Category Archives: Other sports

On Moneyball Moves, and a One of a Kind Motivation

I am just returned from Pittsburgh, where Dad and I took in a most memorable Frozen Four. You know how a 16 seed has never knocked off a no. 1 seed in NCAA hoops? Well, it just happened in college … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Baseball, College Hockey, Frozen Four, Maria Kirilenko, Morning cup-a-joe, Other sports, Steve Oleksy, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

Immersion in Much-Needed Magic

Against all odds, I became a bit of a seamhead this summer. In my Maryland youth I was a diehard O’s fan, for the O’s of the ’70s and ’80s and middle ’90s were run the way a team — … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Other sports, Thomas Boswell, Washington Post, Washington the would-be sports town | 2 Comments

Crash Course Indeed: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice

It’s the Winter Classic meeting the X Games, I guess, but it’s also sorta like racing down a bobsled or luge track in hockey skates: Red Bull’s Crashed Ice competition, which dates back about a decade but only recently came … Continue reading

Posted in Crashed Ice, Ice, Other sports, Versus | 5 Comments

A Tale of Two Niche Sport Commissioners

Seldom do I expect to write about professional golf on this blog, but something about this week’s PGA Tour event in Arizona caught my eye. The American pro golf tour this week is hosting one of its corporation-concocted “World Championship” … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Thrashers, Gary Bettman, National Hockey League, Other sports, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

February 6, 2011: Washington’s Super Bowl of Schadenfreude

I’m declaring February 6 a new and permanent holiday, unique to Washington: Shit the Bed Sunday by the ‘Burghers. Or, the Super Bowl of Schadenfreude. Let us have commemorative flags for all our autos — black and gold in color, … Continue reading

Posted in Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Other sports, Pittsburgh Penguins, Schadenfreude, Washington Capitals, Winter Classic 2011 | 2 Comments

Potentially a Landscaping-Altering — and Enhancing — Moment

In a Sports Illustrated column listing holiday gifts he’d give to each NHL club, what Darren Eliot offered the Capitals yesterday caught my attention: “A remote control to fast-forward the regular season because anything they do now is inconsequential. They … Continue reading

Posted in HBO's 24/7, Mathieu Perreault, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Other sports, Southeast Division, The President's Trophy, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town, Winter Classic 2011 | 9 Comments

A Righteous Rant Calls Into Question the Durability of No. 1

When it comes to the Redskins, we’ve had our schadenfreude say here over the years. Of late, we’ve avoided comment. A totaling car crash is a totaling car crash. Our position remains: a once flagship franchise, one that no small … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Dan Synder, Media, Other sports, Radio, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Washington the would-be sports town | 13 Comments