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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/15/2006

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A Wizznut, unmasked!!!!! (Story on "Agent Zero" origins written by Dave McKenna, a neighbor and hero of mine.) And help them choose a name for Gil's new child. And the Wiz web site is using banner "Agent Zero" headline right now. The Wiz haven't beaten Miami since April of 2003, having found all sorts of ways to lose. Heat followers, meantime, are talking Iverson. A lot.

Redskins fans grouse about all the usual things while Karl Swanson talks about why the team never created Redskins-branded hot dogs. The Joe Gibbs Hall of Fame display will not be amended to reflect his comeback struggles, or successes. Carlos Rogers could "easily be in the Pro Bowl" (and I could easily win a Pulitzer), while his coach says he has the yips and his teammates plan to offer advice. The defense forces a turnover once every 99.3 snaps, and Cornelius Griffin says "30's just a number."

The transformed Nats--including new second baseman Felipe Lopez--are likely to have one of the league's lowest payrolls in 2007, when they'll play exhibitions with the O's in Norfolk and Columbus. Here's more on the exhibition slate, and speaking of RFK, MLS says "thanks" to D.C.

Congratulations, Maryland, you beat up on a Mid-Con team. Jeez, get over it. Here you can watch Karl Hobbs publicly call out the GW student newspaper, which is just bizarre. Local No. 9 Navy is still off to its best start in nearly a decade, here are a bunch of up-and-coming area DI guards, that leaving-early Maryland lineman wants to go to Iraq, and Marcus Vick is being sued by a teenager "who claims Vick deceitfully professed his love to her so she would continue to have sex with him," a teenager whom Vick was not supposed to be seeing.

Glen Hanlon says "media and fans" are responsible for bringing up the last Atlanta-Caps throwdown, but the Thrashers certainly remember it. And it would appear the blood-loving Atlanta FO does, too. As do the Caps' Web site people. And Tarik. And my paper, which ran a huge Fight Night feature. And Peerless, who presents Friday Night Fights in Atlanta. Here's the video of last time. And elsewhere, Chris Clark tells the unstoppable Ivan Carter that he can still drink beer, an ESPN football columnist says the Pens game was the most compelling sporting event he's seen this year, and a minor league hockey team has a Hanukkah promotion.

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