DC Sports Bog: ESPN 980


Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Chris Cooley says RGIII looks like ‘another person’

Former Redskins tight end ran routes with the team’s current quarterback. He was blown away.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Chris Russell said he’d quit if the Redskins signed DeSean Jackson

Uh, this is awkward. One Redskins beat reporter put his job on the line. He lost.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Russell, DeSean Jackson, ESPN 980

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Kornheiser: Jayson Werth ‘an idiot’

Jayson Werth said a bunch of interesting things about hitting a baseball. Tony Kornheiser didn’t agree with them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Jayson Werth, Nats, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Rich Chvotkin celebrates Georgetown’s NIT win

This is the most excited anyone has ever been about a double-digit first-round NIT victory.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Georgetown, Rich Chvotkin

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Chris Knoche reacts to the end of Maryland’s season

Maryland basketball analyst’s ‘ahhhhhhhhhhhh’ is the sound of an ACC legacy ending.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Knoche, ESPN 980, Terps

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Kornheiser: Caps have a ‘chesty fan base’

Longtime local sports broadcaster man takes yet another crack at local hockey fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, ESPN 980, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Doc Walker performs baptism on Jason Hatcher

Former Redskin and longtime ESPN 980 host sprinkled bottled water on the former Cowboys lineman.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Walker, ESPN 980, Jason Hatcher, Redskins

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Al Harrington wants John Wall and Bradley Beal to be best friends

Wizards veteran wants the team’s two guards to love each other.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Bradley Beal, ESPN 980, John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Gary Williams on funny stuff and the Duke scorer’s table

The Duke-Maryland rivalry hits the road with one final controversy, which Gary Williams helps nurture along.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:49 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duke, ESPN 980, Gary Williams, Mark Turgeon, Terps

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Tony Kornheiser: Maryland’s Big Ten move ‘a colossal blunder’

Put Tony Kornheiser with the group who suspects Maryland’s conference move won’t go well.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Terps, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Sean McVay on the 2014 Redskins offense

New Redskins offensive coordinator talks about what his team’s philosophy will be next season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Redskins, Sean McVay

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Michael Wilbon on Maryland and the Big Ten

Former Post columnists understands the reasons behind Maryland’s conference change, but says ‘emotionally, it’s just so awful’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Michael Wilbon, Terps

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Bobby Beathard: Jay Gruden ‘the right hire’ for Redskins

One-time Redskins GM heartily endorses the newest Redskins coach.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Beathard, ESPN 980, Jay Gruden, Redskins

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Steve Czaban signs extension at ESPN 980

“The Sports Reporters” co-host gets three more years with ESPN 980.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Media, Morning pixels, Steve Czaban

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Cooley on Campbell and Brown

Count Chris Cooley among the optimists when it comes to evaluating the team’s personnel decisions in the hands of Scott Campbell and Morocco Brown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Morocco Brown, Redskins, Scott Campbell

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/30/2013

What Cooley wants in a Redskins coach

Former Redskins tight end lists some of the characteristics he’d prefer to see in Mike Shanahan’s replacement.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Cooley says Danny Smith wants Redskins coaching job

Former Redskin and current radio analyst says the former special teams coach is eager to take on the gig.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Danny Smith, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Jurgensen thinks Shanahan will be back

I don’t understand anything anyone is saying anymore.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Snyder, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, Sonny Jurgensen

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Shanahan: Cousins could fetch a first-rounder

Redskins coach tells ESPN 980 that the next three weeks couldn’t possibly hurt Kirk Cousins’s trade value.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Mitchell, ESPN 980, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Cooley: Cousins a better pocket passer than RGIII

Chris Cooley compared the performance of Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins last week. The former didn’t fare too well.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Kirk Cousins, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Chris Cooley on the mayhem

Former Redskins tight end talks about the swirling madness inside Redskins Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Dan Snyder, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Mike Shanahan on the Seattle game

Mike Shanahan says he thought RGIII was hurt at halftime of the Seattle game, but was told otherwise.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, James Andrews, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGII

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Cooley: Redskins should ditch read-option

Chris Cooley provides a frank breakdown of Robert Griffin III’s performance as a runner this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Collinsworth: Redskins going in right direction

