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DC Sports Bog: April, 2014

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Meet the woman who wore a Jordan Wizards jersey in Chicago

This D.C. native now lives in Chicago, but when the Wizards face the Bulls she reps her hometown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Redskins players express support for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

‘S/o to the NBA!’

By Scott Allen  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Ted Leonsis says Wizards have bigger goals than one playoff series win

Wizards owner says his team ‘can go deep into the playoffs and that’s what our goal is.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Wizards TV ratings spike in Game 5

The Wizards earned their highest local TV rating since reaching the second round in 2005.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Gio Gonzalez helps high school senior ask girlfriend to prom

Nick Rolle’s ‘promposal’ at Nationals Park was a success.

By Scott Allen  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nationals

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/30/2014

RGIII says he wasn’t benched

Robert Griffin III tells Comcast SportsNet thathe was “sent to the offseason” last year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Sandlot character was inspiration for Kevin Frandsen’s off-the-wall grab

Nationals utility man says ‘there was no effort’ in making the highlight-reel play Tuesday night.

By Scott Allen  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Matt Williams won’t ask Bryce Harper to change the way he plays

Nationals manager says situation will dictate whether Harper slides headfirst.

By Scott Allen  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Matt Williams, Nationals

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/30/2014

The Wizards celebration, in five gifs

Here are five highlights from the Wizards’ celebration in Chicago late Tuesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Wizards party on the front page like it’s 2005

A shirtless Gilbert Arenas appeared on A1 the last time Washington won a playoff series.

By Scott Allen  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/30/2014

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/30/2014

No “dagger” necessary as Wizards advance to second round

Washington closes out Chicago with gritty win.

By Scott Allen  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Should Wizards fans be rooting for the Hawks to finish off the Pacers?

No, really. This is a serious question. Who would you like Washington to face in the next round?

By Scott Allen  |  10:04 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/30/2014

DCPS kid wanted a Wizards holiday

The Wizards are on the verge of uncharted waters, and one student wanted to stay home from school.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Wizards fan wears ultimate troll jersey in Chicago

One Washington fan visited Game 5 while wearing a Michael Jordan Wizards jersey. Hahaha.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/30/2014

RGIII says #TheMovement is about Redskins players choosing their own brand of football

Robert Griffin III says Redskins players will determine what brand of football they play this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards poke back at bad ESPN predictions

Eighteen out of 19 ESPN experts predicted the Bulls would win this series. Whoops.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:06 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Wizards-Bulls best and worst, Game 5

Best and worst moments from Washington’s series-clinching win over the Bulls in Chicago.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/29/2014

WPGC’s ‘Go Wizards’ anthem

Here’s DJ Flexx’s remixed Wizards playoff anthem.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Andre Miller could end personal playoff drought against Bulls

Point guard hasn’t been to second round in 10 trips to postseason.

By Scott Allen  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Bryce Harper gives post-surgery thumbs up

Bryce Harper is out of surgery and sort-of smiling for the camera.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/29/2014

D.C. ultimate frisbee team beats Boston with last-second floaty hammer

The Current hand the Whitecaps their first loss in franchise history. Also: Floaty. Hammer.

By Scott Allen  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/29/2014

At least two people have ‘Ovechkin’ Nats jerseys

For reasons unknown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Jay Gruden: Read-option ‘takes a toll’

New Redskins coach says he’ll still have some designed runs for his quarterback, but fewer than last year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Keith Law says Nationals hiring Matt Williams was a mistake

ESPN writer suggests rookie manager mishandled Bryce Harper situation.

By Scott Allen  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Redskins linked to Donald Sterling?

Donald Sterling’s sudden fame has Rachel Maddow talking about George Preston Marshall.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Is Ted Leonsis too close to Alex Ovechkin?

Ray Ferraro says the biggest problem in Washington is ‘the connection of owner to star.’ Not this again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Analyst-on-analyst crime in the MASN booth

Baseball’s the greatest sport, because there are enough down moments for color analysts to talk about each other.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Looking back at the day George McPhee was hired by the Caps in 1997

Michael Jordan was preparing to play the ‘Flu Game’ and Tiger was preparing for the U.S. Open at Congressional

By Scott Allen  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Here’s a Redskins gun

One Reddit user posted images of a Redskins-themed weapon from The Nation’s Gun Show.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/28/2014

A closer look at the Wizards-Bulls Game 4 ratings

Excitement about the Wizards is higher than it has been in years, but does that translate to higher TV ratings?

