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D.C. Sports Bog: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Chris Cooley's Super Bowl party

Since I am mentioned in this video of Chris Cooley's Super Bowl party, I suppose I really ought to post it. The video claims I was pantless during the party. I'm not sure I quite remember that....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 18, 2011; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Greivis still calls College Park "my house"

(By John McDonnell - TWP) Greivis Vasquez spent much of his four years in College Park talking about how much he loved Gary Williams. He's gone now -- although he's back this week to get his jersey raised to the rafters -- but Greivis is still talking about how...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 18, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps  
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Mike Wise dancing

Let's see Kornheiser do this....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 18, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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JaVale McGee previews his dunk surprises

Spoiler alert. Hey, not my fault. In the above video, JaVale McGee hints that he might put money in the net and grab it with his mouth en route to a dunk. In the above video, JaVale McGee says he will wear four pairs of shoes, with "different colors,...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 18, 2011; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Andre Carter hits the road with the Caps

I've gotten accustomed to seeing D.C. hockey players at college basketball games and NFL games and MLS games, D.C. NFL players at hockey games and golf tournaments and NBA games, D.C. NBA players at baseball games and WNBA games and boxing fights. No big deal. This, though, is a new...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps, Redskins  
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The guys in presidents' masks at the Caps game

(By Debora Robinson - NHLI via Getty) Early Thursday morning, I asked who the guys were in presidents' masks at this week's Caps-Ducks game. Because the Internet is wonderful, by Thursday afternoon, I had my answer. "We live in Los Angeles, and we're all crazy hockey fans who play...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Virginia celebrates the Redskins

Several Redskins dignitaries went to Richmond this week to celebrate the team's 40th anniversary of Virginia residence. As luck would have it, they were entering the Richmond Marriott at the same time the George Mason basketball team was exiting the hotel to go destroy VCU, The Post's Steven Goff reports....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Feinstein, Kornheiser and Snyder, Day II

If you'll excuse me for a moment, this item involves a Washington Post staffer transcribing an interview between one Washington Post staffer and one Washington Post freelancer staffer about an ex-Washington Post staffer. If that kind of thing turns you off -- and clearly, for many of you, it will...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Eagles president on McNabb, Shanahan

Eagles President Joe Banner did an hour in-studio with Philadelphia sports-talk station WIP earlier this week, and there were at least two Redskins moments. One game during the listener interaction portion of the interview, when a caller -- a self-described Eagles and Andy Reid fan who also remained a Donovan...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Montana high school nixes "Redskins" name

Sure, this topic is more tired than a Caps fan during a West-coast road trip. But the fact is, the owner of the Washington football team has displayed an inordinate sensitivity to potentially insensitive racial characterizations in recent weeks, which is why this latest news out of Billings, Montana, caught...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Caps fans in Anaheim

If you stayed up late in Thursday morning for the Caps' utterly bizarre 7-6 win over Anaheim -- and judging by Twitter activity, many of you did -- you would have noticed an incredible number of red-shirted folks in the Honda Center. You could see (and hear) them celebrate...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 12:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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The Henry Sims campaign video

Having previously mentioned that Georgetown center Henry Sims is running for student body vice president, I can't help but link to his first campaign ad. Well, it's really his and Jed Feiman's first ad, I guess. No offense, Jed. Oh, and let's check out their official bios from their...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 17, 2011; 12:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown  
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Charlie Davies on the bear hug, the Stanky Leg, Georgetown and Raclette

(Via D.C. United) Truth be told, I've sort of ignored D.C. United for the better part of two years. I mean, when the Wizards and Redskins lose, they do so in spectacular fashion, with high-profile players getting suspended for gun gags and failing shuttle tests and getting benched and...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Feinstein can't bring up Dan Snyder on Kornheiser's show

Maybe this is old news, but it feels new to me. In his blog this week, John Feinstein wrote that Tony Kornheiser has asked him not to bring up the topic of Daniel Snyder on his radio show. Here's Feinstein: Tony Kornheiser has specifically asked me not to bring up...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Bruce Allen leaves a fan a voice mail

