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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Scenes from a Philly invasion of Nats Park

Lots of Philadelphia people in a D.C. sporting venue isn’t new. I’m only writing this because I was at the game. Feel free to just imagine someone vomiting on you and be done with it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:35 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 05/29/2011

Why Teddy might win the Presidents race on Memorial Day

Don't hold me to this, but here are 10 reasons I believe Giant Racing Teddy might break his epic losing streak on Monday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 PM ET, 05/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Nats pay tribute to Macho Man in Presidents Race

This is the first recorded moment in world history that a giant racing homage to Abraham Lincoln paid homage to Randy Savage.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:34 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/27/2011

How Tony Kornheiser is like Gilbert Arenas

TK may have criticized Gilbert in the past, but they’re two of the grudge-holdingest sports figures of our time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Snyder: ‘The high days are coming’

At the end of his Fox 5 interview, Redskins owner promises that his team ‘WILL win.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:46 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Dan Snyder is a prankster

What might fans not know about the Redskins owner? He likes to have a good time with practical jokes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Snyder denies wristband story, criticizes tabloid journalists

Redskins owner tells Fox 5 that some of the heat he’s taken is a result of the changing media landscape, and tabloid journalism.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Snyder on Haynesworth, Cerrato and McKenna

Redskins owner says ‘disappointment would be an understatement’ when asked by Lindsay Czarniak about Haynesworth signing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:26 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Snyder optimistic about NFL labor deal

Redskins owner tells Fox 5 that he’s ‘optimistic’ players and coaches ‘get to the table soon.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:28 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Nats inviting adults to run the bases to raise money for military families

Jealous of all those ‘Kids run the bases’ Sunday specials? Memorial Day is your chance to get even.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Chris Russell runs the 40

Well-built ESPN 980 reporter wins $1,000 for charity from Anthony Armstrong by breezing through the 40 in 8.2 seconds.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

John Beck wanted to videotape Redskins practice

Quarterback of your dreams nearly brought video-recording equipment to the players-only shindig this week.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Ben Olsen scores sweet goal in training

D.C. United coach might be old and decrepit, but he’s still got the touch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Kornheiser debated Feinstein in front of the Capitol for ESPN2

Have you ever heard of the ‘Wise Guys’ segments the former Post staffers taped? Because I sure hadn’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/26/2011

KFC is the Redskins’ official chicken

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Redskins make rookies pick up trash

It may be a fake players-run media spectacle of a practice, but the rookies still have to pick up the garbage.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Wale wears new Wizards jersey on Jimmy Kimmel

Have to believe this is the first of many pop culture appearances for the team’s new threads.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

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

John Beck gets fired up by ‘The Brady 6’

Redskins legend stayed up in his hotel room after this week’s first players-only practice and watched the inspirational tale of another quarterback legend.

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

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Clinton Portis on his late-career running style

Former Redskins star says he favored ball protection and body protection over going for the big run. Which explains a lot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Tony Kornheiser has not forgiven Paul Farhi

Former Post columnist calls current Post reporter ‘a duplicitous backstabbing snake and weasel.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011

The Redskins once offered two No. 1 picks for Chad Ochocinco

Vinny Cerrato confirms the offer on his radio show, saying the Bengals finally told him to ‘quit calling.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Stephen Strasburg gets subdued by Zartan

If you thought baseball message boards were pointless backwaters of intellectual rot, think again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Colin Cowherd stands by his Sean Taylor critique

More than three years after his controversial remarks, the ESPN radio host is still feeling controversial.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Help Gheorghe Muresan and Byron Mouton set a world record

How do you know it’s late May in Washington? I’m paying attention to Maryland GreenHawks press releases.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Grossman, Beck take different approach with rookies

Team Rex opts to wait to meet rookies in person, while Team Beck aggressively reaches out to new players.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/24/2011

DeAngelo Hall raises the 9/11 issue

Redskins cornerback says the players want to give fans ‘some American football on the anniversary of that tragic event.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Post Sports Live: The state of the Nats, Bryce Harper and the U.S. Open

Tom Boswell joins LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss the state of the Nationals and preview the upcoming U.S. Open at Congressional.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Rosenhaus: Rex Grossman is ‘ready to blossom with the Redskins’

Quarterback’s agent says ‘there’s a good chance’ his client will be back in Washington in 2011.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Wolf Blitzer is excited about the Wizards

