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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.

Semyon Varlamov has a new mask. Japers Rink jumped on the images. It just seems weird to me that his mask would be so much less compelling than the mask of the Web producer.

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.

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 1, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Wizards  
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I recognize Tyler CLippard, Drew Storen and Jason Marquis... don't know who the other two are but I like the guy in the Ovie jersey!

Posted by: rachel216 | February 1, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

the Nats pitcher in the Ovie jersey is Brian Bruney (signed this off-season). Nice guy.

Posted by: RedBirdie | February 1, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Nats picture of pitchers:
Ryan Speier (off-season signing, formerly with Rockies), Tyler Clippard, Brian Bruney (signed off-season; formerly with D-Backs and Yankees), Drew Storen (Nats second 1st round draft pick with Strasburg) and Jason Marquis (signed off-season and will most likely be opening day pitcher). Bruney bought that Ovi jersey at the game. Super nice guy.

Posted by: ilovethenats | February 1, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Varly new mask is hmm indeed rocking the red...too much red i think. Very busy mask too many stars...more blue would be nice.

Posted by: ttn703 | February 1, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I am with dan, I like the mask with the Lincoln head on it and the constitution. But then again I am a history nerd.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 1, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I wish you had shown the face of the moron in the "Gil-ty" jersey.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 1, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

UVA is not DC. Once you get past the circle of hell that is northern Virginia traffic patterns, you are no longer in anything that can identify as DC.

It's interesting to note that, somehow, Blacksburg is still a good 18 hours further to the west than UVA.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | February 1, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Why is the guy in Gil-Ty jersey a moron? Didn't Gil confess to the crime? Maybe he's a moron for the fringe at the bottom I guess

Posted by: jpfterps | February 1, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Fringe at the bottom? wow, I'm going to get payback for that one on the bball courts jpfterps.

Maybe moron is too strong, but Arenas has already lost upwards of $10,000,000, lost his shoe contract, was humiliated more than any of us can even imagine, lost his team, his reputation has been obliterated, and I just feel anyone who still feels the need to pile on this good person for what was otherwise a VICTIMLESS CRIME has issues.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 1, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The Ovechkin 52 jersey was on the rack at the end of last season at modells in Waldorf. Not sure how many made it to the stores, but who knows wether the buyer knew it was a foul or not.

Posted by: colezig37 | February 1, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the Wizards shooting guards.

Posted by: jburnetti | February 1, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

It always seems as though when time go bad the funniest jerseys come out. ( refrence Gilbert Arenas )

Posted by: Dlewis10 | February 1, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

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