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 04/28/2014

St. Louis-style pizza fueled Bradley Beal in Game 4

Four or five Imo’s pizzas packed in dry ice arrived on Saturday for the Wizards guard.

By Scott Allen  |  03:59 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/28/2014

LeSean McCoy says Redskins colors are ugly

Eagles running back further antagonizes Redskins fans by insulting their colors.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/28/2014

MASN trolls Nats fans

Joint Orioles/Nats TV network identifies Washington, D.C. as a part of ‘Birdland.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/28/2014

One Redskins player predicts a 16-0 record

Not surprisingly, other pundits are less bullish about Washington’s hopes this season.

By Scott Allen  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Michael Wilbon’s columns get sadder every time the Wizards beat the Bulls

Chart the Wizards-Bulls series through the increasing pessimism of ESPN’s Michael Wilbon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/28/2014

John Oliver suggests NSA should rebrand as the Washington Redskins on HBO show

Comedian has big plans to fix the NSA’s perception problem.

By Scott Allen  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Flying Dog makes most Maryland beer ever

The brewery has a new Old Bay-flavored beer on the horizon. Here are a few things you should know about it.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Ted Leonsis talks about Donald Sterling without mentioning Donald Sterling

Wizards owner says via his blog ‘there should be zero tolerance for hatemongering.’

By Scott Allen  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014

NASCAR stars love taking photos with RGIII

Robert Griffin III went to a NASCAR race and posed for photos with seemingly every NASCAR driver.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Steve Francis wears his own jersey to Wizards game, club

Steve Francis went to the Wizards game and the club on Sunday night, and you could tell by the name on his back.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Wizards fans chant “Free Nene” as Leonsis wears his jersey

With owner Ted Leonsis wearing the big man’s jersey, the Wizards fans chant for their suspended star.

By Desmond Bieler  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/27/2014

The best and worst from Wizards-Bulls Game 4

Lots of highs, but still a few lows from Washington’s 98-89 win against the Bulls in Sunday’s Game 4.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Wizards

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 3, Best and Worst

Best and Worst Moments from the Wizards’ 100-97 loss to Chicago on Friday.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:21 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/25/2014

D.C. rapper writes Wizards playoff anthem

Turn up for Game 3 with Styme’s “I’m Gettin’ It.“

By Scott Allen  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Interactive map shows Nats-Orioles divide at Zip code level

Map shows Nats now dominate the District and much of the Virginia suburbs.

By Scott Allen  |  05:57 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Orioles

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Gilbert Arenas defends Grunfeld, refutes report that he was third-highest paid player last year

In radio interview, Agent Zero defends Ernie Grunfeld and refutes report that he was third-highest paid player last year.

By Scott Allen  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Navy hockey players take hilarious photo with the Stanley Cup

Mids got a surprise visit on Tuesday.

By Scott Allen  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Navy

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Randy Wittman says Wizards haven’t accomplished anything yet

Coach tells “Mike & Mike” that Washington must maintain its mental edge against the Bulls.

By Scott Allen  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Jayson Werth’s beard gets a good cleaning after Nats win

Hirsute outfielder victim of sneak attack during postgame interview.

By Scott Allen  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Meet the guy who dropped Albert Pujols’s 500th home run

Chris Gordon says his night turned out better than if he had caught it.

By Scott Allen  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Ranking the games on the Redskins’ 2014 schedule

DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia in Week 3 should be fun.

By Scott Allen  |  10:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Connie Marrero, oldest Major Leaguer and former Senators pitcher, dies at 102

The oldest living major leaguer -- and a former Washington Senator -- is gone.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 04/23/2014

What happens after you catch a 500th home run ball?

The ball could be worth a pretty penny, but would you keep it and sell it, or give it back?

By Scott Allen  |  03:17 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Here’s the Wizards’ Andre Miller enjoying some salad and corn

Before the Wizards earned a crucial Game 2 road win, Andre Miller got some reporters’ corn and salad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Bradley Beal slices up Chicago, and its pizza

Wizards star doubles down on his assault against ‘that fat pie piece, whatever it’s called.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Forget the Bulls, Tim Legler looks ahead to possible Wizards-Pacers series

ESPN analyst and former Bullet says Washington is a dangerous team in the East.

