Many have said that the name “Wizards” doesn’t make much sense for a sports team in D.C. Even weirder would be those Wizards blaming losses on sorcery. Via Gene Wang:
“I don’t know, man. I think it’s sorcery, some evil witchcraft involved, because it just doesn’t make any sense,” forward Martell Webster said of the Wizards’ track record against Detroit. “I’m going to stick to that. I believe really there’s some sorcery going on. That’s the only thing that can explain this.”
The Wizards play the Pistons at Verizon Center tonight. Please let there be sorcery.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The Caps shut down Semin and Carolina.
* The Nats expect a battle for the division.
* John Thompson III held Georgetown together.
* Otto Porter Jr. is no longer under the radar for the Hoyas.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
I could watch that commercial all day long.
Mutombo’s commercial literally never gets old.Goodnight everyone, big one tomorrow night!
— John Carlson (@JohnCarlson74) February 27, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Jayson Werth, to a reporter, on sports writers putting the Braves ahead of the Phillies in early predictions:
“That shows me how much everybody knows that writes for a living. No offense.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Troy Brouwer’s dogs win the day.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Caps at Flyers, 7:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. Pistons at Wizards, 7 p.m. on CSN-Plus. All TV/Radio listings here.
ANALYSIS OF THE DAY
If you’re in the mood for a smart read, this is a really great breakdown of the Wizards defense.
LOCAL KID OF THE DAY
PANEL OF THE DAY
There’s a sports panel at Maryland tonight titled “Sports Injuries: The Risks of Playing the Games, from Kids to the Pros.” Moderated by George Solomon, with a pretty good lineup. Details here.
SILLINESS OF THE DAY
Adam Jones and Miguel Cabrera with a baseball remix of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”