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D.C. Sports Bog: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Capstronaut in the owner's box

"Caps vs. Maple Leafs - you must come join us in the Owner's Box," Ted Leonsis wrote on Friday. "We serve Tang with dinner. If you are at the game tonight, just come on in. Find me. You are welcomed. Astronauts are true American heroes in my book." That...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Gilbert Arenas's day in court

(By Mark Gail - TWP) I sat through Gilbert Arenas's appearance in D.C. court Friday afternoon. Arenas, as you've probably read, was soft-spoken and nearly silent throughout the proceeding, answering questions with "yes sir," "no sir," yes, your honor," and the like. There were about 25 reporters seated in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Boudreau discusses Matt Bradley's stolen fight

When Matt Bradley was preparing to play for Canada in the 1997 World Junior Hockey Championships, the Ottawa Citizen wrote a little profile of the young winger from Stittsville. "Some scouts, however, rate him as skilled but 'soft,' -- a player needing to be more aggressive or more physical on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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MASN vs. CSN, in HD

"The upcoming spring launch of MASN's second HD channel, MASN2-HD, will allow the regional sports network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game -- that's more than 320 games -- in 'crystal-clear high definition.' " That's via Press Box Online, and it's a development that will allow MASN to trumpet...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 15, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Caps , Media , Wizards  
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About that Capstronaut

(Photo by Cheryl Nichols) UPDATE: Ted Leonsis invites Capstronaut to his box. "You go out and buy an astronaut suit and you go to a hockey game, and you can't really be certain how it's gonna go," the Capstronaut told me on Thursday. "I thought security might take me...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Why you still love Bugel and the Hogs

I've always been a sucker for nostalgia, so I'll keep beating this Joe Bugel drum for another day. As Jamie Mottram noted while discussing the glory years, Bugel "was probably the organization's last true connection to that era, and it's not getting any easier to say goodbye." A massive...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Caps fans in Miami, and a Gordie Howe Hat Trick

(Images from AP, Getty and my television.) Two things I took away from the Caps' comeback win in Miami Wednesday night. 1) When Tomas Fleischmann was skating in for his winning moment in the skills competition, you could see at least four Caps fans in the background getting ready...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Haynesworth: "I'm not Superman"

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Albert Haynesworth's level of conditioning, his image on bended knee, and his slow walks to the sideline, were a constant theme of this dearly departed Redskins season. I'm not sure I ever saw the lineman discuss that issue more eloquently than in a one-on-one...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Stephen Colbert on Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas has already landed his team on the programs of Jay Leno and David Letterman. Wednesday night, the Wizards scored several minutes on the Colbert Report, with the eponymous host making finger gunz in honor of Gil. "Shame on you, Commissioner Stern," Colbert thundered. "The Second Amendment guarantees the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Jim Haslett stepped on Terry Bradshaw's head

Outgoing Redskins coordinator Greg Blache was a world-class quote. Like, one of the best ever. That means incoming Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has massive, metaphor-stained shoes to fill. And it turns out he's gotten off some good lines in his own past, although the real motherlode is just...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 14, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Joe Bugel enjoys cursing

When I wrote a few minutes ago that the story of Russ Grimm puking a whole hot dog was the best Joe Bugel story, I naturally got several messages disagreeing. There's this other Joe Bugel story, made famous by Bill Simmons, that some readers thought was obviously superior. It was...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The best Joe Bugel story ever

In about 30 minutes of talking on Wednesday afternoon, Joe Bugel provided enough material for probably 17 blog posts. But there won't be any better story than this one. Or more disgusting one, anyway. Near the end of his post-presser remarks, I asked Bugel whether the creation of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Rob Dibble: "Mark McGwire is a cheat"

Plenty of people have lobbed criticism toward Mark McGwire in the past few days. But I'm not sure anyone's worked up quite as much indignation as our own Rob Dibble. His opening monologue during his daily Sirius XM show on Tuesday was straight fire, the sort of thing that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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When Steve Spurrier taunted Jim Haslett

(TWP images from Spurrier's loss to Haslett.) If Steve Spurrier thinks you work too hard at your job, that's probably not a bad thing. I think we can all probably agree about that. Why bring this up now? Well, new Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, you might recall, has...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Mike Wise's war on (crazy) Caps fans

"I am writing to express my concern with Tony Kornheiser's column on Feb. 15 ("Something In the Way They Move")," began a published WaPo letter-to-the-editor in February, AnyYear. "His first three paragraphs dealt with the Washington Capitals, the only Washington pro team currently playing with a winning record..... "Obviously,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Out of town athletes need D.C. tutorial

