TED LEONSIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

With the Caps and Wizards thriving, Ted Leonsis winks at ‘so called experts’

If I owned two prominent sports teams that were oft-criticized by fans, radio hosts, analysts and put-upon local sports columnists who just wanted to sell cheese for a living, and then both of my two prominent sports teams became quite scalding hot at the same moment in time, I’d like to think I would do […]
Via DC Sports Blog
12 days ago

Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports Network brings OTT to DC sports

The latest Does Curt Schilling's latest interview make him unemployable in sports? ESPN will allow two lucky fans the chance to debate Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on actual television Fox ditches high center field camera at Wrigley after complaints Dan Le Batard...
Via Awful Announcing
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Warriors, Wizards are jumping on the eSports bandwagon

Earlier this week, the Philadelphia 76ers became the first NBA team to buy an eSports team. Just a few days later, two other teams followed suit and buy their own eSports franchise. Early Tuesday, Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and Washington Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis joined together to purchase the eSports franchise known as “Team Liquid.” What’s most...
Via The Comeback
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis feels the burn from Greg Wyshynski on Twitter

“Mess with the bull, get the horns.” That old adage is something that Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is probably thinking about at this moment. Leonsis took a shot at Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski on Twitter in response to an innocuous tweet promoting Seat Geek with a crack about Yahoo being for sale: @wyshynski @SeatGeek I think some one will buy Yahoo Sports in this...
Via Awful Announcing
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis says new D.C. Arena League team will have ‘e-sporting look,’ whatever that means

There’s a new Arena League Football team coming to Washington D.C., and owner Ted Leonsis (who also owns the Wizards and Capitals) has quite a vision for the franchise. Via the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, here’s what Leonsis has planned: “I think this is a way to continue to have football that’s outside of the NFL, but to do it in a more millennial-sensitive way...
Via The Comeback
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals, Wizards eschewing digital distribution for new RSN deal – for now

Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has made waves in the past by insinuating he’d consider keeping the TV rights for his two teams in-house, and making games available online through his Monumental Network. The idea of dumping a local RSN for an over the top service is also being considered by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. But Leonsis is pumping the brakes on going...
Via Awful Announcing
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

By John Coppinger The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wizards equated their owner to Martin Luther King Jr

This got lost over the weekend, but on Saturday, the Washington Wizards honored the end of Black History Month by posting an image on Facebook that seemed to be equating Martin Luther King Jr. to team owner Ted Leonsis. Well, that’s not at all ridiculous. And what’s with the Leonsis quote? It’s not even somewhat inspirational or meaningful! [Vice Sports] The post The Wizards...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new (awesome) alternate uniforms

Ted Leonsis’s Summer Loving Tour has been nearly utopian in the opinion of most. One thing that factored in to it was when he delivered a hit with the first alternate uniform for his Washington Wizards since 2006. Make no mistake about it, the announcement of a new uniform is a big deal, there are […] The post The long history of Wizards logos/jerseys that precede their new ...
Via Hoop District
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore a Jersey of Suspended Nene

The Washington Wizards are just one more win against the Chicago Bulls to advance to the next round in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008 after Sunday’s win at home. Ted Leonsis, the Washington Wizards owner, was seen court-side sporting a No.42 jersey, that of Nene, who was suspended during Game 3 after grabbing Jimmy […] The post Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis Wore...
Via Diehardsport
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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