Posts Tagged ‘Dave McKenna’

Unobstructed View: Sports, Death, and Twitter

"When a normal person disappears from your Twitter timeline, it’s very easy not to even mark the absence."

Dan Snyder Roasted in Absentia

It's too bad Dan Snyder can't be more like former Washington Pigskins' owner Jack Kent Cooke, Yaser Al-Keliddar said: Dead.
And that one was one of the only jokes about the team's much-maligned owner at a roast by nine local comedians at the Brixton last night that was suitable for print, even by alt-weekly standards. Snyder, unfortunately, couldn't [...]

The Needle: Brr!

Night Terrors: The temperature tonight could be the coldest in Washington in four years. -5
Too Old for That: Ex-WCP staffer Dave McKenna looks into Bishop O'Connell High School basketball star Junior Etou. The international basketball governing body says Etou will turn 21 this year and will be ineligible to play high school games. -2

The End of an Era

For more than a quarter century, the Cheap Seats column in Washington City Paper has been the place the District turns for the best stories in area sports. Not the breaking news, or the game coverage, but the tales of the businesses, institutions, legends, and most of all, people behind sports in the D.C. region. [...]

Watch Dave McKenna Talk Redskins With John Riggins

Washington City Paper's Cheap Seats columnist, Dave McKenna, will be on John Riggins' radio show at 4:20 p.m. today. Chances are "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder" and the just-dismissed lawsuit it sparked will come up.
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Dan Snyder Drops Lawsuit against Washington City Paper, Dave McKenna

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has just filed papers in D.C. Superior Court to dismiss his lawsuit against Washington City Paper and staff writer Dave McKenna over "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we published last November.
Since Snyder first sued over the story, City Paper and McKenna fought the case aggressively, eventually asking [...]

Snyder Sues

It's Super Bowl week, but instead of preparing to take on the AFC champions, Dan Snyder is taking on a newspaper article. Several months after he was the subject of a Washington City Paper cover story, the owner of the Redskins has filed suit over our coverage.
Snyder's suit was filed late Wednesday—curiously, in New York, rather than [...]

Hear Dave McKenna (And Riggo) On TV

City Paper's Cheap Seats columnist Dave McKenna will appear on MASN tonight at 5 p.m., on the John Riggins Show, which the network just brought back (perhaps because Riggo's collection of YouTube rants about the Redskins were such a hit last season). The show will also be broadcast on the radio, on WTOP-3, the all-news [...]

Editorial Bastards at Crafty Bastards

Have you ever wanted to punch any of us in the face? Tomorrow's your big chance! Here's the schedule for ed-staff appearances at the City Paper booth for tomorrow's crafty fair.

Pro-‘Skins Sportscasters: A Grand Tradition

The Washington Post's Paul Farhi, a great pariah in bloggerville, is just as outraged/bemused as Washington City Paper's own Dave McKenna about the attire of the supposedly independent local broadcasters at Redskins games. Have a look:

Weekend in Review

Solid weekend, weatherwise—spring, a month or so behind schedule.
With the better weather come turf battles. This past week, Washington City Paper's sports & games columnist/resident genius Dave McKenna wrote about soccer pitches around the city, and their dwindling numbers. The piece dwelled on the situation at Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park, that gorgeous spread of [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Washington Times “Owns” Chas Freeman Story

Good morning, City Desk readers. The one and only Ted Scheinman is chilling in the tropics this week, and yours truly has been tasked with turning regular Wednesday roundup into WTF?! Wednesday roundup. How about this weather, huh? Huh? The boss (as in, my boss) knows what I'm talking about. News and commentary about Phish, [...]

Our Morning Round-Up: Culture11 Bites the Dust

Good morning, City Desk readers. It's Libertarian Friday, are you ready to rage against the system? Great! Here's some news:

Culture11, the conservative/libertarian Web magazine started by Conor Friedersdorf, Peter Suderman, Joe Carter, David Kuo, and James Poulos and based in Arlington, laid off its entire staff on Wednesday. According to Kuo: "We raised a certain [...]