Category Archives: Washington the would-be sports town

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

A Veteran Media Voice Speaks Out Against Sufficating Skins Coverage

Did you know that WRC News4 anchor Jim Vance has been with that outlet since 1969? He’s seen a lot in that time in the nation’s capital, but apparently this summer he’s already seen more wall-to-wall Redskins’ coverage than even … Continue reading

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Here’s Hoping

Mostly, I hope the Legend who selflessly and at no small personal sacrifice answered George McPhee’s plea back in autumn leaves the Chinatown rink this evening savoring unique triumph, as the bench leader of the crest for which he too … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, Dale Hunter, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town | 5 Comments

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

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

Nicky’s New Digs

In their “Luxury Homes” column, the Washingtonian detailed Backstrom’s recent home purchase. Looks like someone got a $200,000 price cut from his buddy:

Capitals star center Niklas Backstrom bought a house in Arlington from his former teammate Jose Theodore for $2 million. The six-bedroom, eight-bath home has a fitness room, Irish pub, wine cellar, and theater. It listed for $2.2 million. Continue reading

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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