DC Sports Bog: What You Need to Know


Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Nats have an omelet station in the locker room

Storen reveals the new culinary delight during a locker room tour.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, What You Need to Know | Tags:  Nationals, Drew Storen

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/26/2012

The Ten with Sarah Kogod

Learning about the newest Bog writer.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/09/2009

Afternoon Bog: Peter King Sides With Dan Snyder

Redskins fans love to accuse Peter King of anti-burgundy bias, and they seized on his 6-10 final record prediction this summer, as further evidence, but here comes King, defending the team's owner against charges of bankrupting Fairfax County grannies. Leif, the way I look at that one is pretty simple:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 08/25/2009

Morning Bog: Caps Prospect's Workout Routine

The first thing I thought when I saw this video of Caps prospect Anton Gustafsson working out with shaved head, missing tooth and full red body suit was that he should hang out at Nats Park with Green Man. The second thing I thought was that he should collaborate...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:12 AM ET, 08/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/17/2009

Morning Bog: About That Skins Twitter Ban

It's often said that readers don't care about reporters' job complaints, so I'll keep this brief. The Redskins, like a bunch of NFL teams, announced over the weekend that Twittering from practice is no longer allowed. No, this isn't a big deal, but it affects my job, so here are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/30/2009

Morning Bog: Willingham Makes Colbert Report

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cSport Report - Tour de France & Robotic Baseballwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTasers How things have changed for the Washington Nationals: the team now makes its way onto Comedy Central programming, and not as the punch line. As, like, the other part of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/21/2009

Morning Bog: DeAngelo's Magnificent Beard

Chatting at 11. Submit questions here. So anyhow, Comcast SportsNet's Ron Thompson sat down with DeAngelo Hall, and.... Hold up, DeAngelo? The beard? Is this another bet with Drew Gooden? Will it be dyed blond at some point? You know that Caron Butler would start calling you Brother Malcolm,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/09/2009

Morning Bog: Malcolm Delaney Saw LeBron Get Dunked On

Here's a local connection to the neverendingly pleasing story of LeBron getting dunked on: Baltimore's own Malcolm Delaney, from Virginia Tech, was at the camp and was a witness. Here's from his Twitter feed: YES LEBRON GOT DUNKED ON... FACE @ FACE WIT @ HANDS N IT WAS NASTY.. I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 04/13/2009

Morning Bog: Doin' the Bull Dance. Feelin' the Flow.

Morning links from Intern Jake.... Ted wants Caps fans to go to their happy place. In a post complete with not one, but two smiley faces, and no less than three uses of the phrase "jerk it out," Capitals owner Ted Leonsis urges fans to go a little Happy Gilmore....

By Jake DiGregorio  |  08:48 AM ET, 04/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/29/2008

Today's Top 5: Smoot Wins His Fantasy League

Sports producer Lindsay Applebaum here with today's top five links, or really just the first blog things I read today: 1) Fred Smoot wins Chris Cooley's fantasy league. His trophy acceptance speech: "This is mine, I totally deserve it, and if it wasn't for me, I wouldn't have this." (Cooley...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/29/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/24/2008

Today's Top Five: Would You Rather...?

Lindsay Applebaum here, with some vaguely-sports-related links that will neither inspire nor educate you. 1) The worst "Would You Rather" ever for liberal Redskins fans. (Wall Street Journal) 2) Inside the Caps' glam rock music video shoot. (Puck Daddy) (And see also: OFB) 3) What have you done for the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/23/2008

Today's Top Five: It Could Be Worse

1) So maybe you've heard about yesterday's incident involving Post beat writer Jason La Canfora, Redskins bigshot Vinny Cerrato and various accusations and thought, wow, that's pretty bad. You're right. However, it could always be worse. Exhibit A: The San Jose Mercury News vs. the Oakland Raiders. (Awful Announcing) 2....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/23/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/19/2008

Today's Top Five: Vinny, Politics and Karma

1) More from the Vinny Show. Highlights: Vinny talks about the weather, Vinny defends The Danny. (Redskins 360) 2) What goes around does not come around for Pat Riley, Barry Bonds and other karmic anomalies. (Food Court Lunch) 3) John McCain goes on Mike and Mike. (Awful Announcing) 4) Barack...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/19/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2008

Today's Top Five: Baby Mama Drama

1) Antwaan Randle El learns life skills, like how to deal with one's baby mama ("You hate for it to happen, but it DOES happen, and you've gotta deal with situations like that"). (Mister Irrelevant) 2) The Orioles' Daniel Cabrera shouldn't be pitching anything "other than a fit about being...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/15/2008

Today's Top Five: The Devil Wears a Broncos Jersey

It's Lindsay Applebaum again, here with some links that won't give your computer a virus and send spam to all your email contacts (Arrested Development, anyone?). 1) Should Redskins safety Reed Doughty regret calling in sick on Sunday? (DC Pro Sports Report) 2) Chris Cooley does it again (Totally safe...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/15/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/04/2008

Today's Top 5: McPhee's Mullet

1) Ted Leonsis's latest Owner's Corner is an enormous manifesto, complete with interesting nuggets ("Comcast SportsNet has enjoyed a 40-plus% improvement from last season in its ratings") and irony-free pronouncements ("Something special is happening around the Capitals - a remarkable atmosphere at Verizon Center and even at Kettler during...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/20/2008

Today's Top Five: Juwan Howard Commercial

1) More vintage commercials: Juwan Howard promotes reading the fine print of the NBA rules regarding free agent signings, at Bullets Forever. 2) The Washington Kastles is indeed a strange nickname for a pro tennis franchise, but perhaps since they're named after a security company the logo should be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/20/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/28/2008

Today's Top Five: Roy Hibbert's Hair

This isn't from a blog; it's from Official Georgetown Beat Writer Camille Powell, who recognizes breaking Bog news when she sees it. Last Friday, Roy told reporters he would not cut his hair the rest of the season, explaining that he's trying to grow an afro "like Josh Childress." Secondary...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/28/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 11/20/2007

Today's Top Five: Watching Skins with Nana

1) I could quote funny lines about Norv Turner from this story about a kid, his grandma and the Redskins ("At this point, there were few good plays, only Gus Frerotte's flailing and Norv Turner's fruit-leathery neck turning color from peach to pomegranate") but you should probably just go read...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:28 PM ET, 11/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/19/2007

Today's Top Five: Gil = Nacho

1) I've yet to note that Gilbert is now Nacho. Or, more precisely, "NACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Photoshop here. Awful Announcing finds it equally interesting that Gilbert quibbles with the Bill Simmons e-mail, reprinted here last week, about those hecklers in Boston. Trust me, if you want Gilbert to respond to something, just...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/14/2007

Today's Top Five: Gibbs Bingo

But first, a word about my speech to the Vienna Rotary Club today! Well, there really isn't that much to say about it, I guess. Only one Rotarian said he "could care less about the beards players are growing or what costume Clinton Portis is wearing," which I took as...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/25/2007

Shuler's Latest Failure

So many blog posts of local interest in the past few days that I've neglected to mention because of loafing. So here's a non-timely list. Heath Shuler: Blanked in a football game against the Capitol Police (Deadspin) Gilbert Arenas: Crushes Brendan Haywood again, on tape (FanHouse) James Davis: Clemson RB...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/11/2007

Wizards vs. Pistons

1) You may not have noticed, but some Pistons fans have invaded the comments to tell us just how much better than the Wizards their team is. Well, now their team is trying to outquirk the Wizards as well, with a Rip Hamilton-Billups shooting contest in towels and slippers. Writes...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 10/01/2007

Today's Top Five: Norv!

