Posts Tagged ‘espn’

D.C. Had ESPN’s Highest Rating for the U.S.-Ghana World Cup Game

It didn't only feel like everyone in town was watching the World Cup Monday night—they actually were.
The U.S.-Ghana match in Natal, Brazil, got a higher rating in D.C. than anywhere else in the country last night, ESPN said Tuesday. A total of 11.1 million people per minute were watching the game nationwide; in D.C., the broadcast [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: ESPN

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: ESPN, the sports media behemoth (and NFL partner), whose ombudsman reported today on an internal "campaign to have ESPN stop using the name."
Change the name? Maybe. Network execs have apparently resisted so far for one half-decent [...]

The Needle: Bag It

Clean Up: A state legislator in Virginia wants to implement a 5 cent bag tax like the District's. +3
Oh Baby, Yoouuu: The Biz Markie LivingSocial cooking class is tonight. It's sold out, but there's another one next month. +2

The Michael Wilbon-Dan “Sports Bog” Steinberg Facebook Fight, Dissected

Washington Post Sports Bog blogger Dan Steinberg just can't catch a break from his Post predecessors. First Tony Kornheiser nicknamed him "The Cheese Boy," and now, Kornheiser's Pardon the Interruption co-host Michael Wilbon has all but called him garbage people.
Wilbon's feud with Steinberg has been simmering since Tuesday, when Wilbon called D.C. a crummy sports [...]

Friendship Collegiate Wins Opener, Justifies Column Inches!

Yesterday in front of a road crowd and an ESPN audience, Friendship Collegiate Academy made an early lead stand up in defeating one of Cincinnati's top squads, Taft, 12-6.
Yes, big time high school football is now played on Sundays, too, to accommodate national TV.
Closer to home, Friendship's win is huge for one reason: It justifies [...]

ESPNZone Closing Was Handled Illegally, Say Fired Workers in Lawsuit

A group of laid-off ESPNZone workers will file a class-action lawsuit against Disney, the parent company of the sports and entertainment and bar food empire. The suit will allege that Disney did not provide legal notice to the employees at its Baltimore restaurant before canning them.
Disney closed the Inner Harbor and Downtown D.C. outposts in June, as part of [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Bring Mike Leach to Redskins Park (Cont.)?

John Feinstein doesn't like the way the Redskins complied with the NFL mandate to interview minority candidates before hiring a coach. Feinstein doesn't believe that Dan Snyder ever really thought Jerry Gray, a black defensive coach who reportedly has interviewed for Jim Zorn's job while Zorn still has it, could be a head coach for [...]

‘Without Bias': A Great Documentary Is Made About A Local Tragedy

I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news that Len Bias had died. All I can remember being told was that Bias had died after using cocaine. And that it had been his first time. It was a scary story. And it worked as a scary story. I never tried cocaine; I [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Snyder’s PR Hire Calls Redskins ‘a Mediocre Team’?

Redskins training camp opened yesterday without Stephen Strasburg Brian Orakpo or Michael Vick. There was, however, a group of fans calling for the team to bring Vick in. Spurned ex-Redskin LaVar Arrington wondered on his WJFK radio show whether the Vick clique was hired by Dan Snyder as a "guerilla marketing campaign" to prepare the [...]

Breaking News: Scott Van Pelt Bobblehead Less Macho Than Lindsay Czarniak’s!

Earlier today the Bowie Baysox announced Scott Van Pelt Bobblehead Night.
However, apparently not anticipating the rush of bobblehead freaks that tarnished Lindsay Czarniak Bobblehead Night last year, club management will not take away fans' civil liberties on Van Pelt's big night, as they had earlier this season for Matt Wieters Collectible Figurine Night.
This disappoints us. [...]