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A Redskins Rock Music Video From 1991 That Will Make You Smile

I don’t recall this “Redskins Can Rock and Roll” song/video from the magical 1991 Super Bowl-winning season, but it cuts from John Riggins to Ricky Ervins, Sammy Baugh to Mark Rypien and the Fun Bunch to The Posse, so you know it must be posted here. (Thanks to @recordsandradio for digging this up from the YouTubes.)
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: The Nats-Phillies Rivalry Is Already In Midseason Form

Strasburg and Halladay exchanged bean balls. [Nats Journal, Nats Enq.] Anthony Rendon is good, should start in the minors anyway. [Nats Journal] Beal-less Wiz lost to T-Wolves as Rubio bested Wall. [Wiz Insider] Martell Webster tied the season record for 4-point plays. [Wiz Insider] The “Redskins” case is going back to the federal Trademark Board. [AP] RT Eric Winston is on the market...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Fehr Goes HAM To Beat Bruins

Eric Fehr scores ridiculous fall-down goal to win for Caps in OT. [RMNB] More on Caps comeback win, maybe best win of the season. [PD] First time in a while Caps won’t raise most season ticket prices. [Bog] London Fletcher to undergo ankle surgery; hopes to return in 2013. [WaPo] Fred Davis talks happiness, contracts, and returning from torn Achilles. [HH] A look at the NBA’s bottom...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: John Wall Goes Dagger Style

John Wall dagger beats the Sixers at home. Non-retractable. [BF] After the shot, Wall might have death stare’d David Falk. [Bog] Bradley Beal injures ankle, looked bad but x-rays were okay. [CSNW] Speaking of retracted daggers, the scoop why Buck missed the call. [DS] Always coolest guy in the room, Buck makes fun of the missed call. [Bog] Caps skate with families of fallen soldiers...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekend Preview: What To Watch

March is here, and college hoops is raging full blast, the Wiz are actually beating teams with winning records, and the Caps desperately need to gain ground in the Southeast Division. Below is a preview of what to watch, why, and the best place to watch it. Friday March 1 New York Knicks at Washington Wizards (7 p.m.): This is a big one, not because the Wiz will make a playoff run...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ovechkin Is A Big Stupid Baby

It’s no secret that Alex Ovechkin’s effort and output this season have been hit-or-miss. But to say he’s a “disgusting” “baby” with “no fight” who should be “embarrassed” might be going a bit far. That didn’t stop NBC’s Mike Milbury during intermission in last night’s loss:
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Caps Blast Canes Despite Ward On Ward Theft

Caps send statement to Canes with 3-0 dominant team win. [TWT] In his return to DC, Alex Semin kinda disappears. Fitting. [RMNB] Skins Lorenzo Alexander turns down initial contract offer. [TWE] Bryce Harper, off to a scorching start, is in no need for a break. [NI] Jayson Werth breaks down the Nats’ NL East foes. [Nats Journal] Bradley Beal emerging not just as scorer, plus defender...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Skins Consider Nuclear Option

Skins consider “nuclear option” to sue Goodell, NFL over salary cap. [RR] Former Chargers GM AJ Smith comes to DC as front office consultant. [HH] “Balling” Bradley Beal leads Wiz to third straight win. [WaPo] LAC owner Donald Sterling vetoed T. Ariza for C. Butler trade. [Aldridge] Caps reach extensions with Braden Holtby and John Erskine. [TWT] Alex Semin comes to DC tonight, Troy...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch Alex Ovechkin Shoot The Puck Through A Bunch Of Women

Alex Ovechkin has a sense of timing. On the heels of his best game of the season, where Ovechkin logged a hat trick in a 5-1 Caps win, a Russian video emerges of Ovechkin drilling a slapshot through the high heels of a gang of good looking Russian women. Enjoy. Thanks to Russian Machine Never Breaks for finding this gem.
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: When RGIII Almost Partied

Seems like RGIII almost partied, clarified that’s not his scene. [CJ] Oscar winner wears RGIII “No pressure, no diamonds” socks. [Bog] Skins promote Mike McDaniel from within for wide receiver coach. [HH] A look at reality of changing Washington football team’s name. [WaPo] Plenty of good safeties available in draft, could work out for Skins. [CSNW] Wiz, winners of two straight,...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

O’s Remember Earl Weaver With Big Orange Patch

Here is the patch the Orioles will wear in 2013 on their jersey sleeve in honor of Earl Weaver: twitter.com/Orioles/status… — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 22, 2013 Classy gesture, though I’d prefer it say “Earl ********* Weaver.” RIP.
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About That Infamous 2004 ‘Redskins’ Poll

Another day, another round of skirmishes over the Redskins name. Today’s sally is led by Tom Garrett, founding father of a “culture and society” blog called TheAxisofEgo.com, whose post for that site got a signal boost by being re-posted as a “Special to” over on Hogs Haven. Garrett offers a lengthy, sesquipedalian defense of the Redskins team name, marshaling various avenues of...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Steezus Walks

