DC Sports Bog: Weirdness


Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan playing at Barry Farm

Cabinet secretary’s summer tour of D.C.’s basketball hot spots continues at the Goodman League.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Anre Duncan, Barry Farm, Goodman League

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2012

The Supreme Court and Congressional baseball games of yore

If you think Congressional baseball games are cool now, imagine when the teams were allowed to use 11 players.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  FDR, Congress

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Video of harness racing crash at Rosecroft Raceway

Tuesday night incident caused serious injuries for three drivers at the Fort Washington track.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Rosecroft Raceway

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Dario Franchitti at the Smithsonian

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner drops in on Washington, and hits the American history museum.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Dario Franchitti, Smithsonian

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Kegasus returns as Preakness mascot

Weird homage to depravity and beer will be back at Pimlico, and joined by some sort of unicorn.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Kegasus, UniCarl, Preakness Stakes

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Chick-fil-A food truck coming to Washington in April

This has nothing, and everything, to do with sports. Waffle fries waffle fries waffle fries.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Chick-fil-A

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Kegasus missing; Preakness unveils two potential replacements

With the Lord of the Infield Fest MIA, get a look at a depraved Easter Bunny and a mouthy Leprechaun.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness | Tags:  Preakness, Kegasus

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Tamir Goodman and Sport Strings

Jewish Jordan introduces revolutionary wick-away athletic tzitzis garment, which is a great sentence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Video from Joey Chestnut’s chili-eating win

The world’s most successful competitive eater knocked back two gallons of Ben’s Chili Bowl product in D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Dude Perfect’s Washington D.C. trick shot video

Internet basketball trick shot superstars take on the D.C. monuments, the Hill and Ben’s Chili Bowl.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:37 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/22/2011

D.C. Divas release rap anthem

With the playoffs looming, Washington’s best-known women’s tackle football team plays to ‘Ball Til’ U Fall.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Here’s the Hail Kegasus radio anthem

Preakness Infield mascot sings and talks about Cab Sav and bottomless mugs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Preakness introduces Kegasus mascot

Horse racing? Pffffft. Pimlico would like you to “be legendary” along with its brash new centaur mascot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/22/2011

George Mason wins collegiate cricket championship

Patriots top Montgomery College to take home the national title in Ft. Lauderdale.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/30/2009

I interviewed the White House party crashers

I don't want to oversell things, but there's a chance the above video might be the only one in the world featuring a member of Journey, John Walsh, the White House party crashers and former Skins offensive coordinator Al Saunders. It has something to do with polo. All I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 05/28/2009

Live Blogging the Bee, Round 6

Sixteen entered Round 6. To see how they got here, click here and here and here. More live blogging follows. 1:32: The last speller of the afternoon is Reston's Centerville's Tim Ruiter. The word is "alastor," meaning "avenging deities and spirits." If he gets it, the Finals will have 11...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 PM ET, 05/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/28/2009

Live Blogging the Bee, Round 5

Thirty-six spellers entered Round 5. To see how they got here, click here and here. More live blogging follows. 1:06: Round 5 ends with Eleanor Runde from Seattle, who fails to spell "epicrisis," in what was clearly a desperate stab. We had 20 dings, and 16 correct answers. Everyone looks...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/28/2009

Live Blogging the Bee, Round 4

Forty-one spellers entered Round 4. To see how they got here, click here. At least two sports writers are on press row, myself and the AP's Joseph White, the master of Spelling Bee coverage. And now, some live blogging. 11:31: Round 4 concludes. Forty-one began, and 36 remain. Parents run...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/28/2009

Spellers Discuss Spelling, the Video

Like I said, I love this event. Here's some video. But first, some intense, sabermetric details about the Semifinals, which begin at 10 a.m. Round One was a 25-word test, although spellers were given 50 words, not knowing which 25 would count. Each word was worth one point. The 293...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/30/2008

Kelli Johnson vs. an Eight-Year Old

Let me amend my previous entry to say that THIS, in fact, is the best Spelling Bee highlight you will ever see. It features Comcast SportsyNet going head to head against 8-year-old Sriram Jagadeesh Hathwar, the event's youngest competitor. It's unclear who got the better of the encounter. Please also...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/30/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/30/2008