CNN anchor says the Wiz ‘have gotten back to their championship roots’ and have ‘a deep core of youth.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Pat Fischer, Larry Michael and the Hogettes

Legendary Redskins defensive back gets all feisty with Redskins play-by-play man.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Williams, Friedgen and Frese highest-paid Maryland employees

The three biggest state earners in 2010 were all coaches for the University of Maryland.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Lorenzo Alexander fights fires

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Terrence Austin and Fred Davis on John Beck

Using words like ‘hungry’ and ‘good guy,’ Redskins relievers are pouring gas on the flame, in the sense that I can keep writing about Beck.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/23/2011

DeShawn Stevenson is still gesturing

Since I devoted 40 or 50 posts to Stevenson not feeling his face back in the day, I figured you want to see this.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, NBA

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Kevin Durant’s Barry Farms shoes

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NBA

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011

The Orioles also spell Nats names wrong

Jordan Zimmermann takes two ‘Ns’ in his last name, thanks very much. How’d you like if if we called him ‘Cal Ripke?’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Ted Leonsis on radio, blogs and Twitter

During his season-ending talkathon, Caps owner mixes in plenty of thoughts about the future of media.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Bruce Allen on wristbandgate

Asked about the latest drama in Ashburn, Redskins GM instead talks about the weather in Topeka.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/23/2011

John Beck with dead animals

Redskins quarterback of the future/present/past/Hall of Fame likes to hunt and fish and pose with dead things.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:45 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Gary Williams’s graduation fist pump

Maryland grads flipped their tassels and said ‘Whoosh!’ as the outgoing basketball coach pumped his fist one last time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:23 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Weezer in D.C. United apparel

Frontman Rivers Cuomo tries out D.C. United’s third kit during RFK Stadium show.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/19/2011

John Beck Facts

John Beck has ascended to Redskins starting quarterback on the strength of four excellent radio interviews.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/19/2011

The Mystics’ new home court

With new uniforms and a new color scheme comes a new Verizon Center Court. It looks better.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mystics, Wizards

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/19/2011

John Beck’s mullet: a photo retrospective

While preparing to follow Mike Shanahan’s every Beck and call, let’s remember the best haircut of John Beck’s life.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/19/2011

DeAngelo Hall and friend respond to Carlos Rogers

Verbal sparring between Redskins cornerbacks during the lockout? Expect it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Hunter Smith on Washington and Indy

Former punter tells the Indianapolis Star that he ‘can’t say enough about the contrast between the two franchises.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Catching up with Shar Pourdanesh

Former Redskins offensive lineman is coming back to D.C. for a business seminar, and is also talking Redskins memories.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Junkies to Loverro: ‘Know your role’

D.C. sports talk radio media wars blah blah blah attack blah blah fight blah blah blah ratings web hits blah.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Mike Rizzo rules out Bryce Harper to Nats in 2011

GM Mike Rizzo says phenom hitter still has ‘to learn the nuances of the game of baseball.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Tony Kornheiser did not offend Sally Jenkins

Radio host did a segment about the NFL lockout and said something about Sally Jenkins that did not bother her.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/18/2011

D.C. United rookie eats raw jellyfish for 40 bucks

Ethan White passes the jellyfish challenge, earning the Twitter praise of captain Dax McCarty.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011

John Beck, Leonard Hankerson and skin like an armadillo

Redskins potential maybe possibly quarterback of the future and/or present nails another radio interview.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Thom Loverro disputes credibility of Junkies

ESPN 980 host says 106.7 The Fan hosts are not credible reporters, and the sports-talk wars heat up again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

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

Why John Wall is repping the Wizards at the draft lottery

Ted Leonsis says he asked Wall to go represent the team as the ‘face of the franchise.’

