has a blast, and sees some 14-year old whiz named Gary Jr. (The Ham Sandwich)

* The Wizards are judged to have one of the worst logos in the NBA. (NBC Washington)

* If Shaq is the Facebook of NBA social media stars, then Gilbert was Friendster. Sad but true. (Sports Networker)

* Among other statistical observations, the Redskins should line up in the shotgun more, and use Clinton Portis as their goal-line back. (Mister Irrelevant)

* Paul Farhi shreds the Skins preseason broadcast, and specifically calls out Kelli Johnson and Lindsay Czarniak for conflict of interest. (Station Break)

* The founder of Papa John's finds his long-lost muscle car with the help of Joe Theismann and Mike Patrick, then buys it for $250,000. (WLKY)

* Someone wants $500 for a Chris Cooley jersey autographed with a middle finger for Dallas. (eBay, via Extreme Skins)

* Pat Listach "voluntarily" forfeits No. 37 to Stephen Strasburg and takes No. 4. So all the early adapters with their Strasburg jerseys are safe. (Nats Journal)

* Ryan Zimmerman should get the Gold Glove, but he needs a PR campaign to help. Or maybe he could make his own case in his blog. (Past a Diving Vidro)

* Mike Rizzo meets the bloggers while wearing a Terps shirt. Weird. (Photo via Nats 320)

* A recent Sports Illustrated poll asked 380 major leaguers to name the player who "gets the least out of the most talent," and four of the top five responses played most recently with the Nats. (Circling the Bases)

* Phil Wood says football is tedious. (MASN Online)

* United Coach Tom Soehn does not have swine flu. (Soccer Insider)

* A look at the Terrapins' 2009-10 men's basketball schedule. Of note: Mike Jarvis returns to the D.C. area as coach of Florida Atlantic on December 27th. And Terps play two different Indianas--the one in Indiana and the one in Pennsylvania. (Stet Sports)

* UVa is the 25th douchiest college in America. Ah, college rankings season...Duke is second. (GQ)

* Obviously, GW fan Max is sending along this interview with Pops. (Washington Examiner)

* Bill Simmons will do a midnight book signing in D.C. (Sports Guy Blog)

* Maryland will prohibit racial slurs in high school competitions, after a debacle between Dunbar and Fort Hill last year. This is a fascinating piece. (Cheap Seats Daily)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 26, 2009; 7:10 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Media , Nats , Redskins , Terps , What You Need to Know , Wizards  
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I could just feel the excitement in Zim's voice.

Posted by: fushezzi | August 26, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

"And next, I'd like to see Ovechkin with the Barra Brava and Screaming Eagles, please."

Here here.

Posted by: Section117 | August 26, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

The United just have to get Zimmm to record a motivational clip to play before the game, with such dynamic oration he'll be able to hype up the team to play one of the most exciting scoreless ties we'll see all season.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | August 26, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

E. Dukes is a work in progress (Grand Slam last night). His name on that list is premature. Don't know whats up with JD Drew being on there.

Sec 204 Row H Seat 4

Posted by: adhardwick | August 26, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The United

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | August 26, 2009 9:32 AM

Eat a Richard

Posted by: Kev29 | August 26, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Re: Ovechkin with the Barras.

Please, Lord, make this happen. Help us Obi-Wan Steinz. You're our only hope!

Posted by: TheAMT | August 26, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

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