The Wizards traded Jordan Crawford for expiring contracts. [Wiz Insider] Wiz fan bloggers aren’t too happy with the Crawford deal. [BF, TAI] Penalties killed the Caps in a 3-2 loss to New Jersey. [Japers', RMNB] GIFs: Ovi’s vintage move, Brouwer’s temper tantrum. [DCSN, DCSN] The Nats added 6′10″ pitcher Chris Young for depth. [Nats Journal] Nats season ticket sales are up ~6,000...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch ESPN’s Full Doug Williams Feature As Narrated By RGIII

You may recall that ESPN aired this Doug Williams piece on the Super Bowl Sunday edition of NFL Countdown, 25 years after Williams became the first — and only — black QB to win a Super Bowl. You also may have missed it, as I did. Here it is in its entirety, and it is glorious.
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Bryce Harper Neon Workout

Bryce Harper’s new UA ad gets very weird very briefly. [USAT Sports] Harper’s offseason workout regiment sounds intense. [Nats Journal] Jayson Werth’s beard is even bearder than usual this spring. [Bog] Seeing the Nats’ new rotation together makes me happy. [Nats Blog] Hey gang, there’s a new Nats blog to check out. [Nats Outsider] Brady Anderson has a big new fancy front office...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Definitive Washington Post Sports Columnist Power Rankings

Kevin Reiss, who is a guy I follow on Twitter, asked something interesting the other day: How did Mike Wise come to be the best, sorry, least worst, sports columnist at WaPo? He then went on to rank the Washington Post Sports columnists from “least worst” to worst. It was an exercise that was relevant to my interests. So I set out to get a larger group’s collective opinion, first...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The British Name For Redskins Is Much Better Than ‘Redskins’

The talented funnyman behind Dave’s Art Locker has done it again, re-imagining all 32 NFL team names and logos as if they were British. Click through for all 32 (via USA TODAY Sports), and enjoy the two previous Redskins logos Dave’s done, one inspired by comics and the other inspired by Peyton Manning’s face.
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Wale vs. Canada

Wiz lost to Toronto, but at least Wale tried to fight the announcer. [Bog] Jordan Crawford logs DNP-CD, trade rumors swirl for #Steezus. [BF] Terps lose at BC; first bad loss for UMD at inopportune time. [TT] “Seemed like we were standing in quicksand all night,” Turg on Terps. [TBS] UVa, primed for big upset of Miami, loses in final seconds. [WaPo] Pat Stevens says Cavs, Terps both...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Here Are The Orioles Playing Cornhole In The Clubhouse

I know there are many of you, probably more than 50 percent of you, that don’t like the Orioles, and that’s fine. But here are Kevin Gausman and Chris Davis playing cornhole in the clubhouse, as Manny Machado looks on, and I dare you to not like that. (Image taken with love from Baltimore Sports Report on Tumblr.)
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Is Your Sports Illustrated Cover Boy Once More

Four years after being introduced to the world as a teenage phenom, Bryce Harper makes a return visit to the cover of Sports Illustrated this week (via @richarddeitsch). It signals a new year in which the 2013 Nats not only look like baseball’s best but are the talk of the sport too, and the team most likely to be jinxed. Thanks, SI! Tom Verducci’s cover story isn’t online yet, but...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No One Is Comfortable With Adidas’ New RGIII Commercial

“Blow it all up” and “all in for Week 1″ may not be the best best choice of slogans. You know, considering RGIII just blew out his knee eight months before Week 1. (Bog has more.)
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Jordan Crawford Is The Ultimate Team Player

Jordan Crawford bragged about his stats in Dec. The Wiz went 3-11. [BF] John Wall is the same guy he was his first two years, unfortunately. [TAI] Three things to watch for the Wiz after the All-Star break. [Wiz Insider] This column will get you stoked about Dan Haren, Nats No. 5 SP. [Boz] On Micah Owings, ex-pitcher who’s trying to become a Nats 1B. [WaPo] Figuring out what to do...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

D.C. Sports Anchor Class Of 1988

Dan Hellie tweeted this pic, from Super Bowl XXII, of George Michael, Steve Buckhantz, Glenn Brenner and Frank Herzog — four of the top five D.C. sportscasters ever. Thought you’d like it.
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Terps Flash Mob Wins the Weekend

Maryland students unleashed a beast flash mob during Duke game. [CBSS] Poor RPI means Terps still face an uphill battle for NCAA berth. [CSNW] Caps fall 2-1 in New York, penalties doom the Caps yet again. [RMNB] Holtby plays best game of season, but not enough for Caps. [TWT] Nats have right players, right chemistry for 162 game MLB grind. [Boz] Strasburg wants to limit the break...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

JMU’s Last-Second, Game-Winning Lob Dunk (VIDEO)

Here’s the video (via The Dagger) — jump ahead to the 2:04 mark to see the inbounds play/buzzer-beating miracle dunk that vaulted JMU into second place in the CAA, which is just about as good as JMU basketball gets.
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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