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Should Maryland Join the Big Ten?

Rumors are swirling about Maryland joining the Big Ten. A charter member of the ACC, word is there are serious negotiations for Maryland to exit the basketball-centric Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Midwest-centric Big Ten conference. Geographically Maryland playing Iowa doesn’t make a lot of sense, but financially the B1G offers a lot of cash. If this thing happens, dollars...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Predictions

Hey, let’s play Predictions again! Last game’s winner, Sisson, failed to collect. Hopefully he does that now. A reminder on how it works: Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip! Chris Mottram: Redskins, 27-17 Both defenses...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny’s Viral HR Was Off Ex-O’s Torture-Pitcher Daniel Cabrera

I love this viral clip of Manny Ramirez homering in his first Dominican Winter League at-bat. It spread all over yesterday, but what I didn’t notice was that the pitcher who gave it up is none other than Daniel Cabrera. If you’re an O’s fan, or just a fan of baseball curiosities in general, you remember him. He was 6′7″ and threw about 100 mph. You saw a lot of him for Baltimore...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Comcast SportsNet Doesn’t Appear To Be Very Good At Sports

CSN reporter Tarik El-Bashir attempts 40, falls down. [Bog, RMNB] Shaun Livingston is back, and Jannero Pargo is no more. [Bullets Forever] Brad Beal’s first games are similar to Ray Allen’s. [Broom on the Warpath] Pierre Garcon’s toe still hurts, and he really doesn’t want surgery. [WaPo] DeAngelo Hall to inquiring reporters: “Back up off me, bro.” [The Insider] Chick Hernandez...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards Are Still Gonna Be ****** When Wall And Nene Come Back

The high ceiling on this Wiz team was in the 40-win range, and that was before John Wall and Nene got hurt. Now here they are at 0-7, the NBA’s last remaining winless team. Undefeated at losing! Without Wall and Nene, the Wizards are as bad as I can remember them being, which is really bad, you know. They’re bottom-five in shooting percentage, three-point shooting percentage and...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Watch The Trailer For NFL Films’ New John Riggins Documentary

Set your DVRs for NFL Network, next Wednesday at 8 p.m. as they debut a new John Riggins doc, which includes this quote from Riggo about Joe Gibbs: “I would not recommend this to anybody — meeting the boss with a beer in each hand, but, me being me … so, I drank my beer and I drank Joe’s, and we sat down and ate breakfast.” Head over to NFL Films for the full trailer.
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Mike Shanahan Still Can’t Find His ****, Says It Was Stolen

Contrary to yesterday’s report, Mike Shanahan is still missing his passport and $3,700 cash, last seen in the Pittsburgh locker room. [USAT Sports] Pierre Garcon may play on Sunday, but don’t bet on it. [The Insider] Robert Griffin III is a Redskins captain now, which is nice. [The Insider] Sorry, Steinz, I’m with RGIII on Team Redbox — it’s the new Blockbuster. [Bog] DeAngelo Hall...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

This Is What Being A Wizards Fan Feels Like

Earlier today we tweeted a John Wall GIF that summed up these winless, feckless Wizards rather nicely, but this one from the halftime show of last night’s loss to the Bobcats (via @HouseFromDC) really takes the cake. Your 2012-13 Washington Wizards, like a karate stick to the nuts.
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Davey Johnson Wins Much Deserved Manager of the Year

Nationals skipper Davey Johnson named NL Manager of the Year. [WT] Orioles’ Buck Showalter second for AL Manager of the Year. Robbed. [CSNB] Huge trade from Marlins to Blue Jays could impact NL East and AL East. [BLS] Through 5 games the Wiz competed. On the 6th game, they rested. [BF, TAI] “That Was Bad Basketball Last Night.” [Teds Take] Mike Shanahan needs a passport and cash...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Veterans Day Edition

RGIII, John Wall give thanks to the military on Vets Day. [Bog, Bog] Stevey Stras took in SDSU-Syracuse game on USS Midway. [Nats Enq.] Skins bye week told thru Sanford & Son GIFs. [Hogs Haven] Any chance Skins bring back Anthony Armstrong? [Real Redskins] No Skins, but still futbol: United lose in Game 1 of two-game playoff. [WaPo] Hoyas win home opener, but scary moment for...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Maryland’s Loss To Kentucky Is So Promising

Maryland missed out on a golden opportunity Friday night, losing to No. 3 Kentucky in Brooklyn, but Terps fans are mostly pleased with the result. Get recaps from our friends at Testudo Times and CSN Washington, and here are five reasons for optimism: 1. Alex Len is a beast. On a court filled with first-rounders (most of them on Kentucky), the Ukranian sophomore was the best, posting...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Ted Leonsis Is Very Concerned About ‘The Bloggers’

