Chat Rewind D.C. Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg

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Caron Butler finds himself in the playoffs, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
Caron Butler finds himself in the playoffs, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. (Tony Gutierrez/associated Press)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blog excerpt from washingtonpost.com/discussions

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Any truth to the rumor that the Nats are looking into providing light rail transportation from Philadelphia?Look, it's no secret that I think the Nats screwed up Opening Day. D.C. fans don't want to be demeaned like that, and certainly not when Philly's involved. But all that said, at some point soon, you're allowed to start pointing the fingers at D.C. fans. Monday night was a gorgeous evening, the Nats have been playing .500 ball, and plenty of good seats were available. They drew, what, 11 k? Can't blame that on Philly bus groups.
McNabb asks the team to consider T.O.??? Really? Oh, wait, I forgot who the owner is. I think you should feel free to unload all your cynicism if this actually happens. I think that a report indicating he asked someone (who?) to sign T.O. is not yet cause for unleashing the cynicism. Such a signing would, however, lead to another rash of "2006 fantasy football champs" jokes.
Jamison, Butler, Haywood, Stevenson, Etan Thomas, Roger Mason, that 10-day contract guy the Spurs signed . . . am I missing anyone? It was truly strange to watch the Spurs-Mavs game and see four key contributors from the Wizards' most recent playoff team. (Yes, even though Stevenson and Haywood were on the bench a lot, they earned a lot of face time.) The Wizards essentially have one key contributor left: Andray Blatche. Nick Young's minutes that year were spotty, and Gilbert missed most of that season.
Don't you think it was kind of pointless for Habs fans to taunt Theodore considering he wasn't starting Monday night? No, I think you taunt the targets you have, not the targets you wish you have. Why would Montreal fans taunt Varly? Dude has been lights-out against them. But Theodore left town in bad circumstances, has always struggled in his returns, and was pulled after two shots in Game 2. That's a fine target for taunting, especially with him sitting right there on the bench.
In my lifetime, will I ever see Teddy win a President's Race? Yes. The chorus of "this gimmick has run its course" critics is mounting. They just need to come up with a suitably big-time occasion.


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