By Scott Allen  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Randy Wittman has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Two games into his playoff career, Randy Wittman resides one spot ahead of Phil Jackson in winning percentage.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/23/2014

It’s been a really long time since the Wizards won the first two games of playoffs

Back then, two wins was enough to clinch a first round series.

By Scott Allen  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014

RGIII is really Richmond’s NASCAR pace car driver

Robert Griffin III will indeed lead NASCAR drivers to the green flag Saturday night in Richmond.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 2, best and worst

Best and worst moments from the Wizards’ 101-99 overtime win over the Bulls in Chicago.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:36 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014

‘Kirk Hinrich misses the free throw!’ is Buckhantz’s latest moment

Improbable miss helps Wizards secure 2-0 series lead.

By Scott Allen  |  01:27 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:04 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Barkley: Wizards will sweep Bulls

Charles Barkley says the Wizards-Bulls series is finished, and Washington will win in four games.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:04 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Zach Walters is walking out to ‘Frozen’ songs

Nats infielder has now used two songs from the Disney movie as walk-up music.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:54 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Fan makes crucial error on Albert Pujols’s 500th home run

I got it! I got it! I got it! Oops.

By Scott Allen  |  09:42 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ early advantage, Harper’s benching and Capitals’ waiting game

The PSL crew discusses Wizards-Bulls, Harper’s benching and the Caps front office

By Mitch Rubin  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Bradley Beal disses Chicago’s deep dish pizza

Wizards guard opted for the thin crust at Giordano’s (and probably made a few enemies in the process).

By Scott Allen  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Why is John Wall in a trailer for Paul Walker’s new movie?

We shed light on why the Wizards point guard is promoting “Brick Mansions.“

By Scott Allen  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Colin Cowherd won’t shut up about John Wall

Four years later, an employed media professional is still furious that an NBA player once danced.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014

(Not quite) definitive proof the Wizards will win the NBA title

A bracket that may bode well for Washington fans, or does it?

By Scott Allen  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ Nene has no time for the ‘haters’

Three times this season, Nene has referenced ‘the haters.’ I kind of love that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haters, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/22/2014

New Jersey Little Leaguers cheer Mike Trout in Washington

Team from Trout’s home town is raising money to play in a tournament in Cooperstown.

By Scott Allen  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards-Bulls Game 1 TV ratings, compared to other local playoff games

Here’s the television rating information for the first game of the Wizards’ first playoff series since 2008.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Let’s stop comparing Bryce Harper to Mike Trout

Most analysts agree the Angels’ Mike Trout is the best player in Major League Baseball.

By Scott Allen  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals

Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014

DeSean Jackson on facing the Eagles

New Redskins wide receiver tells Arsenio Hall ‘there’s gonna be something special’ when he faces Philadelphia.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:47 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014

The Wizards’ Game 3 T-shirts

Here are the t-shirts Wizards fans will receive Friday night to make a tri-colored red-white-and-blue out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014

RGIII talks DeSean Jackson, Obama and Wizards playoffs

Redskins quarterback says the Wizards ‘know they belong, and everybody in D.C. is behind them.’

By Scott Allen  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014

RGIII wears Redskins jersey, cleats to the White House

Redskins quarterback looks like he was ready for training camp at Easter Egg Roll.

By Scott Allen  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Bryce Harper follows in Mickey Mantle’s non-hustling footsteps

Proving yet again that everything old is one day new again, please do check out this story about the Yankees great getting benched

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mickey Mantle, Nats

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Easter Bunny takes out Racing Presidents at Nationals Park

With Rushmores down, Bill cruised to the easy win.

By Scott Allen  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Racing Presidents

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Playoff Wizards are younger than people think

As the Wizards -- and their young guards, and AARP bench players -- enter the playoffs, how does their age compare around the NBA?

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Wizards win first Game 1 since beating Dr. J in 1986

Dudley Bradley’s three-pointer at the buzzer capped a furious rally against the Sixers.

By Scott Allen  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout isn’t just another day at the ballpark

Face off between Nats and Angels superstars isn’t just another day at the ballpark.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Nats

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Bill Simmons, Charles Barkley and Shaq hop on on Wizards bandwagon

Barkley says Beal and Wall will be NBA’s best back court in three to five years.

