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

Redskins Anonymous, The Video

One thing about this Burgundy Revolution; whatever happens in the end, it's been beautiful to see the creative flowering this unrest has engendered. From Internet prose poems to songs of despair and rebellion to Photoshops involving the head of Mr. Snyder, the people have created artwork both extensive and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 17, 2009; 11:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Jaime Moreno Talks Longevity and D.C.

A victory parade. (1997 photo by Mark Finkenstaedt for The Post) I mentioned in the previous post that Jaime Moreno is D.C.'s longest-tenured current athlete, with 13 years of service in the same city (although interrupted by that brief and unfortunate trip north to New Jersey). Turns out that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 16, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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D.C.'s Longest Tenured Athletes

Jaime Moreno, back in the day. (1997 photo by Khue Bui - TWP I was reading The Post's story the other day about how Brendan Haywood is the longest tenured Wizard, one of just 10 active NBA players to spend at least eight seasons with one team, and the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 16, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Nats , Redskins , Wizards  
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Cerrato on the Circling Vultures

Have the D.C. sports media been negative toward the Redskins this season? Sure, I have no problem admitting that. The offense is abysmal, the opponents have been tender trembling tiramusu, the upcoming schedule is brutal, the coach seems confused, the front office won't endorse him, fans are furious and the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 16, 2009; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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More From Theismann, Doc Walker, Matt Bowen

You know, when I was a young boy, I used to always tell my teachers, "Teachers, when I grow up, I want to find a job where I sit in bed all day and transcribe radio and TV and Internet interviews with ex-Redskins in which they talk about what's wrong...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Peter King and Adam Schefter on Zorn Story

As you've already read, Rick Maese and Mike Wise reported this morning that three Redskins players said if Jim Zorn is staying he should get a public vote of confidence to end the distractions. Now the national media stars are chiming in to say that such a vote is unnecessary....

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Caron Is Washingtonian Style Star

Caron Butler made it into Washingtonian's October issue, featuring 18 of Washington's most stylish individuals. Several of the other individuals are featured in a video of the photo shoot, and I'm pretty sure that I've never heard of any of them. Also, Mike Wise's invitation apparently got lost in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tre' Johnson on Snyder Tactics: "It's Pure Comedy"

Tre' Johnson was one of the special few Redskins who served significant time under both Jack Kent Cooke and Daniel Snyder, and who thus had a baseline to compare the two experiences. "Understand, man, my first seven or so years with the Skins, it was all under Norv Turner, Norv...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Gruden: "Don't Believe Everything That's Out There"

A recent report in the Examiner about Jon Gruden topping Daniel Snyder's wish list drew tons of national attention, as did even more recent reports that Louisville was interested in Gruden. Considering Gruden was the second big name of the week to reportedly top Daniel Snyder's wish list, maybe it's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Boudreau's New TV Spots Are Whimsical

I was there when Bruce Boudreau filmed his first series of spots for American Service Center and Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria more than a year ago, and he was obviously an acting work in progress. (If you've forgotten, see the filming play-by-play here, and the final results here and here.)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 15, 2009; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Jurgensen: Skins Would Have Started 4-0 With Collins

During the Redskins' win over Tampa Bay, when Jason Campbell struggled pretty horribly in the first half, Sonny Jurgensen wasn't shy about calling for him to be benched. By the next week, he was taking it further, telling Kevin Sheehan during ESPN 980's pre-game show that he thought the Redskins...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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More on the Stretch Play Safety

Since I'm still getting e-mails about the stretch play out of the end zone that resulted in a safety, I figured it was worth providing offensive coordinator Sherman Smith's thoughts on the playcall. In his sit-down with Comcast SprotsNet's Chick Hernandez, Smith said that with Mike Sellers, Chris Cooley, Mike...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Will the Redskins Be Favored Again?

A year ago last week, I wrote this stupid blog post, asking whether the Redskins would be underdogs again in the 2008 season. Stupid, because things change too quickly in the NFL. Just because Las Vegas Sports Consultants--the outfit that advises the majority of Nevada bookmakers on setting initial lines--had...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Is Samuels the Most Indispensable Redskin?

Samuels and Thomas. (By John McDonnell - TWP) Chris Samuels has said he's going to meet with his doctor next Tuesday and then figure out what comes next, and we all certainly wish him the best. He also told reporters on Wednesday that he hopes to be back soon,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Ovechkin and Semin Scream

(Photo courtesy the Caps.) Pick your punchline. * So the Redskins aren't the only team on a roller coaster this year. * You're telling me the Caps haven't reached the bottom yet? * I'm pretty sure when Semin climbed into his seat, he was whistled for boarding. * I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Skins Fans Carry Signs in Carolina

Nearly a year ago, I brought you the story of several friends from Montgomery County--Maryland alums and Skins season ticket holders--who take an annual road trip for a college-Skins doubleheader. Last year, it was Michigan-Michigan State and Skins-Lions, and it was a big success; Washington won, their homemade Hip...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 14, 2009; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Samuels To "Figure Out" His Plans Next Week

Chris Samuels, to my knowledge, made his first public remarks about his scary injury during a ceremony at Eleanor Roosevelt High on Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet has the footage. "Very difficult moment and it was extremely scary," Samuels said to CSN. "Just kind of sat down out there and laid...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Skins Ticket Prices Hit 10-Year Low?