Lots of people thought Sunday night was a disaster for the Redskins. NBC’s Sunday Night Football analyst still thinks all is well.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cris Collinsworth, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Jurgensen thinks Mike Shanahan’s job is safe

Longtime Redskins analyst thinks Mike Shanahan would be back even with a 3-13 record.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Kevin Sheehan, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII, Sonny Jurgensen

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Cooley on RGIII and film study

Redskins tight end offers his take on the NFL Network report about Robert Griffin III.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Mike Silver, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Wilbon on Redskins drama

Wilbon thinks D.C. thrives on Redskins drama. We debate it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Michael Wilbon, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Chris Cooley on Mike Shanahan

Former Redskins star says the team’s coach needs to do a better and more honest job of speaking to the cameras.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Larry Michael finds Redskins ‘mind-boggling’

Even the team’s longtime play-by-play man and minister of propaganda has been stunned by the way this season has gone.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Larry Michael, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Another fake Redskins radio broadcast

Danny Rouhier’s latest skewers both Larry Michael AND Kevin Sheehan. Sports-radio wars, man.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980, Kevin Sheehan, Larry Michael, Redskins

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Marcin Gortat thinks Wizards could win 50 games

Newest Wizard, unfamiliar with the franchise’s crushing history of mediocrity, says 50 wins are not out of the question.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Braden Holtby on his fight with Ray Emery

Caps goalie reveals that he wasn’t hurt when he was punched repeatedly, because he has a hard head.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Capitals, ESPN 980

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Doc Walker on the Broncos and belching

Doc Walker, as only he can, explains how the Broncos were belching in the Redskins’ faces on Sunday. FIguratively.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Walker, ESPN 980, John Wall, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Redskins broadcast booth sings ‘Hail to the Redskins’

Listen to Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen, Chris Cooley and Doc Walker sing “Hail to the Redskins.“

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Doc Walker, ESPN 980, Larry Michael, Redskins, Sonny Jurgensen

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Letterman and O’Reilly on ‘Redskins’

David Letterman, Bill O’Reilly, Kevin Sheehan, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors chair, and others talk about the team name.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Letterman, ESPN 980, Jesse Jackson, Kevin Sheehan, Redskins

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

ESPN 980 pokes fun at Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler once threw four interceptions to DeAngelo Hall. One local radio station won’t let him forget it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, ESPN 980, Jay Cutler, Redskins

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/11/2013

That time a Cowboys fan spit at Mark Moseley

Former Redskins kicker tells the story of when a Cowboys fan dropped saliva on his head.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, ESPN 980, Mark Moseley, Redskins

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are baseball's best team

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are the best team in Major League Baseball, and still wants them to serve as a reminder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Caps, ESPN 980, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Do the Redskins want a 'Burgundy Hole?'

Oakland's Black Hole is well-known in the NFL. Bruce Allen told some fans he wants a 'Burgundy Hole' in Washington. Maybe he was joking.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Theismann: Too much attention on RGIII

Joe Theismann: ‘I just think that everything has become all about Robert. And it’s not good for him, it’s not good for the fans, it’s not good for the franchise.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Joe Theismann, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Wilbon on RGIII and read option

Professional talker person talks about Redskins and RGIII and health and quarterbacks and other things like that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:28 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Michael Wilbon, Redskins, RGIII, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Garcon: RGIII can’t run as fast

Fans have said that RGIII isn’t running as fast this season. Pierre Garcon agrees, citing the knee brace the QB is wearing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Pierre Garcon, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Cooley and Walker differ on read option

Chris Cooley wants the Redskins to use more read option. Doc Walker says that won’t happen.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Doc Walker, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins fans talking Kirk Cousins

Two bad games from RGIII, and some are wondering whether the team might be better off with the backup.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, ESPN 980, Kirk Cousins, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Coach K: ‘We won’t schedule Maryland’

Duke basketball coach says his program won’t attempt to schedule Maryland after the teams are in different conferences.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACC, Big Ten, Coach K, Duke, ESPN 980, Terps

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Kirk Cousins doesn’t own a car

Redskins popular second-string quarterback has two dealer cars, but still hasn’t bought one of his own.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Kirk Cousins, Redskins

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/09/2013

RGIII on success

Robert Griffin III tells Chris Cooley the Redskins 'can win every game' as long as 'we show up and we play like we’re supposed to play every week.'

