Posts Tagged ‘Washington Wizards’

The Needle: Washington Bullets Edition

This is Not a Test: District residents who are so inclined can sign up for emails or text messages about emergency alerts. (Yes, sometimes the system announces things like the mayor's State of the District address.) Soon enough, though, the alerts will come automatically, unless you opt out; D.C. and New York are the first [...]

A Farewell to Teal

This much is certain: The Wizards' days of losing in teal are over!
The team unveiled its new color scheme today. City Desk's own Kyle Weidie went to the ceremony and wrote it up. TBD and The Great Dan Steinberg, the H.L. Mencken of the increasingly vital "Who Are You Wearing?" school of sports reporting, have [...]

The Wizard is Dead, Long Live the Wizard

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 [...]

Rod Strickland Still Alive and Coaching in 2011

My favorite moment of the ongoing rendition of March Madness came after the buzzer to end Sunday's Kentucky/North Carolina game.
CBS's cameras were pointed at the handshake lines on the sideline. There, among the victorious Wildcats, I caught a glimpse of The Greatest/Worstest Washington Bullet/Wizard of All Time: Rod Strickland!
He's a survivor. Last April, Strickland got [...]

Washington Wizards Logo, Remixed

When Ted Leonsis took over the Washington Wizards last year, he promised fans he’d change the team’s teal-and-gold color scheme back to the red, white, and blue of the Bullets era. Early this month, a glimpse of a red, white, and blue version of the current Wizards logo hit Twitter, and was promptly panned by [...]

Wizards’ New(ish) Logo?

So presto-chango, the Washington Wizards are transforming again?
It's been 14 years since our NBA team changed from "The Washington Bullets" to the "The Washington Wizards," and now a new logo with the old red-white-and-blue color scheme is on its way. Washington Post beat reporter Michael Lee alerted readers to what may have been a leaked [...]

Wizards Streak Update: It’s Alive!

You'd have to go back to Aerosmith's "[On the] Rocks" tour in '76 to find a more underperforming-yet-intriguing road show than this year's Washington Wizards.
Groupon's favorite NBA squad lost another two road games over the weekend. They delivered a rare double-OT, double-digit defeat Friday to the Oklahoma City Thunder (still sounds more like a Roller [...]

Washington Wizards Thrown Back in the Bargain Bin!

Today, alongside halfsies offers for "three LipoLaser treatments" at Help for Health in Springfield and a "scrub" at Alexandria's Frizzles Salon and Spa, Groupon is offering fire-sale prices on Washington Wizards tickets.
From the Groupon pitch:
Choose from the following seating options:
* $150 for One Box VIP Ticket (a $225 value, including all you can eat and [...]

Wizards Streak Update: It’s On!

Rest easy people: It's alive!
The Wizards fell to the Knicks last night at Madison Square Garden. So I can still claim to have as many welterweight title belts, Nobel Peace Prizes and winning Powerball tickets as the 2010-11 Wizards do road wins.
That's the team's 21st straight road loss this season. Every single away game [...]

Wizards Road Streak Gives Fans a Reason to Care

The Wizards lost again last night in Minneapolis. That makes 'em 0-19 as visitors this season.
No other NBA team has lost every road game this year.
There's no reason to pay attention to the Wizards from here on out as compelling as their road losing streak.
If this continues for much longer, it'll be like DiMaggio (circa [...]

Washington Post to Sponsor Massive Loser Support Group!

The Washington Post has announced it's hosting a roundtable of area sports owners next week.
The gathering, titled “Scoring Big: The Business of Sports,” is headlined by Dan Snyder and Ted Leonsis, but the supporting cast will include Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum of the Nationals and D.C. United's Will Chang.
For now, this crowd should [...]

Wizards Brawl Could Leave Club Hurting

By the time the argument started in the early and dark hours of Friday morning, the two well-built and expensively dressed professional basketball players might have consumed one too many. Swaptak Das, the owner of a ritzy club at 21st and K streets NW called The Shadow Room, where the men [...]

Washington Wizards/Groupon Alliance: Your Basic Internet Bargain, or Evidence of the Death of Season Tickets?

Last week, with the 2010-2011 NBA season on the verge of tipping off, Ted Leonsis threw Washington Wizards tickets onto the deal-of-the-day site Groupon. A whole lot of Wizards tickets. Wizards tickets, in fact, for every home game this season except for when a very few top-shelf opponents are in town—only games against "the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Orlando [...]

The Needle: That’s a Lot of Candy Edition

Billions and Billions: Selling candy remains a pretty lucrative business. Or so we must assume from the news that John Mars and Forrest Mars, Jr. tied for 26th on this year's Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, the highest-ranking of 14 Washington-area plutocrats billionaires to make the cut. The Mars brothers were each worth [...]

Community Service Soon Over for Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas is in compliance. In fact, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency tells City Desk the basketball star and former halfway-house resident is almost finished with his community service. Gilbert was ordered by a judge to complete 400 hours of community service after his armed antics at the Verizon Center.