The Needle: Ciroc Edition

Inspect Yourself: Free booze is not, apparently, one of the perks of being a liquor regulator in D.C. So say Alcoholic Beverage Control officials, who suspended investigator Jermaine Matthews for allegedly accepting two comped bottles of Ciroc vodka and two comped bottles of Ciroc Peach last week at upscale lounge Josephine, where a waitress says [...]

The Stink From Cologne: When Jagr Wins, Do We Lose?

I'm not ready to say Ted Leonsis would rather have lost the NBA draft lottery than lived through what happened in Cologne, Germany, over the weekend: Jaromir Jagr and the Czechs whupped Alex Ovechkin's defending champ Russians, 2-1, in the finals of the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
I'm not ready to say he wouldn't've, [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: How Bad Is Dan Snyder Pimping the Redskins Cheerleaders?

"How would you like to see the Redskins take on the Cowboys? — AND have the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders soap up and scrub down your car???"
Well? How would you like that?
Check out that ad!
It appears on the Web site for WTEM, Dan Snyder's sports talk station, to promote the latest listener contest. Top prize will [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Draft Evades the Wiz, Nats Need the Hot Dog Gatling Gun, Skins Fans Annoy, Vick? Ficker?

In hockey, being the biggest loser one year gets you Alex Ovechkin for the next 15.
In the NBA, being the second biggest loser in the 2008-2009 season means Blake Griffin's brother Taylor might still be available when you get to pick.
The draft lottery is ridiculous!
Michael Vick's almost out.
Would He? Could He?
Will He?
The Redskins have [...]

The Caps Playoff Opener Didn’t Sell Out?

The Caps have been getting all the attention lately.
So at least one bit of last night's game report from Chinatown by Fox-5's 10 o'clock news gatherer Bob Barnard came as a shock.
The shocking portion:
"Wednesday was Rock the Red towel night at the Verizon Center, but it wasn't a sell out. That said, the tickets that [...]