Morning Pixels: Phil Chenier calls Mr. Twitter a Homeboy

November 28, 2012

The point of professional sports, near as I can gather, is to make people smile. Well, that and gambling.

The Wizards have produced a few smile-worthy moments on the court this season, but maybe fewer than desired. But that doesn’t mean the broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet don’t contain their own small treasures.

For example, this dialogue between Phil Chenier and Steve Buckhantz on Monday night, as tweets from fans were presented for their commentary. (Audio here.)

Chenier: I’m not in agreement with that Tweeter or Twitter, or whatever, however you want to call it….So Mr. Twitter, I disagree, homeboy, I disagree.

Buckhantz: [Laughing.] Well, I’m glad I didn’t disagree, because I don’t have the credibility. But you do.

Chenier: I understand I mispronounced it. It’s called ‘Tweet.’

Buckhantz: That was a tweet that was sent in, yes. A lot of chirping going on. And that’s good. That’s why we’re here. We’re gonna field all those chirps and get yours on the air.

Until the Wizards start competing for a playoff spot, I demand that said homeboy, Mr. Twitter, become a regular part of the team’s television broadcasts.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* Wise, getting closer to doomsday: “If Verizon Center was set ablaze and smoke was billowing through the arena, Ted would tell you to be patient, that hockey is just around the corner.”

* Caps fans are getting mad. “I feel like Ted has made me an option, like he’s taking fans for granted. Those thousands of dollars could easily go toward another expense for my family.”

* The ACC is suing Maryland.

* The Terps routed Northwestern, on the road. Next step: Top 25.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Randy Wittman, on what ails the Wizards:

“We know what to do. I can stop the film and ask a player what he’s supposed to do as this play is coming up and he’ll tell me exactly what he’s supposed to do. And then you roll the film and we don’t do it.”

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

The Wizards host the Blazers at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. Virginia is at Wisconsin at 7 on ESPN2. GW is at James Madison at 7 on NBC Sports Network. George Mason is at Rhode Island at 8 on CBS Sports Network. And the Maryland women are at Nebraska at 8 on the Big Ten Network. Ha.  All TV/Radio listings are here.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Some Maryland fans foretold Tuesday’s breakout game from Dez Wells. And made a Big Ten joke. Image via Maryland Athletics.

 

THE ALMOST BULLETS

Longtime Wizards fan Joe House writes sadly about his favorite team for Grantland: “I present the following string of tidbits, observations, and revelations pertinent to the Almost Bullets’ victory-less disposition.”

 

WHITLOCK ON THE SKINS

Jason Whitlock gets out ahead of what very well could become a sports media stampede: “The Redskins are my new NFC Super Bowl sleeper. Pierre Garcon could be the stretch-run difference-maker the Redskins need…..A victory [on Monday] and Washington is .500 and everyone’s sexy pick to a make playoff run. The value in buying a Redskins-Super Bowl prop bet lasts about five more days.”

 

CHARLES P. PIERCE ON RGIII

A powerful writer rejects Maureen Dowd’s RGIII-Obama conceit. Strongly. “Dude, you’re playing football in a town full of crazy people who can ruin almost anything by wedging it into their galloping political neuroses,” Pierce thunders on Esquire.com. “Try not to let it get to you or, the first chance you get, sign with the Jaguars or someone. And, for the love of god, stay away from this woman.”

 

COURTLAND MILLOY ON THE NEW D.C.

“As an increasingly elite D.C. begins walling itself off from the masses, the rough outline of an architecturally restored yet soulless city emerges,” the columnist writes. “In the new D.C., the rich take a stroll. The poor take a hike.”

 

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