RGIII’s Afro

Baylor’s basketball team revealed some new uniforms this week. That was occasion enough for Robert Griffin III to reveal some new hair.

If there’s any argument for him not keeping this hairstyle for at least one training camp press conference, I can’t imagine what it would be.

And I have no idea how Kirk Cousins could possibly keep up with his fellow quarterback in the fabulous hair race. Maybe switch the side he parts his hair on or something.

A HOO SAYS GOODBYE TO MARYLAND

In Sunday’s Outlook section, Virginia fan (and Chronicle of Higher Education writer) Eric Hoover writes about Maryland’s departure from the ACC, from a Wahoo perspective.

On game days, rivals and their fans are enemies to vanquish. Yet under the helmets and face paint, they’re still people. As a higher-education reporter by day, I’ve made pleasant visits to Maryland’s campus, where I’ve met many sharp, thoughtful students, professors and administrators. Not one seemed like the kind who might tell me where to stick my effin’ Virginia cap. …

So long, turtles. Goodbye to all you low-down, foul-mouthed, frozen-hamburger-throwing knuckleheads. I wish you the worst. But you know what? I really am going to miss you.

WISE DEFENDS GRUNFELD

In what, I suspect, will not be a popular opinion among D.C. fans, Mike Wise uses the Wizards’ surge above .500 to argue that Ernie Grunfeld will (and probably should) receive a contract extension.

Here’s hoping those in the Why-Isn’t-Grunfeld-Gone? mob can lower their pitchforks and finally notice the team in front of them.

Last month in Sochi, Russia, I ran into a former acquaintance of mine and Grunfeld’s who, within minutes, wanted to know, “How does Ernie still have a job?” I’ve heard this often the past few years, often from people looking for work themselves.

Now that the Wall era is within weeks of its first postseason, the answer is easy: Ernie Grunfeld and his closest advisers were given just the right amount of time they needed to fix what was broke.

YGLESIAS ON THE WIZARDS

Well-known economics and political blogger Matthew Yglesias decided to chime in on the Wizards, too. Via Bullets Forever:

So far this season, Trevor Booker has been outperforming Nene in terms of True Shooting Percentage (.552 vs .524), Rebound Rate (15.8 vs 11.1), and turnover rate (12.0 vs 14.0).

Under the circumstances, it’s really not clear to me that Nene ought to return to the starting lineup even if he does get healthy at some point.

A NAME CHANGE LICENSE PLATE?

Have to assume this is referring to the Redskins team name. That would make it the first name-debate license plate I’ve seen. (Via @MsFiremoney)


(Via @MsFiremoney)

STEVE FRANCIS AND D.C. POLITICS

Steve Francis will headline a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser on Monday. Via City Paper:

A media email promoting the event today identified Francis as “Steve Harris.” When LL tried to find out earlier this week whether the “Steve Francis” on an earlier invite was Steve Francis from the NBA, campaign manager Bo Shuff wasn’t sure.

“I don’t really keep track of every single former NBA player,” Shuff says.

OLD BAY HUMMUS

I bought my first commercial Old Bay Hummus on Thursday night. It was made by The Wild Pea in Baltimore. I quite liked it.

(Dan Steinberg / The Washington Post)
(Dan Steinberg / The Washington Post)

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

The Maryland women face UNC in the ACC tournament semifinals at 8:30 on Comcast SportsNet. All radio and TV listings are here.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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