Weird jersey weekend
Since we all spend plenty of time lamenting bad D.C. sports weekends, it's time to celebrate a good one. The Caps won their ninth and 10th straight games, tying a franchise record. Georgetown bullied Duke at home, earning national attention and recording one of the four best shooting performances in school history. I'm unclear on whether UVA is D.C., but the Cavaliers won at the Dean Dome for just the third time in 24 attempts. The Wizards won back-to-back games for only the fifth time this season. London Fletcher finally played in a Pro Bowl, getting in on three tackles in the AFC's first possession.
And throughout it all, there were weird images, mostly involving various local team jerseys, which I'll hereby borrow from others for your viewing pleasure.
This is probably the best Gilbert-related jersey you could possibly wear if you wan to be mentioned in wire stories all over the country. Not sure where the pleasing fringe fits into the Gil-ty theme; maybe it was just for aerodynamics. Or maybe he was rending his garments. Truth About It got the pic
And this Capital abomination is just about the strangest thing I've ever seen. If you're going to go weird, you might as well put "Laing" above the No. 10, or "Leonhardt" above the No. 60. Via @wittcap79.
We all remember when the Real World kids went to see D.C. United and to hang out with the Barra Brava; here they are lounging in the merchandise they scored. You can't buy the sort of publicity you get when 20-something kids are sitting around discussing how women have all the power in slightly blue fashion while wearing your jersey.
Why wear the t-shirt, when you could take the t-shirt off and have someone paint the t-shirt onto your smooth and hairless chest for the leader of the free world to admire? Via Vox Populi.
The Nats were also in town, mingling with fans, visiting with kids in the hospital and yes, going to a Caps game. This five-some of pitchers appeared on the Jumbotron, looking for all the world like a boy band whose members I wouldn't be able to identify, were they singers or pitchers. Go ahead and try. Photo by Cheryl Nichols.
Also, Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham are friends. Nice to see. Via @NadiaW10.
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