The Best Spelling Bee Highlights in World History

The requisite caveats: Chris Miller and Michael Jenkins are easily two of my favorite local media personalities, I happily watch about two hours of Comcast SportsyNet news programs a day, I personally authored what was without a doubt the Snafueist segment that has ever aired on that network, they handled...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/30/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/19/2008

The Sky Was Filled With Beer

My last Preakness Infield post of the year, and first, a few notes: 1) Why write a blog post about Beer-Can Volleyball when you can post the video? And yeah, this is what journalism has come to in May of 2008: finding the center of the beer-throwing mob at the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/17/2008

Preakness Infield Beer Wars

Last year's Preakness Day Infield featured the mass-market debut of Port-a-Racin', the artful attempt to sprint over the top of a row of porta-potties while dodging flying debris cheerfully volunteered by the surrounding masses. A year later, the game had changed: now, the sprinting was banished to history's dustbin, as...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/12/2007

Watch Blog Show

After 22 episodes of Blog Show, I finally worked up the courage to watch an episode beginning to end. Yes, that's right, this is the first time I've ever watched this groundbreaking television series myself. Why? Well, because Jamie Mottram and I cut a rug or two in the episode,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/17/2007

Competitive Pizza Eating Comes Back to Greenbelt

Bertoletti, after his win. (Courtesy Major League Eating) Somewhat amazingly, the news that Dmitri Young's son Damon "Damage" Young has sprouted a mohawk turns out only to be the second-most important D.C. sports mohawk news of the week. The most important, of course, is the pending arrival of Patrick...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/17/2007

Obama Balling

Everyone in America will have seen this within the next 48 hours, but here's Obama, in high school, with hair, playing ball. HT to Shoals at FanHaus, who found a way to post this in between arguing with me via e-mail on the cuteness factor of various small mammals....

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/25/2007

Best Sports Mustaches in D.C.History

Anyone with half-a-blog brain knows by now that the American Mustache Institute is running a tremendously wonderful "Best Sports Mustache of All Time" election, a contest that has been mentioned in far too many blogs to list in this space. What you may not have known is that Aaron Perlut,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/25/2007

The Contents of My Stolen Van

Because I started the story here, I might as well finish it. Blogs are all about personal obsessions, right? When the story started, my hot hot hot 1996 Dodge Caravan was stolen from outside my house in Northwest, then recovered, all-crashed-up in Northeast, then taken to Maryland, from where it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/02/2007

Amanda Beard and John Basedow in My Mailbox

This being the dregs of summer..... Quite an assortment of reading material in my WaPo mailbox this morning. 1) "Fitness Made Simple" by John Basedow. The power to change your body, the power to change your life. 3 Steps, 8 Weeks, 1 Killer Body! Sample passage: "Johnism: Don't be an...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/15/2007

Pardon Me For One Second

Ok, you don't care about my life, but for the record, I recently borrowed my wife's car and drove to Gaithersburg, which is like halfway to Canada, and it took me 44 minutes door-to-door, and then today because my car continues to have been stolen, I took a D.C. public...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2007

Hot Weekend Events

This, friends, is a hot hot hot weekend for local sports fans. In several parts. 1) The Washington Freedom? The defending and future champions of the WUSA, or whatever the women's pro soccer league will be called when it comes back? Well, in addition to crushing W-League teams, they'll be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/11/2007

Pictures You'll Want to See

1) Go to Information Leafblower, right now, to see a picture of Nelly Furtado wearing a D.C. United kit. Look at the form on that jumper. (Via Skinscast; go there for more.) 2) Also on the list of things I should have done over the weekend: Jesse Armstead's Celebrity Hoops...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/31/2007

A Spelling Bee Star

[Note to readers: I will be abandoning the Spelling Bee momentarily. This is one of the poorest decisions in modern sports blogging history.] In regards to the concerns, stated below, about Spelling Bees and pressure: Look, I get that people challenge the results of pinewood derby contests in rural Arkansas,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/31/2007