1) I forgot to mention this last week, but now's as good a time as any. Norv Turner! I'm not writing a better punch line than that all day. His various admirers right now include Rumors and Rants (who award Norv a dubious honor that I'm not comfortable quoting from),...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 10/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/31/2007

Today's Top Five: Gilbert Gets Animated

1) The formidable Howie the Hype has answered my call for some mock-ups of Gilbert's cartoon series. Featuring a talking grill named El Hibachi. Tremendous. Now all we need is the t-shirt. 2) Deuce of Davenport has decided that since the Burgundies' starting safeties wear numbers 30 and 21,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 08/16/2007

Blog Things: Redskins are WikiVandalized

1) The Redskins' Wikipedia page was amended yesterday, adorned with a Cowboys star and the following text: "The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Deadskins suck. Go Cowboys." Creative, nay? Redskins fans responded in kind, with: ""Worst team ever!!!! HAMBURGERS...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 08/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/08/2007

Today's Top Five: Bob Carpenter on His Call

1) Bob Carpenter, the man who once made fun of bloggers, is guest blogging over at Three Girls With Heart. He says he told Mike Bacsik yesterday "that America would be in love with him by this time tomorrow." 2) Pulp at The Gil Meche Experience (via Deadspin) went to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/25/2007

Today's Top Five: O's Trades and Nats Hats

1) A new Nats hat that gives new meaning to the term "restrained but beautiful." Mike Wise just placed a rush order. 2) A massively detailed list of all the Orioles trades in world history, or something like that, from Krem's Sports Blog. Sorry, my internal ruling is that the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 07/05/2007

This Week's (Sort of) Top Five: Daniel Snyder Rules

Many of these are a few days old, but you'll have to excuse me, because I've spent the past few nights hiding under my bed as neighborhood chaps launch all manner of explosive devices into the sky and onto my porch, quite literally. 'Tis a great time to live in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:22 AM ET, 07/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/02/2007

Today's (Sort of) Top Five: Gilbert in the Movies

1) I know of at least one person that actually tried to get Gilbert Arenas into a movie project. There are reality TV ideas swirling all about. In the meantime, Rumors and Rants has some movie ideas Gilbert might want to consider. Most of the jokes go way over my...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/26/2007

Today's Top Five: More Breakfast Cereal!

1) Since this place has had all sorts of breakfast cereal posts in the past few weeks, might as well lead off with a whole bunch of athlete breakfast cereals you didn't know existed, courtesy of Deuce of Davenport. 2) When I heard the Cristian Guzman news, my first thought...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/19/2007

Today's Top Five: Rock Paper Scissors Tips

1) From We Rite Goode, some crucial advice on the Rock Paper Scissors throwdowns happening at California Tortilla locations across the area tomorrow. For example: "Give off false tells. Straight out of poker. Nervously clench and unclench your hand--you're screaming paper all the way. Then come in with the rock...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/15/2007

Watch Blog Show XIII

Blog Show airs during Washington Post Live every Friday around 6 p.m. on Comcast Sports[y]Net. WPL airs daily from 5-6:30 p.m. If you are not in the Washington DC metro area, you can also watch the show online; streamed live on Washingtonpost.com. For publishing this information, I will receive one...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/15/2007

Today's Top Five: Closer to [Shamm]god

1) Finally, the Wizznutzz chime in on God Shammgod, but with much, much more magic than we deserve. Sorry to be so late on this, but Shammgod is apparently playing on 11-foot rims in the Pacific Northwest, and also for some IBL team, and the Wizznutzz "saw the face of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/14/2007

Today's Top Five: Teddy = Hamburglar?

1) Sure, we've all known about the Nats Giant President Bobbleheads, but Winning the Turnover Battle casts an outsider's eye on the giveaway and decides that "Abe Lincoln's head looks like a serial killer that has been living in the woods for years, and Teddy Roosevelt...well, old Teddy reminds me...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/12/2007

Today's Top Five: Korea Smells Like Garlic

1) Longtime reader R. Lintott yesterday suggested I do a post compiling crazy Ichiro quotes, and then sent me a bunch of great examples. Before I could do so, 100 Percent Injury Rate pretty much covered that ground as well as it could be covered. My reader suggested that Ichiro...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/11/2007

Today's Top Five: Elijah Dukes? Here?

1) Since FoxSports is reporting that the Nats are trying to trade for Elijah Dukes, it's probably worth beginning the parade of Elijah Dukes posts in this spot. We'll start by linking to Sports Gone South's suggestion that Mr. Dukes get together with Mrs. John Daly. Alternatively, you could look...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/08/2007

Today's Top Five: Spell Zimmermann

1) The Natosphere is positively electric with draft recaps. Actually, the Natosphere seems to have fallen asleep. Capitol Punishment provides comprehensive linkage concerning the rest of the picks, including the fascinating case of the two Jordan Zimmermanns. The Nationals Enquirer assigns nicknames to the draft picks, with the top pick...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/06/2007

Today's Top Five: Meeting Muresan

1) Many congrats to Gheorghe: The Blog, for meeting Gheorghe: The Person. To me, it's the kind of thing you might want to wait for until you're 80, on your blogging deathbed, with just minutes to go, and then GM shows up and you snap the photo and upload it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 06/05/2007

Today's Top Five: Rating the Hershey Hawks

But first, a programming note. Having entered the first eBay auction of my life, I find myself the proud winner of the Michael Vick "ha-ha-joking-innocent-until-proven-otherwise" dogfighting t-shirt found by Winning the Turnover Battle. The winning bid was $9.95, which seems fairly appropriate for a t-shirt that I will wear once...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:33 AM ET, 06/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/04/2007

Today's Top Five: Richard Simmons Loves the Nats

1) This wasn't immediately obvious to me, but evidently the banning of junk food in the Nats' clubhouse signals some sort of Richard Simmons connection. D.C. Pro Sports Report made the connection right away, as did The Nationals Enquirer, which noted the following: "Manny Acta announces mandatory Sweatin' to the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/30/2007

Today's Top Five: HE Gets a Bobblehead?