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Larry Michael says the Redskins have no ‘blank-heads’

Voice of the Redskins says the scourge of [blank]heads has been removed from the 2013 Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Larry Michael, Redskins

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/03/2013

RGIII: Debate on rehab turned something great into something terrible

Redskins quarterback tells Chris Cooley that the story of his rehab has somehow been turned into a negative.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Dan Snyder: ‘I take so much pride in trying to do the right things’

In an interview with Larry Michael, Dan Snyder talks about his stewardship of the Redskins and his media appearances.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Snyder, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/27/2013

RGIII on the read option

Quarterback tells ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan that he supports the read option, but he'd still rather throw than run.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Kevin Sheehan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/27/2013

RGIII says he can still run 4.3

Quarterback tells ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan that he's in better health today than he was before last season's Ravens game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Kevin Sheehan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/27/2013

RGIII on blocking out the critics

Redskins quarterback tells Chris Cooley that he blocks his detractors on Twitter so he doesn't have to see the negativity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins, RGIII, Santana Moss

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Chris Cooley interviews Dan Snyder

Former tight end gets owner to talk about beer, Hooters, and dancing at Robert Griffin III's wedding.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, Dan Snyder, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Why Chris Cooley went to ESPN 980

Chris Cooley told the Redskins he wanted to earn a spot in their radio booth. They told him, in turn, he needed to host an afternoon show.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins, Steve Czaban

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/02/2013

How Chris Cooley got cut by the Redskins

Redskins tight end spent 45 minutes in Mike Shanahan's office, and wasn't positive he had just been released.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Redskins, Steve Czaban

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Andy Pollin tells a Steve Spurrier story

Longtime sports radio host talks about the origins of his show, and offers another great Steve Spurrier story.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pollin, ESPN 980, Media, Redskins, Steve Spurrier

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Bruce Allen thinks Redskins are blazing a training-camp trail

Redskins GM thinks the team's new summer home will serve as an example around the NFL.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin on the end of their show

Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin mourn the end of their 'Sports Reporters' show on ESPN 980, and talk about the future.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pollin, Chris Cooley, ESPN 980, Steve Czaban

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Manny Acta says Nats offense is 'a disaster'

Former Nats manager says he is 'baffled' by the steps backward the Nats have taken this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Manny Acta, Nats

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 06/10/2013

106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980 on Nats coverage

Which sports-talk radio station is best for keeping up with the Nats? There seems to be some impassioned disagreement on that matter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:54 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980, Media, Nats

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/03/2013

JTIII: Otto Porter is 'by far' the best player in this draft

Hoyas coach goes above and beyond in selling his star's NBA readiness during a recent radio interview.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Georgetown, John Thompson III, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Ryan Zimmerman on statistics and 'nerds'

Nats third baseman further explains why he doesn't always love statistical breakdowns of his sport.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman, Tom Boswell

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Tony Kornheiser slams Caps fans

Tony Kornheiser lives in a different universe than I do, but in his universe, this is what Caps fans are like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, ESPN 980, Ted Leonsis, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Larry Michael suggests Redskins fans should vote name-change politicians out of office

Voice of the Redskins tells ESPN 980 that if D.C. residents aren't pleased with talk of changing their favorite team's name, they could speak at the ballot box.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Larry Michael, Redskins

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Joe Theismann guarantees RGIII will be ready for week 1

In the ever-escalating battle to say the most confident thing about RGIII's knee, Joe Theismann wins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Joe Theismann, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/23/2013

F.P. Santangelo takes veiled shot at Doc Walker

You know a season is getting to the good part when media personalities are mildly feuding.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doc Walker, ESPN 980, F.P. Santangelo, Nats

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Lefty Driesell on Len Bias and Marilyn Monroe

The Lefthander sure can spin a yarn, as he demonstrated by using a question about Len Bias to explain why he still sleeps naked.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Lefty Driesell, Len Bias, Terps

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Lefty Driesell on the origins of 'UCLA of the East'

Longtime Maryland coach says his signature phrase was actually the creation of Tom McMillen's brother.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Lefty Driesell, Terps

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/08/2013

John Thompson Jr. calls Mike Rice behavior 'incomprehensible'

Longtime Georgetown coach defined 'old school,' but he says that throwing basketballs at players isn't that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chipper Jones, ESPN 980, Georgetown, John Thompson Jr., Mike Rice

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Gary Williams says NCAA tournament should eliminate automatic qualifiers

Longtime Terps coach says just put the best 68 teams in one tournament, regardless of their conference affiliation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Gary Williams, NCAA Tournament, Terps

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Is Otto Porter a top 10 D.C. area basketball player?

