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DC Sports Bog: August, 2011

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/30/2011

The Redskins should never use a high draft pick on a receiver again

Washington hasn’t successfully picked a wide receiver in the draft’s first two rounds since Art Monk in 1980.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Concerning Mike Shanahan’s changing hair color

After Redskins message board posters got to wondering about the coach’s dye jobs, I figured I should collect some images in one spot.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Post Sports Live: Redskins QBs and Stephen Strasburg

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Tarik El-Bashir join host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss the continuing saga of the Redskins quarterbacks, and Stephen Strasburg’s imminent return to the Nationals.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Two D.C. sports radio hosts scream at each other

If you’d like to hear Holden Kushner and Eric Bickel exchange unpleasantries, now’s your chance.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Doc Walker says Cerrato would hate 2011 Redskins

Welcomed as a guest on Vinny Cerrato’s Baltimore radio show, Rick ‘Doc’ Walker says the Redskins’ former GM ‘wouldn’t even understand’ these Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Skins to introduce ‘Hail to the Redskins Walk’

Journey through the franchise’s history will be on display at Redskins Park, and on the club level at FedEx Field.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Maryland plans color-coded home opener with $30 shirts

The Terps are aiming to have four sections filled with appropriate Maryland colors on Labor Day. Just make sure your wallet is filled.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Gaffney says Beck has swag; Cooley says QB battle is a coin flip

Checking in with two Redskins receiving options about the ever-fascinating Washington quarterback throwdown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Alex Ovechkin in another rap video

The versatile Steve McQueen shirt can be used not just for English-language interviews with the Caps Web site, but also for Russian-language dancing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Nats vendor performs Heimlich on choking child

When a young boy was choking on a piece of chicken at a recent Nats game, beer salesman Emmanuel Marlow stepped in.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Alex Ovechkin says he is not fat

Caps superstar jokingly shows Russian reporter his non-flabby gut, while explaining the seeming bulge seen earlier this summer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Jason Campbell’s pass to Stephon Heyer

Former Redskins quarterback finds former Redskins left tackle for a 14-yard gain and a first down. Weird.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, NFL

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011

D.C. United goalie believes Irene was a government conspiracy

Bill Hamid tweets that Hurricane Irene was a way for the corrupt government to make money.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 08/28/2011

National magazines predict Redskins will stink

While many Washington fans see a franchise finally headed in the right direction, the national experts predict historical stinkosity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Redskins set another preseason ratings record

Thursday night’s exhibition against the Ravens, seen on ESPN and WDCA, was the most-watched Redskins preseason game in at least two decades.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Redskins-Bucs tickets not in high demand

Prices for the Redskins preseason finale seem to indicate that maybe this game shouldn’t cost full-price.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Washington Post Live moves to night slot

Comcast SportsNet’s panel discussion show will now air at 10:30, with the old 5 p.m. slot switching to Ravens coverage.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Maryland golf course offers Hurricane Irene special

Looking to possibly experience true British Open conditions this weekend? Renditions is your place.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Golf

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Jon Gruden anoints John Beck the starter

ESPN analyst says Beck will be ‘the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Russ Thaler says good-bye to Comcast SportsNet

Longtime anchor and original host of Washington Post Live is moving on to another job in sports television.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Nats introduce ‘Air Screech’

Because one mascot is never enough when you can have a second that’s full of air.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Jurgensen: Redskins can win with Beck or Grossman

Redskins insider and radio analyst says Donovan McNabb sometimes struggled to get his offense into the right formations.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Brian Orakpo’s new Geico commercial

Redskins linebacker has a new ad that will appear across the country.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Don’t throw home runs back at Nats Park

Tossing objects back onto the field is not permitted, and if you run into an overzealous usher, it might cost you your seat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011

The Real Deadskins

Devin Thomas sees ‘Deadskin’ as an insult, but 25 years ago, it was a money-making t-shirt design.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins, Ravens fight for D.C.: Video Q&A recap

Dan Steinberg answered reader questions on the Baltimore Ravens’ attempts to gain market share in the Greater Washington area, the Redskins-Ravens game on Thursday night and more.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Who are the best possible sports endorsers in Baltimore and Washington?

