Posts Tagged ‘Capitals’

The Needle: Timber!

Pigskins or Lumberjacks?: What do the Pigskins have against trees? In 2006, a National Park Service official was busted helping owner Dan Snyder arrange for more than 130 trees near his house to be cut down. Now, the president of Richmond's City Council is complaining that too many trees were cut down for construction of [...]

The Needle: Vulture Culture

Avian Anxiety: Biologists are resorting to fireworks and frozen vulture corpse displays in an attempt to scare the carrion birds away from Leesburg. +3
Cornball Network: ESPN isn't renewing the contract of Rob Parker, the analyst who questioned whether Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is authentically black or is just a "cornball brother." But Parker [...]

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Morning Roundup: Rats Edition

Happy Friday, everyone! Happier than yesterday, anyway, because the taste of the Capitals defeat isn't fresh in our mouths. But there's still a heart-warming story to come out of Wednesday's loss: After the game, Caps forward Brooks Laich changed a tire for two fans he saw stuck on the Roosevelt Bridge. Nice to know not [...]

Morning Roundup: The Drunken Sots, American Babies and Tragic Caps Edition

Are you serious?! Good morning humans, yes, the Capitals lost last night.
I’m not big on sports, so this loss means about as much to me as the empty water bottles stacking up in my car. But the crowd at Union Pub last night was visibly depressed, as were some of my Twitter friends. Paul Tenorio [...]

Morning Roundup: Emancipation Day Edition

Welcome to the end of the week. If the fact that it's Friday isn't reason enough, excuses abound to get plastered today: It's Emancipation Day! And Day-After-Tax-Day!
Wait, you ask: What's Emancipation Day? Today in 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, a precursor to the Emancipation Proclamation that freed roughly 3,100 slaves in D.C. [...]