There aren’t many sports Web sites out there with a more loyal and dedicated fan base than Uni Watch, the longstanding blog with a laser focus on the logos and uniforms and aesthetics of sports teams. Any minute development regarding the design of D.C.-area sports uniforms shows up on Uni Watch long before reaching my inbox, and the site marries smart opinions with obsessive aggregation of news.
And for local fans of the site here’s fun news: a Uni Watch party Wednesday night in D.C. Site proprietor Paul Lukas is coming to our city for Thursday’s “Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports” symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian, and is thus hosting a site party for readers Wednesday night. The event is at Hamilton’s on 2nd and C NW, at 7:30. Wear your favorite jersey. I can’t make it, but I’m guessing a lot of Bog readers will be there.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The Capitals lose to the Leafs and again have the worst record in the entire NHL.
* Steve Lombardozzi is helping his dad coach baseball at Good Counsel.
* J. Reid on how Otto Porter has helped steady the Hoyas and improve his own draft stock.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Adam Oates needs to get a book of motivational sayings:
“You run out of cliches to say to the guys, obviously. We’ll talk tomorrow and we’ll figure out a plan on how to approach it because we’ve got to rebound for Thursday again…It’s tough to keep [the coaches’] confidence up. It’s part of the job and we’ve got to figure out ways to get the guys to understand that you’re doing a lot of good things, and hopefully it’ll turn our way.”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Wizards host the Knicks at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. The U.S. resumes World Cup qualifying at Honduras at 3:55 on beIN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
The Ravens lead A1 of The Post for the second time in three days. End times.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Here’s the opening of the first episode of the first season of Table Manners, the Junkies’ new show on Comcast SportsNet.
The only cool part about the Caps game on Tuesday night was the gnomes. Russian Machine collected 19 photos of Nicklas Backstrom gnomes doing funny things, like drinking beer and wearing shades and smooching ladies. The gnome had a way better night than its inspiration.
IN DEFENSE OF GIO
Nats fans have been ardent in defending Gio Gonzalez. Nats Inquisition attempts to explain why. “Is this stupid? Naive? Completely off? Probably. Maybe. But I don’t care. To me, it just feels right. I’m going on gut here….The chemistry that makes up Gio Gonzalez I believe is already set in ink. That is why it is safe to believe in Gio Gonzalez.”