1) Ok, Number One pretty much has to be the Blog Show Drinking Game, courtesy of Rumors and Rants, which makes me never want to leave my house again. The rules are as complicated as those for a Spelling Bee pool, but suffice it to say, here are three things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/30/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/24/2007

This Morning in Bog

I seriously can't believe my TiVo chose last night to not work. I missed 75 percent of Idol, because I was in Fairfax covering a softball press conference. It will take me like a month to get over that. In the meantime.... Why isn't the Super Bowl coming to FedEx...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/22/2007

This Morning in Bog: Clinton Takes it All Back

Clinton Portis actually doesn't like dogfighting. My bad. I misunderstood the part where he said "if that's what he wants to do, do it." The statement: In the recent interview I gave concerning dogfighting, I want to make it clear I do not take part in dogfighting or condone dogfighting...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 05/21/2007

This Morning in Bog

Tom Boswell makes a legitimately great point in his column today: for the Nats to regain a record-setting 120-loss pace, they'd have to lose 20 straight. It's only May, and that quest is finished. In the early moments of this season, I had great fun pretending the Nats would smash...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:06 AM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 05/15/2007

This Morning in Bog

Our paper decides to submarine Jason Bergmann's no-hitter attempt. First Svrluga drops a blog item full of subtle import. Then I, seeing the item, turn on the TV between the 7th and 8th, just before McCann's at-bat. Plus, a high-ranking WaPo editor sends out a message to the sports department:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 05/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 05/14/2007

This Morning in Bog

Clinton Portis guarantees that the Redskins will make the NFC Championship game, on BET, tomorrow night. The most important thing about the Nats' weekend sweep? They no longer have the worst record in baseball. (By a half-game, over the Royals, but still.) The next-best thing? Nats fans chanting "overrated" at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 05/11/2007

This Morning in Bog

Stan Kasten responds, at length, to the charges of being cheap, spurred on by that FoxSports four-part series. Get ready for a summer of such stories. Best quote: ""They'll probably call you cheap bastards," Kasten says he told the Lerners, pre-restructuring. Manny Acta, meantime, is all power-of-positive-thinking, declining to overturn...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:37 AM ET, 05/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 04/18/2007

What You Need to Know

After Dan Shanoff came up with the idea, the Wizznutzz get confirmation: Obama/Arenas in '08 has been launched. Loads of swag available. If it didn't violate Post policy, I'd be draped in the stuff. Among the policy statements: "Offer comprehensive immigration reform: illegal immigrants can fast-track their citizenship by defeating...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:55 AM ET, 04/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/07/2007

More Wiz Pessimism

I tried to keep a brave face over the past few days, but when put on the spot, well, I wasn't so brave no more. The Now-Official Washington Wizards blog got some media persons to predict how the Wiz would fare over the final eight, and I said 3-5. As...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 04/03/2007

A Question

While waiting for someone to either remove this feature or demand I again start linking to the Washington Times here, I'll ask the following question: Does Nook Logan's history of injuries doom the Nats' playoff chances this year?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:24 AM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/02/2007

Today's Menu

Steinberg live blogging from RFK. Kilgore, supposedly, live blogging from Atlanta. Blog war....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/30/2007

Adam Kilgore is Awesome

Discuss. Or ask him questions....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/30/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/28/2007

Weekend Listening Material

Please, for the love of college basketball, go listen to all these songs right now. And no, Hoya fans, I didn't just discover all this stuff this week. I believe it was last week....

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 03/25/2007

Hoyas Win Hoyas Win Hoyas Win Hoyas Win Hoyas Win

I only counted five, but the drama had been pretty much purged by then. And I might have missed one or two. Anyhow, who's going to Atlanta? I'll be honest, Chvotkin made me think about going for a minute, but then the baby started hollering again and I thought better...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:27 PM ET, 03/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 03/21/2007

Something New

Wow, that last post had been there for a while. So, um, anyone want to guess the women's Final Four? Or take another stab at the men's Final Four? Or the Wizards' playoff seeding? Or the ETA for the Caps in the playoffs? Or the number of ounces a typical...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 PM ET, 03/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/11/2007

The Final Four Will Be....

(NEW: First off, these picks are hanging in there. Although, unless you had Wisconsin in the Final Four, or, like a co-worker, Illinois, your picks probably are too. Also, please submit copious questions for my Live Online chat with Russ Thaler Monday at noon. Possible topics: The greatest NCAA pool...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 03/01/2007

What You Need To Know

This space is blank. Meta....

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:47 PM ET, 03/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/01/2007

Baby Bog!

Hello, friends of Bog. We have HUGE breaking news: Annys & Dan's baby, Ida Sophia Steinberg, was born at 2:58 a.m. this morning, weighing in at 5 pounds 13 ounces. (Who won the pool?) Anyway, while Dan takes a little while to learn to be a father (this shouldn't take...

By Matthew Rennie  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 02/28/2007

What You Need to Know

Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia on 30 of 30 bracket projections at The Bracket Project, with average seeding in that order. Old Dominion on 29 of 30 projections (average seeding of 11). VCU on 26 projections (average seeding of 12). Not sure why everyone's sleeping on American/Loyola/Morgan State/GW etc. Pessimists....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:36 AM ET, 02/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/26/2007

What You Need to Know

UDC men face Pittsburgh-Johnstown in Indy Schools Tourney, Bowie State women play Fayetteville State in CIAA quarters. Also, if you had to vote right this minute, is the No. 1 Local school Georgetown, Maryland, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, VCU or Other? VCU has the best winning percentage, Maryland has the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/23/2007

What You Need to Know

So.......

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:22 AM ET, 02/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 02/22/2007

What You Need to Know

Stealth....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 02/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 02/20/2007

What You Need to Know

Night...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:35 PM ET, 02/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 02/20/2007

Important Sports Results

Rex Ryan Will Stay in Baltimore: As the Chargers lose their minds and Comcast execs demand I start paying attention to Baltimore teams. MLB Does Away With Sweat Stains: Not sure what the policy is on Sanford and Son shirts. Gilbert In the News: Baltimore Sun talks to his high...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:26 AM ET, 02/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/19/2007

Gil Dunking

Slow day, but local poll coming later. In the meantime, Gilbert dunks off a trampoline on The 700 Level. FS, if you have video of Ovechkin dunking off a trampoline, bring it on....

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 02/17/2007

Gilbert

Gilbert on NPR. Gilbert on cheating against DeShawn. Gilbert in the Miami Herald. Gilbert in the Sac Bee. (Note: The Hype, check out this quote: "Arenas had T-shirts made and sold that read, "If no one votes for me, I'm not doing any more blogs'." Ha!)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 02/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/16/2007

Important Sports Results

Caps Lose in Shootout:Despite outplaying the Lightning in their "best game of the year". Longwood Beats Liberty: No one else really played last night. Manny Acta Exists: Eats cereal with chocolate milk, runs a lot. Quote: "We're first in the Eastern Conference. That blows my mind, in a good way."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/15/2007

Important Sports Results

Local No. 4 Terps Are Streaking: Gary talks glass-half-full, and D.J. talks too much. Local No. 5 VCU Back on Track: Eric Maynor for CAA POY? Wiz Get a Win: 'Dre Blatche produces, Gilbert doesn't. Quote: "In a few weeks the Madness will officially begin - March Madness, that is."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/15/2007

Important Sports Results

Local No. 4 Terps Are Streaking: Gary talks glass-half-full, and D.J. talks too much. Local No. 5 VCU Back on Track: Eric Maynor for CAA POY? Wiz Get a Win: 'Dre Blatche produces, Gilbert doesn't. Quote: "In a few weeks the Madness will officially begin - March Madness, that is."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2007

Important Sports Results

Local No. 2 Va. Tech Wins at UNC: ACC poobahs impressed, Coach Roy eviscerates himself. Local No. 6 ODU Offs Hofstra: Closes in on top-two seed while at-large talk grows. Pitchers and Catchers Report: Who are these guys? Are they any good? Are they nervous? And why is Rick Snider...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/13/2007

Important Sports Results

Local No. 1 Georgetown Romps: But JTIII just hopes to make the Big East tournament. Bad Day for '01 Skins: LaVar gets cut, Marty gets fired. Wiz Make Nice: Gil tells the WashTimes his role is to keep the locker room loose. Quote: "If I don't make it, then I'm...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/12/2007

Important Sports Results

Wizards Lose, Badly: I take one weekend off and utter mayhem ensues. Maryland Wins, Impressively: If you can do such a thing against lousy Duke. GW Women Notch 14th Straight: And incoming GW freshmen will pay more than 50 grand!!!! Quote: "We're not in disarray. OK?" Gary Williams, last night....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 02/09/2007

What You Need to Know

The weekend....

