Posts Tagged ‘MIKE WISE’

Morning Roundup: Le Roi Manqué Edition

Every day I think, I can no longer bear to read another story eviscerating Redskins ownership. Then something as marvelous as Mike Wise's profile of John Kent Cooke arises, and I think, I will happily read about this team for the rest of my life!
Ladies and gentlemen, the Kent Cookes! The landed gentry of Middleburg, [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Even Bobby Beathard Goes After Dan Snyder?

I'm hearing that yesterday ESPN jumped on the BeerInTheBathroomsGate™ bandwagon with a story of its own. I knew this was viral...
You don't need to read the Washington Post;s redesigned weather page to forecast the perfect shitstorm that is heading for Raljon on Monday evening.
The rest of the paper has all the evidence. There's no section [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Could Car Wash Contest Be Snyder Punishing Redskins Cheerleaders for Promoting Rival WJFK?

Another day, another update on Dan Snyder's Cheerleader Car Wash Sweepstakes. Another chance to run that fab/yucky photo from Snyder's WTEM promotion, the one that's sucked in some of the most brilliant minds in new media to our humble comments section.
Seems Snyder doesn't really care who he jumps in bed with these days. His partner [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Could Chief Zee Sway Supreme Court Case?

There's trouble in maroon-and-black-and-yellow land. The mood is so toxic that even a nice plea to help out Chief Zee, the headdress-wearing longtime unofficial mascot of the Redskins and among the nicest, naivest, old-school mega-racists you'd ever meet, turned real ugly real fast.
Somebody posted a notice on Dan Snyder's message board, Extremeskins, alerting fans that [...]

Going to Mystics Games Isn’t Like Kissing Your Sister

Get ready to hang another banner, Washington Mystics fans!
Sports Business Daily says the Mystics, who in their early years regularly hung banners declaring themselves "Attendance Champions" in the MCI Center rafters even as they fielded one of the worst performing teams in the WNBA, now lead the league in home attendance.
While the rest of the [...]

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 [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Michael Vick Inspired ‘Whale Wars’?

Brett Favre's gone, so Michael Vick talk dominates.
Vinny Cerrato yesterday told the Washington Post that the Redskins will not pursue Vick, doggedly or otherwise. But Cerrato has fibbed so many times about personnel matters, most blatantly while acquiring Jason Taylor from Miami last summer, that his credibility in these situations is less than zero. So [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Divas Fall in the Forest…

In the end, our DC Divas were only bridesmaids.
In Saturday's IWFL Sup-Her Bowl in Austin, Texas, the Kansas City Tribe beat DC, 21-18, to win the women's tackle football national title, 21-18.
The Divas end the season at 10-1.
The sunset of Rachelle Pecovsky-Bentley's career wasn't as rapturous as it could have been. Pecovsky-Bentley, a 10th-year running [...]

Donald Brashear Can Say Whatever He Wants

Awesome profile of Washington Caps enforcer Donald Brashear by Washington Post columnist Mike Wise over the weekend.
Brashear's childhood wasn't happy.
I'll leave it at that. Read the story.
My only problem with the piece, really, was the part where Wise quotes Brashear saying the sort of goon hockey that he's mastered—when he drops the gloves, he's as [...]