Otto Porter is in contention for national player of the year awards. Does that make him an all-time area great?

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Georgetown, Maryland

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Steve Buckhantz talks about his retracted 'dagger'

"You live by the dagger, and you die by it."

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Media, Phil Chenier, Steve Buckhantz, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Mike Rizzo: D.C. could become 'primarily a baseball town'

Nats GM is goaded into comparing his team's spot in the Washington market to that occupied by the Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Mike Rizzo, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Kevin Sheehan on filling in for Johnny Holliday

With the Terps broadcast legend under the weather, ESPN 980 host does play-by-play for four ACC battles, including the win over Duke.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Johnny Holliday, Kevin Sheehan, Terps

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Dan Snyder's radio station asks if Ted Leonsis gets a free pass

ESPN 980 hosts ask listeners whether the Caps and Wizards owner deserves more scrutiny for his struggling teams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, ESPN 980, Media, Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Sports talk radio debate: Super Bowl vs. Spring Training

Program director for 106.7 The Fan says sending his morning show to Spring Training for the Nats instead of the Super Bowl will benefit listeners.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980, Media, Nats

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Why Steve Czaban gave up Twitter

Concerned about a lack of context and the possibility of disaster, ESPN 980 host has spent two weeks off the social networking site.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Media, Steve Czaban

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Wilbon says Skins-Seahawks is NFC title game

Appearing on Tony Kornheiser's radio show, Michael Wilbon says Seattle and Washington are the NFC's best.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Michael Wilbon, Redskins, Seahawks, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Adam Schefter was right about the Redskins, too

Add ESPN's Adam Schefter to the list of people who now seem wise. And if you forget to, he'll remind you.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Schefter, ESPN 980, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Kornheiser: Redskins will play five primetime games in 2013

Former Monday Night Football announcer says the Redskins will play about a third of their schedule in primetime next season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Redskins, RGIII, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/28/2012

ESPN 980 plans 8.5 hours of Redskins pregame

Assorted items to get you ready for Sunday's biggest game in forever.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Media, Redskins

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Jaworski picks Cowboys to win NFC East

ESPN analyst swims slightly upstream to pick Dallas over Washington in the divisional race.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Redskins, Ron Jaworski

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Kai Forbath on Washington's kickoff strategy

Redskins kicker says he could boot the ball through the end zone if asked, but that's not the strategy

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, FedEx Field, Kai Forbath, Kickoffs, Redskins

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/11/2012

ESPN 980 hosts disciplined for transgender discussion

An awkward conversation about a transgender basketball player leads to complaints and internal discipline.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pollin, ESPN 980, Gabrielle Ludwig, Media, Steve Czaban

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Gary Williams told John Feinstein he'd take the Wizards job

Some people questioned whether the former Maryland coach would have any interest in the Wizards job. Wonder no longer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980, Gary Williams, John Feinstein, Maryland, Mike Wise, Wizards

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/28/2012

David Aldridge: Vesely's skillset is nothing'

If you want to feel better about the Wizards' second-year big man, just go somewhere else for a few minutes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Aldridge, ESPN 980, Jan Vesely, Tony Kornheiser, Wizards

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Sonny Jurgensen jabs Andy Reid

Redskins longtime color analyst assailed a decision made by the Eagles coach. Events proved Jurgensen prescient.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Eagles, ESPN 980, Media, Redskins, Sonny Jurgensen

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/06/2012

RGIII: I think we can still make the playoffs

Evaluation? Finding players for years to come? Nah, man. RGIII is still thinking about making the 2012 playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Media, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Joe Gibbs explains his ‘pep talk’ in Dallas

Coach wants to make it clear that he is "Redskins all the way."