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:42 PM ET, 02/09/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 02/09/2007

Important Sports Results

Local No. 4 VCU tops No. 8 Mason: Rams now have a clear path to the CAA regular season title. GW women win again: The Colonials, with the best record of any local team, men's or women's, reach 20 wins. Caps OT the Kings: Washington is 6-1-1 at home since...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:39 AM ET, 02/09/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/08/2007

Important Sports Results

(Since this site seems to be sorta popular, I figured maybe I could rip off his "last night" format. And since my editor's on vacation, he can't complain about the lack of 50 bunched-up links every morning, which, let's be honest, just gives you a headache. And me.) Local No....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/07/2007

What You Need to Know

It's Dre Blatche day. He admits the preseason hype "suped up" his head, or possibly "souped" up his head. Also, Eddie Jordan asks a high school team who their Gilbert Arenas is, and DeShawn Stevenson has stepped up his scoring with Jamison out. And in San Antonio, Pop and Parker...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/07/2007

What You Need to Know

Yo yo yo. I really need to get them to remove this entry from the top, huh? Or maybe I should be like Brendan Haywood, and offer a motivational message of the day....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 02/06/2007

What You Need to Know

Hey. (No, seriously, I have to spend three hours this AM talking to a bunch of high schoolers. They're the future, ya know. Plus maybe I can convert them into Bog readers. So talk amongst yourselves.)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:32 AM ET, 02/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/05/2007

What You Need to Know

The Wiz look to recover from a manic week and too much energy tonight against the Sonics, who still won't have Rashard Lewis, have lost 14 straight on the road and have a coach openly talking about getting fired. Actually, things sound sorta disastrous with the Sonics, and Supersonicsoul is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/02/2007

What You Need to Know

Tuff Juice in '07 wins big. Caron will return to the scene of his marriage as an all-star (and Eddie Jordan goes, too). The bad news, obviously, is Jamison's three-to-six-week absence; Caron says he and Gil will...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/01/2007

What You Need to Know

Local Poll Carnage, again. Local No. 1 Virginia Tech goes from expected blowout to disappointing loss, as N.C. State gets a much-needed win and Seth Greenberg gets embarrassed and disgusted and apologizes to Tech fans. Local No. 3 VCU finally loses a CAA game to a bizarre Hofstra side that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/31/2007

What You Need to Know

Hi!...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/30/2007

What You Need to Know

The Wizards are trying to get Eddie Jordan to the all-star game, but tonight something more important is at stake. When Antawn Jamison makes shots it can take the Wiz "to another level," Tayshaun Prince says the Pistons might switch up their defense, here's more on Caron's career year, get...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/30/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 01/29/2007

What You Need to Know

Comcast leads with Md. women, then Va. Tech, then UVA, then Wiz. WTEM leads with Wiz, then Va. Tech, then UVA, than Md. women. I choose Wiz. Antawn Jamison finishes his monster weekend with 34 against Boston in a game the Wiz took more seriously than Friday's game at Detroit....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:34 AM ET, 01/29/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 01/26/2007

What You Need to Know

Back Monday. Feel free to post your brilliant interpretations of this weekend's most Bogarific sporting events here....

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:16 PM ET, 01/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/26/2007

What You Need to Know

[Edit: Caps giving away pizza coupons, not pizzas, sorry for any confusion.] Gil says he watched "Bambi II" instead of the all-star announcement last year? Gil says he'd score 84 or 85 against Duke? (And bloggers not named Dan are getting sick of all this?). Anyhow, tonight he'll face the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/25/2007

What You Need to Know

A night of Local Poll triumph! In the premiere game, Local No. 4 VCU, which is trying to be the next Mason, rides the "Reggie Miller-like" B.A. Walker to down the last Mason, which struggled shooting the ball. With the win, Bob Lipper says VCU is officially "A Team to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/24/2007

What You Need to Know

Well, the Wiz look "more like pretenders than contenders" against the Suns. The Suns get nine assists on their first 10 field goals and Antawn Jamison calls the Wiz's worst defensive performance of the year "a disgrace." Gil laments that the Wiz weren't "playing a free-for-all like we usually do,"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/23/2007

What You Need to Know

NBA game tonight. Eddie Jordan can sense the excitement, while Mike D'Antoni can't, although he predicts Gil will "kill Duke" and insists to Wilbon that he had nothing to do with the whole USA basketball thing. Gilbert says the Wiz have to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 01/22/2007

What You Need to Know

In a game that might have Selection Sunday implications, Local No. 1 Virginia Tech overtimes Local No. 2 Maryland, which is off to its worst ACC start since '92-'93. Tech relies on its experienced guards and its student section, which received free admission in a move that was "pure brilliance."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:03 AM ET, 01/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/19/2007

What You Need to Know

Tonight's Wiz game with the Magic actually has first-place implications and Brian Hill admits as much, Keyon Dooling says Gilbert can shoot from halfcourt, Tom Knott says Isiah Thomas screwed up by double-teaming Gilbert, the Wiz's home attendance this season has been the best in the post-M.J. era, Abe Pollin...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 01/18/2007

Be back soon

To be updated Friday morning...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:44 PM ET, 01/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/18/2007

More Posters Edition

Because I'm a mad marketing genius, I spent another night slumming through an emtpy arena with the Verizon Center clean-up crew, trying to judge how much french-fry grease was enough to render a Gilbert Arenas poster unworthy for my readers. Yes, that's right, I have 25 more Arenas posters, in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/17/2007

What You Need to Know

Poll madness. After dropping six straight to their cross-state rivals, Local No. 7 Virginia takes control in the second half to down Local No. 2 Maryland, which continues its baffling inconsistency. Also, Dave Leitao calls the Terps "a force to be reckoned with," local kid Mamadi Diane...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/16/2007

What You Need to Know

The MVP chants are getting louder for Arenas, who calls his shot and then calls his latest game-winner "glorious." Mike Wise and the VC security guards are on the MVP train, Jerry Sloan says the Jazz probably should have double-teamed the cold-blooded assassin who had already scored 48, Caron Butler...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2007

What You Need to Know

Be back Tuesday morning, apologies.......