By Scott Allen  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Jim Bowden: Matt Williams shouldn’t have benched Harper

Nats former GM strongly objects to the weekend’s most prominent benching.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2014

RGIII, Wale, Wolf Blitzer react to Wizards win

Buzz or no buzz, a lot of people were talking about the Wizards late Sunday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII, Wale, Wizards

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards-Bulls best and worst from Game 1

Nene answered the haters in Game 1.

By Scott Allen  |  11:08 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Nats on Bryce Harper: ‘Nothing but Hustle’

On television, at Nats Park, in your game program, the team is promoting Bryce Harper’s hustle. Whoops?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/18/2014

RGIII and Mike Trout both want you to see their boy Marlon Wayans’ new movie

The superstars say it’s hilarious.

By Scott Allen  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/18/2014

John Wall talks Wizards’ rise and Bulls on ‘First Take’

ESPN graphic features point guard in old Wizards uniform again.

By Scott Allen  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Wizards fan’s guide to hating the Bulls

Which Chicago player is most likely to draw your ire?

By Scott Allen  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Robert Griffin III dines with DeSean Jackson, Bow Wow and Jeff Thompson?

Jackson posted a photo with the shadow campaign financer at La Perla last night.

By Scott Allen  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bulls

Buck says it’s the greatest play he’s ever called.

By Scott Allen  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Bryce Harper stars in black-and-white MLB throwback ad

Nats outfielder is still a youngster, but a new MLB ad imagines him next to baseball’s all-time greats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:58 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2014

The Bullets fought the Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’ in a 1988 exhibition game

Wes Unseld played peacemaker at Baltimore Arena.

By Scott Allen  |  08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014

DeSean Jackson celebrated with a huge bottle of champagne

New Redskins wide receiver attended a ‘Welcome to DC’ party on Wednesday.

By Scott Allen  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Robert Griffin III helps NFL player get street named after him

Charles Tillman Way will connect Constitution Drive with Robert Griffin III Boulevard.

By Scott Allen  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/17/2014

How the Wizards lived up to preseason expectations

But the playoff-bound John Wall and Co. haven’t exceeded them yet.

By Scott Allen  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/17/2014

How is the worst NBA team worth $550 million?

How the worst team in NBA is being sold for much more money than anyone expected.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Joel Ward to throw ceremonial first pitch for Jackie Robinson Day

Caps forward wears No. 42 because of Jackie Robinson and will throw out the first pitch as part of Jackie Robinson Day.

By Scott Allen  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Joel Ward, Nationals

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Fan shows Caps pride on prosthetic leg

Brian Sealock has a relatively unique way of showing his Capitals and Redskins fandom - on his prosthetic leg.

By Ben Sumner  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2014

You won’t believe how much money Gilbert Arenas made in 2013

The former Wizards guard’s 2013 salary ranks 30th among all athletes.

By Scott Allen  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gilbert Arenas, Wizards

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Four reasons the NBA playoffs are better than the Stanley Cup playoffs

After yesterday’s position paper on the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a defense of the hardwood.

By Mike Wise  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Chris Cooley says RGIII looks like ‘another person’

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

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

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014

The last time the Wizards played the Bulls in the playoffs

A lot has changed since 2005 clash that Washington won in six games, the franchise’s lone series victory in the past three decades.

By Scott Allen  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Which team should Capitals fans root for in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Not the Penguins, despite what a map of Facebook Likes shows.

By Scott Allen  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, NHL

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Orioles launch D.C. invasion with billboard near Nationals Park

106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes goes off on billboard and Washington-based Orioles fans.

By Scott Allen  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Orioles

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Redskins’ George Allen traded same pick twice before ’74 draft

Either Allen wasn’t good at keeping track of the draft picks he often traded for veterans, or he just hoped no one would notice.

By Scott Allen  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Allen, Redskins

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Robin Givhan’s scathing review of the original Wizards logo

Post fashion writer delivered an epic takedown of the Wizards mark.

By Scott Allen  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Four reasons the Stanley Cup playoffs are better than the NBA playoffs

The cold floor is better this time of year than the hardwood and here are the four reasons why.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Lewis Black says the Redskins should change their name

Comedian and lifelong Washington football fan blasts Daniel Snyder at press luncheon.

