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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Ryan Kerrigan on the Cowboys

When asked about the two biggest games on the Redskins’ schedule, No. 1 draft pick makes no mistakes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Steve Downie and the Caps, in photos

Lightning troublemaker has a colorful history with the Caps, in which he punches and gets punched a lot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Todd McShay says no chance Kerrigan will bust

ESPN draft analyst says the Redskins’ first-round pick will contribute right away.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Redskins teammates react to the Ryan Kerrigan pick

Let’s call this the first draft where the team’s most important players offered instant reaction on Twitter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Ryan Kerrigan is Redskins’ ‘Superman’

Washington’s first-round pick was considered a superhero by his Purdue teammates. Either that or they were making fun of him.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/28/2011

John Beck doesn’t care who the Redskins draft

Former third-stringer says he will attempt to beat out every other quarterback, even if it’s a big-name prospect.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 04/28/2011

A Capitals playoff retrospective

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Tarik and I will be doing a video chat about the Caps

Simple human kindness mandates that you submit an awesome question for us to answer right now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Here’s Caleb Green rocking out

Longtime Caps National Anthem singer shows a different side at Clarendon Grill.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Video of Bryce Harper’s benches clearing incident

Turns out the Nats’ phenom’s incident with the West Virginia power actually began after he crossed home plate following his home run.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/27/2011

John Feinstein napalms Daniel Snyder, again

Famous sportswriter writes lots of unflattering things about Daniel Snyder. I don’t think he’s a fan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011

The Caps went from DJ Pauly D to Rick Ross

After wins, your hockey team no longer Beats That Beat. Instead, they get to Hustlin’. Or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Robert Henson worries the Giants are getting ahead

Redskins linebacker also opines that the U.S. economy will fail without the NFL.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Karl Alzner’s new haircut

With 14,000 days until the next Caps game, all the reporters have joined me in covering the haircut beat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Eric Fehr and Jay Beagle at the Nats game

Two Caps, plus their playoff beards, had the best seats in the house during Tuesday night’s Nats-Mets game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/27/2011

George McPhee on his ‘Undertaker’ Nickname

Caps’ GM says Ted Leonsis calls him the Undertaker ‘from time to time.’ Not sure if he was joking.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/27/2011

On Larry Weisman’s departure from the Redskins

Less than two years after being hired amid much fanfare, the veteran reporter is let go by the team.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Are these Maryland’s new football uniforms?

Images from a video game forum offer a potential look at the 2011 look for the Terps.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Tony Kornheiser finally weighs in on the Dan Snyder City Paper lawsuit

Former Post columnist and current radio yodeler offers mild criticism of the Redskins owner’s decision to sue the Washington City Paper.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Post Sports Live: NFL lockout lifted; Caps advance to conference semifinals; NFL draft preview

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the ramifications of U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson’s injunction, how the Caps of 2011 differ from the Caps of 2010, and what holes the Redskins should be filling in this weekend’s NFL Draft.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/26/2011

John Riggins attempts to jinx the Caps

Redskins great says the Capitals are in store for “a championship run,” as fans cover their ears.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Joe Theismann says Cam Newton’s not a first rounder

Former Redskins quarterback has a dimmer view of former Auburn quarterback than anyone else in the world.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NFL

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/26/2011

The Caps’ nod to Friday the 13th

Jason Chimera's overtime winner in Game 4 helped sink New York. The Caps responded with an homage to Jason.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Caps fans watch hockey during Tahitian honeymoon

If you can’t be in the arena, you might as well be on a beach in Bora Bora.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/26/2011

How the Nats went from fireworks to a submarine horn

In a move toward being unique and genuine, the Nats now celebrate wins and home runs with three naval blasts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Chris Cooley played flag football this week

How to stay busy during the lockout? Maybe some Fairfax County flag football league action.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Vinny Cerrato gets a radio show

Former Redskins executive and D.C.-area radio host will now become a Baltimore-area radio host.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Bruce Boudreau declines to discuss upcoming arenas

In his next appearance on 105.9, the Caps coach chooses not to insult any potential venues.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/25/2011

A.J. Francis and “Fear the Turtle”

Maryland defensive tackle raps for the Terps’ women’s lacrosse team, and everyone wins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Caps get shoutouts from David Gregory, Mike Isabella

Meet the Press Host and Top Chef contestant are both sending public love to the Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:50 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Alex Ovechkin at Georgetown Cupcake

After Round One win, Caps star spends his free Sunday hanging out in flip-flops in Georgetown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Speaking of Sean Avery and biting

Not sure exactly what’s happening in this photo, but Avery is getting a mouthful of sweater, anyhow.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:18 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/24/2011