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/12/2007

What You Need to Know

Here's a massive Gilbert profile that credits the Wizznutzz for Agent Zero ("a moniker that was created and popularized by an internet sports blog site"). The Hornets haven't won when allowing 100 points, Brendan Haywood isn't looking over his shoulder at Etan (and Brendan continues to be part of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/11/2007

What You Need to Know

In a rare mid-week sellout, the Wiz pull away from the Bulls in the fourth. Gil praises his "supporting cast, earning laughter as Antonio Daniels calls himself Wonder Woman, the Bulls had chances to win and were unhappy with the officiating, and Hinrich calls Gil "a jokester." Screech is being...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/10/2007

What You Need to Know

Yeah yeah, we missed you too. With the defensive-minded but slumping Bulls (and dysfunctional Hinrich) coming to town, Caron isn't throwing ketchup or honey onto...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/08/2007

What You Need to Know

This feature hasn't been updated much lately, huh?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/05/2007

What You Need to Know

Party tonight....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 01/04/2007

Bop

Read my Top 11 Local Sports Moments of 2006. Then, after you've come up with all the great stuff that I idiocally left out, submit questions to my Live Online chat, which will take place today at noon. For everything else, read below....

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:51 AM ET, 01/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/03/2007

What You Need to Know

Local No. 9 Navy needs two free throws in OT to beat one of the worst teams in the country. After his team gave up an 16 18-point lead and lost to Local No. 11 American, St. Francis Coach Bobby Jones was taken to Sibley with "stroke-like symptoms." Thanks to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 01/02/2007

What You Need to Know

While being "as nebulous as he could be," Gibbs calls this season the toughest of his career and offers some gobbledygook on hiring a GM. He also plans to "research the offseason" and wage a war" to keep Derrick Dockery and others, and says the last six weeks represented "a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:19 AM ET, 01/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 12/22/2006

A Break

For the record, the Bog is scheduled to be on hiatus from now until Jan. 1 or so. Feel free to come on here and post droll anecdotes about professional soccer players or gourmet food or the local college basketball scene. This week's Top 11 poll is below. Enjoy the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:21 PM ET, 12/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/22/2006

What You Need to Know

In Sacramento, Antawn Jamison carries the Wiz, who have reached at least 106 points in nine straight games and have won four of five on the road. Meanwhile, Sacramento fans receive TVs and DVD players and an Official Wizards Beat Writer begins writing A1 weather stories. Oh, and nice picture,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/21/2006

What You Need to Know

So the biggest news is Peter Nowak out, Tommy Soehn in as D.C. United coach. And I actually heard a player mention this possibility on Tuesday, and was too busy chasing down Judah Claus to pay attention. I rule. But we'll have live press conference coverage at 11 a.m. Local...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 12/20/2006

What You Need to Know

"Very vulnerable" Local No. 1 Virginia can't get any stops and goes down hard to Appy State, a team that had been routed by two ACC opponents. Karl Hobbs says he doesn't care who he plays out-of-conference, Local No. 5 Va. Tech is 3-0 since switching guards, Local No. 7...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:31 AM ET, 12/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/19/2006

What You Need to Know

While people in Denver worry about Melo and the profane George Karl, the Nuggets top the sluggish Wiz in front of a paltry crowd, including the Flying Tomato. Gil says the Nuggets play better without Melo, Reggie Evans slips on Melo's jersey and the HOF asks for Gil's garish 60-point...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/18/2006

What You Need to Know

In front of Britney and friends, Gilbert gets 31 in the 4th Q and OT en route to a Wiz-record 60 points, the most against the Lakers in 40 years. A non-gracious Kobe says Gil has a mentality of "just chucking it up there," Gil talks about his dreams of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/15/2006

What You Need to Know

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,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/15/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 12/14/2006

What You Need to Know

On assignment for the Food section, but will be back with at least one more item later on....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 12/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/13/2006

What You Need to Know

Joe Gibbs was not in a car crash, hyperventilation notwithstanding. At least one player says he's burned out from offseason workouts; a columnist calls the D.C. media "milquetoast" and the Skins "the Paris Hilton of hype," whatever that means; the milquetoast media points out that Gregg Williams's defense never makes...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/12/2006

What You Need to Know

The Skins could set a record for fewest turnovers in a 16-game season, Gibbs repeatedly says he expects Big Al and Double G to be back and promises "nonstop" work in the offseason, Jason Campbell faces many ticket requests, Betts's decision to stay put was about security for both sides...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/11/2006

What You Need to Know

Previously Local No. 1 Maryland has a chance to steal an ACC win on the road, but it doesn't happen, as BC "swatmeister" Sean Williams dominates inside. No. 6 Virginia Tech whacks App. State, which didn't score for nearly 15 minutes. Loyola gets a nice win at Manhattan, and JMU...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/07/2006

What You Need to Know

Most important news: Mason creates a blue-ribbon panel to analyze Gunston. Second-place: Gil says "the Hibachi grill was on" and was "cooking chicken and shrimp," as the Wiz win, the locker room is giddy, and Knicks fans chant "Fire Thomas," leading to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 12/06/2006

What You Need to Know

Later.......

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:36 AM ET, 12/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/05/2006

What You Need to Know

Local poll news: No 1. Maryland, whose campus is roiled by a prostitution ring story, will still sink or swim with its freshmen point guards. No. 5 Georgetown, which signed a deal with MASN, might not have Jeremiah Rivers tonight against JMU, whose players say the Hoyas are "very beatable."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/04/2006

What You Need to Know

Playoffs? Try a non-winning record for the fifth time in six years and blood on Gibbs's hands, despite the team's best offensive showing since Week 4. (The Skins are now as close to landing the No. 1 pick as they are to the playoffs.) Ladell Betts could be in for...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/01/2006

What You Need to Know

Curious about Michael Vick? A columnist thinks fantasy football has something to do with all the criticism. Critics might carp, but T.J. Duckett says "Mike gets a bad rap." Gregg Doyel says he's starting to think Vick's an idiot (shock). Bob Molinaro says he's "more loser than winner." This blogger...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 11/30/2006

What You Need to Know

People are worried about Gil and his referee obsession: Eddie Jordan says "he's not normal right now," BulletsFever thinks he's pursuing too many outside interests, and Gil puts James Lang in a headlock. Also, Ernie scouts a Spanish star. Georgetown loses to undefeated Oregon, and now they're "free-falling" (?) and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/29/2006

What You Need to Know

Huge win for the Terps, who, despite the absence of Ekene Ibekwe, snapped the longest non-conference home winning streak in the country, thanks largely to "whirling wonder" Greivis Vasquez, who Gregg Doyel wants to see in the starting lineup. (Great Vasquez details in there, plus typical Doyel insults). The Hoyas...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 11/28/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Because you're apparently incapable of reading the WashTimes on your own.... The Skins are finally going young, to an extent, players say "the mood has changed," Gibbs delusionally denies the existence of Anonymous Redskins Defender and predicts the Falcons will be "in a nasty frame of mind" (which wouldn't be...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 AM ET, 11/28/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/27/2006

Noted

Trying something different. Feedback encouraged. [Edit: I have absolutely no idea why I was instructing people to send e-mails to an ESPN address. That was a very, very weird mistake, possibly due to excessive thoughts about Tom Friend. Send your e-mails to the regular place.]...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/22/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words

The Mavs have their best game of the season in a "spanking" of the Wiz, who suffered their worst defeat of the season after disappearing in the second half. It's been a while since...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Appearances aside, JC didn't really bring much offensive change, although Randy Thomas says he didn't look like "a first-year starter guy." Gibbs (who has a tough time finding the positives) says JC reminds him of Doug Williams (no comment). He also says Rocky McIntosh (nine tackles) has already had a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 11/20/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