Earlier this week, I wrote about Jeremy and Brennan, two Redskins fans whose letter about their love of pounding on a FedEx Field sign earned them a hand-written response from Bruce Allen. That prompted Adam Walesiewicz to send me his own story of Allen's attentiveness. After the 2009-10 season,...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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The Terps and the upset

(By Matt Gentry - AP via Roanoke Times) Because I'm a horribly annoying literalist, I saw Liz Clarke's item about how the Terps had seen zero upsets in 26 games and was blown away. The favorite, winning 26 times in a row? That seemed remarkable. Well, it's close, but...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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George Mason players growing their hair

If there's' one thing that's sure to earn a mention in this space, it's a D.C. athlete, media member, fan, resident, or cousin of an uncle of an arena janitor pledging either to cut or not to cut his or her hair. And thus, let me present the George...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  College Basketball, George Mason  
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Seth Greenberg's Lefty Driesell impersonation

The Post's Virginia Tech beat writer, Mark Giannotto, wrote earlier this season about how Seth Greenberg turns to his famous coaching friends, including Lefty Driesell, for in-season guidance. Interesting, Greenberg specifically credited Driesell with helping his in-game strategy in Tuesday's win over Maryland, trusting Jeff Allen when he gets...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Carlos Rogers says Skins are "nowhere close" to Super Bowl teams

(By John McDonnell - TWP) There are two ways to look at the past Redskins season. Or, at least two ways. Maybe more, if you have access to 3D glasses and/or large amounts of alcohol. But the two ways I'm thinking of go like this: 11 of the Redskins'...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 16, 2011; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Two Redskins fans and their FedEx Field sign

To many of us of a certain age, FedEx Field has all the charm and nostalgia of a pack of Orbit Maui Melon Mint. I mean, maybe you like it, maybe you hate it, but it doesn't exactly conjure up musty old images of childhood wonderment and international glory....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Dexter Manley tries to do the Dougie

Cultural arbiter Ted Leonsis says the Dougie has jumped the shark. He's never seen Dexter Manley's version. If this is shark-jumping, bring on the teeth, or whatever....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Haber, Hellie, Feldman on the Redskins

One of the things that made Brett Haber's scathing commentary on Daniel Snyder's lawsuit so noteworthy was that D.C.'s network sports anchors have historically given the Redskins a pretty wide berth. And so many of the local networks have had financial arrangements with the team, that it sometimes seems as...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Post Sports Live: Georgetown vs. U-Conn.,
the inconsistent Caps and the Daytona 500

Dan and Tarik El-Bashir joined LaVar Arrington, and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to discuss Georgetown's nine-game winning streak, the Terps NCAA Tournament chances, possible reasons for the Caps inconsistent play, and Dale Earnhardt's legacy. Post Sports Live streams live on washingtonpost.com every Tuesday at noon; archives can...

By Washington Post editors  | February 15, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Media members attempting trampoline dunks

One of the most depressing D.C. sports clips I've seen in recent weeks came last week, when Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller asked JaVale McGee what it would mean to the Wizards organization if he could win the NBA's slam dunk competition. That's just pure sadness in 17 words. But...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Men in headdresses at Redskins training camp

I have no idea what is happening in this 1938 Redskins training camp photo, which Rick Snider miraculously dug out of the Library of Congress archives. I tried to breeze through The Post archives from that summer, but all I found were clips like this: With a derisive whoop...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Jay Carney and Dan Snyder are friends

(By Charles Dharapak - AP) Dan Snyder's owner's box at FedEx Field has long been filled with notable Washingtonians, from Sam Donaldson to Alan Greenspan to Bernard Shaw to Tony Kornheiser to Al Hunt to Chris Matthews. Add another name to the list. Turns out new White House press...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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The Caps confuse Ray Whitney

