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The Public-Funding-For-Stadiums Hustle Comes To Spring Training
deadspin.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
Every day, it seems, another team in another sport is begging local government to pay for its stupid stadium upgrades-luxury boxes, video boards, home-run whirligigs. And seemingly every other day, more or less, municipalities give into the bullying. MoUpvote Share Tweet
Post Sports Live: Streaking Georgetown, Fred Davis and Wizards predictionsLaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Jason Reid joined Jonathan Forsythe on this week’s webcast to discuss how likely Georgetown’s winning streak is to continue, debate who will be the better pro, Otto Porter or Alex Len, discuss whether the Redskins ”Upvote Share TweetOn Monday night, the Wizards hosted a Special Olympics basketball game on the practice court at Verizon Center. The matchup between the two teams of Special Olympians was refereed by John Wall and Cartier Martin, and coached by Martell Webster, … ContinUpvote Share Tweet
Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins a first round talentThere’s been some discussion of late about why there’s so much talk about how quickly Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is recovering from his knee surgery and whether there’s an undue amount of pressure being put on him to make it back for thUpvote Share Tweet
Flip Saunders told Ted Leonsis to get rid of the knuckleheadsFlip Saunders hasn’t been shy about his belief that the Wizards could only advance beyond their 2009-2011 struggles by purging the roster of its old crew of jolly pranksters. Apparently he also offered that advice to owner Ted Leonsis … Continue reUpvote Share Tweet
2012 Team Had Success Despite Injuries(AP Photo) If there were to be a title of the Redskins opening chapter of the 2013 season it should be “On the Mend”. The Redskins were able to overcome an injury-ridden 2012 season and reach the postseason after a five year drought from January footbUpvote Share Tweet
Push against “Redskins” name doesn’t subsideWhether fans believe that the Redskins should or shouldn’t change their nickname, when politicians and others in positions of influence speak out on the topic, it becomes newsworthy. According to TheHill.com, two more members of Congress have called upoUpvote Share Tweet
Williams Trains With College TeammateVikings running back Adrian Peterson and Redskins’ left tackle Trent Williams. One turned in one of the finest single-season rushing performances in NFL history. The other blocked for the best Redskins’ rushing performance in 80 years. Now both playUpvote Share Tweet
Rendon's goal is to have camp Nats will rememberMLB.com Updated Mar 5, 2013Third baseman Anthony Rendon is making a strong impression in Nationals camp. But Rendon, 22, knows he will not be with the big club very long.Upvote Share Tweet
Could Redskins Go O-Line With No. 51?(AP Photo) This time last year, the Washington Redskins were in the middle of all draft speculation. The team was slated to select from the number five slot as quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III to cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Janoris J…Upvote Share TweetRedskins tight end Fred Davis got some good news recently about his recovery from a torn Achilles and that means it’s time for him to start thinking about where he’d like to end up as a free agent this offseason. Other than saying that he likes beingUpvote Share Tweet
Looking at running back scenariosESPN.com Updated Mar 5, 2013After reading this from Calvin over the weekend about whether the Cowboys would pursue Michael Turner, and then this Monday from Mike Jones about the Redskins' running back depth chart, I thought to myself, "That's a good idea. Let's do a post on t…Upvote Share Tweet
D.C. media take issue with Jim Irsay’s comments on RG3Colts owner Jim Irsay is taking some heat in Washington for comments he made about the Redskins’ use of Robert Griffin III. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Irsay said that if the Colts had ended up with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFUpvote Share Tweet
BBTN Special: Nats CampMar 5Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Nationals spring training.
Improvements To The Nationals In 2013Mar 5Tim Kurkjian sits down with Davey Johnson to discuss the makeup of the 2013 Washington Nationals.
Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…Mar 5We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.
NBA Coast to Coast - Western Conference playoff matchups we're wishing forMar 5J.A. Adande runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Western Conference.
NBA Coast to Coast -- East playoff matchups we'd like to seeMar 5Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.