On Spelling Bee Pressure

My Spelling Bee day started on the sixth floor of the Grand Hyatt, in makeup, with ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, watching a review of an incorrect ruling on a word that had actually been spelled correctly. The ruling was fixed. Claire Zhang was saved by instant replay. My...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/31/2007

The Patel Drama Escalates

An appeal may or not still be underway for Samir Patel, the presumptive favorite, who so graciously exited the stage. A media horde gathered by a back doorway to try to figure this all out. "We're not going to make any comment to the press," said a word list manager...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/31/2007

Samir Patel Goes Down

The overwhelming favorite Samir Patel went down. He biffed on Clevis. "I'm just angry at myself," he said repeatedly, while being mobbed by media members. "Because the first thought in my mind when I heard the word was 'clevis,' and I wanted to just say that out, but then I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/31/2007

Some Spelling Bee Controversy

This isn't news if you're glued to the TV, but the Spelling Bee almost had its Tuck Rule Moment today. It was crazy. ESPN person Mike Greenberg, who, for whatever reason, I'm following around, was in the make-up room on the sixth floor. Claire Zhang was spelling some word I've...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/31/2007

A Car Ride With Mike and Mike

This is the dramatic stuff that happens when you ride in a car with Mike and Mike from their morning radio show at Atlantic Video to the Grand Hyatt, site of the Spelling Bee: Not much, really. Isn't a very long car ride. So now I'm waiting in the make-up...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 05/31/2007

D.C.'s Roller Derby Girls

On my list of "things to do" last weekend was to attend the D.C. Roller Girls "Rolling Thunder" roller derby event at Dulles SportsPlex. Why? It's "LOUD ENOUGH TO KNOCK YOU DOWN!" It's "With Liberty and Justice to Brawl." Clearly, they employ the same writers as Blog Show (tm). (Yes,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:01 AM ET, 05/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 05/23/2007

Meet Gloria

Today, we were all introduced to the Washington Glory, our new National Pro Fastpitch women's softball expansion team. We were introduced to a dozen players and their just-named head coach Carie Dever-Boaz, a former Virginia assistant, who said that "only in America can you get paid, as a female, to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:15 PM ET, 05/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/22/2007

Wise Preakness Race Fans

I swear, this'll be the last Preakness post until next May, but this is the video evidence that (close your eyes) a few beverages other than Vitamin Water and Fresca may have been consumed during Saturday's Preakness. Or maybe they were all just in really, really, really good moods because...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/21/2007

The Caps on the Preakness

I was at the Preakness Saturday, so I didn't suffer the hockey fan's indignity of seeing an overtime game in the Eastern Conference finals be preempted in favor of a horse-racing pre-game show. Hockey bloggers will be able to make their living off this for several years. From Off Wing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/21/2007

Race Fans Honor Barbaro

Just so everyone's clear on the fact that Clinton Portis doesn't have an exclusive on animal insensitivity, I bring you Drew Fluegel, Eric Berens and a group of their friends, several of whom came to Pimlico on Saturday wearing the t-shirt pictured here. Touching, really. On the other hand, they...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/21/2007

Blair Thomas Rocks a Sun Hat

The Preakness actually has two infields: the one where drunk guys take off their shirts and sprint over port-a-potties while their friends pelt them with beer, and the one where ladies in sun dresses and men in suits drink cocktails and listen to big band music while noshing on hors...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/21/2007

Port-a-Racin' at the Preakness

Comcast SportsyNet's Adam Littlefield and I spent some quality time in the Preakness infield on Saturday. First off, let me say that if you're not a 21-year-old college kid whose idea of heaven involves Milwaukee's Best, tasteless t-shirts and rolling around in the dirt, this event will invariably make you...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/16/2007

Al Saunders, Journey and John Walsh

Also known as, a much shorter version of what I wrote about polo. In case you've forgotten, here is what I wrote about polo, featuring Al Saunders, Journey and John Walsh. And here is the video version, courtesy of Adam Littlefield, Comcast SportsyNet producer extraordinaire. Upon rewatching this, I believe...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/10/2007

