Category Archives: Washington Post

Reflections on the Post’s Survey of Our Sports Town Standing

If you haven’t read Dan Steinberg’s Washington Post essay on the District’s standing as a sports town, which ran on A1 this past Sunday, you really ought to. It’s underpinned by a significant survey of the region’s sports patronage/consumption patterns, … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Steinberg, Media, Morning cup-a-joe, Print, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town | 7 Comments

Yes, It’s Indeed Time To Grow Up

The sports section of today’s Washington Post print edition features a four-page preview pullout for the Capitals’ new season. The Post’s Katie Carrera examines the urgency of the moment for the organization in the section’s cover story, which is poignantly … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Special Forces Mindset

Big news — the Red Wings are out of the playoffs, prematurely. Prematurely for them of course is anything short of securing the Cup. The seasons change, some faces change, the objective though for the Wings ever remains the same. … Continue reading

Posted in detroit red wings, Front Office, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 15 Comments

A Special Night’s Imagery in Old Media

A tale of two much different looking front pages for big dailies on Thursday, with the Washington Post offering a rare but much welcomed exhibit of Capitals’ playoff triumph above the fold, in glorious color, while the New York Daily … Continue reading

Posted in Jason Chimera, Media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Print, Washington Post, Washington Redskins, Washington the hockey town | 2 Comments

The Ruinous Redskins Owner Now Seeks To Silence Free Speech

It’s hard to fathom the possibility that Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder could manufacture an even lower regard for himself in Washington these days, but he’s managed to do it: yesterday he had lawyers file a lawsuit against the parent company … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Synder, Dave McKenna, Media, New media, Print, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington City Paper, Washington Post, Washington Redskins, Washington the would-be sports town | 11 Comments

A Reveling Red Army Invasion of the Pittsburgh Riverfront

Surreal New Years Eve scene at Pittsburgh’s riverfront German bier hall Hofbrauhaus: from 9:00 on last night, easily 250-plus Capitals’ fans reveling with the aid of giant steins of frothy, bringing great spontaneous pageantry and passion to their chants of … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Steinberg, hockey blogging, Media, Pittsburgh Penguins, The Red Army, Washington Capitals, Washington Post, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | Leave a comment

Bloggers and Big Media, in Chorus

Last week I alluded to a relatively new-found synergy that local hockey blogs have been enjoying with local Big Media, and here’s sampling of it. Both Comcast Sportsnet and the Washington Post solicited participation from Washington’s hockey bloggers over the … Continue reading

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