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D.C. Sports Bog: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

T.O. has "open arms" to Redskins

You know who would create way more Web traffic for me than Albert Haynesworth? Terrell Owens would. It would be the Web traffic bounty of all time. It would also divide the fan base, sell jerseys, create seething discontent, and probably end in a contentious locker room fiasco, but the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 9, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
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John Wall on LeBron's decision

John Wall is friends with LeBron James and has previously marveled at the hype James's free agency choice has generated. Friday, he was asked about the more pressing concern: James and his Miami Thrice superteam are now in the Wizards' division. Good for ticket sales, possibly not for division titles....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 9, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Strasburg ticket spike continues

I'm no expert at reading the Strasburg ticket market, but it appears that there's still one out there. StubHub lists more than 3,000 tickets for Friday's installment of Strasmas. For the other three remaining games on this homestand -- Thursday, Saturday and Sunday -- StubHub has just 2,200 or...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Rocky McIntosh launches a Riddell campaign

In addition to taking a swipe at Albert Haynesworth, Rocky McIntosh also announced his team's Riddell Campaign this week on the LaVar and Dukes Show. That means they're going to hit people hard. Or often. Or often and hard. With their heads. And/or their helmets. Or maybe their helmeted...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Washington Kastles title bling

When Ted Leonsis held that news conference to announce how he was buying the Wizards, he recognized Kastles owner (and Wizards fan) Mark Ein as the most recent owner to bring a championship to D.C. Now, Ein has the bling to prove it. Before Wednesday's Venus Williams-led win in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Tennis  
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Rocky McIntosh is tired of Haynesworth's shenanigans

You knew that Rocky McIntosh's contribution to the Haynesworth-bashing genre would be above-average when he dropped this description of No. 92: "The one that hasn't been around that needs to be around." "The one that hasn't been around." I like that, Rocky. You can write for me any time. Just...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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The Redskins' new marketing campaign

Last week, Dave McKenna wrote about a new marketing campaign from the Redskins to sell premium seats, based around Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb. McKenna is a perpetual Redskins cynic, and he was cynical, but he did admire the tag-line: "R you in?" with the circled R...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Redskins join Zimmerman all-star campaign

First Clyde Simms and Santino Quaranta got into the campaign to vote Ryan Zimmerman into the All-Star Game. Then came Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher. Both of those Redskins linebackers, of course, played in last year's Pro Bowl. This message was shown on the Nats Park scoreboard on Wednesday...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rob Dibble's strike zone is still weird

Played out? Never? Earlier this spring, you'll recall, Rob Dibble called one pitch "way out of the zone," as MASN's Pitch Track showed it inside the strike zone. He also called a strike call "brutal," as MASN's Pitch Track showed it well within the zone. Wednesday night, he flipped...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Wizards fans were right about LeBron

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Despite my desire never to wade into the stinking swamp of LeBron James media coverage, I wanted to point out one thing: Washington Wizards fans were national trailblazers in LeBron James bashing. Many basketball fans began to see James as an egomaniacal narcissist during...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Ovechkin raps in personalized sweatpants

If you had "July of 2010" in the "when will Alex Ovechkin show up in the studio of a Russian rapper wearing personalized sweatpants" pool, you enter way cooler pools than I do. Also, you probably won, depending on the exact date you chose. Regardless, this would appear to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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D.C. United joins Zimmerman all-star campaign

I think it's fairly well-established that I will post any item, however trivial, in which players employed by one D.C. pro sports franchise endorse players from another D.C. sports franchise. Thus, here are two D.C. United players exhorting the Washington masses to vote Ryan Zimmerman into the All-Star game....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Dmitri Young says his marijuana was medicinal

Earlier this week, former National Dmitri Young was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, according to several published reports. Young, of course, has been working for the Oakland County Cruisers of the independent Frontier League, and the president of his team's ownership group suggested...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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John Wall keeps his dance