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Doc Walker, ESPN 980, Joe Gibbs, Redskins

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012

George Allen visits the Redskins Radio Network broadcast booth

If you like politics mixed with football, you'll love reading the transcript of George Allen's appearance on the Redskins play-by-play broadcast.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, George Allen, Larry Michael, Redskins

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Audio: RGIII’s 76-yard touchdown run

This is what it sounded like on the Redskins Radio Network when Robert Griffin III ran for a 76-yard score.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Larry Michael, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/01/2012

MASN, 106.7 The Fan adding extra Nats content for playoffs

Local radio and TV stations will ramp up their broadcast schedule with the Nats and Orioles in the playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980, MASN, Media, Nats, Orioles

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 09/30/2012

Billy Cundiff: ‘I was crap’

Washington kicker Billy Cundiff tells the team's official radio station that he was 'crap, absolute crap' early in Sunday's road win.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:37 PM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Cundiff, Doc Walker, ESPN 980, Redskins

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Brian Mitchell, Michael Wilbon worried about RGIII’s health

Mitchell says the problem is coaching laziness. Wilbon says the hits on the rookie QB have to stop.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Mike Shanahan, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Brian Mitchell, Michael Wilbon, Steve Czaban, ESPN 980

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Larry Michael will call RGIII ‘Robert’

RGIII is great for blog posts, but perhaps less convenient for play-by-play on the radio.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Larry Michael, ESPN 980, Robert Griffin III, RGIII

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012

The time George W. Bush gave Juan Dixon his cell number

When the Terps visited the White House, their shooting guard got them digits.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps | Tags:  Juan Dixon, Gary Williams, ESPN 980, George W. Bush

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/30/2012

The Redskins, press conferences and radio rights

Robert Griffin III’s first press conference of the preseason led to a skirmish between 106.7 The Fan and the Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Tony Wyllie, ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan, Redskins Park, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/25/2012

ESPN 980 announces two-hour daily NFL show during August

With Tony Kornheiser on his annual summer vacation, Fox 5’s Dave Ross will step in with football talk.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Media | Tags:  ESPN 980, Tony Kornheiser, Dave Ross

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Sports radio stations gear up for RGIII Era

As the actual start of the preseason part of the Robert Griffin III Era approaches, D.C.’s sports stations are getting ready.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  RGIII, Robert Griffin III, ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 07/18/2012

John Thompson: Joe Paterno was ‘a damn good man’

Former Georgetown coach and radio host tells ESPN 980 that made a mistake, but shouldn’t be vilified.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:36 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown | Tags:  Joe Paterno, John Thompson, ESPN 980

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Morning pixels: Ranking D.C.’s sports talk shows

Five local shows make a list of the best 100 sports-talk shows in the nation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Nats, Wizards | Tags:  Tomas Satoransky, Bradley Beal, ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan, Tony Kornheiser, The Junkies, Chris Webber

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t discussed his shut-down with management

Fox All-Star broadcasters said such a state of affairs was ‘odd,’ but Strasburg doesn’t seem concerned.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Morning pixels: Tim Kurkjian says Nats are NL favorites

ESPN analyst tells ESPN 980 that Washington’s baseball team is currently the National League team to beat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Tim Kurkjian, ESPN 980, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/11/2012

ESPN 980 made the Nats an offer

Program director says longtime D.C. sports-talk station and home of the Orioles attempted to get the Nats on its air.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  ESPN 980, 106.7 The Fan, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Gary Clark on the NFL’s head trauma litigation

Former Skins great tells ESPN 980 he will likely join a class-action suit, ‘just because it’s a brotherhood.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Gary Clark, ESPN 980

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Steve Francis talks music, basketball, wields giant scissors

Former Maryland star helps open refurbished Takoma Park park, says basketball doors are still open.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps | Tags:  Steve Francis, ESPN 980

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Tony Banks thinks RGIII is ‘almost a little too cocky’

Former Redskins quarterback Tony Banks says RGIII should expect to have some NFL struggles.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Tony Banks, ESPN 980, Robert Griffin III, RGIII

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Brandyn Thompson talks about running over Mike Shanahan

Redskins second-year cornerback on his Monday collision: ‘Ran into the boss man. Never want to do that.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Brandyn Thompson, ESPN 980

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Tony Kornheiser says his show will remain on ESPN 980

After public pessimism, former Post columnist says he should be at ESPN 980 for another two years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tony Kornheiser, ESPN 980