DC Sports Bog: John Thompson


Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Ezra Edelman and ESPN’s ‘Requiem for the Big East’

A D.C. native and lifelong Georgetown fan talks about his ESPN “30 for 30” film on the rise and fall of the Big East.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big East, ESPN, Ezra Edelman, Georgetown, John Thompson, Syracuse

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Georgetown’s Jabril Trawick dunks while wearing mascot head

There was singing, dancing, and lots of dunks at Georgetown on Friday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Hoyas, John Thompson III

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Syracuse and Georgetown could have a 10-year series

Syracuse AD says he and Jim Boeheim have signed a 10-year contract, and they’re waiting on Georgetown’s response.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Jim Boeheim, John Thompson Jr., Syracuse

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Fox Sports 1 promo features fake Georgetown players

New sports network's fancy new 90-second commercial spot includes John Thompson III and some fake Hoyas.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Sports 1, Georgetown, John Thompson III

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/25/2013

JTIII on Otto Porter: 'I think he should go No. 1

Georgetown coach still says his former star is the most prepared player in the 2013 draft.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, John Thompson III, Otto Porter, Wizards

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 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 05:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013

John Thompson saves Northwest D.C. Boys & Girls Club

The legendary coach stepped up to prevent the club from closing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, John Thompson

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Morning Pixels: John Thompson on the Big East pimps

Proud Georgetown leader and alum thinks 'Cuse will regret its changing conference affiliation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:34 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big East, Georgetown, John Thompson, Morning pixels, Syracuse, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Morning Pixels: When the Hoyas closed Manley Field House

Georgetown's win during this final Big East trip to the Carrier Dome reminded everyone of a game 33 years ago. Here's what happened.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, John Thompson, Morning pixels, Syracuse

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/20/2013

John Thompson III and Mark Turgeon discuss Maryland-Georgetown rivalry

Hoyas coach says a series with Maryland is possible, and virtually guarantees the Hoyas will play Syracuse again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, John Thompson III, Mark Turgeon, Maryland

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013

ESPN 'Outside the Lines' on RGIII and post-racial stars

If you want to watch a segment about RGIII and race, ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' this weekend has got you covered.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, John Thompson Jr., Michael Wilbon, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 12/03/2012

RGIII talks about being a man

Comcast SportsNet Monday night special features Robert Griffin III, talking about turning from a boy into a man.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:18 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comcast SportsNet, John Thompson Jr., Redskins, RGIII, Tiger Woods

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/26/2012

John Thompson, Georgetown and Nike

Thursday's opening of the new Nike palace on M Street was also a celebration of the relationship between the Hoyas and the shoe company.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, John Thompson III, John Thompson Jr., Nike

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 12:17 PM ET, 07/06/2012

John Thompson Jr. in a 1996 Taco Bell commercial

The legendary former Georgetown coach appears to be wooing recruits with Tacos.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown | Tags:  John Thompson, Jr.

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/19/2012

John Thompson used to call Thomas Boswell’s mom for parenting advice

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, you hear the weirdest sports media story of all time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown | Tags:  John Thompson II, Thomas Boswell

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Doc Walker and Brian Mitchell will replace John Thompson on ESPN 980

Former Redskins and longtime D.C. media members will team up on ‘Inside the Locker Room.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Redskins | Tags:  Brian Mitchell, John Thompson II, Doc Walker, LaVar Arrington

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2012

When John Thompson stood up for Bram Weinstein

Former ESPN 980 host told the Redskins to lay off the former ESPN 980 beat reporter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  John Thompson Jr., Bram Weinstein, Sonny Jurgensen, Dan Snyder

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/01/2012

John Thompson on love

Veteran coach and radio host says good-bye by talking about love.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  John Thompson Jr.

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Donovan McNabb on Peyton Manning to the Redskins

Former veteran Skins quarterback says another veteran quarterback will not choose Washington.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Peyton Manning, Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan, Donovan McNabb, John Thompson

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012

John Thompson on Lefty Driesell

Despite years of perceived animosity, former Georgetown coach says he learned much from his former rival.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  John Thompson Jr., John Thompson III, Kevin Anderson, Lefty Driesell

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Kevin Anderson further explains his Georgetown strategy

Maryland AD says he’s ‘open to listening’ for a reason why a Terps-Hoyas game would be bad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  John Thompson Jr., John Thompson III, Mark Turgeon, Kevin Anderson, Mike Wise, Andy Katz

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Gary Williams on the Georgetown-Maryland rivalry news

While John Thompson Jr. went after Kevin Anderson, the former Terps coach just says he’d like to see the two schools play.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  Kevin Anderson, John Thompson Jr., John Thompson III, Gary Williams

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Maryland-Georgetown: John Thompson Jr. blisters Kevin Anderson

Former Hoyas coach says Maryland AD’s threat was ‘incomprehensible,’ and that public threats do not work.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:11 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown, Terps | Tags:  John Thompson Jr., Mark Turgeon, Kevin Anderson, John Thompson III

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Clinton Portis says he had a ‘bad breakup’ with Redskins

Former featured back tells ESPN 980 that he has ‘a lot left in the tank.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:48 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Clinton Portis, John Thompson