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

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Gary Williams on what he told Mark Turgeon

Former Maryland coach told new Maryland coach he could compete with North Carolina and Duke through hard work.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011

This was a silly rainout

The Nats preemptively call off their Tuesday matinee due to weather. Sunny weather, as it turned out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Laich doesn’t feel like he’s done as a Cap

Veteran winger, entering unrestricted free agency, tells the team’s Web site that his brain can’t yet process moving on.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Post Sports Live: Draft lottery, Nats success, Redskins QBs, Tiger and the Preakness

The Post Sports Live crew discussed and debates the NBA playoffs, the draft lottery, the Nationals’ recent success and the possibility of John Beck as the Redskins’ starting quarterback.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Peter King explains fake news item

Famous national sportswriter offers inane explanation for passing along fake news on Monday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Media

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 05/17/2011

St. John’s player wears eye black mustache

If you thought Bryce Harper’s Ultimate Warrior look was interesting...well, that’s got nothing on Bobby Boyd’s stache.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:06 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  High Schools

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 05/16/2011

John Beck: ‘I’m thinking I’m the starter’

Potential possible starting quarterback already gives spine-tingling interviews about leadership.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Bruce Boudreau at the Nats game

Caps coach makes a public appearance in D.C., sitting next to Nats owner Mark Lerner in the front row of Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:48 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011

George Washington would like to play Georgetown

Incoming AD and incoming men’s basketball coach both would like to see the Hoyas on the court. Hahahahaha.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Georgetown

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/16/2011

About the Nats Dollar Monday special

Nats exec says cheapo tickets for Monday and Tuesday Pirates games are ‘an opportunity to create some buzz and get people talking.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Ken Harvey is finishing his first novel

Former Redskins linebacker has transitioned into fiction writing, with the imminent release of ‘Xavier: A Hero No More.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Today in weird Strasburg jerseys

The No. 37 is already associated with some of the oddest jerseys in Washington Nationals history.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Why the Nats played Cee Lo Green

Team honored vets with R&B song’s tribute to firefighters, not with his profane hit.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Dan Snyder did not say anything about the Steelers

National reports about a Dan Snyder radio interview are not true.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Media

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Rush Limbaugh defends Donovan McNabb

Redskins quarterback has been embroiled in silly 'controversies’ for so many years that by this point, everyone’s taken both sides.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Maryland lacrosse scores with hidden ball trick

In NCAA tournament game, Terps fool the cameramen and the TV announcers and the Tar Heels.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Lacrosse

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 05/15/2011

Todd Coffey’s mashed elbow

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 PM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 05/14/2011

Roger Bernadina’s insane catch

Nats center fielder makes one of the best catches of the season during Saturday afternoon’s loss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:47 PM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Nats TV ratings have strong opening month

Through season’s first month, Nats ratings on MASN were up 80 percent, the second-biggest gain in Major League Baseball.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/13/2011

The Caps solicit season-ticket deposits

A week after crushing disappointment, the sales staff brags about the team’s on-ice performance and asks for $500. Too soon?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Junkies fire back at Comcast SportsNet

Hosts on 106.7 The Fan defend their McNabb story, which Comcast SportsNet had attempted to discredit.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Media

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011

RFK Stadium is literally falling apart

These photos, which accompanied Steven Goff’s report on D.C. United’s home, are sad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Andray Blatche is bout to head to the gym

Since his Lapdance Tuesday affair got panned, Wizards’ big man has adopted a much more serious online tone.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:43 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Kornheiser promises Bill Simmons he’ll try writing again

Former WaPo sports columnist is apparently ready to try his hand writing for ESPN.com. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/12/2011

John Beck getting whacked in the chin and completing a pass

The presumed Redskins starting QB said he loves to get hit while throwing. This is what he was talking about.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/12/2011

NFL players vote Donovan McNabb No. 100 in the league

NFL Network player survey ranks McNabb in the top 100, despite the fact that he got benched for Rex Grossman.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 05/12/2011

The Hagerstown Suns’ Bryce Harper eye black patches

It’s a sweet look and a nice price, but better get ‘em quick, because Harper might not be there long.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

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

Clint Oldenburg, the football-playing Nationals intern

Redskins offensive tackle also spends time helping the Nats with their strength and conditioning.

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

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/11/2011

John Wall on the Wizards’ needs

Star point guard says Wizards should seek help at the 3, 4 or 5 in the draft. Other than that, though, everything is great.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Wizards Web site smashes traffic records

You want a lot of people to click on your home page? Uniform talk is the key.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/11/2011

G-Man, G-Wiz live on

Wizards’ two blue mascots will be back in 2011, only this time they’ll wear red.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Nationals offer Dollar Monday

Tickets for a buck, and hot dogs for a buck, and peanuts for a buck, and parking for a buck.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Jason Campbell: ‘There were guys that did like to party’

Asked by Pro Football Talk about Willie Parker’s accusation, former Skins QB says some of the Redskins partied, and some didn’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Is Bill Simmons recruiting Tony Kornheiser to ESPN.com?