Regardless of what happens on the field, Nielsen’s ‘N-Scores’ indicate the Ravens have a marketing edge.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Devin Thomas calls Redskins ‘Deadskins’

Former Washington wide receiver takes a crack at his former team as he attempts to make Giants roster.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Redskins dominate Ravens in D.C. head-to-head ratings

When the two clubs played at the same time last weekend, there was no contest among Washington-area viewers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:56 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Libyan rebel wears American U. Blue Crew shirt

Just when you think you’ve seen the image of Clawed the Eagle everywhere, you realize you probably haven’t.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Redskins fans have preseason optimism

ESPN 980 listeners who responded to a survey now think the Redskins are two wins better than they did a month ago.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011

A.J. Francis cuts Maryland new uniform promo

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

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

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

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

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

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Longwood’s new mascot

Virginia school introduces a sort-of bemused-looking horse, to great acclaim.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Albert Haynesworth: ‘Go Patriots!’

Entering a D.C. courtroom, former Redskins fan favorite surprisingly turns on his former team he formerly loved.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Philadelphia car dealer makes fun of Jayson Werth

Amazingly, making fun of the former Phillies outfielder is apparently still good business in Pennsylvania.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Chris Cooley says 2011 Redskins are best team he’s been on

Redskins tight end, who has yet to play in the preseason, is excited about what he sees so far.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:37 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Mike Leach interviews Randy Edsall

The guy who didn’t get the Maryland head coaching job had a chance to interview the guy who did, which was weird.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/18/2011

John Beck: ‘I believe in me’

On the verge of an NFL preseason start, Redskins quarterback tells NFL Network ‘and I just want to be the best quarterback that I can be for this football team.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Georgetown in China fight video

Courtside video shows players from both teams streaming off the benches in a chaotic scene.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Stephen Strasburg says ‘you know’ 24 times in 58 seconds

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Photos of Georgetown brawl in China

The Hoyas’ exhibition game against Chinese team Bayi was halted early after a chaotic incident; here are some photos.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Georgetown

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Why the Nats couldn’t wear military hats during Tuesday’s game

MLB rules meant the Nats’ special hats to honor the military were worn in batting practice and then taken off before the first pitch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Does Trent Williams really not have e-mail?

The second-year left tackle said a lack of an e-mail address kept him from participating in offseason workouts. Really?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Redskins still selling season tickets

With the start of the season less than a month away, and with 10,000 seats gone from FedEx Field, the Redskins’ sales office is still trying to move inventory.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Who are John Beck’s comparables?

The Redskins possible starting quarterback turns 30 on Sunday, and has never thrown for 12 touchdowns before. Any interesting precedents?

By Dan Steinberg and Neil Greenberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2011

LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe have nicknames

One is ‘Sunny Delight.’ The other is “Sugar Lo.’ Together, I guess that makes them Sugar Delight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Monkey in Strasburg jersey knocks out Teddy Roosevelt

The “Teddy Always Loses” gimmick might be stale by this point, but that’s nothing a dressed-up monkey can’t fix.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Doc Walker will debut in Redskins’ broadcast booth Friday

With Joe Theismann absent due to a prior commitment, the longtime Skins commentator will serve as the TV color analyst.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Armstrong: Redskins ‘have the ability to win the NFC East’

Wide receiver says the team shares Rex Grossman’s optimism, even though ‘nobody else is really speaking about it’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:07 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Post Sports Live: John Beck to start for Redskins against Colts

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Tarik El-Bashir join host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss Tuesday’s announcement that John Beck will start against the Colts in the Redskins second preseason game on Friday.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Nats will honor military with batting practice hats

During first game of homestand, team will don caps ‘adorned with the insignias of the various branches of the military.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Stephen A. Smith guarantees Redskins won’t win NFC East