Ted Leonsis, who probably didn’t read our “Eight Reasons This Year’s Wizards Are Already So Depressing” blog post, had this to blog about his team: It is all within. It all depends on the point of view of the writer. It is all fair game. We must be accountable and we must win some games to calm down the bloggers – tonight would be a good time to start. The Wizards host the Bucks...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Stephen Strasburg Wins His First Major Award

Strasburg, Desmond and LaRoche all win Silver Sluggers. [Nats Journal] Davey Johnson won a fishing tournament by catching big fish. [Bog] Adam Jones ringing the closing bell at the NYSE today. [O's Insider] Josh Hamilton probably isn’t coming to Baltimore, you guys. [O's Insider] Sean Taylor’s brother is apparently really good at football. [Hogs Haven] Forget Nov. 30, John Wall has...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: The Wiz Almost Won Again

Wiz lose “must-win” game at Boston in OT, fall to 0-3. [Bullets Forever] Chris Singleton did have a pretty awesome game-tying dunk. [SB Nation] Kevin Seraphin must have one of the world’s biggest back tattoos. [Bog] The Wiz are giving away replica 1978 NBA title rings in April. Want. [Bog] Silverback Williams is the NFL’s 28th-best player. [Pro Football Focus] WaPo’s KidsPost writer...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

This Season’s Maryland Basketball Team Just Got A Whole Lot Better

Hey, big-time dunker and reigning A-10 Freshman of the Year Dez Wells is eligible to play for Maryland after all. That’s pretty nifty news, and it vaults the Terps into the realm of top-25 teams. They’ll need to play like one, too, if they want to hang with Kentucky in Brooklyn on Friday night. Click through for more, enjoy the highlight reel above, and check out what Maryland sports...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

The Secret Of Mike Shanahan’s Lack Of Personnel Success

From an otherwise unremarkable Yahoo! Sports story on Mike Shanahan comes this frightening bit of insight into Shanny’s talent evaluation process: Around the league, the biggest criticism of Shanahan is that he doesn’t listen to his scouts. He has always insisted on personnel control but doesn’t heed good advice on players. Several former coaches and executives who have worked with...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: At Least Dan Snyder Isn’t Jerry Jones, You Guys

Jerry Jones will be Dallas’ GM as long as he’s Dallas’ owner. [USAT Sports] The Nats’ BP pitcher is suing the Phillies’ GM. That’s awesome. [Nats Journal] The secret to Ian Desmond’s ‘12 success? He hit the ball far. [Fangraphs] Sounds like the O’s are trying to extend Buck Showalter. [Jon Heyman] Bradley Beal has been awful, but chill out a bit. [Broom on the Warpath] The Wiz face...
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November 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Georgetown’s Camo Uniforms Are Hideous But Could Be Much Worse

Georgetown is playing Florida in Jacksonville on an aircraft this Friday, so you know, and this is what they’ll be wearing, FYI: The backs aren’t that bad actually, and Florida’s unis are much, much worse. Click through to check ‘em out.
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: John Wall And John Wall’s Booty Cheeks Met Justin Bieber!

Biebz met some Wizards before his Phone Booth concert. [Wiz, Bog, HH, BF] Update: I didn’t even notice Bieber is on a Segway! [USAT Sports Tumblr] Trevor Ariza, not good at basketball, hazes rookie Bradley Beal. [Bog] Jan Vesely is really into playing sweet Guitar Hero, I guess. [Hips Hops] Shanahan revised his postgame comments b/c people suck. [The Insider] Shanny isn’t firing...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Do We Want RGIII Doing This?

It’s 4th-and-four with 3:19 seconds left in what Mike Shanahan has already told his team is a must-win game. The Skins are down by 15 points — technically two scores. If they don’t convert this play, the game is over. The season is over. RGIII drops back to pass. There’s nothing there. He tucks the ball and runs up the middle for the first down marker. He’s close to it as the defense...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Season Over For Redskins

The Skins, 3-6 at the bye, now enter talent-evaluation mode. [John Keim] Mike Shanahan gets blasted for acknowledging the obvious. [Mike Wise] I kind of hope RGIII never gives Cam Newton a call, you know? [Bog] Wiz played better in home opener, barely lost to Boston. [Bullets Forever] Important: an illustrated history of Jordan Crawford steez. [Truth About It] Brian Goodwin hit a...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Skins-Panthers Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 21-13 loss to Carolina. Winners Me — I spent most of this game grilling and eating fresh seafood and pouring and drinking good craft beer, so it didn’t hurt as bad as it should have. That said, there will be no other winners this week, even FroMo and that new kicker who can’t seem to miss. Losers Mike Shanahan – Awesome at losing...
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Panthers Open Thread

Remember John Beck! Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Line: Redskins -3.5 Prediction: Redskins, 29-28
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November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez’s Game-Winner

It’s so good to see our old friend Greivis having an actual NBA career. (via)
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Panthers Predictions

My apologies for failing to do this for Games 1-8, but we’re back to doing it now. A reminder on how it works: Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip! Chris Mottram: Redskins, 35-20 I understand the Redskins defense is...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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