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video. NBC Washington gets into the Burgundy Revolution game, quoting some of the same rebels you've seen mentioned on this site, including a representative from Mervis Diamonds. But the stunner in this piece comes at the end, when a ticket broker says prices starting at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 8:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Riggo Slays Skins Leadership

There seems to be a pretty fierce contest underway about who can skewer the Redskins' leadership with the most colorful language, and the current leader in the clubhouse might just be John Riggins, who posted this video via his Twitter account. You might as well watch it, but here...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Portis Addresses Dustup With Sellers and Infighting

Clinton Portis finally addressed his dust-up with Mike Sellers during his Tuesday appearance on ESPN 980's John Thompson Show. As my colleague Jason Reid previously reported (following the lead of CSN's Chick Hernandez), Sellers confronted Portis in the locker room last week after learning that the tailback had called coaches...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Gilbert Arenas and Dwight Schrute

When I heard Gilbert Arenas and Rainn Wilson were doing a TNT spot together, I would have bet my powdered donut poster that it would have contained at least one laugh line. I would have been wrong. I first saw this on Friday night while watching baseball, and I was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Jason Campbell Describes Sherm Lewis's Role

Jason Campbell's weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan's LaVar and Dukes show Monday produced several highlights, but I guess this was my favorite. Campbell was asked about Sherm Lewis's role in the offense, and what impact the consultant had in his (admittedly extremely short) time with the team. "Uh, truth...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Orioles Still Get More D.C. Viewers Than Nats

I noted yesterday the recent Sports Business Journal report that had the Nats as the biggest percentage gainers in regional TV ratings, despite still having the smallest total television audience. Overall, I thought it was goodish news. This, though, is definitely baddish. The excellent John Ourand from Sports Business Journal...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Feinstein Calls For Skins Boycott

Chatting at 11:30. Submit questions here. Make 'em happy. Today's notes from the barricades. And gosh, there are a lot of them. John Feinstein Boycott Boycott talk has been strong among fans for weeks now, but John Feinstein might be the first public figure to call for one. And...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Zorn Admits He Didn't Know Fair Catch Rule

Confusion, by the looks of things. (By John McDonnell - TWP) I'm glad Jim Zorn has so much media availability, from his Sunday press conferences to his Monday press conferences to his Monday appearances on Comcast SportsNet to his Tuesday appearances on ESPN 980. But at some point, maybe...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 13, 2009; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Nats TV Audience is MLB's Biggest Gainer

Good and bad news from Monday's Sports Business Journal report on the final MLB regular-season TV ratings. (Subscription req'd.) Good The Nats regional TV ratings on MASN and MASN2 increased by 67 percent, to a 0.60. Their average audience increased 75 percent to 14,000 households. Both increases were easily the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Lasting Images From Skins-Panthers

My master plan to make a living off taking pictures of my television set was completely done in by the Fox fiasco yesterday, that briefly had the game off television entirely in my house, and seemed to be afflicting the HD channel more than SD. So these television photos are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Jim Zorn Wears a Joe Gibbs Mask

There were three constant gimmicks that made Joe Gibbs press conferences the most boring 15 minutes of the week: He blamed himself for everything that went wrong, he raved about how hard his players worked, and out of nowhere, he praised Redskins fans, just for the heck of it. Jim...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Larry Weisman Calls the Skins Offense "A Dud"

Trying to set the record for consecutive posts in which Daniel Snyder employees criticize the Redskins, I present to you Larry Weisman's post-game column for Redskins.com. Some media members have suggested that Weisman is no more than a Redskins PR man. Well, he was a PR man breathing fire Sunday...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Sam Huff Continues to Mock Haynesworth

Since the preseason, Sam Huff has been waging a one-man campaign against Albert Haynesworth's conditioning. Before the Patriots' preseason game, I heard Huff mocking the fact that Haynesworth was making so much money and yet couldn't be bothered to play in the preseason. Part of this is Huff's usual...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Theismann: "This Is Not Professional Football"

(By John McDonnell - TWP) Joe Theismann's nickname is Sunshine, and he tried his darndest for about a minute this morning. "I'm gonna not start talking about the Redskins," he said, to open his weekly radio show on ESPN 980. "I want to start with something positive today, because...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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I Guess Paper Bags Are Allowed in Carolina

I think by now we've all heard plenty of tales of confiscated paper bags from the Bucs-Skins game at FedEx last week, but here's one more, from Reader Ben: Somehow I snuck a big brown bag, concealed in my right hand, past security when I entered the stadium. I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 12, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Jay Glazer on the Shanahan Rumors

The Mike-Shanahan-to-D.C. rumors were flying heavy as a pumpkin-bran muffin on Sunday morning, mostly based on reports from Fox, as far as I can gather. First, Fox NFL Sunday editorial consultant John Czarnecki wrote this on his weekend preview: Word has it Snyder approached former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 11, 2009; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Brian Mitchell Calls Zorn "A Little Less Than" Norv

(By John McDonnell - TWP) I wasn't sure if this was possible, but it appears Jim Zorn will be taking more of a verbal barrage this week than during any of his head coaching career. Even before building, and losing, the first 15-point lead of his head coaching career,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 11, 2009; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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The Redskins' Disappearing Timeouts

(By Streeter Lecka - Getty) I hate to see teams squander timeouts. I hate to see even teams I don't care about squander timeouts. They're an integral part of the fourth quarter of NFL football games, and there's almost nothing that's worth giving them up earlier in the game....

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 11, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Jimmy Johnson Rants About the Redskins

This was definitely a week for national media members to tee off on the Redskins, and Jimmy Johnson took full advantage during Fox's pre-game show. In a mostly pre-taped segment, Johnson decided to savage the D.C. organization. "My assignment this week is to fix the Redskins," he began. "Well,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 11, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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