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D.C. Sports Bog: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Obama at the George Washington game

(Photos by Gerald Herbert - AP) Look, I know the president likes basketball, and I understand he has a thing for the Bulls--whom he watched lose to the Wizards last year--and the Oregon State Beavers--who are coached by his brother-in-law, and whom Obama watched beat GW on Saturday. Still,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 28, 2009; 8:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Atlantic 11  
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Week I Pith

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Because I forgot to do this earlier, here are all your extra pithy comments about the Week I Atlantic 11 teams. 1. Maryland Before the flight to Maui, Coach Williams had to temper the players' expectations about the concept of getting leid upon...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 27, 2009; 10:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Atlantic 11  
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The night Caron won one for Mr. Pollin

(By Preston Keres - TWP) I didn't start paying attention early enough to have too many memories of the Abe Pollin everyone's been writing about this week. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I heard the Wizards' owner had died was the Pollin from the spring...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 25, 2009; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Gilbert discusses his beefs

(By Ned Dishman - NBAE/Getty) When Brendan Haywood was asked Tuesday night about whether the Wizards' had improved their teamwork in the win over the Sixers, he agreed that they had. "Everybody really moved the ball and was really trying to sacrifice for their teammates tonight," he said. "You...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 25, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Ben Olsen with his fans

Ben Olsen was going to be honored after the third quarter of Tuesday night's Wizards game; a nice gesture for a local icon on the day he retired. Then, of course, Abe Pollin died, and neither Olsen nor the Wizards thought this was the right night for a tribute...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 25, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. United , Wizards  
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Agent Zero on Abe Pollin's death

(By Nick Wass - AP) Gilbert Arenas's return to his Agent Zero persona sort of coincided with the death of Abe Pollin, which led to a surprising number of laugh-out-loud obituary moments after Tuesday night's one-point win over the Sixers. This is, apparently, how the Wizards mourn. For example,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 24, 2009; 11:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Dan Snyder remembers growing up a Bullets fan

Daniel M. Snyder stood in a FedEx Field concourse Tuesday afternoon, wearing casual slacks, a Redskins parka and football gloves, and helping distribute around 3,500 turkeys to Prince George's County residents. It's the sort of event that can help humanize an owner, and I suppose it did, to some extent....

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 24, 2009; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Redskins , Wizards  
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Daniel Snyder speaks again

For the second time in recent weeks, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder addressed the media during a Tuesday charity event, this time a Thanksgiving food basket giveaway at FedEx Field. A large group of media members gathered around Snyder in a stadium lobby while about a dozen players and hundreds...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 24, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Wizards need to name names

The past week of Wizards' soap operettas could have perhaps easily been avoided if the players who were throwing bombs at anonymous teammates would have just been more specific. Then we needn't have worried about exactly who was mad at whom, who wasn't talk to which locker mate, who...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 24, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Wall Street Journal covers the Burgundy Revolution

The big national media folks are covering my favorite little indie band, and so I'm going to react with the usual mix of prideful satisfaction over the validation and immature resentment over them not totally getting it. The Wall Street Journal sank its teeth into the Burgundy Revolution this week,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 24, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Atlantic 11 Week I: Rivalry renewed

Welcome back to another year of local college basketball voting. Due to Redskins fans complaining about the front office, and then somehow finding their way to my blog, and then my traffic numbers going up, we now have easily the largest voting pool in Atlantic 11 history. To start, there...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Atlantic 11  
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Vernon Davis goes curling

I don't usually brag and boast, but I'll make an exception right now: there might be no person better qualified to copy and paste the embed code for this video of Vernon Davis curling than your author. Think about it: From September through December of 2005, I covered Davis...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Terps , Weirdness  
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Theismann calls Skins' system "horrific"

I'm having a hard time figuring out whether Joe Theismann thinks the Redskins' play-calling system is good, bad or medium. I guess the system has its positives and its negatives, its supporters and its detractors, its highlights and its lowlights. And sometimes you just never know who's on which...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Fletcher: Dallas 'didn't deserve to win'

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) After Sunday's 7-6 thriller, the Cowboys are now 5-1 all-time against the Redskins in one-point games. (The teams have also tied twice.) The "1," though, is fairly well-remembered, and makes lots of Washingtonians' lists of the greatest Skins-Cowboys moments of all time. That would...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Wilbon on TK-Wise: Bring on the Steel Cage

Things that are depressing: D.C. sports imploding. Things that are more cheerful: D.C. sports personalities gnawing at each others' necks. And thus, enough with the Redskins and Wizards for a minute, and let's get back to Kornheiser vs. Wise vs. Kornheiser. It's a heckuva lot more fun. Michael Wilbon was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Media  
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Cerrato discusses an aging offensive line

I was glad to hear Vinny Cerrato discussing the perils of having an aging offensive line without much depth during his ESPN 980 radio show last week. I was encouraged to hear him note that having such a line was one of the problems with the 2008 Redskins. And I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 23, 2009; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Zorn: "It is bleak"

(By John McDonnell - TWP) That was kind of unfortunate. Leading and shutting out Dallas in the Cowboys' ridiculous home stadium for most of the game, then losing by one at very end after two missed field goals feels more nauseating than losing to Detroit, I think. "There's no...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 22, 2009; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Redskins  
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Redskins still hate Dallas

This was predictable, but when I posted the other day how Dexter Manley and Darryl Grant still hate Dallas, out came the comments about how those were the good old days when real men knew how to hate The Star, when winning was more important than making a few...

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 22, 2009; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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