Sean Avery says Brooks Laich bit him

Caps winger strongly denies the claim, saying Avery jammed his fingers into his mouth.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 04/23/2011

The Caps talk about the Game 5 crowd

Following a back-and-forth about crowd noise with New Yorkers, Caps players say the Verizon Center crowd reached a new level on Saturday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:28 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/23/2011

Tomas Fleischmann, Caps fans and Game 5

The Verizon Center Saturday afternoon crowd included a former winger, plus people chanting “We Are Louder.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/23/2011

Visanthe Shiancoe’s been talking to Donovan McNabb

Vikings tight end had some ‘alcohol talk’ with the Redskins quarterback, and suggested a move to Minnesota.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Rick Reilly and Dan Snyder’s dad

ESPN.com columnist makes a distasteful joke about Dan Snyder’s father; the site then covers it up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/21/2011

The end of MSG-Gate

Bruce Boudreau’s comments about the Garden are likely to be forgotten, but they were fun for a couple days.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Wizards will unveil new uniforms on May 10

After months of build-up, the franchise will finally make their return to red-white-and-blue in a private event.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:42 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Caps fans getting in the spirit

As playoff fever hits D.C., hockey heads are breaking rings and watches, climbing statues and jumping on beds.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:42 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011

John Harbaugh on being booed at Caps games

Baltimore coach turns the boos into an invitation for D.C.-area football fans to embrace the Ravens.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Rex Grossman’s minicamp t-shirt was awesome

If you’re going to work out with your potential teammates in a players-run minicamp, might as well put your initials on your back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Steve Kolbe calls Jason Chimera’s double overtime goal

‘A miscue by the Rangers completes the Capitals’ Miracle on 34th Street!!!!!!’ announcer says

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Alex Ovechkin is growing a playoff goatee

‘Well-groomed’ Gillette pitchman will not be fully scruffy this spring, even if the Caps keep winning.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:43 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Bruce Boudreau’s double-overtime celebration

After the Caps won in double overtime, their coaching staff had a party on the bench.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:14 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Caps TV ratings beat Wizards by 57 percent

Sports Business Journal says the Wizards ranked 25th in the NBA in ratings, while the Caps ranked eighth among the NHL's U.S. franchises.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:29 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Boudreau insults Madison Square Garden

Capitals coach says the reputation is better than the actual building — and that Verizon Center is louder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Jason Arnott scores an angry goal

Veteran puts Caps up 2-0 against Rangers, then roars, and yells, and acts all angry-like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Alex Ovechkin was ‘on a mission’ in Game 1

Caps star went around blasting people because he wanted to ‘set the tone’ against the Rangers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Rod Langway isn’t nervous

Former Caps great says he was ‘not at all’ anxious during Game 1, and plans to be ‘first in line’ if the Caps win the Cup.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Someone slapped a racing president

The giant-headed executives continue to make news, as Thomas Jefferson gets knocked in the noggin by a boorish fan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 04/14/2011

JFK will not join ranks of Racing Presidents

Nationals spokeswoman tells me that the giant-headed 35th president was just making a guest appearance on Wednesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:39 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Semin game winner wakes sleeping child

You think you were excited after the Caps beat the Rangers in overtime? Check this kid out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Caps Game 1 win earns massive rating on CSN

Overtime thriller was the second-most watched Caps game in Comcast SportsNet’s history.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/14/2011

What did Alex Ovechkin say in his postgame interview?

Did the lovable superstar merely try to explain his reaction to his goal in his lovable Russian action? Or did he drop an awesome nickname on 18,000 people?

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Nats introduce JFK racing president

The loss to the Phillies was irrelevant; the top story was the giant-headed Kennedy running around right field.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Caps overtime win makes Alan May freak out

After Alex Semin ended things late in the first overtime session, the former player and CSN analyst got all crazy-like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Jason Arnott on the Game 1 win

Veteran leader says the Caps ‘couldn’t get into a run and gun session’ even when things looked dire.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Caps fans, ponchos and John Tortorella

In honor of the Rangers’ coach 2009 water bottle incident, Caps fans bring 200 red ponchos to Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:10 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Caps playoff ticket prices

Average first-round Verizon Center ticket is going for $249, which is about the middle of the NHL pack.