By Scott Allen  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Bryce Harper stars in new Gatorade commercial

Nationals outfielder gets wet for new Fierce spot.

By Scott Allen  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gatorade, Nationals

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Mike Wise on his inspiration to become a sportswriter

In part two of our ad hoc series, Mike Wise discloses

By Mike Wise  |  06:39 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014

The Washington Wizards could’ve been the Washington Ravens

Before Baltimore’s NFL team started using it, a fan suggested Ravens as a replacement for Bullets.

By Scott Allen  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullets, Wizards

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Wizards’ Randy Wittman on frustrations and John Wall

Wizards coach says his point guard has to be an extension of him.

By Scott Allen  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Ian Desmond describes his teammates in one word

Guess which Nationals player is ‘gnarly.’

By Scott Allen  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Nationals

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Mystics’ top draft pick once gave President Obama bunny ears

Dolson told the president to get his dance moves on point after U-Conn. won the national title.

By Scott Allen  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mystics

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Driesell, Kolzig, Lerner going into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Other inductees include former Post sports editor George Solomon and longtime Maryland broadcaster Johnny Holliday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, George Solomon, Lefty Driesell, Nats, Olie Kolzig, Ted Lerner, Terps

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Local sports anchor ends interview of Rays player with a kiss

Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer and Fox 5 reporter Lindsay Murphy met seven years ago in Charlottesville.

By Scott Allen  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014

On the Wizards coverage in the Post

One reader suggests that the Wiz haven’t received the real estate they deserve on the front page.

By Scott Allen  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Redskins have one of the most stable rosters in the NFL

Green Bay, Washington, San Francisco and Seattle have the most stable rosters since 2011.

By Scott Allen  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Orioles ditch shaving cream for delicious postgame pies

A local pie shop is providing two pies for every home game.

By Scott Allen  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orioles

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Ten-year-old has ‘awesome’ time after signing one-day contract with Wizards

Wizards and Make-A-Wish Foundation come together to make Amaris Jackson’s day.

By Scott Allen  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Washington’s Jocks Hall of Fame

You’ve probably never heard of them, but D.C.’s prep stars of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s are still honoring each other.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Can the Nats win the NL East without beating the Braves?

If the Nationals continue to beat up on every other team, their struggles against Atlanta won’t matter.

By Scott Allen  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Why aren’t people excited about the Wizards?

Despite the first playoff berth in forever, D.C. doesn’t seem overly excited about the Wizards. Five wise observers attempt to figure out why.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Dealing with the end of the Caps season

John Walton has some thoughts on what it means to see one season end, without success.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Caps defenseman Tyson Strachan left out of Fan Appreciation Day

Caps defenseman’s name isn’t called during Jerseys Off Our Back ceremony.

By Ben Sumner  |  09:40 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 04/11/2014

A Nats-inspired Chicken McNugget pizza

Combine two Nats promotional deals, and you get...well, you get something else.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/11/2014

London Fletcher zings Tony Romo with ‘choke’ comment

Former Redskins linebacker takes shot at Cowboys QB on Twitter.

By Scott Allen  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins, Tony Romo

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/11/2014

RGIII sports new logo for taped ESPN interview

The Redskins QB sat down with Good Fight Media crew on Thursday.

By Scott Allen  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Is it time for the Nationals to retire ‘Take On Me’?

Michael Morse continues to use the A-ha hit in San Francisco.

By Scott Allen  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2014

What happened to Terrance?

Terrance, the much recognized leader of Nats Park cheers and chants, won’t be in Washington anytime soon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Nats bullpen leads MLB in strikeouts and swagger

Rookie reliever Aaron Barrett stared down Giancarlo Stanton after strikeout on Thursday.

By Scott Allen  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Andre Roberts ‘wanted to be the No. 2 receiver’

Redskins free agent signing might have lost his desired job before taking a snap.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Roberts, Redskins

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/11/2014

President Eisenhower, the Masters and the Washington Senators

Ike’s love of golf threatened his availability for an opening day tradition.

By Scott Allen  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senators

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Nats fans posing with Werth and Harper beards

The (temporary) giant images of Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper and others in center field have proved popular for photo-ops.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Nats fan has perfect reaction and a souvenir after Ian Desmond’s grand slam

There was a lot of joy at Nats Park on Thursday.