The boss of the soon-to-be-launched Grantland.com says Kornheiser should be writing somewhere.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/11/2011

So, is the next step the Washington Monuments?

There does seem to be an awful lot of Monumental imagery surrounding the Wizards nowadays.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Ovechkin, shirtless, playing soccer,

You’ve seen his horrific basketball form and his unsightly golf swing. Now, see him in goal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Greivis Vasquez on his overtime three-pointer

‘It wasn’t good enough to get the win,’ former Terp says, taking blame for the Grizzlies’ Game 4 loss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, NBA

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 05/10/2011

DeAngelo Hall’s enjoying his summer vacation

Redskins cornerback said owners “can lock us out till whenever,” since players don’t get paid in the offseason anyhow.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Leonsis says a name change would be like ‘grandstanding’

Wizards owner says he wants a connective feeling to the past, but not a cheap ploy to gain support.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Basketball players react to Wizards new uniforms

The feedback from the famous people seems to match the feedback from regular people: strong approval.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Video Q&A: the Wizards’ new look

If you want to see what Dan Steinberg thinks of the new uniforms, here’s your answer.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Post Sports Live: Who is Mark Turgeon?

The Post Sports Live crew reviews the credentials and coaching history of the new University of Maryland men’s basketball coach, Mark Turgeon.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Wizards new uniforms are beautiful

Now, Ted Leonsis gets a lifetime pass to do whatever he wants to, after unveiling these gems.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Gonzaga’s amazing lacrosse goal

Matt Borda scores the craziest lacrosse goal you’ve ever seen to help clinch the WCAC title for the Eagles.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  High Schools

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Brian Orakpo swings, whiffs at golf ball

’Man, this is harder than pass rushing,’ linebacker says, after an unfortunate swing and a miss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 05/10/2011

John Beck is already being a leader

Redskins presumed quarterback-in-waiting is handing out playbooks, organizing sessions and giving passionate interviews.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:53 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Video: Mark Turgeon explains decision to take Maryland job

This is about the saddest I’ve ever seen a coach look upon accepting a new job.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/09/2011

John Thompson enjoyed not liking Gary Williams

Former Georgetown coach says he had a “competitive hate’ for the former Maryland coach, which can now go away.

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Categories:  Terps

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Bruce Allen on rebuilding and youth

Redskins GM says the team accomplished an “infusion of youth,” but the goal is still 2011, not 2014.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Willie Parker was out in the club

Remember when the ex-Redskin said the Redskins are too busy partying? A former teammate said Parker was, too.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Wizards will start selling red white and blue gear on Tuesday

Fans who donate “gently worn” jerseys and apparel in the old color scheme will get a 10 percent discount on the new stuff.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Brian Orakpo on the Vince Young Redskins rumors

Former Texas teammate endorses Young’s skills, but has absolutely no intel on whether the quarterback could be headed to Ashburn.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Bryce Harper’s mustache

Nats phenom now has the weirdest mustache a Nats phenom has ever had.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:14 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Redskins draft pick Chris Neild shaves amazing beard

Nose tackle from West Virginia had the facial hair to match his position. Then, tragically, he didn’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:41 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/09/2011

ESPN 980 apologizes for Sean Miller report

Local sports talker reported that Miller would be introduced as Maryland’s next coach on Monday. Didn’t turn out that way.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011

The Gary Williams ‘Like a Rock’ tribute video

The best part of Maryland’s hour-long tribute to Gary Williams on Friday was this five-minute video.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Washington Examiner pokes Dan Snyder with devil horn cartoon

Remember when Dan Snyder got upset over his depiction with devil horns in the Washington City Paper? He’s probably not gonna like this.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Greivis Vasquez on Gary Williams’s retirement

Former Terps guard tells Comcast SportsNet that he will always love and support Williams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Kornheiser on the ‘Choking Dog’ Caps

If you missed Tony Kornheiser’s annual season-ending attack on the Caps, you’re in luck: he slammed them on radio.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:54 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/06/2011

John Thompson Jr. responds to Kevin Anderson

Former Georgetown coach does not take kindly to schedule talk reaching the media.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, Georgetown

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Is Maryland a top 20 job?