Polo Preview

The serious sports writers are, for whatever reason, not writing about polo just yet. I know of at least one serious sports writer, rumored to be on the pass list for Saturday's America's Cup of Polo, who lists "see Journey perform" as his or her primary motivation. But me, I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/10/2007

Polo Hats and Polo Cheese

I've sat through a lot of sports press conferences in my life. Today's polo press conference was the first I've ever attended that offered a cheese plate featuring, among other selections, Cypress Grove's Humboldt Fog (a creamy, delicate, sometimes oozingly drippy California goat cheese centered with a thin layer of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/10/2007

Polo Excitement Builds in Loudoun County

As everyone knows, the America's Cup of Polo is this weekend in Leesburg, although the Web site is still calling it America's Polo Cup. The rock-show stage is mostly assembled, the audio system for the Journey concert is being tested (it's the same audio system U2 and Aerosmith toured with,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/17/2007

Local Urinal Advertising Update

[Introductory note: This item contains certain slang terms for urine. Don't read it if you're offended by that sort of thing.] [Introductory note No. 2: You really know you've made it as a blogger when entrepreneurial small business persons contact you regarding their urinal-based advertising products.] So Scott Linke is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 04/06/2007

Final Thoughts

Item: George Washington guard Carl Elliott, a former football star, will attend a workout with the New York Giants on Monday. Carl Elliott, making like he's a footballer (Joel Richardson - TWP). Item: I was supposed to post this earlier, but I forgot. Frozen Four finals tomorrow. BC-Michigan State. Official...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:21 PM ET, 04/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/03/2007

Polo Q&A With Jim Moran

Since this didn't fit into the last polo item, lemme include a pretty accurate transcript of my polo-related Q&A with Congressman Jim Moran, which has to be the longest polo interview Moran has ever conducted. Seriously, I publicly wonder why I don't get more comments on this blog, and then...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/03/2007

Big-Time Polo Comes to Virginia

This is a week late, and has already been blogged about on this Web site, but I don't care. A moving pictures version of this entry can be seen tonight on Washington Post Live, which will also feature the equally compelling Thom Loverro. Anyhow, last week, I went to what...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 03/01/2007

The New Bog Baby Pool

All the congratulations for Dan is quite moving really, but it got this pinch-Bogger to thinking: When will Steinberg actually break down and why? Those of us with children know -- and the rest can surely imagine -- that the first few days with your first are among the most...

By Matthew Rennie  |  05:02 PM ET, 03/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/01/2007

Where to Watch Cricket in D.C.

Apologies for the slow day. In the meantime, can someone please help this reader? I admit, my Cricket connections are not what they once were. You may or may not be aware that the Cricket World Cup starts in March in the West Indies. [Answer: not aware - ed.] I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/25/2007

Redskins and Gnarls Barkley

Big day in downtown Washington. Apparently the Chili Peppers and Gnarls Barkley are playing the VC tonight. I know this only because when I left Wizards practice, the back hallways smelled like 17 billion ashtrays had just been emptied. And I know for a fact that James Lang doesn't smoke,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/16/2007

Who's Watching American Idol Tonight?

The checklist: Me: Absolutely. I will duck out early from the Capitals' Bloggers' Happy Hour in order to watch Idol in its entirety. Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox: "Absolutely. Absolutely. I haven't seen it every year, but every time I get a chance. I'm horrible with sitting and making sure...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/20/2006

Updates on Boswell's Foil, Agent Zero, Funniest Sports Celebrities

1) In case anyone missed this comment from the Bobby Boswell "Guts" thread, we're one step closer to the goal. Here's the comment about "Guts" champion and Young Bobby foil Robin Rexroat: Ive known Robin for about 15 years now. Yes she is from orlando and she graduated from Boone...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/17/2006

Another Judging Controversy

Quite a night at the Improv on Tuesday. Although I left in a raging fury. It's taken me three days to get enough perspective to post a recap. I've been waiting for the D.C. DCRTV to follow up on its promised recap, but it never happened. FishbowlDC, disappointingly, gave us...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness, Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/10/2006