By Scott Allen  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth, Nationals

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/11/2014

At the Masters, anything seems possible

It’s not magic, but for those under its spell, Augusta National can make it seem that way.

By Thomas Boswell  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Tony Kornheiser: Stephen Strasburg is ‘a hothouse plant’

Tony Kornheiser wonders if the Nats’ presumed ace will ever reach his presumed potential.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Bryce Harper pranks fans who don’t recognize him

A simple disguise fooled Mets, Phillies and Yankees fans.

By Scott Allen  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The 10 least awful Passover foods

Weird candies? Strange boxed side dishes? Special sodas? Which are the best store-bought Passover foods?

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Passover

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Tony Reali leaving PTI, Washington

Host of “Around the Horn” and longtime D.C. resident is off for grander things in New York.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Ted Leonsis, on the Caps, in 2008

Team’s owner talked about the rebuilding philosophy six years ago. It’s now a harrowing read.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

D.C.’s NBA and NHL franchises have made the playoffs in the same season one time since 1988.

By Scott Allen  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Wizards

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

Wait ‘til next year comes early this season.

By Scott Allen  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jayson Werth’s grand slam, in audio and video

Sure, it’s only April, but Werth’s game-winning home run Wednesday night felt like a moment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler, Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Tyler Clippard’s nasty, dirty, filthy, rotten splitter

The Nationals’ goggled-reliever is using his new weapon well.

By Scott Allen  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Joe B., Locker and Laich on the Halak firestorm and facing a former team

Brooks Laich circles the date every time the Caps play the Senators.

By Scott Allen  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Craig Laughlin, Joe Beninati

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/09/2014

A map of MLB geography, by proximity

This map provides an interesting way to divide the country by MLB proximity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Schlereth on RGIII’s logo

Former Redskins lineman and current ESPN personality wades into the logo debate. This is getting good.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Wizards say G-Wiz could defeat The Raptor

To hype up a possible playoff meeting, a Canadian sports host compared mascots.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Adam Jones says players should be allowed to kick fans who run on the field

Orioles outfielder sounds off on idiotic fans.

By Scott Allen  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Orioles

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Stoglin: Maryland would be a top 25 team under Gary Williams

Former Terps guard says this would have been a tournament team under its former coach.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Ryan Clark plans to wear Sean Taylor’s No. 21 in practice

Safety wore No. 21 in practice with the Steelers to honor his friend.

By Scott Allen  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Ryan Clark, Sean Taylor

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/09/2014

A look back at Alex Ovechkin’s five 50th goals

Capitals winger becomes the 11th player with five 50-goal seasons.

By Scott Allen  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Alan May on Adam Oates and Jaroslav Halak

Caps analyst suggests there may have been more to the latest Caps drama than meets the eye.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:14 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Early concerns for Nationals, Nene’s return, RGIII’s logo fallout

The PSL crew discusses which of the Nats early-season issues should cause the most worry, who to blame for the Caps disappointing season and RGIII’s logo.

By Mitch Rubin  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Four of five MLB Network analysts pick Nats to win World Series

World Series or Bust may be no more, but the predictions were still bullish.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Maryland will unveil Big Ten-themed ice cream flavor

But what will it taste like?

By Scott Allen  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Ten, Maryland

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Leonsis won’t rest until Wizards ‘honest competitors for a ring’

Wizards owner says making the playoffs isn’t enough for his basketball franchise.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Batting Stance Guy’s imitation of Matt Williams is great

The Nationals manager had ‘a collection of nervous habits’ at the plate.

By Scott Allen  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nationals

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Jay Gruden on DeSean Jackson: ‘Wow’

Redskins coach describes the process of wooing his new weapon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Jay Gruden

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/08/2014

How Isiah Thomas inspired Jason Reid to get into sportswriting

For one young Lakers fan, Pistons guard’s performance in the 1988 NBA Finals was too good a story to resist.

By Jason Reid  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014

There were a lot of John Wall shots consumed last night

One fan made 999 blue Jell-O shots for the national championship game.

