Posts Tagged ‘robert griffin III’

The Needle: Ice Cream Tragedy Edition

Blue Period: The city's arts commission paid $25,000—and the Capital Riverfront BID paid another $25,000—for artist Robert Kent Wilson to paint 18 pylons under the Southeast Freeway blue. Too bad the paint began to peel after a few months—and too bad that, despite a free repainting by the artist, passersby still don't realize it's art. [...]

The Needle: Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

License to Thrill: Mayor Vince Gray will introduce legislation tomorrow that would allow undocumented immigrants in the District to get driver's licenses. +/-0
Chihuahua Crime: A Hyattsville man has been accused of choking his ex-girlfriend, then stealing her chihuahua. -2

The Needle: Waving Goodbye

Serious Stuff: Should Nationals fans stop doing "the wave?" Your Needler doesn't know anything about baseball, but it does seem like the anti-wave crowd is light on arguments. DCist writes: "It's amateurish, never well-timed, and, well, kind of pointless." Coincidentally, that could describe most things fans do at sports games. Plus, Bryce Harper is in [...]

District Line Daily: Snowy Monday

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This is why you don't waste all the snow nicknames and closures on one storm. In [...]

The Needle: Kwame Brown at the Holidays

My Bad: Disgraced ex-Council Chairman Kwame Brown is using the holidays as a chance to proclaim his innocence to his supporters—except as far as his bank fraud goes. He did that.  +1
Going Bald: Pigskins quarterback Kirk Cousins blames his new cropped haircut not on an overzealous teammate with a razor but on a barber who [...]

The Needle: Will He Or Won’t He?

Gridiron Gridlock: Is injured Robert Griffin III definitely out of contention to start for the Pigskins on Sunday, or not? Wide receiver Pierre Garçon says he is, but the Post reports otherwise. -4
Passenger Falls Off: Construction could close popular 7th Street NW bar The Passenger. -3

The Needle: Taxi to the Dark Side

Cab Calamity: The District has released four cab paint designs, which range from "hideous" to "not as hideous as the other three." Councilmember Mary Cheh declares some of the designs "horrid." -5
RGIII Recuperating: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could get over his sprained ligament injury in time for next Sunday's game. +3

The Needle: Be Thankful

Closing Time: If you're into indie rock, burlesque, seafood, or some combination of the three, despair. H Street bar and venue Red Palace and Foggy Bottom seafood joint Kinkead's are both shutting down. -2
Hardball: A man who attempted to extort $1 million from Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will serve 18 months in federal prison. [...]

The Needle: RGIII, Immortalized

Quarterback's Creed: Washington Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be depicted in a painting commissioned by software company Ubisoft as some sort of tie-in with its Assassin's Creed series. +2

Bachelor Pad Bar: Bachelor Pad star Chris Bukowski could set up his long-awaited "ladies-style sports bar" in Clarendon. +1

The Needle: Black Jesus

The Good News: After yesterday's win over the Vikings, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has achieved messianic status to teammate Fred Davis. "He's black Jesus right now," Davis said in an interview. +2
Bathroom Bad News: With Georgetown's Mie N Yu abruptly closed, pour one out for its enthralling bathroom. -5

The Needle: Nats Miss On Metro

Strikeout: The Nationals continue to not pay for extended Metro service after games, and it's not clear why (other than the money, obviously). -3
Imagined Communities: More news on the as-yet-unnamed "sports bar for women" concept from Bachelorette contestant and Bachelor Pad villain Chris Bukowski. At a Bachelor Pad screening last night, Bukowski said he hopes his [...]

The Needle: Griffining?

Cyber-Mayor: Adrian Fenty has started advising a venture capital fund. Our cryptic advice to the fit ex-mayor: You know what's cooler than a million triathlons? A billion triathlons. +1
Win for the 'Skins: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III justified a bit of his hype Sunday with a solid 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. [...]

The Needle: Redskins Return

Sweetgreen Victorious: The yogurt and salad purveyors at Sweetgreen have dropped a lawsuit against similarly named Virginia cafe Sweetleaf, which has agreed to a minor name change and will become Sweet Leaf. +1
Talking About Practice: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will debut tonight in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. But don't expect [...]

The Needle: ArghGIII

Quarterback Wants Dollars: Incoming Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a side career in commercials in his future (seriously, look at this), but he may have to become a pitchman permanently if negotiations over his contract aren't finished soon. Griffin has already missed days at rookie camp because of the dispute, which hinges on what [...]

The Needle: Wind Me Up, Congress Edition

Wind Me Up, Congress: If Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has her way, Aug. 22 will be known as Chuck Brown Day nationwide. The District's non-voting delegate to the House introduced a bill to recognize the Godfather of Go-Go on his birthday. Of course, with the partisan nature of Congress these days, even symbolic bills don't [...]