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D.C. Sports Bog Archive: Soccer

The food at Verizon Center

Dueling Verizon Center food stories over the past few day. First Ted Leonsis posted a blog item about changes to the VIP seating sections at the Phonebooth, which included a mailing that went out advertising VIP full season ticket packages. Among the benefits (which also include VIP parking and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 26, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Caps , College Basketball , Media , Nats , Soccer , Wizards  
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John Riggins: Not a soccer fan

I mostly tune out the complains about soccer diving and soccer players' general wussiness, because they're all the same, like complaints about high taxes or traffic or Albert Haynesworth. But when John Riggins is doing the complaining, I'll grant him a listen. Here's what he just wrote on his blog,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 29, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Media , Soccer  
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The crying U.S. soccer fan

By Wednesday morning, emotional breakdowns linked to U.S. soccer team success were fairly common. But before there was a game-winner against Algeria and all those bonkers fans in bars, there was the equalizer against Slovenia. And before there were those tens of thousands of revelers on YouTube, flinging drinks...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2010; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Soccer  
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D.C. was watching the U.S. win over Algeria

I wrote earlier in the week that D.C. was ranked second out of the 56 metered U.S. markets in ESPN/ABC World Cup ratings through Sunday's games. The combined ESPN/ABC ratings in this market were a 3.5, translating to about 81,000 households, not including the Spanish-language broadcasts. That was behind only...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Soccer  
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D.C. second nationally in World Cup ratings

Fans at Summers during U.S.-Slovenia. (By Jahi Chikwendiu - TWP) Do you find yourself waking up every morning and flipping on the TV to ESPN before your daughter even remembers to ask about Max & Ruby? Are you surreptitiously watching random South American countries dominate random small European countries...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 21, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Media , Soccer  
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Rico Labbe's World Cup

(By David Azia - AP) ESPN's World Cup coverage will begin Friday morning with an opening piece featuring scenes from just about every nook of South Africa, narrated by actor Djimon Hounsou. That open was co-produced and edited by Rico Labbe. And Rico Labbe used to play for the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2010; 12:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Redskins , Soccer  
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