DC Sports Bog: Verizon

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

AT&T says it has upgraded wireless service in Verizon Center (UPDATED)

AT&T says there will be better service in Verizon Center, but AT&T just won’t say the words ‘Verizon Center.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Georgetown, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Verizon Center’s flashing billboards

Some people like the flashing billboards outside Verizon Center. Other people hate them. Here’s what they’re showing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Monumental Network, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Local beer at Verizon Center

Verizon Center now has Port City, Devil’s Backbone, DC Brau, and other local brews. That’s a good thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Caps, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/12/2013

Tom Wilson's dad enjoys hospitality from Caps fans

A prospect's father came to Verizon Center without a Caps jersey on Friday night. By the end of the night, a stranger had fixed that problem.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tom Wilson, Verizon Center

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013

The Tim Hortons ad in Verizon Center

Yes, there is a Tim Hortons ad at Verizon Center during the playoffs. No, that doesn't mean we're getting Tim Hortons.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tim Hortons, Verizon Center

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/08/2013

The Caps' tribute to Stompin' Tom Connors

After the death of the Hockey Song's creator, the Caps paid tribute in the most appropriate way possible.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Verizon Center

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Morning Pixels: Verizon Center ranked as a good stadium experience

The arena earned honors for its Caps and Hoyas games.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:27 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Fred Smoot, Morning pixels, Redskins, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Bradley Beal game-winner video brings Steve Buckhantz 'Dagger'

After lots of waiting, Comcast SportsNet's Wizards play-by-play man finally unleashed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Comcast SportsNet, Steve Buckhantz, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Martell Webster wants more Wizards fans in the stands

Wizards forward laments the huge number of Celtics and Bulls and Heat fans who take over Verizon Center

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Martell Webster, RGIII, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Verizon Center to switch from Coke to Pepsi products

I had no idea Wizards fans cared so much about soft drinks.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012

RedZone Channel error causes fans to miss RGIII debut

A lack of preparation by Verizon meant many fans missed the NFL rookie debut of the year.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Verizon, RedZone Channel

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Katie Ledecky with Michael Jordan and Ted Leonsis

More than a decade before she won Olympic gold, the Bethesda native chilled in the MCI Center owner’s box.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  Katie Ledecky, Michael Jordan, Verizon Center, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Mike Wise meets Obama, Part IV

If it was a D.C. sporting event, and the President of the U.S. was there, you’d best believe Mike Wise was pressing flesh.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Mike Wise, Barack Obama, Verizon Center

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 06/29/2012

John Walls discusses Bradley Beal

Here’s the Wizards point guard, who isn’t named John Walls, talking about his new teammate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:49 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  John Wall, Bradley Beal, Verizon Center

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/21/2012

The D.C. Council hearing on Verizon Center signage

More than three hours of hearings included Ted Leonsis on his teams, and a Caps fan who loves espresso.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Wizards | Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Verizon Center, D.C. Council, Ronald Moten

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Verizon Center seeking pixels upgrade

With the outside screens at D.C.’s arena looking like relics from the ‘90s, Ted Leonsis pushes for an upgrade.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Wizards | Tags:  Verizon Center, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Caps fans answer Rangers crowd with ‘Ovi’ chant

After Rangers fans heckled Alex Ovechkin at the 8-minute mark of periods in New York, the Verizon Center crowd answered in kind.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:27 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Verizon Center

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Wizards fans do the wave at Verizon Center

If a March game against the Blazers doesn’t do it for you, you could stand up and do the wave.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  Dave Johnson, Glenn Consor, Verizon Center

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Rent Wizards suite, meet Gheorghe Muresan

For $2,500, you can get $500 worth of food and drinks, Wizards hats, and a visit with Big Gheorghe.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  Gheorghe Muresan, Verizon Center, Ted Leonsis