The Jason Campbell reviews: "poised and calm" (his dad). "He's cool, man" (B-Lloyd). "Very calm, very calm" (TB safety Jermaine Phillips). "Incredibly cool" (BaltSun). He "proved the change from Brunell was long overdue" (Rick Snider). "Brunell wasn't missed at all" (Dan Daly). The Brunell era's short passing game was noticeably...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 11/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/17/2006

What You Need to Know, Bloggy Style

(You can find your own bloody news. I'm sick of summarizing every Washington Times story in seven words. You know what, if you really want to read the Washington Times that badly this morning, go here. For today, no newspaper links.) George Michael feedback: Caps Nut finds a great old...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/16/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Ah, Gilbert. And first things first: the Bayhawks arrive and will likely play at Georgetown, while the Nighthawks are hoping to get Gheorge Muresan, Manute Bol and 7-foot-9 Sun Ming Ming on the court together. How did last year's playoff matchup become this year's midseason dud? Dan Daly says JC...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/15/2006

What You Need to Know, in a Bunch of Words

Lots on Acta: the Times focuses on how he blew everyone away in his interview and the influence he can have in the Dominican, Svrluga focuses on his energy, the AP shows his sense of humor, MLB.com explains his emotions and potential roster moves while pointing out he's the third-youngest...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/15/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/14/2006

What You Need to Know, Non-Redskins Edition

Skins stuff below, after I steel myself to read 973 stories about Jason Campbell and Mark Brunell when I have time. The young Nats will have MLB's youngest skipper, who started really young. Zim loses out on ROY (but shrugs off the result), leaving assistant GM Bob Boone at a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/13/2006

What You Need to Know, in a Bunch of Words

For the Redskins, it was a "slide into oblivion," as Gibbs was a minus-one on a scale of 1-10. Brunell has a season-low passer rating, which is saying something. Archuleta is now getting paid to play special teams. The third-quarter damage is now 53-0 over the past five games. The...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 11/10/2006

What You Need to Know, in a Bunch of Words

Former teammates talk about Congressman Shuler, who talks about his electoral triumph, while others discuss his presidential prospects. Portis says his off-the-field life is "marvelous" and he's "at peace," although the offensive philosophy "gets frustrating." Randle El says he's nearly broken six punt returns for TDs, David Patten keeps a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:26 AM ET, 11/10/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/09/2006

What You Need to Know, in a Bunch of Words

On the question of Miami-Maryland postponement: David Steele says someone should have overruled the Miami players who want to play, Mike Wise agrees, saying football people "truly can't see beyond their own myopic coachspeak," Omar Kelly says Pata would have wanted his teammates to "keep swinging," Greg Stoda says don't...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/08/2006

What You Need to Know, in a Bunch of Words

Lead story: Heath Shuler returns to D.C., while Stop Shuler hangs 'em up and other athletes mostly lose their races. Also, major Bog friend OffTheMeter launches his visit-all-337-Division I-Arenas challenge in Comcast tonight. Etan gives a play-by-play of his fight with Brendan while Eddie Jordan says such fights happen "all...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 11/07/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

We've got Major League Lacrosse in D.C.! We're a Major League city! (And in honor of the election, listen to this, easily the best coverage I've heard thus far.) Wait, Brendan bodyslammed Etan? Our lil' Brendan? Anyhow, the Wiz continue to lose in Orlando, where DeShawn Stevenson misses his old...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 11/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2006

What You Need to Know, in 300 Words or Fewer

The FG-Fest Finish is dubbed "thrilling," "wild," "exceptional" (by Joe Gibbs), "a heartbreaker" (Bill Parcells), "as crazy as they come," and "insanity." Cowboys fans are distraught, Troy Vincent didn't know he was on the field-goal block team until Saturday night, and one reporter blames the weird result on T.O. Here's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/03/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

In honor of this morning's morning skate trip....Chris Clark says the Caps are 100 percent better this year, Brian Pothier raves about the Caps while calling D.C. a Southern city, the Caps could be scouting someone in Phoenix, Thrashers G Kari Lehtonen might get the night off, hockey bloggers call...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/03/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/02/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Suppose the lead story must be rumors that Clinton Portis is "cozying up" with former Flavor Flav squeeze Deelishis. Check out Unsilent Majority's extremely profane, borderline unsafe-for-work take on the matter. Also of note: NHL fans take over "Prison Break." The Cavs ruin the Wiz, again, and Mike Wise worries...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 11/02/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

This, friends, is what good announcing sounds like. NBA people talk about Gil's place among the league's superstars and the Cleveland paper says Gil is fixated on LeBron, Tommy Knott says the Wiz could be third-best in the East and Wilbon says there's no way they should miss the playoffs,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 10/31/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Here's how you want to start your NBA season: with a disgruntled agent popping off about his disgruntled player (Brendan Haywood), and your coach admitting his reserve center (Haywood) had just outplayed his new starter (Etan Thomas). Anyhow, DeShawn Stevenson says defense is how he feeds his family, Wilbon knocks...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/31/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 10/30/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Link of the day: Heath Shuler talks to his biggest critic, ShopShuler.com, and promises to reverse the Skins curse. Other link of the day: Gil driving himself to play in the Barry Farms league. (Video of the action here.) (Part I of Mike Wise's Gilbert opus, which deals with Gil's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:12 AM ET, 10/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/27/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Eddie Jordan seems "almost too nice" to be an NBA coach, Songaila might miss all of November and beyond, Tom Knott takes more cheap shots at Etan Thomas, newly promoted Wiz assistant Mike O'Koren talks about his promotion and Bog friend Bullets Fever predicts 50 wins, way above Vegas's over-under....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/26/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Instead of reading the same boring Skins stories over and over again, watch this animated video of Brunell fighting his guts out. Thanks to MisterIrrelevant. But if you can't help yourself, Al Saunders skips the Marine Corps Marathon to, what, add pages to his playbook? Actually, some plays have been...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/26/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 10/25/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

The search that will never end: The Mets 3B coach is now one of the Nats' top candidates, and a new name emerges, while Terry Pendleton pulls himself out of the running and could be a top candidate for the Braves job one day. Meanwhile, the new labor agreement ensures...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:33 AM ET, 10/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 10/24/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

In retrospect, it all makes sense. Last year's playoff run actually hurt the Redskins by creating a false sense of security. When Brandon Lloyd and ARE screamed at each other on the sidelines Sunday, they were actually "keeping each other cool." The punter's bizarre penalty was actually due to "a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 10/24/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/23/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

The contest? Who can be the most existentially miserable. WashTimes: "the Redskins' season essentially ended yesterday." Dan Daly: "Say so long to their playoff hopes, folks." LaCanfora: "it will take a monumental reversal to salvage the season." Boz: "R.I.P." (with some choice words about Gibbs). Rick Snider: Joe Gibbs's honeymoon...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/23/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 10/20/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

The big news: Team Turquoise unveil new alternate road uniforms. Here's a bizarrely serious story on the subject, and here's a Post photo, while the Wiz offer a photo gallery from the fashion show and a blogger calls Etan Thomas "delicious man candy." But seriously, a WashTimes source says there's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:49 AM ET, 10/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/19/2006