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Categories:  Caps

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Ted Leonsis vs. ESPN 980

Caps and Wizards owner takes shots at local radio station, and local radio station takes shots right back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Media, Wizards

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Ted Leonsis wants to go to outer space

Caps and Wizards owner says he’s looking into flights where you can achieve weightlessness.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Caps-Rangers first-round betting odds

Bodog odds indicate that the Caps beating the Rangers in six games is the most likely result of this series.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Melrose: The Caps have to win the East

ESPN analyst

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Media

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Mike Wise asks Bruce Boudreau about his job security

Caps coach goes on 106.7 The Fan to talk about the playoffs, and then things get awkward.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Washington Post sports columnists and the Caps

A blogger asks if The Post’s columnists are missing the area’s best story with the Caps. He might have a point.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Media

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/12/2011

John Wall says Wizards will make playoffs next season

After final home game, Wizards rookie tells Comcast SportsNet his team “will be in the [2012] playoffs, that’s for sure.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Andy Pollin mocks Nats radio deal

ESPN 980 host says Nationals “are apparently in line behind everybody else” on rival station.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Nats

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Von Wafer provides Wizards’ nightly blooper clip

Celtics reserve misses a dunk, celebrates, and then causes a turnover, and we don’t have to be ashamed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/11/2011

CSN names Sean Taylor’s death story of the decade

Comcast SportsNet concludes its list of the top stories of the past 10 years with a look at Sean Taylor’s murder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Curly W on Jimmy Kimmel, NPR, Saturday Night Live

The Nats’ logo continues to get good run in popular culture, W-L record be darned.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Arnott didn’t know how much Ovechkin wants to win

Caps vet­eran ­leader said he was relying on stereotypes of Russian players before he came to D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Another new Caps rap anthem

Did you wake up today? Yes? Then that means today is a day in which a Caps ran anthem was released.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/11/2011

That Rangers-Caps playoff series was awesome

The only playoff series win of the Ovechkin-Boudreau era also featured about 14 ridiculous story lines that helped blog traffic.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Alex Ovechkin shoots pucks off a building for Capital One

Caps star’s new TV ad features him on a roof near Judiciary Square, blasting slapshots across the D.C. area.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Charlie Davies celebrates with a locked VW car

After scoring late equalizer against the Galaxy, D.C. United forward unsuccessfully attempts to enter the driver-side door.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Rob Dibble slams Stan Kasten

As the Strasburg issue keeps percolating, ex-Nats broadcaster writes that ex-Nats executive is a “sad man” whose mouth delivers “filth.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Nyjer Morgan: “It feels good to be in a baseball city”

Former Nats outfielder says the way he plays “wasn’t ready for D.C.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Strasburg responds to Dibble

Nats phenom rejects former MASN announcer's claim about how he lost his television broadcasting job.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Van Pelt, Feinstein and Gottlieb on Debbie vs. Gary

Three national analysts weigh in on College Park’s favorite feud. All three side with Gary Williams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Caps to play preseason game in Baltimore

D.C. hockey club will face the Nashville Predators on Sept. 20 in the “Baltimore Hockey Classic.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Leonsis “thrilled” with Grunfeld, “very happy” with Saunders

Wizards owner declines to discuss the future of his coach and GM, but says that the organization is operating in harmony.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Caps Southeast Division champs gear goes on sale

Just in case the playoff run ends in the first round, you can still have some 2011 title t-shirts in your collection.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Rob Dibble says e-mail from Strasburg’s dad ended his MASN tenure

Former MASN analyst says Stephen Strasburg’s father contacted the Nats’ owner, which led to him being taken off the broadcast team.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Arlington man, VCU grad narrowly misses ESPN bracket title

If Garrett Lyon had a bit more faith in his alma mater, he would have claimed the $10,000 grand prize.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Gregg Doyel declines D.C. interview requests

After slamming Gary Williams in a North Carolina radio interview, national columnist passes on the D.C. market.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011

DC’s 2011 baseball bobbleheads

Among highlights: no fewer than three area franchises are holding Jayson Werth bobblehead night this year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball, Orioles

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Nats hat on Colbert Report

For reasons I don’t understand, the “Young Republican” character on Tuesday night’s episode was wearing a Curly W.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Leonsis: Wall, Crawford and Blatche are new Big Three

“Big minutes - big productivity - big results. And wins, too,” Wizards owner writes on his blog.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Video: the rise and fall of Gilbert Arenas

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Nats TV ratings on MASN up nearly 100 percent

Through three games, the Nationals have attracted a household audience nearly twice as big as last year’s at this time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011

More from Gary Williams on Debbie Yow’s sabotage claim

Maryland coach tells Comcast SportsNet he never talked to Smart or Gottfried, and didn’t know who was on Yow’s list.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:25 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Nats Park copy editing woes extend to souvenir cups

Who needs March 31 when you can instead have two March 30ths? Also, is this real life?

