The DMV thing, used to refer to greater Washington, has pretty rapidly infected all of Washington-area sports. Caps play-by-play radio guy John Walton has used it on-air. Robert Griffin III says it frequently. Ted Leonsis blogs about it. It’s as mainstream as it gets.
But it has not, apparently, yet gone national. The gentlemen on TNT’s postgame show — which remains by a zillion miles the best studio show for any sport on any network — got an introduction Wednesday night, thanks to the above tweet from Roger Mason Jr.
“Roger Mason, proud of his little bro, he says,” Ernie Johnson noted. “Kevin Durant, proud to say he’s from [pause] the DMV.”
“Now, you have no idea what that [is],” Charles Barkley jumped in. “Department of Motor Vehicles, Ernie, that what you think that means?”
“No, I’m sure it’s not,” Johnson said, and then they moved on, and 61 percent of the country must have had no idea what in the world they were talking about.
So credit to Mason and Barkley for helping introduce at least some of them to a new term. Watch the clip here, via the equally awesome TNT PR folks.
And thanks to Barno for the tip.