Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

D.C. Sports Bog: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Pittsburgh fans and Ovechkin

I think it's pretty well-documented that Caps fans have a certain fascination with Sidney Crosby, from the Pacifier handouts to the signs and jerseys to the photoshopped posters to the urinal-cake art to even more t-shirts, etc. I'm pretty sure sentiment about Alex Ovechkin runs the same in Pittsburgh,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 22, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Alexander Semin's game-winning pass

(By Shaun Best - Reuters) The Caps beat the Penguins 6-3, and so the fourth Washington goal counts as the game-winner. The scoresheet shows that that fourth Washington goal was scored by Tomas Fleischmann on a breakaway about two-and-a-half minutes into the third period. That happened to be the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 22, 2010; 12:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Video: Caps react to win over Penguins

Alex Ovechkin was booed when he came out on the ice, booed every time he touched the puck, booed when he scored, booed when his goals were announced, and booed when he shot into an empty net. There were anti-Ovechkin signs all over the arena, including my favorite: Stuff...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Coaches talk Sid and Ovi

If you go to the lead poll on ESPN.com right now, you'll be assaulted by five--yes, five--poll questions concerning Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Voters believe, by large margins, that Ovechkin is the more talented player and that Ovechkin will win more MVPs, but that Crosby is a better...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

John Carlson gets more travel miles

(By Shaun Best - Reuters) This is what John Carlson's travel itinerary has looked like over the past two weeks. Jan. 5: Score game-winning overtime goal for U.S. in junior world championships, become international hero. Earn the everlasting hatred of Canadians. Jan. 6: Fly the well-traveled route from Saskatoon...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Media mob readies for Caps-Pens

There were a large number of reporters at Thursday's morning skate in Pittsburgh; dozens and dozens. The team is readying for an overflow media crowd for the game, and the scrums around Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby were the type where if you got there too late, you couldn't...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Redskins tell fans "The Future is Now"

So I got a look at the package of information and brochures that the Redskins are mailing out to season ticket holders this week. It's an interesting array of documents, with perhaps nothing more interesting than the bold all-caps letters on the outside of the envelope, reading THE FUTURE...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Caps avoid revisiting Game 7 vs. the Pens

Game 7 versus the Penguins last year was the definition of anti-climax. The final standing ovation was cool, but before that there was at least 30 minutes of awkward, uncomfortable silence. Not the way that series was supposed to end. Someone told me this week that his brother bought...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2010; 5:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Jose Theodore on his ovation

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Since I mentioned earlier how Jose Theodore seemed a bit started by the ovation he received Tuesday night, I thought I'd ask the goalie about it after practice. "I didn't really know how to react," he said. "I always say the D.C. crowd...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 20, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Vinny Cerrato talks George Michael

In what I believe were his first public comments since he resigned/was let go by the Redskins, Vinny Cerrato made a return to the local radio airwaves on Wednesday to discuss George Michael. The legendary sports broadcaster's memorial service is Thursday, and Cerrato had an extremely close relationship to Michael,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 20, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Media , Redskins  | Tags: Daniel Snyder, George Michael, Mike Wise, Redskins, Vinny Cerrato  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ovechkin-Crosby = Magic-Bird?

There were, shockingly, a few questions about the Penguins and Sidney Crosby after Caps practice today. The wise Dan Rosen from NHL.com asked a few key figures to put the Crosby-Ovechkin rivalry in perspective. "It's the same in soccer, like when Real Madrid and Barcelona play," said Ovechkin, who also...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 20, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

More details about the Redskins' new video boards

(Courtesy Washington Redskins.) The Redskins put out a press release and several images of their new video boards on Wednesday morning, which prompted me to posit a few questions and answers. Q: Does the new boards have anything to do with the shiny contraptions down in Dallas? A: Nah....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 20, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Jeff Schultz is "Mr. Nasty"

Mr. Nasty. (By Mike Cassese - Reuters) One thing I learned from hanging around the 2006 Wizards and the 2007 Redskins: winning teams create many excellent nicknames. And so it is with the Capitals, who gathered around the television in their dressing room on Sunday as analyst Pierre McGuire...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 20, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Jose Theodore gets an ovation

Semyon Varlamov is the goalie of the future, the guy whose jersey people buy and the guy who won the Caps' first playoff series of the Ovechkin era. But with Varlamov injured and Michal Neuvirth getting yanked twice in a row, it seems to be Jose Theodore's turn again....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Redskins to install HD video screens at FedEx

(Courtesy Washington Redskins.) This week, the Washington Redskins began mailing letters to their general admission and premium club seat ticket holders, informing them of significant changes to the in-game video experience, headlined by two 30 feet tall by 100 feet wide high-definition video boards, one in each end zone....

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 8:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Caps fan bloodied by flying puck

Net or no net, pucks still fly into the stands at NHL arenas. And they go fast, and hit hard. I wasn't at Sunday's Caps-Flyers game, but a puck went unusually high into Section 104 during the second period, and the result is below. Viewer discretion advised. Cheryl Nichols of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Caps practice vs. Wiz game

Want further proof that D.C. likes winning teams? On Monday, a federal holiday, the Caps held a practice at approximately the same time that the Wizards held a game. The Caps' practice was free, and in Ballston. The Wiz game wasn't free, and was in D.C. The Wizards game...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Caps , Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Antawn Jamison's championship dreams

(Via Comcast SportsNet) Thomas Boswell went to great numerical lengths Tuesday morning to prove that the Wizards are the absolute dregs of the local sports scene and have been for 31 years. It's a sordid scene, filled with one grisly number after another. Here's the worst: In the past...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The second-most popular Caps jersey

(Photos by Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Who has the second-most popular Caps jersey? Great question. I've had several good reasons lately for asking the same thing. * If I were asked to name the five most popular D.C. sports jerseys six months ago, I'd have absolutely included Gilbert...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Gilbert becomes a non-entity

More updates on the continuing purge of Gilbert Arenas from our local consciousness, and other assorted bits of Gil. * Reader Dave sends along about the saddest image I can image, an Arenas jersey from Dick's Sporting Goods in Fair Lakes. $75, marked down to $44.97, and then offered...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Wizards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Local Poll Week VIII: Cavaliers Rise Up

(Photo by Andrew Shurtleff - AP, editing by Ian Oland. Follow his twitter feed.) The best game story of the week, and possibly of the season, came in Harrisonburg, where James Madison was making a charge against George Mason before being undone by a technical foul. The old "fan...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 18, 2010; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Clinton Portis in Wale's music video

(Via Brightest Young Things) After so many weeks of vaguely negative coverage of Clinton Portis, nice to see him finally getting back to the good stuff. In this case, appearing in Wale's "Pretty Girls" music video, along with Ray Rice, who managed to find time to shoot the video...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 18, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Redskins  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company