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D.C. Sports Bog: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Brian Urlacher wasn't impressed with Rocky McIntosh

Brian Urlacher was one of the featured subjects on this week's episode of the NFL Network's Sound FX, and he did not disappoint, offering plenty of one-liners about both teams. His most pointed stuff, though, came on the play before Chicago's only offensive touchdown, when Jay Cutler threw a...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 29, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Wizards have NBA's 2nd-lowest opening night prices

There are a lot of reasons that people aren't selling off home appliances in order to buy tickets to this year's Wizards home opener. I'll try to list a few. 1) It's the night of mid-term elections, and we live in a city where that's kind of important. 2) Aside...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 29, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Redskins local radio affiliates will add a delay

After a U.S. court overturned the FCC's policy banning even a single inadvertent broadcast expletive this summer, lots of radio stations decided they no longer needed to put live sporting events on a delay. Thus, the local affiliates of the Redskins Radio Network -- ESPN 980, 94.3 and 92.7 --...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 29, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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John Wall Dance makes the Daily Show

Tuesday's episode of the Daily Show, from D.C., featured a shout-out to the Wizards. The best part, according to Reader Dustin, was Wyatt Cenac performing the John Wall Dance, although that was edited out of the final show. Cenac, though, would not be denied. He performed the John Wall...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 29, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Charlie Hustle 'n' Flow? Hoyas ballplayer records hip-hop tunes

If I told you that Mike Seander was raised in Rhode Island, went to Duke on a baseball scholarship, was a freshman all-American closer before blowing out his elbow, and is preparing to use his final year of NCAA eligibility as a sports management grad student at Georgetown, I...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Georgetown  | Tags:  Mike Seander Georgetown, Mike Stud  
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Riggleman: Nats will make move by mid-'12

(By John McDonnell - TWP) "Things can change so quick nowadays," Nats skipper Jim Riggleman said on the Mike Wise Show Thursday morning. "We feel like we've had some really good drafts the last couple of years and that's gonna be the determining factor as to how quick we...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Here's your John Wall bobblehead

(Courtesy Washington Wizards.) The Wizards released their 2010-'11 promotional schedule on Thursday, and goodness, there are some highlights. The headliners, of course, are the two bobblehead nights: Dec. 3 for John Wall, and Jan. 15 for Andray Blatche, both for the first 10,000 fans. Those bobbleheads are pictured above...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wizards and No. 5

Reader Denesh accurately points out that the Wizards' current roster briefly listed lists three different players wearing No. 5. Ordinarily you might ignore such a thing as a simple clerical error, but not when No. 5 is involved. For the Wizards, No. 5 is Kwame Brown's imploded career. It's Juwan...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Torain's head shot contributed to his fumble

Remember this hit? It came on Ryan Torain early in the fourth quarter on Sunday, with Josh Bullocks catching Torain right on his noggin. Hard to capture the image exactly, but this was definitely head-on-head. Before that hit, Torain had handled the ball 94 times in his NFL career,...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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LaRon Landry at the barbershop

When LaRon Landry first brought his new celebration to Redskins Park -- a celebration he learned at the Like That barbershop on Good Hope Road in Southeast -- I called up the shop for some guidance. "We've got this celebration we do here, we kick the feet, slap the...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 28, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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John Wall at the Caps game

(By Clyde Caplan - Clydeorama) Following in the footsteps of Yi Jianlian, John Wall went to a Caps game last weekend. He was introduced to the crowd and received a nice ovation. I frequently write about D.C. athletes at each others' events -- Ovechkin at the Skins! -- and...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Nats giving away an Adam Dunn jersey

Couple of ways you could go on this one. One online writer is using the promise of a game-worn Adam Dunn jersey to speculate that possibly the Nats are getting ready to re-sign the first baseman. Of course, Thomas Boswell would argue otherwise. Here's from his chat last week:...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Is Jason Chimera the NHL's fastest skater?

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) When ESPN the Magazine was preparing its Lists issue over the summer, a writer reached out to Caps forward Mike Knuble for help. Among other things, Knuble was asked to name the top goalies in the NHL, the best pizzas, and the fastest...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Nats new uniforms to go on sale Nov. 11

As reported in this very space, in an item that almost approached the traditional journalistic form of news-gathering, the Nationals will unveil their new uniforms on Nov. 10. The team sent out a release on Wednesday, announcing the details. There are several noteworthy nuggets. * "The glitz and glamour of...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Leonsis says he's "punting" on Wizards name change

This town remains so worked up about the Wizards-Bullets debate that a single Ted Leonsis blog post suggesting a name change was "under consideration" was enough to elicit this, this, this, this, this, multiple sports talk radio segments, a Post editorial, a City Paper blog post about said editorial, and...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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50 years ago, the Senators left and arrived

Fifty years ago this week, one group of Washington Senators left, and another group arrived. The move happened on Oct. 26, 1960, and filled the papers on Oct. 27. In honor of the 50-year anniversary, and in honor of me trying to make my job entirely about archives searches, I...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ravens beat Redskins in poll of Maryland voters

(By Preston Keres - TWP) The Baltimore Sun included one of the most crucial questions of our time in a recent poll of Maryland's likely voters, and the results were worrisome. According to the paper, 51 percent of Maryland's likely voters would cheer for the Ravens in a BW...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Wizards make the Daily Show