Either Rex Grossman will be wrong, or Stephen A. Smith will be wrong. This is exciting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Rex Grossman repeats NFC East prediction this week

Quarterback to Sporting News: ‘I’ll stick to it. We are going to win the East.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Mariucci: Grossman could be ‘pretty darn good’

Former coach and current NFL Network analyst says Rex Grossman ‘can be very functional’ for the Redskins this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:34 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011

About the Redskins rookie skits

Just because no one else is gonna write about it, here’s probably more than you wanted to know about the rookie skits.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Hershey/Harrisburg judged U.S.’s best minor-league market

People do love to rag on Washington as a poor sports town, but the home of the Caps’ and Nats’ minor-league affiliate is rated the best minor-league town in America.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Strong TV ratings for Redskins preseason game

Washington’s preseason debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers drew a 16.3 rating in the DC market, the highest-rated Skins preseason game in 20 years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Alleged London looter wears a Nats hat

More exposure for the Nationals is generally good. But some Curly W exposure may be bad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011

DeAngelo Hall is growing a beard

Redskins cornerback says his scruffy look signifies ‘grind mode,’ and won’t be going anywhere until the team starts winning.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Comcast SportsNet’s 2011 Caps season promo

During the excitement of the Redskins’ 2011 preseason opener, some D.C. fans got excited by an ad for hockey.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Joe Willis gets a shaving cream pie

D.C. United rookie goaltender gets his first MLS start, a shutout win and a tasty treat, plus a towel.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Jayson Werth, Donnie Wahlberg and Moneyball

Nats enigmatic outfielder went to Philly, chatted up the New Kids on the Block star, and talked about baseball statistics.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:05 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Rex Grossman ‘not gonna say anything else’

After garnering a week’s worth of national attention for some bold words, Redskins quarterback says he doesn’t even remember what he said.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Redskins spell Gutierrez wrong

Great preseason opener, but it wouldn’t be a D.C. sporting event without a spelling mishap.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:52 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Mike Wise and John Wall as young men

In this week’s memorable images, we take a look back at the famous columnist and famous basketball player.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Media

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Michael Morse switches from Beast Mode to Hammer Time

After rocking a Beast Mode shirt during his breakout summer, the Nats slugger switches his t-shirt and gets hurt. Coincidence? No way!!!!!

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Chris Cooley’s biggest blackjack bet, Stephen Bowen’s nicknames, Sav Rocca’s weight

Chris Cooley bet $2,000 on a hand of Blackjack, Stephen Bowen is called Bo Diggity, Sav Rocca is bigger than Brian Orakpo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Ryan Zimmerman’s home run, as viewed from Waveland Ave.

This is a fairly unusual look at a Nationals home run. Kind of reverse angle. From the street.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Orioles fan catches home run ball at three straight games

Tim Anderson, a 17-year old high school kid from Baltimore, keeps going to Camden Yards, and he keeps getting rewarded.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Grossman says reaction to his NFC East talk was ‘strange’

Two days after predicting an NFC East title, quarterback tells Fox 5 ‘we’re fully capable of winning the East.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Caps fans on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Wear Caps gear to the ends of the earth, get your picture on this blog. It’s a deal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Is Bryce Harper ‘oblivious’? Video Q&A recap

Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog answers reader questions about Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s return from Tommy John surgery, Nationals prospect Bryce Harper’s ejection, Washington Redskins training camp and other local sports topics in a video Q&A.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Rex Grossman likes it when his wife calls him ‘Sexy Rexy’

Redskins quarterback discusses his most famous nickname with Larry Michael.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Cris Carter mocks Rex Grossman

ESPN analyst says ‘I don’t know how it is to be like Rex Grossman.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

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

Strasburg’s recovery, Harper’s ejection, Redskins camp and more: Video Q&A at 12:30

Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog answers reader questions about Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s return from Tommy John surgery, Nationals prospect Bryce Harper’s ejection, Washington Redskins training camp and other local sports topics in a video Q&A.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Did John Wall get booed in a summer league game?

