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DMV: MLB’s Top 50 Free Agents

Michael Bourn to the Nats and Nick Swisher to the O’s? [MLB Trade Rumors] The Nats’ payroll should top $100m for the first time in 2013. [Nats Journal] O’s decline to pick up Mark Reynold’s $11 million option. [Camden Chat] Fun trailer for Buckeyball, which is a documentary that doesn’t exist. [BSR] RGIII would rather be compared to Aaron Rodgers than Cam Newton. [WaPo...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s Halloween Clown Costume Will Haunt Your Sleep

First he dressed up like a USA women’s gymnast. Now he’s dressing up in a clown costume, bro. Maybe he just likes wearing tights and whatnot. Bonus points for the RGIII socks. Stay humble.
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Eight Reasons This Year’s Wizards Are Already So Depressing

John Wall, Nene and Kevin Seraphin are supposed to return sometime soon, and it was just one game, but here are eight reasons the 2012-13 Wizards are already such a sad, sad group: 1. The starting lineup: A.J. Price, Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker and Emeka Okafor. Woof. 2. The bench lineup: Jannero Pargo, Jordan Crawford, Martell Webster, Chris Singleton and Jan Vesely...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: London Fletcher Is Falling

Advanced stats say London Fletcher isn’t good anymore. [Burgundy Blog] A defiant D. Hall says the ref was “equally at fault.” PSGO. [The Insider] Love the fact-checking of Mike Shanahan that occurs here. [Real Redskins] Reminder: Skins are wearing these leatherheaded throwbacks Sunday. [TI] Wiz lose opener at Cleveland. No one scored more than 11. [Bullets Forever] The highlight...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Nats, O’s World Series Odds

In 2012, the Nats had the best record in baseball and made it to the divisional playoff round. Shockingly, the Orioles also made it to the divisional round after posting baseball’s seventh-best record. In 2013, here’s how their World Series championship odds look as of right now, according to Pregame.com (via USA TODAY Sports): – The Nats are at 13-1 (second-best in the NL...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Martell Webster Sleeps In His Car, Becomes Instant Wizard

New Wiz Martell Webster had to sleep in his car at the airport. [USAT Sports] Why Webster should start over Trevor Ariza at SF [Bullets Forever] (The Wiz season starts in Cleveland tonight, by the way. I had no idea.) Redskins have no reason to keep DeAngelo Hall around. [NFC East Blog] A man ran the Marine Corps Marathon in a full RGIII uniform. [Bog] Decisions the O’s have to...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan Quote Of The Year

Via Grant Paulsen on Twitter: Mike Shanahan on trick play that resulted in @RGIII taking big shot as WR: “After looking at that play you feel like a complete dumb-****.” (Image taken from USA TODAY Sports’ gallery of NFL QBs in high school.)
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Latest Terps QB Isn’t Even A QB

You may be aware that four — four! — 2012 Maryland quarterbacks have suffered season-ending injuries. Next man up is true freshman linebacker Shawn Petty, who played quarterback in high school. After that is true freshman tight end Brian McMahon, who played quarterback in flag football, probably. USA TODAY Sports has more.
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Skins Lose Thanks To Bad Defense, Special Teams, Offense

Apologies for the silence this past week. That’s generally what happens when I travel for work and play. Hopefully you haven’t left us forever. Recaps from the Skins’ 27-12 loss in Pittsburgh. [Bog, Keim, McFanboy] It’s clear that the Skins defense is horrible and needs fixing. [Jason Reid] DeAngelo Hall lost all composure and cost the team 30 yards. PSGO. [Bog] I couldn’t...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Giants Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the Skins’ 27-23 loss in New York … Winners Robert Griffin III — Here I was, all geared up to knock RGIII out of the winners category, and then he went street-ball magic on 4th-and-10, 28-yard run and pitch-perfect 30-yard TD pass to Moss to go up with two minutes to play. (His number’s on the day — 109 passer rating and 89 yards rushing —...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Giants Open Thread

That, via the Redskins’ Instagram account, is a Robert Griffin III tattoo, among many, many other Redskins- and animal-themed tattoos. More specifically, it’s a Griffining tattoo, which is a bold statement, though perhaps not so bold as a Joe Theismann tattoo. And this is your open thread for the Redskins’ first NFC East game of the 2012 season. It’s kind of a big one. Kickoff...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Maryland-Miami Women’s Soccer Brawl!

