Above the Law: Marion Barry was able to get his Jaguar out of the impound lot free of charge after a weekend car collision highlighted thousands of dollars in unpaid parking and traffic tickets for that one car. The owner of D.C. Towing and Recovery says he comped the impound for the mayor-for-life because he wanted to show [...]
Posts Tagged ‘TED LEONSIS’
Calm Down, Bro: Rep. John Mica and other House Republicans are expected to single out the District’s marijuana decriminalization bill during a May 8 hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, which Mica chairs. “It’s against federal law to do certain things on federal property, versus now the District is looking at [...]
The Washington Wizards are in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008. Last week, they won the first game of a playoff series (for the first time since 2006), then won the second one (for the first time since 1982), both on the road against the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls, to bring a 2-0 [...]
Grass or Cash, Nobody Mall's for Free: New orders from the Secretary of the Interior mandate new grass installation on the National Mall, and require groups holding events on the Mall to repair or replace any damaged grass. +1
Alternative to Energy: Healthy new downtown restaurant Energy Kitchen doesn't have any menu items with more than [...]
The Wizards won a game! And promptly lost another one. But that second game doesn't matter as much, since a 1-13 record is innumerably better than a 0-12 record. No one's expecting the Wizards to win rings this year, but at least they won't have the longest futility record in NBA history.
Alas, there's no rest [...]
Penn Social Philanthrophy: Penn Quarter comedy club-turned-bar Penn Social is throwing a football watch and fundraiser Sunday afternoon to benefit two of the business's bar backs, injured last weekend by a drunk driver. +3
Scuttlebutt: Is Barack Obama dining at H Street's Smith Commons tonight? Rumors say yes. +2
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 [...]
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I have sad news on this Tuesday: Caps and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is giving [...]
So, last night, Caps winger Joel Ward became a local hero after scoring an overtime goal that will take the team into the second round of the NHL playoffs. Since Ward is black, and some people can't seem to help but say racist things when black people do awesome things (see: Rue, The Hunger Games), [...]
On Tuesday afternoon, Washington Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld fired Flip Saunders, the only coach he’s officially hired during his eight-plus seasons in D.C., after a 2-15 start to this season and a 51-130 cumulative record over Saunders’ tenure with the team. (This post originally misstated Saunders' record.) “We felt the team had become unresponsive,” [...]
Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, is one of those members of the District elite who transcends politics.
Which isn't to say that Leonsis, a tech mogul turned sports tycoon, doesn't have the skills to make it in his city's main game. Last night, I watched the owner of the 1-12 [...]
That's No Oil Spill, That's Our River: D.C. officials and the Coast Guard responded last night to reports of an oil spill on the Anacostia River. The good news: There was no oil spill. The bad news: The river is sufficiently polluted that they thought there was. Keep toting those reusable bags. -3
The Washington Wizard isn’t gone—he’s just officially buried in a sea of red, white, and blue, likely never to be heard from again.
Ted Leonsis’ ownership group finally unveiled the much-anticipated new look for the city’s basketball team today, with dim lighting, pop music, balloons, and customized cupcakes giving the Verizon Center's practice court a feel [...]
You may have heard that two of the cuddliest folks on the D.C. sports scene have been playing the feud.
Ted Leonsis, a fabulous sports owner turned blogger, went after sportstalk station WTEM-AM in a recent blog post after Thom Loverro, a fabulous newspaper columnist turned blogger (and WTEM host), called the Leonsis-owned Washington Wizards an [...]
I'm more awed by the minute at how swimmingly things have gone for PuckBuddys pretty much ever since the first blog dedicated to gay Washington Capitals fans dove into the mainstream around New Year's Day.
Ted Leonsis was among the first to embrace the place. From the get-go and with no fanfare, the Caps owner [...]