The John Wall Dance was well on its way toward over-exposure by the time Wall arrived in D.C. Witness the above ESPN piece, which is actually fairly entertaining. The Wizards welcomed Wall to D.C. with a video tribute featuring all sorts of Washingtonians doing the dance, and Ernie Grunfeld...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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McNabb still second in NFL jersey sales

In the first month after he arrived in Washington, Donovan McNabb's Redskins jersey was the league's No. 2 seller on NFLShop.com. We've now had three months for initial spikes of enthusiasm to level off, and in that three-month span, McNabb remains No. 2 in the league, according to the site....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Charles Woodson weighs in on Haynesworth

Charles Woodson is the reigning AP defensive player of the year. He has no particular connections to the Washington Redskins, nor to Albert Haynesworth. But he has an opinion. Begin transmission now. "I think probably the consensus is nobody can understand how you can get $100 million and not want...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Marco Coleman takes his shots at Haynesworth

Here are the current and former Redskins defensive linemen I've quoted about Albert Haynesworth: Lorenzo Alexander, Phillip Daniels, Dexter Manley, Vonnie Holliday, Dexter Manley again, Charles Mann, Ma'ake Kemoeatu, Bill Brundige and Andre Carter. Though I'm probably missing one or two. That's a pretty extensive list. You could play a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Will the Redskins make Haynesworth suffer?

The first day of Redskins training camp always offers something ridiculous for the bloggers among us. Two years ago, it was the debut of Jim Zorn, and the concurrent debut of his Z Shades. Last year, it was the fans with the Vick signs. This year, it will be the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Strasburg's myth-making MLB ad

Stephen Strasburg is so averse to the Strasburg hype machine that he told reporters on Wednesday he might have declined an All-Star berth if it had been offered. Stan Kasten is so averse to the Strasburg hype machine that he claims his team has 25 faces of the franchise,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Nyjer Morgan got Dr. Freeze off his stick

Words cannot completely convey the tenor of this interview between MASN's Jen Royle and Nyjer Morgan. It's from several days ago, but I think you'll agree that the emotions stand up over time. There are many great parts, but I suppose the best comes around 1:20. Like I said,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 7, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston ride bikes

One day, as football players are wont to do, Kedric Golston and Mike Sellers began discussing their new rides inside the Redskins' locker room. Golston had ridden his bike to work on this day, and he promised to show it to Sellers when they went out for conditioning drills....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Jared Allen on Albert Haynesworth

Not getting to 1,000 Albert Haynesworth posts if a single comment from a Pro Bowl defensive lineman is allowed to pass without notice. "I tell you what, I'd show up and just drink water for $30 million," Jared Allen told Phoenix's KTAR, via Sports Radio Interviews. "Honestly, I don't know...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Ovechkin's red carpet pants

The things you do when Wizards summer league practices are still days away, and the football team is heaven knows where, and the hockey stars are across an ocean.... Maybe you read the blog Alex Ovetjkin as anxiously as I do, waiting for yet more wacky pictures of Ovechkin's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Capps didn't know about his all-star bonus

As Adam Kilgore wrote last week, after Matt Capps got to the Nats' clubhouse on Sunday, he was called into Jim Riggleman's office, and was joined by Mike Rizzo and Steve McCatty. After they told him the good news, the meeting ended. Then Rizzo told him more good news. "Right...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Kasten says Nats have "25 Faces of the Franchise"

Capps, Zimmerman. (By Greg Fiume - Getty) Who is the face of the Nats? Well, it's probably not All-Star Matt Capps, though congrats to him, etc. etc. But obviously, there are only two real choices, not counting Giant Teddy and Screech. If you talk to fans about the team's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Wizards have the country's worst fan relations?

(By Marvin Joseph - TWP) UPDATE: Ted Leonsis has already responded to this blog item, writing on Ted's Take: The results of this poll are quite humbling to us all. It establishes a baseline of where we must improve. We "get it." We hear you all. We have all...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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