(By Paul Connors - AP) Watching low-scoring Caps games on TV and following along online as Caps fans bang their heads into their keyboards is getting pretty depressing. Also, repetitive. The stats people cite alone could fill up a blog item. Some samples from Monday night. Ted Starkey: Offense...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Red Zebra announces new Orioles deal

A week after the news broke that the Nats were likely to make 106.7 The Fan their flagship station, that station's local rival -- ESPN 980 -- re-upped with the other local ballclub. Yup, Red Zebra Broadcasting sent out a press release Tuesday morning announcing a two-year deal to broadcast...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Mike Knuble cannot live without beer

If you don't have the time to watch this Caps Newlywed Game video, featuring one newlywedded Cap, one oldlywedded Cap, and one guy who's engaged, I will provide highlights. 1) Karl Alzner and his fiancee disagree about whether he picks his nose or merely blows it a lot. 2)...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Phillip Daniels recommends Albert Haynesworth "chill"

I think I probably thought that 2010 was the golden age of Albert Haynesworth radio transcripts, and that after Old '92 didn't just burn bridges with the Redskins but then rolled around on the charred bridge remains on the ground, 2011 would involve some cathartic break. Well, not yet. And...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Atlantic 11 Week 12: George George George

(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) I don't know why everyone's clamoring for George Mason to get an 8 seed. That's the wrong way to go, right? Isn't it better to slide into that sweet spot of an 11 or 12 and take another real run at the second...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The most Wizards story of 2011

This is how Flip Saunders began his press conference after the Wizards got stomped at home by the Spurs: "Words can't totally explain how I feel. Disappointed. Embarrassed. And I feel bad from a fan standpoint. Realistically, I look, there's 8:40 left in the game, we were down 36,...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Who's voting for George Mason?

As George Mason won its 10th and then 11th games in a row last week, some fans and media members began to wonder whether the Patriots might crack the AP top 25 this week. Now, this is the sort of thing that matters very little to a power-conference school...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Scenes from the Wizards' celebration

"The Wizards have it!" Steve Buckhantz said, as the seconds ticked away on Sunday evening in Cleveland. "Elation! Jubilation! Celebration! The Wizards have rid themselves of the proverbial monkey on their back and stopped this dreadful road losing streak at 25. BIG victory here tonight, 115-100." "Just feels like...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Lorenzo Alexander on the City Paper lawsuit

I'm pretty sure that a Redskin, when asked about the lawsuit filed by team owner Dan Snyder, has zero good options. If you support Snyder's efforts, you will be accused of being a corporate toadie. If you support City Paper, you will be [redacted]. And if you no-comment your way...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Jayson Werth's beard is back

(Photo by Bill Ladson) Say, look at that. Washington sports officially has a new beard in town. If you count Viera as town. Anyhow, this image -- from MLB.com's Bill Ladson -- sure looks a lot different than the guy who met the media at Nats Park in December....

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Scenes from Virginia Tech's blackout

(Photos via HokieSports.com) "Coach Seth Greenberg looks like he's ready for a wedding rocking his formal attire," The Post's Mark Giannotto Tweeted on Sunday afternoon, live from the Virginia Tech blackout. "Black suit, black tie for the blackout." I wanted to see the wedding version of Seth Greenberg, and...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Chick Hernandez gets a haircut

Say, the Wizards won on the road. From the most important standpoint -- how does this affect D.C. sports media members -- here's the breakdown. * Mike Wise can shave his facial hair. * Chris Miller does not have to do the Dougie on live television. * Chick Hernandez...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 14, 2011; 7:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Vinny Cerrato's consulting rate

We knew back in December that Texas football coach Mack Brown had enlisted Vinny Cerrato's help as a consultant, charged with "analyzing the program inside and out and helping Mack through the hiring process." We also knew that Cerrato and Brown had a longstanding relationship, that Cerrato said included an...

By Dan Steinberg  | February 13, 2011; 10:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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