By Scott Allen  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/08/2014

RGIII: ‘Coach supports his players, New Year’

Left unsaid is whether the old coach supported his players. Well, I guess you can probably guess.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014

A map of the Nats’ fan base

Here are the counties and municipalities in which the Nats dominate. There aren’t a ton of them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/08/2014

John Wall watches Kentucky lose NCAA championship game

The Wizards guard sat near Drake.

By Scott Allen  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Nationals getting T-shirts in honor of Aaron Barrett

The Rowdy Gentleman shirts are en route to the Nats clubhouse.

By Scott Allen  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Jay Gruden on RGIII’s new logo

Redskins new coach is not concerned about his quarterback’s new logo. Is a sentence I just typed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Braves announcers on Bryce Harper

Three games, three snide comments about Bryce Harper. This should be a fun season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braves, Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Mark Rypien will hold DeSean Jackson accountable for wearing his number

Former QB says it’s time for Jackson to help Redskins win another Super Bowl.

By Scott Allen  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Mark Rypien, Redskins

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Ryan Clark’s phone calls

Ryan Clark called a Steelers fan to say thanks. He wound up talking to a class of middle-school Redskins fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Ryan Clark

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Concession prices from 1966 might make you cry

The hamburger was to D.C. Stadium what the crab cake is to Nationals Park.

By Scott Allen  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Nationals

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014

RGIII’s new logo remembered

The biggest Redskins news over the weekend was something about a logo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Why the Nats Park clock lost its hands

An update on the Curly W clock at Nationals Park, which no longer has hands.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Kirk Cousins shares unofficial personal logo with MLB team

Redskins QB says he stockpiles Kansas City gear.

By Scott Allen  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Irvin: Jackson signing changes balance of power in NFC East

Michael Irvin says the Eagles are no longer the NFC East frontrunners.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014

DeSean Jackson denies gang affiliations in interview with Stephen A. Smith

DeSean Jackson says the gesture he made toward DeAngelo Hall on ‘MNF’ wasn’t a gang sign.

By Scott Allen  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

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

Dan Snyder speaks at Redskins playground build event

Redskins owner says DeSean Jackson will look good in burgundy and gold.

By Scott Allen  |  05:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Snyder, Redskins

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Scenes from the Nats home opener

If you weren’t at Nats Park Friday afternoon, here’s some of what you missed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Wilbon: Redskins have a lot of reasons to be happy with Jackson signing

PTI host says this year’s ‘Offseason Championship’ is different.

By Scott Allen  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Redskins host ‘Draft Day’ movie screening

Kirk Cousins says new movie captures the unexpectedness of the draft.

By Scott Allen  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Redskins, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The local craft beer at Nats Park

Before the home schedule starts, here’s a bunch of information about the new local craft beer options at Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Conan O’Brien launches mannequin in RGIII jersey into dumpster

Conan is in Dallas for the Final Four.

By Scott Allen  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/04/2014

ESPN: ‘Is this a bad start to DeSean’s Redskins career?’

Not positive if this was a joke or not, but some people apparently had a debate about jersey numbers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, ESPN, Redskins

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Otto Porter gets happy

The rookie forward hasn’t had the greatest season, but this week brought a pretty funny highlight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Morning pixels, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Robert Griffin III did Letterman Top 10 after winning Heisman

RGIII presented the Top 10 after winning the Heisman in 2011.

By Scott Allen  |  06:21 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Meet the Nats’ new in-game host

In the tradition of Clint and Lindsey, meet Mike, a D.C. sports fan and the Nats’ new in-game host.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Nats’ Ross Detwiler has a great mustache

As seen in New York on Thursday afternoon, Ross Detwiler has a mustache befitting his bullpen role.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Brian Dawkins on why the Eagles released DeSean Jackson

Former Eagles safety says Jackson must learn to be a professional.

By Scott Allen  |  03:54 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014

John Walton, Alan May on the Caps’ collapse against Dallas

Tuesday night’s loss caused a convulsion even among analysts normally sympathetic to the Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The new F.P. Santangelo

How MASN’s Nats color man changed his diet, lost 20 pounds, embraced organic and planned a Nats-fans workout group.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  F.P. Santangelo, Nats

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards celebrate playoff berth like it’s 2005

The Wiz Kids are excited after ending long drought.