What You Need to Know

Please read this morning's links, including Dr. Z's description of the MNF crew as "Moe, Larry and Curly," while listening to the ballad of Joe Theismann. Brunell gives a non-answer on his job status but says Sunday is a must-win. An NFL source says the Skins have many plays but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/18/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Here's the Case for Campbell, who says he's "hungry to want to play." One step at a time, I guess. The Skins admit they're completely confused, and Portis wants the game on his shoulders and refers to himself in the third person. Dan likes it. Colts new addition Booger McFarland...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/17/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 250 Words

Gibbs says changing Brunell isn't the answer. Saunders says Brunell is not overly focused on the Moss Man (who was the target of 15 out of 18 passes to WRs). Wilbon says the Skins are probably the most disappointing team in the league. Dan Daly says it might have made...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/16/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 300 Words

Most interesting nugget: Titans players screaming "thank you Mark Brunell" after the game. (scroll to bottom) Ready? The defense, special teams and coaching get F's. In HamptonRoads, the offense gets one too. The BaltSun calls the loss "embarrassing" and "inexcusable." Brunell's arm "had all the zip of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 10/13/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words

Ah, October. The Chicago Tribune calls Jeff Green perhaps the best unknown player in the country, and also calls him Jerry. Mason adds a 6-foot-11 recruit, and will have a local all-star team worth of prospects at Midnight Madness. Maryland (which "remains the kingpin of local basketball," in one man's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:27 AM ET, 10/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 10/12/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words

Must be college hoops season: USAToday revisits George Mason, Mike Wise revisits Jim Larranaga, so does the WashTimes, the Examiner calls Mason an international sensation, Gary Williams gets defensive and critiques TK on MNF, and JTIII says he'll play any local school. To football: The Hokies have never lost an...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 10/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 10/12/2006

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:24 AM ET, 10/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 10/11/2006

What You Need to Know, In Fewer Than 200 Words

Al Groh makes pointed comments about know-it-all fans, the Maryland-UVA football game might not be on TV, Ralph Friedgen's not happy with his QB and a Hampton RB is set to break the MEAC rushing record. A local PG commits to Georgetown, Va. Tech lands a SG, Lonny Baxter is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:55 AM ET, 10/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 10/10/2006

What You Need to Know, In Fewer Than 260 Words, Tuesday Morning

Jarvis Hayes excels but the Wiz's new-look defense does not, and the expectations for Blatche (0 for 5, five turnovers) may have been premature. Hayes, meantime, says he hasn't felt this good since college, while The Stealth wanted to play 46 minutes but only got 30. The Wash Times says...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:14 AM ET, 10/10/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/09/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 250 Words, Monday Morning

Forget the result; the Giants accuse the Skins of being "a dirty football team" and hitting between the legs. Yow. Anyhow, we're back to teeth gnashing: Boz says the Skins "barely showed a pulse," Chris Cooley says their backs are against the wall (at 2-3?), ARE says they "didn't have...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 10/06/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 233 Words, Friday Morning

Forget Dolemite Jenkins; it's Lavar Week, cont. He says he spent the last two years getting over the Redskins. He says Shawn Springs's comments were "stupid." He says he broke the rules by giving the Giants a copy of the Skins playbook. Dale Lindsey says, if so, it's a copy...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 10/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/05/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 280 Words, Thursday Morning

Trying to decide what the biggest news today is: Borat's cheese video or tonight's Un-Capping. Regardless, this Caps preview focuses on penalty minutes and special teams, Tarik explains why one superstar like Ovie can't carry a franchise, a previewer says "this is not the year," CapsNut says the team is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2006

What You Need to Know, In Fewer Than 200 Words, Wednesday Morning

The Moss Man used to do back flips off his roof, the penalty problem is getting better, Portis is tied for the lead league in rushing TDs, a Yahoo! person is bullish on the offense and the cheerleaders have questionable taste in television programming. (Also, B.J. Sams is charged with...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 10/03/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Tuesday Morning

Today's Wizards questions: Will Tractor Traylor show up? Will Blatche crack the rotation? Is Gilbert really over the World Games blow-up? Has his D.C. house really been converted into a high-altitude hideout? Did he really get a tiger tattooed on his chest? That Redskins win came in OT, right? A...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:37 AM ET, 10/03/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 10/02/2006

What You Need to Know, In Way Fewer Than 200 Words, Monday Morning

The Bog will take a one-day break due to religious obligations, during which the Bog's author will repent for, among other things, all the Bog entries that have failed to amuse you. Many apologies. 'Till tomorrow, when we'll come to you live from Wizards training camp.......

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:36 AM ET, 10/02/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 09/29/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Friday Morning

Frank Robinson is near tears about his future and begins his farewells (possible replacements here), but Jose Vidro says the decision is "not right" and Thom Loverro says Frank should be kept on in some way. More player reactions, plus fans discuss. Meanwhile the Nats and Phils finish at 2:30...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:38 AM ET, 09/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 09/27/2006

What You Need to Know, Wednesday Afternoon

Missed this yesterday, but the Steelers are America's most popular team? And the Redskins are 16th, behind the Titans? And a paper says LaVar Arrington is not fitting in with the Giants D? There's a shock. The Smoking Gun has the T.O. police report, the Cowboys Web site is skeptical,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:33 PM ET, 09/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/27/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Wednesday Morning

Update: Did T.O. attempt suicide? Redskins rankings: 18th, 19th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 23rd. The O-line is good again, Warrick Holdman has been a bright spot, and Brunell's not looking for revenge. The Wizards will introduce an alternate road jersey (black and gold?). But the lede is conference finals, conference...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/26/2006

What You Need to Know, Tuesday Afternoon

Svrluga gives us the latest on the Nats train derailment. Tony Kornheiser's week three reviews: negative (mightymjd), positive (awfulannouncing), profane (can'tstopthebleeding). A Native American says watching the Skins at FedEx was a trip through hell. ESPN looks at George Mason's schedule, and in women's hoops recruiting, "Maryland is all the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/26/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 09/26/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Tuesday Morning

Charter train carrying the Nats derails in Delaware. (More here.) The sun's still shining in Ashburn, even though penalty flags are still flying towards the league's most penalized team. After his "performance for the ages," the Skins clean Brunell's laceration; Shawn Springs remains out, while Gibbs expects Joe Salave'a to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:29 AM ET, 09/26/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/25/2006

What You Need to Know, Monday Afternoon

GrohsGottaGo.net creator declines to be interviewed. In slightly different news, two top Hokies are arrested. Slaton is third in this Heisman Watch, possibly turning my t-shirt into a collectible. New power rankings have Virginia Tech 13th, Maryland 50th, Navy 62nd, Virginia 76th. In this one its 6th, 45th, 49th, 74th....