Hot Local Sporting Events

Two not-to-be missed upcoming events on the local sports calendar. 1) Next Tuesday night at the D.C. Improv, the Second Annual Funniest Sports Celebrity in Washington contest. I was asked to compete, but I said no way, so I'm a judge. Post columnist Mike Wise was asked to compete, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/10/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/27/2006

Old basketballs, New Basketballs and Pumpkins

This day is complicated by a lecture that I need to give to some journalism students. Really. Go figure. But much of the rest of the day will be taken up with my long explanations of a series of extremely scientific experiments we at The Post conducted with the NBA's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness, Weirdness, Weirdness

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 10/23/2006

Randle El's Inspiration

At first I thought Randle El was just being a goof with that running into the goal-post thing, but then I just received a link to this touching video, part of a documentary about an obsessive marathoner and his quest to make everyone else run. Anyhow, watch the clip for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:25 PM ET, 10/23/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weirdness

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/06/2006

Budweiser: Watered-Down Trophies

Yes, that's right, Budweiser has been parading around a "replica" of the World Cup trophy to ardent fans who think it's the real thing. (As an aside, I held the actual MLS Supporters Shield in my hands yesterday afternoon, and I promise to blog about it at some point, after...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/29/2006

Playing Scrabble is Harder Than Kicking Field Goals

Straight from one of the few people qualified to judge. Stefan Fatsis, whom I'll identify as a Bog Friend, D.C. resident, Wall Street Journal Writer, author of the sportswriting classic Word Freak, ESPN Scrabble analyst and former kicker for the Denver Broncos. ("I have the greatest resume," he acknowledged.) I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/21/2006

Live from the O's Protest, Postscript

Like every great American protest movement, the FreeBirds have a strong social element. After a hard day of marching, singing songs and carrying signs, they retire to local watering holes called Pickles Pub and Sliders to down American lite beers, and sometimes shots of Jagermeister or bottles of Twisted Tea....

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/21/2006

Live From the O's Protest, Part III

The nostalgia train rolls on, with an extended "Sell to Rip-ken" chant, an "El-rod Hen-dricks" chant, a "Da-vey John-son" chant, a "Jo-on Mil-ler" chant, a "Pa-at Gil-lick" chant, an "Ea-rl Wea-ver" chant and several more rousing renditions of "Ed-die, "Ed-die." (I don't believe I've ever heard a chant to a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2006

Live from the O's Protest, Part II

Inside the park now. Section 384. Cheapest ticket I could find. I guess the cheapest ticket all the FreeBirds could find, too, since there are thousands of them up here. And nearly as many cameramen. And the FreeBirds are loud. "Pete Must Go!" they're now chanting. "Edi-die, Ed-die," they're chanting....

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/21/2006

Live from the O's Protest, Part I

I'm outside Camden with a huge mob of fans in black "Free the Birds" t-shirts. We just walked here from the Hard Rock Cafe. "Hey Hey Ho Ho Greedy Petey's Got to Go," they shouted. "Yankees Suck!" they shouted. "Pull Peter Out!" they shouted. '"Sell the Team!" they shouted. "Bring...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/20/2006

On the Orioles Protest

And I thought my posts were too long. The people behind tomorrow's "Take Back the Birds" campaign have a mission statement that clocks in just south of 3,500 words. "Angelos" appears 23 times. "Bad" appears 11 times. Prominent descriptions include disgruntled, disgusted, disenfranchised, suppressed, betrayed, ignored, abused, depressed, fragmented, unprecedented,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/18/2006

Pink: The New Silver and Black

So reading D.C. Sports Chick's angry rant about pink Caps gear got me thinking yet again about pink sports merchandise, which has been much in the news as an official actual newspaper-certified trend (repeatedly certified), with NFL teams seeing "a lot of pink in the stands" and Reebok execs wanting...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/09/2006

Guest blogger

(This was composed a few days ago, apologies if some references are dated--editor.) OffTheMeter Speaks.... 1. I need Soriano back with the Yankees DC! He will be the first 50/50 player and he will be back in the Bronx one day. I want one real Dominican.... I will have a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/08/2006

Best Croc Hunter Moment

Without a doubt, 'twas this. Made me laugh every time....

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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