Those of us awake late Tuesday night when news came out that DeSean Jackson was signing with the Redskins shared a pretty Washington experience. Everything else in the world — at least, in the peculiar corner of the Internet we all share — was suddenly irrelevant. The Caps’ blowout loss to Dallas? The Wilson Ramos injury? The D.C. mayoral primary? All vanished.
I was actually watching WUSA’s election coverage at the time. Now, the fact that this coverage was still going strong well past 11:30 — for a not particularly close local election in which the polls closed at 8 — was already a pretty Washington tale. Why should it take hours upon hours for this result?
Regardless, Derek McGinty knows that some things are even more important than a mayoral result, which is why — immediately after a report from Muriel Bowser’s election party — he broke into the political coverage for an update on, yup, you guessed it.
So Washington. So, so Washington.
SPORTS RADIO ON JACKSON
You know I’m going to post nothing but DeSean Jackson stuff today. So I’m not criticizing. And I’m only using 106.7 The Fan here because their podcasts are so promptly posted with such explicit descriptions. Anyhow, for the station’s three sports shows Tuesday — representing 13 hours of programming — 22 out of the 43 segments were posted with DeSean Jackson’s name either in the segment title or segment description. And several of the segments that didn’t have his name in the description still wound up featuring DeSean Jackson discussion. Obviously, this isn’t a perfect analysis; I’d need to track the topic minute by minute. But yeah. (And sure, count my DeSean Jackson posts today. Totally fair.)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
The Caps owe Desean Jackson and the Redskins an Edible Arrangement or something for rewriting tomorrow’s sports radio rundowns.— Matt Terl (@matt_terl) April 2, 2014
WHO BOOS GIO?
Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is here. Gets a smattering of boos from the Barclays Center crowd.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 2, 2014
PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
STEVE FRANCIS, ELECTIONEERING
Steve Francis just tried to convince me to vote for Bowser.— Aaron Wiener (@aaronwiener) April 1, 2014
Francis: Do you know who I am? Me: Who are you? Francis: I’m Steve Francis.— Aaron Wiener (@aaronwiener) April 1, 2014
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Wizards host the Celtics with a chance to clinch a playoff spot at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. The Nats are at the Mets at 7 on MASN2. All radio and TV listings are here.