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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 30 October 2012 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Exhibition Women’s College Basketball-Catholic @ Maryland (Tuesday 7pm Comcast Center), Goldey-Beacom @ Maryland (Monday 7pm Comcast Center); Golf: WGC HSBC Champions (Thursday & Friday 9am Saturday & Sunday 8am live on Golf Channel), Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Thursday-Saturday 4:30pm Sunday 3:30pm from Scottsdale, AZ live on Golf Channel); High School Football: Hereford @ Perry Hall (Friday 7pm), MIAA A Conference Quarterfinals: McDonogh @ Loyola (Saturday 2:30pm), Mount St. Joseph @ Archbishop Spalding (Saturday 6pm); Tennis: ATP BNP Paribas Masters (Tuesday-Thursday 6am Friday 9am & 2:30pm Saturday 9:30am Sunday 9am from Paris live on Tennis Channel); Mixed Martial Arts: Bellator Fighting Championships 79 (Friday 8pm from Roma, Ontario, Canada live on MTV2)

10. Justin Bieber (Monday 7pm Verizon Center); Smashing Pumpkins (Saturday 8pm Patriot Center); The XX (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Eric Hutchinson (Sunday 7:30pm Rams Head Live); The Ravyns (Saturday 8pm Recher Theatre); MxPx/Unwritten Law (Thursday 6:30pm Ottobar), Further Seems Forever feat. Chris Carrabba (Saturday 7:30pm Ottobar); Aesop Rock (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Edwin McCain (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Center Stage); Grouplove (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Dr. Dog (Thursday 7pm Friday 8pm 9:30 Club), Soullive (Saturday 8pm 9:30 Club); Umphrey’s McGee (Wednesday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Gov’t Mule (Saturday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Fozzy (Thursday 6pm Empire); Melissa Etheridge (Friday 8pm Strathmore); Roger Clyne (Friday 9pm IOTA Club); Donavon Frankenreiter (Saturday 6pm U Street Music Hall); JD McPherson (Thursday 8pm State Theatre); Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (Saturday 8:30pm Howard Theatre); Tim Reynolds & TR3 (Saturday 8:30pm The Hamilton); Chris Isaak (Sunday 8pm Warner Theater); Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill (Sunday 8pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Brandi Carlile (Thursday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Flyleaf “New Horizons” and Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Go see the Ravyns because Rob Fahey is the freaking greatest.

I had no idea Unwritten Law was still a thing. I’m so freaking in.

JD McPherson has a throwback sound that pleases me greatly.

I think there’s a significant chance Lauryn Hill is crazy. I don’t care. She’s so freaking ridiculously talented. I still can’t believe what a jerk her mom was to her in Sister Act 2 though.

9. Whoopi Goldberg (Saturday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam feat. Gary Owen (Saturday 8pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Tony Rock (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Dom Irrera (Thursday-Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); “The Campaign” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Flight“, “Wreck-It Ralph” and “The Man With The Iron Fists” out in theaters (Friday)

This isn’t the most impressive list I’ve ever seen if I’m telling you the truth.

Umm…I’m KINDA excited for Wreck-It Ralph. I’d probably go see “Flight” if someone asked nice enough.

Otherwise…here’s a guy with a horse head mask running through Hurricane Sandy on a local DC news cast…

And here’s a picture Kate Upton Tweeted recently…

Yep, we upgraded there.

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Wizards Draft Preview: Who to take at #3

Posted on 28 June 2012 by ryankerr

NBA Draft Day 2012 is upon us. Talented, yet inexperienced players lead the list of those who will likely be taken in the top half of tonight’s draft. Who will the Washington Wizards select with the 3rd pick? Let’s break down their roster and the players available at #3 to find out who fits best.

The Washington Wizards are dead set on surrounding PG JohnWall with more perimeter talent.Having acquired Nene in the JaVale McGee trade and Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza for the expiring contract of Rashard Lewis — Washington has a veteran, defensive minded front line that will hopefully create more opportunities for John Wall & Co.  Who that company may be is the better question.  Second year guard Jordan Crawford showed flashes, but needs to find more consistency with his 3pt. shot and show greater defensive tenacity if he wants to be the full time starer. Aside from Wall and Crawford, there are no major perimeter scoring threats on this Wizards roster.  Expect this to be addressed in Round 1.

What about the rest of the roster? They have NBA quality starters in Nene and Okafor with solid depth in second year PF Chris Singleton and the surprising Kevin Seraphin – who finally showed flashes of developing at the end of 2011.  Ariza brings veteran experience and defensive leadership to the small forward position, giving second year forward Jan Vesely time to develop at his own pace (remember it took Dirk Nowitzki three years before he established himself as a consistent player).  I’m not even going to talk about SF/PW Andray Blatche, the main clubhouse cancer and holdover from the old regime.  The sooner Blatche is amnestied the better. The Wizards lack playmakers and should focus on drafting a player who can not only put theball in the net from the outside, but can create off the dribble and play solid defense.  If it sounds like its asking a lot, it is.

Assuming that Kentucky PF Anthony Davis is the #1 pick in tonight’s draft, here are the top prospects expected to be available for the Wizards at #3.