With the Terps basketball job open for the first time in decades, fans and media members are debating where it stacks up nationally.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:39 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

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

Gary Williams once talked about when he’d be gone

‘If I leave Maryland, they’ll root for the next [coach],” Williams told me, when discussing Terps fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Alex Ovechkin in a Curly W

From now on, all D.C. sports stars should be required to wear the Curly W following season-ending losses, right?

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Chris Cooley responds to Willie Parker

Sadly, Redskins tight end chooses to be mature and responsible instead of ripping his former teammate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Ovechkin hopes the Caps aren’t broken up

Captain says they were plenty hungry this spring; it’s just Tampa Bay was hungry, too.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 05/05/2011

It always ends with a loss

I’m sick of words about the failures of D.C. sports teams, so I’m using other peoples’ words now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:08 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Andray Blatche hosts ‘Lapdance Tuesday’ at Miami Beach club

Wizards forward gets his name in the bright lights, which maybe isn’t the best idea in this case.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:21 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Mike Wise records Albert Haynesworth parody song

If there’s any chance of Haynesworth playing in D.C. next season, I have to be there the first time he see Wise.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/04/2011

LaVar, the Caps and ‘championship-caliber fans’

WaPo contributor and D.C. talk radio host LaVar Arrington doesn’t think it’s time to put down the Caps.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Bruce Boudreau explains the too-many-men penalty

Caps coach places the blame squarely on Alex Semin for the call that washed out a would-be goal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Willie Parker says Redskins were about partying not football

Former Washington running back compares D.C. to Pittsburgh, and favors the latter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Barry Melrose says Tampa is the better team

ESPN analyst says the Lightning are playing the best hockey of any playoff team.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Maryland AD wants home-and-home with Georgetown

Kevin Anderson hasn’t always won plaudits during his short tenure in College Park, but this sounds like a good idea.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps, Georgetown

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Ovechkin says Caps dominated Game 3, will win

Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin refuses to waver after a Game 3 loss, saying, ‘I think we dominate them all game. Simple as that.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:46 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011

CSN postgame team rips Capitals

After Game 3 loss, Alan May, Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin let the flailing Caps have it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Leonard Hankerson is confident

Redskins’ third-round pick says he was the best wide receiver in the 2011 draft.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Caps will encounter ‘Blue Storm’ in Tampa

Watch out, Caps fans. The Lightning is bringing out the big guns for Game 3. Blue t-shirts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Washington’s last trio of Nebraskins

In 1975, the Redskins also drafted three players from Nebraska. Here are their boring stories.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:23 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins draft recap; Caps-Lightning Game 3; Can the Nats stay hot?

The Post Sports Live crew discusses the Redskins draft strategy and how good the players they picked up might be, the problems with the Capitals power play, and whether the Nats can stay around .500 without Ryan Zimmerman.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Scenes from Nats Military Appreciation Night

Nats fans celebrated the military as only Americans can: with t-shirts, signs and customized jerseys.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Wolf Blitzer, John King and Ed Henry all went from Caps to Osama

When CNN had to scramble its top political talent on Sunday night, they were all watching the Caps game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 05/02/2011

This thing ain’t over

Turns out no team in Caps playoff history has won a series after going up 2-games-to-none on the road.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:45 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Dean Evason gets intense

After Alex Ovechkin tied Game 2 late in regulation, Caps assistant coach seemed pretty fired up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Caps fan salutes Vinny Lecavalier

This D.C. fan was really in the mood to say hey to the Lightning forward after he scored the game winner Sunday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/02/2011

A Caps jersey inside the White House

There were dozens and dozens of Caps jerseys outside the White House on Sunday, and at least one inside.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Redskins draft pick calls Cowboys ‘losers’

Defensive back DeJon Gomes immediately endears himself to D.C. sports fans by insulting Dallas.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Maryland students celebrate Bin Laden death by burning stuff

Students in College Park mark the occasion in exactly the way you might have guessed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Caps fans at the White House

Timing and geography meant plenty of people went to the White House on Sunday night while rocking the red.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 12:13 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Washington athletes react to Bin Laden news

Like the rest of us, D.C. sports stars were on the Internet Sunday night, posting their thoughts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Leonard Hankerson’s big hands

Newest Redskins wide receiver has hands like Godzilla, which have become one of his defining characteristics.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

 

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