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:12 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Best D.C. sports soundbites of the past decade

Albert Haynesworth, Jim Zorn, Steve Spurrier, Gilbert Arenas, Michael Jordan and Greg Blache bring the swag.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:12 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Wizards, Georgetown

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Gregg Doyel and Debbie Yow savage Gary Williams

National columnist calls Maryland coach “a spineless little fraction of a man,” while former AD says he’s sabotaged her job search.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Frank Howard’s Nestle Quik commercial

Slugger’s 1969 ad is 100 percent awesome, plus will make you want to drink chocolate milk.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Driver runs over Donovan McNabb’s front yard

Hit-and-run incident leaves a fence smashed, as this dramatic image demonstrates.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Post Sports Live: NCAA Championship game, NFL lockout, Nats, Caps and The Masters

The Post Sports Live crew puts a cap on the NCAA Tournament, discusses the latest NFL labor news, comments on the Nationals’ opening weekend and previews the Masters.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/05/2011

The worst Strasburg jersey ever

Stephen Strasburg has the Nats’ best-selling jersey, although someone turned a Strasburg jersey into an abomination.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Mike Rizzo explains his bench

Nats GM “could not disagree any more” with the idea that bench spots are being wasted on middling vets.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/05/2011

A Nats hat at the Final Four

Who says the Butler-U-Conn. matchup didn’t have some D.C. flavor?

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Wizards offer new color scheme jerseys to season ticket holders

Each season-ticket holder account will receive one replica Wizards home jersey (size XL) featuring the Wizards new color scheme.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Video: The Caps’ rise to prominence

As part of its 10-year retrospective, Comcast SportsNet offers awesome footage from the Capitals’ recent past.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 04/04/2011

How Jason Arnott shook up the Caps

Brooks Laich says the vet­eran had strong words for the Caps after arriving in a deadline deal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:44 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/04/2011

More on Alex Ovechkin and Michelle Obama

In which the Caps superstar briefly explains how he got a photo of himself with the First Lady.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Washington has best fan base in three sports, Washington sports execs say

Joe Gibbs, Bruce Boudreau and Mike Rizzo say Redskins, Caps and Nats fans are the bestest.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/04/2011

A Jayson Werth license plate

Virginia Nats fan pays tribute to the $126 million dollar man in true DMV style.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Houston security teaches Jeremy Jarmon football tricks

Redskins defensive linemen goes to Houston to watch his Wildcats, picks up free advice.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:18 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Nats Park ad features Josh Willingham

“The Hammer” was beloved by fans, but I’m not sure if that's still the case now that he's in Oakland.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2011

MASN catches the bad spelling bug

Do sports reporters really have nothing better to do than obsessively copy edit local broadcasts? Evidently.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Nats Park spelling mistake gets fixed

Until a more permanent fix is made, “Honoriing” has at least lost one of its letters.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Alex Ovechkin with Lil Wayne and Michelle Obama

Caps superstar becomes the first person in world history to post photos of himself with those two people in one weekend.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 04/02/2011

Alex Ovechkin scores and dances

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:18 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Seth Greenberg wants NCAA selection info public

“Let’s open it up to the public,” Greenberg said. “I mean, we have trials that are open to the public, why not find out who votes for who? ... That would be interesting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/01/2011

The Nationals’ workout video

Video clip of the Nats at work, running stairs and lifting weights airs on TV and at the ballpark.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/01/2011

TV anchor boos LeBron James

In which Comcast SportsNet’s Michael Jenkins earns the everlasting love and praise of D.C. sports fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Wizards

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011

How LeBron James is like Sidney Crosby

Both men watch a lot of their favorite sport, and are thus smarter than officials.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NBA, NHL

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011

About those Jay Bilas VCU Diff’rent Strokes t-shirts

Three friends from Richmond made these t-shirts on a lark, and within 24 hours Bilas said he loved them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Nationals make Jimmy Kimmel monologue

And none of his jokes were really about the team at all, which is a good thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Nats welcome in April in March

In which I continue to be petty, trite, and rude in pointing out every minor copy editing mistake at Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Nats spell honoring wrong

I think going to the ballpark is basically an exercise in copy editing at this point, actually.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Nats spell John Lannan’s name wrong

During Opening Day introductions, the pitcher’s name showed up on the scoreboard spelled incorrectly. Yay.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Nats Park video embraces D.C. baseball history

Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and John Lannan share screen time with Frank Howard, Walter Johnson and Ted Williams in new video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Colin Cowherd weighs in on John Wall fight

The ESPN radio blabbermouth predictably uses Wall's ejection to take more ridiculous cheap shots.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/31/2011

The Nats’ “Winning” t-shirts

Just like the Caps version, but with a Curly W out front! Hey, I’d wear this proudly.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Nats have lowest Opening Day ticket prices

Ticket prices on the secondary market are down 66.8 percent from a year ago, when the Phillies visited down.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Video: John Wall’s fight and ejection

Wizards rookie mixes it up with the Heat, gets elbowed, pushes back and gets tossed. Also, Juwan Howard.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:34 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

 

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