By Scott Allen  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/03/2014

RGIII’s mom talks Redskins, Jay Gruden and Dan Snyder

Jackie Griffin says she “has nothing against the previous regime.“

By Scott Allen  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/03/2014

No, Chris Russell isn’t leaving ESPN 980

The popular ESPN 980 Redskins reporter said he’d quit if DeSean Jackson

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Russell, DeSean Jackson, Media, Redskins

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Gio Gonzalez is the Babe Ruth of the Nationals pitching staff

Three of his 12 career hits are home runs.

By Scott Allen  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Wilbon: Caps should trade Ovechkin if they miss the playoffs

PTI host says it’s time for the Caps to go in a different direction if they don’t make the playoffs.

By Scott Allen  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/03/2014

John Wall helped recruit DeSean Jackson

Yet another D.C. celeb put in a good word for the Redskins with the free agent receiver.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, John Wall, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Kevin Durant called DeSean Jackson to recruit him

New Redskins receiver says Durant and Wale played a part in his recruiting process.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:21 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Video: Larry King interviews Abe Pollin on Home Team Sports’ first day

Thirty years ago this week, Comcast SportsNet debuted as Home Team Sports. Here is amazing video from that day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, CSN, Home Team Sports, Media, Orioles, Wizards

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Robert Griffin III’s mom is co-hosting an AM radio show

‘R3 Solutions’ aims to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

By Scott Allen  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/02/2014

What’s that photo behind DeSean Jackson?

The story behind the photo on the wall in the Redskins’ DeSean Jackson tweet.

By Scott Allen  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Men in suits reenact Bryce Harper’s slide on MLB Network

Mitch Williams and Dan Plesac, in formal garb, go through Bryce Harper’s knock on the head.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, MLB Network

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Ryan Clark: RGIII ‘has to be the leader of this team’

New Redskins veteran says his younger teammate is still in charge.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII, Ryan Clark

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/02/2014

What number should DeSean Jackson wear for Redskins?

Jackson’s No. 10 is already taken in Washington.

By Scott Allen  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014

RGIII, DeAngelo Hall and Wale react to DeSean Jackson’s signing

Wale dubs the new receiving corps Posse 2.0.

By Scott Allen  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Bryce Harper makes fun of John Wall’s first pitch on new MTV show

Nationals slugger was the guest on the premiere episode of “Off the Bat.“

By Scott Allen  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 04/02/2014

After the latest loss, the Capitals have big decisions to make

After a five-goal loss to the Stars, it’s time to look at the bigger picture to see what needs to change if Washington is ever going to win a title.

By Barry Svrluga  |  07:50 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014

WUSA breaks into D.C. election coverage for DeSean Jackson news

In a most Washington of moments, we went from the mayoral primary to the Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Morning pixels, Redskins, WUSA

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 04/02/2014

DeSean Jackson’s five best games against the Redskins

DeSean Jackson gave Washington fits throughout his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Scott Allen  |  12:55 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Terps dance their way to Elite Eight

The Maryland women’s basketball team is one win from the Final Four (and another dance party).

By Scott Allen  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Randy Knorr drank beer after Matt Williams was hired

Bench coach wanted the Nats’ managerial job. He didn’t get it. So he spent one morning playing golf and drinking beers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nats, Randy Knorr

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Joel Ward, Jason Chimera imitate John Walton, Mike Vogel

Hasn’t been a lot of Caps levity lately. Here’s some.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/01/2014

DeSean Jackson conducts awkward airport interview

This is the most awkward interview with a free agent receiver I can recall.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Beach ball gets the best of Bryce Harper

The wind’s blowing in, Bryce.

By Scott Allen  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Redskins players welcome Ryan Clark to Washington

A whole bunch of Redskins (and former Redskins) got on Twitter to welcome their newest safety to town.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Morning pixels, Redskins, Ryan Clark

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Stephen Colbert in a Redskins jersey

If you thought the Comedy Central comedian was done with Dan Snyder and the Redskins, you were wrong.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, RGIII, Stephen Colbert

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Nationals opening day front pages through the years

‘Extra special win’ is Nats’ third consecutive on opening day.

By Scott Allen  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 04/01/2014

DeSean Jackson with Wale, DeAngelo Hall, Pierre Garcon

He might not officially be a Redskin yet, but the former Eagles wide receiver is already acting like one.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:06 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Redskins, Wale

 

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