Posts Tagged ‘Wizards’

District Line Daily: Bike to Work Wet Day

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It's Bike to Work Day today and more than 16,000 people signed up for the event—a [...]

District Line Daily: Summer Entertainment Guide

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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It's hot, it's muggy, summer is near—and that means the 2014 Summer Entertainment Guide has arrived. [...]

The Needle: Change of Pace

Loyal Fans: The Pacers Running Store on P Street NW near Logan Circle is changing its name to The Wizards Running Store through the end of this weekend to avoid any confusion as to which team is its favorite. +5
True Life: Beard envy is a real thing, and people in Northern Virginia are suffering and getting beard [...]

District Line Daily: Slowing Down

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Speed and traffic cameras in the District issued 125,461 fewer tickets in 2013 than the prior [...]

Atlanta Mayor Bashes D.C. Sports Fans

Washington's sports teams have their ups and downs. But does Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed have to rub our faces in it? Reed took to Twitter on his lunch break today to dispense shut down some D.C. sports fans.
The trouble started, Ball Hogs Radio notes, when a Washington Twitter user called Atlanta residents the worst sports [...]

Wizards’ Jason Collins Comes Out as First Openly Gay Active NBA Player

In a Sports Illustrated story published today, 34-year-old Wizards center Jason Collins has come out as the first openly gay athlete in a major professional sport.
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," Collins writes. "I'm black. And I'm gay."
The Boston Celtics traded Collins to the Wizards in February and is currently a free agent, which means he [...]

Wizards Misery Report: You Got Serbed

At 20-42, our Wizards are not at risk of setting futility records anymore. But still, all is not well in the land of King Ted.
Czeched Out: The Post profiles Czech forward Jan Vesely, whose promising career dead-ended this year when he was benched for 23 games so far this season. But Vesely isn't taking the [...]

District Line Daily: No Girls Allowed

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A milestone is coming up in D.C. education: the District's last public all-boys school is set [...]

Wizards Misery Report: Draft Dodging

Welcome back to the Wizards Misery Report, where we find our temporarily not-miserable Wizards with their four-game winning streak snapped by the Detroit Pistons just before the All-Star Break. Will the Wizards get their moves back? Find out below.
Sweepstakes: Will the Wizards pony up for Atlanta's Josh Smith, said to be leaving his team after [...]

The Needle: Toothless

Jim Slammed: The D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability said today that evidence suggests Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham broke some rules in his handling of the city's lottery contract. But the board decided not to investigate further because it has no way to punish Graham if it discovered he broke the law.  -4
Fast [...]

The Needle: Brr!

Night Terrors: The temperature tonight could be the coldest in Washington in four years. -5
Too Old for That: Ex-WCP staffer Dave McKenna looks into Bishop O'Connell High School basketball star Junior Etou. The international basketball governing body says Etou will turn 21 this year and will be ineligible to play high school games. -2

Gilbert Arenas Knocks Man Down With Power Of His Mind

Not even China can keep Agent Zero down. Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas may be a Shanghai Tiger now, but that doesn't stop him from pulling mind-bending moves like the above, in which he tricks a defender into falling all over himself. It's enough to make you want Arenas to come back and turn things [...]

Wizards Fan Will Pay You to Go to a Game

The Wizards' dismal season, last night's win over the Miami Heat notwithstanding, has killed the ticket-resale market. It also means ticket-holders are getting innovative, with one seller offering seats for free as long as the Wizards lose. Today brings a new wrinkle to Wizards marketing on Craigslist: One ticketholder will actually pay you to attend [...]

Wizards Misery Report: The New Most Miserable Record

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 [...]

Introducing the Wizards Misery Report

When will the long-suffering, 0-12 Washington Wizards ever know success? Or, let's be realistic here: When will they stop being a national laughingstock? After last night's 118-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, that day seems even further away. That's what the Wizards Misery Report is for.
Until the Wizards have a winning record, I'll chronicle [...]

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