With Jon Stewart's Daily Show in D.C. all week, I guess I should have figured there would inevitably be a D.C. sports reference. Here's one from Tuesday's show, where Washington correspondent Wyatt Cenac portrays a bought-off Washington journalist reveling in his freebie tickets to the Wizards' home opener. Because...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Here's John Wall dunking

If you're wondering whether or not to tune into John Wall's Thursday night NBA debut, you can file this video under the "Affirmative" header. (Via Truth About It)...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 27, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Frank Herzog joins Redskins alumni

The Redskins alumni tent at the team's recent homecoming celebration was filled with images you wanted to permanently squish into some unused corner of your brain. Joe Bugel and Russ Grimm laughing over barbeque. Jeff Bostic walking around in an Ed Hardy shirt. Doug Williams holding court in the...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Leonsis stands by Arenas

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Through countless media appearances over the past few months, Ted Leonsis has stuck by Gilbert Arenas, consistently saying that Gilbert would still have every chance to succeed in this town, and to get a second chance. Still, there's been a perception that all is...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Nats to unveil uniform changes Nov. 10

Say goodbye to this look. (By Jonathan Newton - TWP) After months of rumors and speculation, the Nats are set to unveil significant changes to their uniforms on Nov. 10 at Nats Park. The team will hold a fashion show event at the stadium, and will show off at...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Dexter Manley's laugh

Dexter Manley's TV show is on some sort of indefinite hiatus. Humanity is worse for it. Luckily, Manley has kept active in local media, appearing on MASN's Post-Game Extra with John Riggins. In the above clip, he says something or other about PCP, asks Tod Castleberry whether he's ever...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Portis says he and Arenas just need to win

Any attempt to identify D.C.'s most popular athlete in 2005 or so would have made for a pretty short discussion: Gilbert Arenas or Clinton Portis? They were charismatic, they were national stars, they were weird as hell, and they were winners. Arenas led the Wizards to the second round...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Carlos Rogers got his eyes checked?

Last week, Carlos Rogers was bombarded with questions about dropped interceptions. Some of it was awkward. On Sunday, though, the Redskins won, the defense shined, DeAngelo Hall had 17 interceptions, and everyone was feeling good. So the Rogers inquisition went from awkward to humorous, and it was finally the...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 26, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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DeAngelo Hall responds to Troy Aikman's critique

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) I previously mentioned that Troy Aikman thought the above act should have been a penalty. "Going to two knees there, I think that should have been a flag," Aikman said. During a Monday appearance on ESPN 980, Hall was asked about that statement....

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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DeAngelo Hall, Sammy Baugh and four interceptions

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) Here's our main online Skins headline on Monday: "Redskins beat Bears, 17-14; DeAngelo Hall ties NFL record with 4 interceptions." And here's The Post's headline when that record was first set: "Redskins Beat Lions, 42-20; Baugh Stars." Besides capitalization, newspaper headline styles remain constant...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Ovechkin in Moscow with GQ

When you see the sort of photos that emerge from Alex Ovechkin's offseason, you have a pretty good idea what goes on. Still, GQ decided to leave a little less to our imagination, sending a reporter out on the town with Ovechkin at one of his "main hunting grounds," as...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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DeAngelo Hall responds to Jay Cutler

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP) The DeAngelo Hall-Jay Cutler feud has a back story, dating to September of 2008, when the Broncos whipped the Raiders on Monday Night Football and Eddie Royal had an enormous debut. The then-rookie recorded nine receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns, "most of...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Sean Taylor, LaRon Landry signs on College GameDay

At least three Washington Redskins-themed signs made ESPN's College GameDay in Columbia this week. And one of them was an ode to the D.C. Sports Bog. That's a pretty sure way to show up on the D.C. Sports Bog, if you're curious. These signs were hoisted by Will Carey...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Best and worst weeks in D.C. sports

My blogging colleague Cindy Boren and I do this weekly video feature where we spotlight the three best and three worst weeks in D.C. sports. We're teaming up with the Interactivity peoples to do this, and so it's supposed to be interactive, which means you're required to vote. We,...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Wizards  
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Jay Cutler not scared of DeAngelo Hall

(By Jonathan Daniel - Getty) NFL.com titled this little exchange "War of words: Cutler and DeAngelo Hall." This, though, wasn't a fair war. "You know what, he just put it up there," Hall said of Jay Cutler. "He put it up there, we had a chance to make plays."...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Leonsis: Arenas is "still in my good graces"

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, is a well-known and unabashed D.C. sports fan, regularly stacking his program with D.C. sports guests like Cal Ripken, Gilbert Arenas and Alex Ovechkin. He also calls himself friends with Ted Leonsis and has watched games from...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 24, 2010; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Cutler's touchdown, and Haynesworth's leap

When this play happened, the Redskins were trailing the Bears, 14-10. It was the first drive of the third quarter. The Redskins had absolutely no momentum, and the Bears were cruising. On first-and-goal from the one, Jay Cutler leaped, stretched out his arm, and got the ball to cross...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 24, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Redskins-Bears, Best and Worst

(Via @ChrisMottram) Best and worst from the Redskins' 17-14 win over the Bears. Best Play: That game was so comically ridiculous, I'm going to have to choose the most comically ridiculous play I can remember. Let's go with the Jay Cutler pass that was 75 yards off-target, hit LaRon...

By Dan Steinberg  | October 24, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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