The lady Terps got into it with the Lady Canes last night. [The Diamondback] The Redskins may have a new punter on Sunday, Chas Henry. [The Insider] Pierre Garcon is a longshot to play this Sunday. Again. [The Examiner] Catching up with Tony Robinson, ‘87 replacement Redskins QB. [WaPo] Nats and O’s made money off of not fully refunding LCS tix. [Deadspin] The key moves that...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizznutzz Have Fun With John Wall Being Unaware Of Bon Jovi

In the fourth or fifth grade I kept having the same argument with the same girl about Bon Jovi, which I was not a preteen fan of. That was a thing we did then, because I hadn’t yet understood the brilliance of “Bad Medicine.” John Wall, on the other hand, is not 35 years old. He just turned 22, and he has not heard of Jon Bon Jovi. Take it away, Wizznutzz: Head to the @wizznutzz...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

RGIII Behind Luck In Jersey Sales (GUEST POST)

Here with a surprising jersey sales update is PR guy Danny Christiansen. Eli may have two Super Bowl rings, but this week he was eclipsed in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report by Robert Griffin III. The Jersey Report is a first-of-its-kind tool that breaks down the best-selling jerseys across the 500-plus Dick’s locations. The rankings include Top 10 Overall, Offensive...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: New Maryland Uniforms Pay Homage To Old Dodgers, I Guess

Terps’ll wear these new UA uniforms vs. UK to open Brooklyn’s arena. [TT] Maryland lands local four-star PG recruit Roddy Peters. [Testudo Times] Stefon Diggs is first runner-up for Freshman of the Midyear. [Pat Forde] From now on City Paper refers to the Redskins as the Pigskins. [City Desk] The NFC East is wide open, especially if the Pigskins beat NY. [The Insider] An oral...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Skins-Vikings Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the Skins’ 38-26 win over Minnesota … Winners Robert Griffin III — It’s hard to discuss RGIII without gushing (see: Fred Davis calling him Black Jesus), so let’s keep it simple. His line: 17-22, 182 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT passing (for a 97.2 rating) and 138 yards and 2 TD rushing. His new signature play: the 76-yard TD on 3rd-and-6, up five with...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 5 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following a tough, tough loss for the Nats … Winners Jayson Werth — Started the early fireworks with a leadoff double. Bryce Harper — First two at-bats went triple-home run to break out of his slump in a big way. Ryan Zimmerman — Two-run bomb to run the lead to 3-0 after just seven Adam Wainwright pitches. Mike Morse — Joined the party with the Nats...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 5 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the O’s season-ending 3-1 loss in New York. Winners Jason Hammel — Another quality start, at least by Jason Hammel-in-the-postseason standards: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Nate McLouth — Hit a long home run to tie it at 1 in the seventh foul ball. Lew Ford — Drove in the O’s only run, thanks to Jeter’s severely limited range. I can’t...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats Are The Men In The Arena

On the surface, it would appear the Nats won Game 4 thanks to amazing pitching and home runs from LaRoche and Werth. But the real reason? Mark DeRosa’s pregame speech, which would get anyone fired up to do their job, including an exhausted blogger who has nothing interesting to add to this other than to point out how awesome it is: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 4 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Baltimore’s restoration of order in one-run/extra-inning outcomes, this time a season-saving 2-1, 13-inning victory in NY … Winners Joe Saunders — Count your lucky stars when you get five and two-thirds innings of one-run ball from Joe Saunders in a playoff game. And this is second time it’s happened in a week. Joe Saunders! Nate McLouth —...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 4 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the Nats’ fantastic 2-1 walk-off victory … Winners Jayson Werth — His six-minute, 13-pitch at-bat resulting in a walk-off HR to force Game 5 erased two years of being one of the most overpaid players in baseball, and it may have been the best moment in D.C. pro sports since Super Bowl XXVI. So, yeah … winner. Ross Detwiler — That was a big...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats: All of You Guys Are Awful

Danny Espinosa. The bunts. Oh dear god, the bunts. Three of them in complete non-bunting situations (although some would argue there’s no such thing as a “bunting situation” to start with). One worked out because of sheer dumb luck. Five strikeouts in nine at-bats. One hit. Bryce Harper. One hit in 15 at-bats with SIX strikeouts. Or the same amount of K’s you had in your...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Looks To Have A GF

This may or may not be Bryce Harper’s girlfriend, though she probably is Bryce Harper’s girlfriend (via Busted Coverage, USA TODAY Sports and Larry Brown Sports). Her name is Kayla Varner, and she plays soccer at BYU. The two went to the same high school, so. Good-looking couple.
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 3 Winners & Losers

I don’t feel like writing much after that ending, so here, quickly, are labels for the O’s 3-2 loss in the Bronx. Winners Miguel Gonzalez — Great start by a complete unknown (even if he’s been pretty excellent the past few months): seven innings, five hits, one run, eight strikeouts. Ryan Flaherty — The O’s first postseason HR in 15 years was his, a third-inning job...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 3 Winners & Losers

Welp, someone has to lead 2-1 after three games, and in this case it’s the Cardinals. That leaves them with about a 75 percent chance of winning this thing, and us about 25 percent. Before that, though, here are some labels from today’s 8-0 loss to St. Louis. Winners Ian Desmond — Three hits on the day. Batting .583 for the series. Steve Lombardozzi — Pinch-hit basehit...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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