Wizards star plays in well-known North Carolina summer circuit, and then laments that there were ‘a lot of booo’s and haters out there.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Bryce Harper getting in another umpire’s face

Nats super-duper prospect is getting national attention for getting in an ump’s face on Wednesday night. That wasn’t the first time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Video of Michael Morse singing ‘Take On Me’

Nats super slugger appears on MLB Network, starts singing and dancing and pointing around with his fingers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:25 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Jan Vesely on the cover of Sport Magazin

Wizards’ top draft pick might not be in Verizon Center any time soon, but he can still pose with basketballs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Joe Theismann urges patience with Redskins quarterback

Team’s preseason color analyst says ‘they have three guys that I think can run this offense.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Ravens preseason games on WJLA

After spending the past two preseasons on DC 50, Baltimore’s football team takes a step toward more exposure this summer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, NFL

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Barry Cofield ‘very much’ prefers D.C. to New York

Also, Fred Davis talks about the offensive line, and Bruce Allen says he doesn’t like to use the word ‘patience.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Schilling says there’s no reason for Strasburg to pitch for the Nats this season

Former World Series MVP and current ESPN commentator offers another voice of caution for the Nationals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Bob McDonnell on Virginia hoops tournament

Virginia governor hopes Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic ‘will become a long-lasting Virginia athletic tradition.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason, College Basketball

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/10/2011

John Thompson doesn’t like Trent Williams’s ‘Silverback’ nickname

You can understand an old man’s interpretation of it,” coaching legend and talk-radio host tells the Redskins’ second-year offensive tackle.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2011

ESPN 980 replaces John Feinstein with Darren Rovell

DC.’s sports talk station will feature the CNBC columnist, and also re-signs Thom Loverro for two years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Maryland Gymkana goes primetime

Best known (to me) as halftime entertainment during Terps basketball games, the Gymkana troupe appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’ this week.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Rex Grossman: Redskins ready to take over NFC East

While Skins fans bemoan their offense, the possible starting QB says this O is better than the one the Bears took to the Super Bowl in 2007.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2011

New ‘Back to Redskins Football’ video is dreamy

Mixing old-timey footage with the 2010 stuff, the Redskins tap into the reservoir of historical goodwill.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Randy Edsall does not ban Twitter

New Maryland football coach is making waves as a disciplinarian, but he hasn’t yet allowed the social media site.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Post Sports Live: The Redskins depth chart

Jason Reid and LaVar Arrington join Dan Steinberg and host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss who is where on the Redskins unofficial depth chart which was released Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Mike Shanahan playing no respect card with Redskins

Coach has told team that ‘nobody is giving us a chance to be anything,’ according to cornerback Kevin Barnes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Comcast SportsNet expands partnership with Ravens

New deal for regular-season postgame shows means some fans in suburban Maryland will now get Ravens content instead of Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Media

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Malcolm Kelly gives the saddest interview of training camp

Asked if he’s snake-bitten, the oft-injured wide receiver says ‘I’m in a big barrel full of snakes and I just can’t get out.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Did Kyle Shanahan want to draft John Beck 10th in 2007?

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported that Shanahan thought Beck was a first-rounder, but the Texans GM doesn’t remember it like that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 08/09/2011

ESPN asks if Redskins will be NFL’s worst team

SportsNation poll shows a nation divided virtually evenly on this crucial question.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:10 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Springbrook grads co-host ESPN’s SportsCenter

A pair of Montgomery County boys — Bram Weinstein and Steve Weissman — take a turn running ESPN’s most famous franchise together.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Jammal Brown says Redskins won’t settle for 12 wins

Redskins right tackle immediately becomes more optimistic about the Redskins than possibly any other human being in the universe.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Evaluating Rex Grossman’s torso

If we’re gonna do it to Alex Ovechkin, might as well do it to Rex Grossman.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Nick Lachey, DeSean Jackson in Nats hats

The Curly W is taking over the world, one sort-of celebrity from California at a time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/08/2011

John Erskine, hanging out with Jimmie Johnson

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, NASCAR

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Shanahan says he’s never insinuated John Beck is his starter

Someone the offseason of ‘11 led an NFL Network reporter to ask Mike Shanahan if John Beck is ‘still’ his starter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Charlie Davies as Carlton from the Fresh Prince

Bust out the Carlton dance to celebrate a goal, and suddenly a supporters group is honoring you with extensive Fresh Prince tifo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

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

Phillip Daniels praises Dan Snyder

Former Redskins defensive lineman writes that the team’s owner ‘is a class act’ who ‘does all he can to win.’

