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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/13/2006

What You Need to Know

Joe Gibbs was not in a car crash, hyperventilation notwithstanding. At least one player says he's burned out from offseason workouts; a columnist calls the D.C. media "milquetoast" and the Skins "the Paris Hilton of hype," whatever that means; the milquetoast media points out that Gregg Williams's defense never makes big plays; the milquetoast media calls Mike Sellers a battering ram; Jason Campbell's quarterback rating is terrible, if that matters; and Len Shapiro thinks Comcast's

Redskins coverage is too fluffy. You think that's fluffy, check this out.

Karl Hobbs asks for more discipline and then takes a public shot at the GW student paper after last night's game, which GW won, by the way, despite a Regis Koundjia jaw injury. Up next is No. 24 Air Force, which Hobbs calls a top 10 team. Cool. Gary Williams--who wants his team to pass more and dribble less--says never play Catholic schools around Xmas, but the struggling UMKC Kangaroos should be an easier test. A Richmond basketball player will spend part of his semester break in jail, a Maryland lineman will pass up a year of eligibility for career reasons, Terps linebacker "smells like a cop already," and all three UVA assistants-turned-head-coaches helped their new teams improve.

Esky says he enjoyed playing with Freddy, who buys RSL's No. 11 with a PS3. Jeff Cunningham predicts 10 more goals and Man-U has ended its interest in Freddy, who says he'll be in Salt Lake through the 2007 season and that he needs to play his natural position. Cool.

Tommy Herr will manage the Nats' Hagerstown affiliate, and here are the rest of the minor league skippers; the Washingtonian recommends which games to see at the VC, and this is a day late, but please read what the Wizards wives eat at baby showers. Tonight's opponent, the Nuggets, say they're one of the deepest teams in the league, but they might be without former Terp Joe Smith tonight. Also, Caron Butler is happy that leather is back, and James Earl Jones will recite the National Anthem tonight.

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