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/25/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Monday Morning

Rejoice, Skins people. Your victory was "thorough;" your offense was shredding the Texans; your receivers were involved; your running back doesn't know who's calling the plays; your opponent...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 09/22/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Friday Morning

Gregg Williams is aggressive, although not as aggressive as Zach Randolph. Joe Buges, a la Timbalake, is bringing SwaggerBack (like this?) Wilbon thinks Houston...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:24 AM ET, 09/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 09/21/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Thursday Morning

Brawl alert, at a party involving Diddy, Carlos Rogers and Gilbert Arenas. Portis is back, Springs is not, the O-line is struggling and Mike Sellers says the offense is as intricate as you think. Brunell either gets testy or takes it in stride while saying he could be better, and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:53 AM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/20/2006

What You Need to Know, Wednesday Afternoon

Check out LaVar's shot at Joe Gibbs. Lots of 0-2 NFL stats, with Len Pasquerelli calling the Skins offense a disaster. Peter Schrager works over Tom Cruise and ranks the Skins 25th in the NFL, Dr. Z says 23rd, and so does CBSSportline, while Brunell is the 26th most awesomely...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 09/20/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Wednesday Morning

Week 3 questions: Where are Lloyd and Duckett? Where are Lloyd and Cooley? Are the Redskins really worse than the Saints? Are they really as finished as Mark Brunell's left arm? What's up on third downs? How will Texans fans react if their team beats Washington? Do the Ravens enjoy...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:34 AM ET, 09/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 09/19/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Tuesday Morning

Gibbs says Brunell has been "inconsistent" but he'll stick by him, a decision described as a "vote of confidence," the right move and "stubborn and astigmatic." Boswell, meantime, says there are "no plausible alternatives" to Brunell. (Fans and bloggers disagree.) Texans game is dubbed a "must win," although three teams...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:54 AM ET, 09/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2006

What You Need to Know, Monday Afternoon

Ken Rosenthal has at least nine teams as possible Soriano suitors, including the Orioles. Stan McNeal thinks Soriano won't see 40/40 again. Melvin Mora's "losing mentality" comments hit the blogs, and Cris Carter has the Ravens winning the Super Bowl. Pete Prisco says the Redskins season "is in big trouble."...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 09/18/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Monday Morning

Your week two Redskins descriptors (and if you're real bummed out, pump the volume and listen to Mr. I'm Baaack while you read): overwhelmed, debacle, horrific offensively, inept, continued to struggle, consistent incompetence. Also, the Dallas defense had "a dominating performance" (registration), and "Brunell is just dreadful." Also, Skins are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:20 AM ET, 09/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/15/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Friday Afternoon

What's that? WVU scored again? CBS SportsLine's Gregg Doyel clobbers Friedgen, EDSBS says Sam Hollenbach "appeared to be scanning the walls of a Chinese optometrist," Rick Maese looks to 2007, Mountainlair is hung over and mad at Mike Wise, and ESPN's Ivan Maisel was impressed by the 'Eers. (Read more...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/15/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 09/15/2006

An Announcement

Due to severe, soul-crunching, 24-hours-and-counting exhaustion, your regularly scheduled morning links will not appear until the afternoon. At that point, this week's cheese and beer suggestions will also be unveiled. We apologize for any inconvenience. In the meantime, check out these excellent blogs The Big Lead Off Wing Opinion Can't...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:14 AM ET, 09/15/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/14/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Thursday Morning

Please start getting in the mood for tonight's Burning Couch Bowl. Terps face biggest Thursday nighter in five years, SI likes the 'Eers, and Jerry Palm says they need to pound Maryland. More previews here, here, here and here. Sam Hollenbach is one of two ACC QB's without a touchdown...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 09/13/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Wednesday Morning

Think Dallas week couldn't get any bigger? No NFL team has started 0-2 and made the playoffs the last two seasons. Gibbs backs Carlos Rogers and John Hall, and Pierson Prioleau is done for the year. Reporters worry about the secondary and the kicker. Cowboys: 17-7 against Skins on national...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/12/2006

What You Need to Know, Tuesday Afternoon

SI has RFK last among MLB parks. (Camden is 13th). Tony Mejia says Antawn Jamison is the NBA's ninth best power forward. Steve Slaton No. 4 in this Heisman watch. DCenters flip out over Bobby Boswell. (Cold water, fellas.) Skins are 20th in ESPN's power rankings, and they sign another...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 09/12/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Tuesday Morning

Your week one Redskins verbs: faltered, sputtered, faltered, spoiled, flop (used as a verb), stifled, subdued, nickled and dimed, hampered. Plus some nouns: a serious setback, and a general sense of concern. In Minnesota, the win is termed decidedly uncharacteristic and "a solid performance that featured no devastating mistakes." And...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:12 AM ET, 09/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 09/11/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Monday Morning

Forget two percent: Jon Jansen says Skins have shown 0.5 percent of their offense. Previews emphasize Washington's stinky preseason, Joe Gibbs's odd insistence that this is one of the most important games of his life, or the emotions of 9/11 commemorations. In Minnesota, the focus is on Brad Childress's debut,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:22 AM ET, 09/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/09/2006

Weekend Vacation

Many of you have inquired about weekend guest blogging opportunities. As of now, whoever writes the longest and/or weirdest and/or funniest e-mail will be the unofficial weekend guest blogger. This week's winner is my friend OffTheMeter, whom I met at the D.C. NCAA regional last spring. His comments are below....

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer than 200 Words, Friday Morning

Portis: "Don't chance it," all but out, "The Injured Man." Ladell Betts: "Well prepared." Craig Biggio: Massive Skins fan (scroll down). This headline: Awful. Jon Jansen backs away from his NFofL HGH estimate, while Congress gets involved. The Skins remember 9/11, the Vikings don't have a kick returner but do...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/07/2006

What You Need to Know, Thursday Afternoon

("Need" is not necessarily the operative word on this one; find this morning's What You Need to Know for actual news.) Deadspin introduces us to the heroes at StopShuler.com, and fellow blogger Todd Jacobson gives us more on the Nats fantasy football draft. (How does Cordero take LaMont Jordan in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/07/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words, Thursday Morning

Jon Jansen says HGH use is increasing in the NFofL. Fred Smoot wants to give you a sour taste but his receivers are looking dodgy. Dan Daly takes a historical look at the QB-by-committee that has made a Vikings blogger jealous. USA Today thinks T.J. Duckett "could ruin" Portis's fantasy...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 09/06/2006

What You Need to Know, Wednesday Evening Edition

Added: Salon's King Kaufman has the Skins second in the NFC East, saying they're "one injury away from disaster at almost every position." And a Detroit Lions assistant was reportedly arrested for nude drinking and driving. Portis questionable, Springs doubtful. There is nothing better than having a fantasy RB who's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:46 PM ET, 09/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/06/2006

Wednesday's What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words

Skins go Super Bowl or Bust and get some Cali love (registration), while three out of 12 ESPN experts pick them as division winners and an Eagles blogger fumes. (Dude, chill out, look at last year's ESPN picks. Gak.) (Skins 14th in the power rankings, btw.) (Oh look, Skins fans...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/05/2006

What You Need to Know

Check back early Wednesday. In the meantime, read about Clinton Portis....

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/05/2006

What You Need to Know, in Fewer Than 200 Words

So Jason Campbell and Todd Collins are both the No. 2 QB, depending on when Mark Brunell gets hurt. (The much duller Ravens will only keep two QBs. How dull.) Reporters call the Skins' move "highly unusual in the annals of NFL depth charts" and "unconventional," comparing the situation to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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