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

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Video of Strasburg’s rehab start in Hagerstown

The Nats phenom returned to the professional mound, and got the better of a bunch of kids who look way younger than they’re supposed to.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:14 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/04/2011

McNabb says 2010 was most challenging season of career

Ex-Redskins quarterback gives yet another boring interview in which he refuses to dish on the Redskins but I’ll write about it anyhow.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Rob Dibble criticizes Nats for rushing Stephen Strasburg back

Former MASN analyst says some people in the Nats front office ‘think that they invented the game of baseball.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

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

Why John Beck wears number 12

It has something to do with a youth football coach and his love of Terry Bradshaw.

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

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Carlos Rogers’s departure leaves three Redskins with a playoff win in D.C.

Only Cooley, Sellers and Moss remain from the 2005 team that advanced to the second round of the NFC playoffs .

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:48 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Redskins offer free invitations to free training camp

Despite an e-mail offer of free invitations, with an entreaty to print them out and bring them to Ashburn, you can actually just show up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Colin Cowherd and Peter King weigh in on the Redskins

The two national media members Redskins fan most love to hate both offered up Redskins opinions on Tuesday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:54 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Nats introduce Shake Shack Pack

New 2012 ticket package will include a Scoreboard Pavilion seat and a Shake Shack meal voucher.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011

When Maryland football first put players names on jerseys

Randy Edsall is taking players names off Terps football uniforms. A half-century ago, the Terps brought that practice to college football.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Theismann reviews John Beck’s early practices

Former Redskins quarterback says the position is now ‘John Beck’s job to lose,’ and that Rex Grossman will be the backup plan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011

John Beck sings the Redskins fight song to his sons

You might doubt the Redskins’ quarterback’s on-field ability, but he’s probably the easiest guy to root for in the NFL.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Redskins training camp crowds noticeably smaller

Chris Cooley says Monday’s crowd was ‘probably a fifth of what I’ve seen on a normal day.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Nats honor 50-year old sort-of rain check

Longtime Washington baseball fan kept a Senators ticket stub for a half-century. It finally got him tickets to Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Shanahan: Beck doubters don’t study film

Redskins coach also says the skeptics don’t know his quarterbacks, and don’t work with them on a daily basis.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Vegas sports book has Redskins as third-longest shot

You know who doesn’t seem to be impressed with the Becks and Rex Show?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Brett Haber resigns from WUSA

Former sports director says he will do more play-by-play work and spend more time with his family.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Kris Jenkins says Redskins issues start at the top

Retired defensive lineman and former Maryland star says Washington’s problems ‘fall on a coach and on a front office.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:43 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Alex Morgan scores on Charles Mann

U.S. Women’s World Cup hero gets the better of the former Redskin on a soccer field.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Soccer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Teddy Roosevelt strikes back at Terry Francona

After the Red Sox skipper made some impolitic remarks about D.C.’s Racing Presidents, one of them answered back for all of us.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Nationals and Mets fans brawl at Nats Park

The Nats have sometimes been listless this season, but their fans aren’t. Temperatures aren’t just rising on the field. At least their fans don’t swing and miss. Etc.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Kobe Bryant embarrasses Mike Wise

When a middle-aged sports columnist attempts to check one of the world’s greatest athletes on a soccer field, awesome happens.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:12 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NBA, Media

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 08/01/2011

John Beck’s Saturday practice

From the sound of things on the Internet, the Redskins’ new starting quarterback didn’t have the world’s greatest practice over the weekend.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:33 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins

 

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