I was talking to a fairly well-known MMA fighter on Monday night, and I asked him how much he knew about the D.C. sports scene. He mentioned how he knew the Skins were big, and how we also had the Sixers here, right? I mention this not to be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 13, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Matt Bradley steals Ovechkin's fight

The Caps' 7-4 loss in Tampa provided few moments of good cheer. Here's one of them. It's a four-man drama featuring perpetual fan favorite Matt Bradley, reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin, a dude in black and white stripes, and this fella named Steve Downie, who has already gotten two suspensions of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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NBA statement on Gil's jerseys

I mentioned earlier in the week that Gilbert Arenas jerseys are no longer available at NBAStore.com, and that if you try to make a personalized Gilbert jersey yourself, you'll be told that "Your current entry cannot be processed. Language deemed inappropriate, derogatory, or profane will not be accepted. Please create...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rashad Evans and UFC in D.C.

(All photos by Toni L. Sandys - TWP) UFC came to Patriot Center Monday night. The event drew a sell-out crowd of 8,500. B.J. Koubaroulis covered the event for The Post; I also went, since one of the PR guys promised he might wear a Dikembe Mutombo shirt. Eight...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Wizards  
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Minority Whip compares Obama to Zorn

When I tried to mix politics and the Redskins earlier this week, the feedback was uniformly negative. So I might as well try it again. Actually, this one isn't my fault. It's the fault of Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House Minority Whip, who wrote a truly bizarre piece in the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Rich Chvotkin got excited, again

I only counted 10 "Hoyas Win!" blasts from Rich Chvotkin after Georgetown came back from a 15-point halftime deficit to top U-Conn. on Saturday. That hardly compares to the 17 after the second-round victory over Vanderbilt in 2007. But these were particularly enthusiastic "Hoyas Win!" blasts, and they made...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Jim Zorn broke down game film with Dan Snyder

Chatting at 11:30. Submit questions here. We already knew that Jim Zorn had weekly lunches with Dan Snyder, lunches that ended after Bruce Allen joined the organization and which he didn't think were such a good idea. Turns out Zorn was also breaking down tape with Snyder, at least early...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Ovechkin on Arenas: "I support him"

A certain baldheaded co-worker of mine made the monumental mistake of writing "[W]ith all due respect, it's hockey," this week, words that will be held over all of our heads for the rest of time. Caps PR guru Nate Ewell called it "a nice gut-punch to start the day,"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Are the Wizards being hypocritical on guns?

By banishing Gilbert Arenas and virtually any image of him from their arena, the Wizards have definitely thrown down the gauntlet of moral purity. Guns, they seem to be saying, are never a lighthearted matter, and so we won't tolerate anyone who jokes about them. This policy, it seems...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Local Poll Week VII: Hoyas shoot the lights out

(Photo by Gail Burton - AP, editing by Ian Oland. Follow his twitter feed.) Those gold jerseys still weird me out. But the Terps' home win in the gold was enough to catapult them back up to No. 4 in the Atlantic 11, behind such traditional powers as William...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
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Shanahan and the Bush family

(Images from the AP archives.) Remember when Jim Zorn became mountain-biking buddies with President Bush? Turns out he actually has less of a history with the Bush family than new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Before I go any further, I list these episodes not for any particular reason other...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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The Gilbert Arenas purge continues

Did Gilbert Arenas somehow manage to transform himself from D.C.'s undisputed most popular athlete to a public relations pariah in a span of less than three years? Well, sure he did. But is the proper response from the Wizards to now pretend he never existed? To disappear him from...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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When Bernard King threatened Wes with a gun

Unseld and Pollin, a few years after the gun threat. (By John McDonnell - TWP) On New Year's Eve, The Post published a Tom Boswell column praising Flip Saunders's get-tough approach to his underachieving team. This was, of course, when we all thought Gilbert's guns had been sitting peacefully...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Antawn Jamison's Apology: The Video

On Friday night, just after the Wizards beat the Magic, I posted something praising Antawn Jamison for both his pre- and post-game comments. His words seemed genuine to me, and they seemed like the sort of thing a grown-up would say when he felt badly for doing something stupid....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 11, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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DeShawn Stevenson's Arenas tribute

(By Evan Vucci - AP) Well, the organization can banish Gilbert Arenas's name and likeness from its arena, but DeShawn Stevenson will keep the love alive. Witness his ankle tape from Sunday's home loss against the Hornets. Admirable loyalty to a missing friend? Or PR stumble from a franchise...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 10, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Hoyas do like Mason

I'm using this video mostly as an excuse to post last week's leftover Atlantic 11 pith, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one having George Mason flashbacks at the very end of the Hoyas' comeback win over U-Conn. on Saturday. When Stanley Robinson put up...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 10, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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