Michael Kidd-Gilcrist, SF, Kentucky: Smooth, athletic wing player does everything to help his team win.  Can get to the basket, plays solid on-ball defense and is a leader on the court.  Would combine with Wall to make one of the more athletic fast break combo’s in the league, however lacks the 3pt. shot to spread the floor.  Top tier prospect

Bradley Beal, SG, Florida: Long, athletic shooting guard would help Wall spread the floor.  Some compare his shot to Ray Allen’s – though I’m not going to put him there just yet.  Has the ability to create his own shot and is long enough to defend the biggest of 2-guards.   A bit raw but has an extremely high ceiling. Top prospect

Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina: Barnes averaged over 17ppg for the Tar Heels this pasty ear while improving his 3pt. shot and play making ability.   Highly touted out of high school, some have wondered why Barnes didn’t dominate at UNC.  My guess – he’s more of a team player than coaches give him credit, letting his All-American teammates at UNC get their shots as well.  Less high of a ceiling than Kidd-Gilcrest or Beal, Barnes has a more polished game and is NBA ready.  Top prospect.

Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas: Extremely athletic big man, Robinson is NBA ready now.  He scores in the post, rebounds, and plays high quality defense.  There’s no reason Robinson won’t be an All-Star within in three years.  Top prospect.

Wildcard: Austin Rivers, SG, Duke: The son of NBA coach Doc Rivers, Austin has the moxy to be a superstar in the NBA. Early comparison are to Kobe Bryant , though I don’t believe he posses Kobe type athleticism.  Needs to work on his defense and strength, but with the right coach and system, should thrive in today’s NBA.

Who should the Wizards take?

Harrison Barnes.  He gives John Wall an instant #1 option on the wing, has the ability to play shooting guard if necessary and gives Jordan Crawford one more year to develop.

Who will the Wizards take?

Beal.  He’s got more upside than Barnes and could develop into one of the most athletic two guards in the league.

Hard to argue with either pick, but if I were GM, Barnes would be my choice.  But that’s what is great about the NBA Draft, you just don’t know.

This article was written by Ryan Kerr, contestant in the ‘So you want to be a sports journalist competition’.


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Big Chee Show: June 27th, 2012

Posted on 28 June 2012 by Big Chee

NBA Draft Preview 6_27_12

Chee makes a rally cry for the O’s during their two game losing streak and the Bros make a grim prediction for the Wizards in tonight’s NBA Draft. Show brought to you by Driscoll & Desimone Investments LLC. www.bigcheeshow.com

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Wizards get long odds to win next NBA title

Posted on 22 June 2012 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV).

“Even though throughout the whole season the Heat were one of our biggest winners in our future positions unfortunately for us we lost it all back to the bettors on the series price as the Heat opened as +145 underdogs over OKC and in turn in all 5 games the majority of the public money came in on Miami.  It was not the best result for us.  Still a lot to decide in free agency, but there is no question that the Heat are once again overwhelming favorites to repeat.”

-Kevin Bradley, Bovada Sportsbook Manager.

Odds to win 2013 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                11/4

Oklahoma City Thunder              5/1

Chicago Bulls                            6/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   10/1

San Antonio Spurs                     10/1

Dallas Mavericks                        14/1

Los Angeles Clippers                 18/1

Indiana Pacers                           20/1

Boston Celtics                           25/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     25/1

Orlando Magic                           30/1

New York Knicks                       35/1

Philadelphia 76ers                      40/1

Atlanta Hawks                           50/1

Houston Rockets                       50/1

Portland Trailblazers                   50/1

Utah Jazz                                  50/1

Golden State Warriors                75/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves             75/1

Phoenix Suns                            75/1

Brooklyn Nets                            100/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                    100/1

New Orleans Hornets                 100/1

Sacramento Kings                     100/1

Toronto Raptors                         150/1

Washington Wizards                  150/1

Charlotte Bobcats                      200/1

Detroit Pistons                           200/1

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Former Morgan F/C Thompson gets Wizards workout

Posted on 13 June 2012 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Wizards will conduct pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, June 13th at Verizon Center.

The following players are currently scheduled to participate in tomorrow’s workout:

  • Al’Lonzo Coleman – F – Presbyterian College – 6’7, 255 lbs
  • Thomas Robinson – F – Kansas – 6’10, 237 lbs
  • Kevin Thompson – F – Morgan St. – 6-9, 240 lbs

Thompson was one of the premiere big men in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference over the last four seasons. He helped lead the Bears to two MEAC Tournament championships and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. His MSU teams reached the MEAC Championship Game three times in his four seasons.

As a senior Thompson averaged 10.8 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. As a junior he averaged 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. As a sophomore he averaged a double double, 12.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Even as a freshman Thompson averaged a respectable 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Thompson’s former Morgan teammate Reggie Holmes was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies after the 2010 NBA Draft and played for the team in the NBA Summer League.

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Wizards Crush Heat to Close Season

Posted on 26 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wall Double Double Helps Wizards Past Cavs

Posted on 25 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wizards Give Team President Grunfeld New Deal

Posted on 25 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wizards Crush Bobcats For Fourth Straight Win

Posted on 24 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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No LeBron, No Bosh, Wade Hurt for Heat in Loss to Wizards

Posted on 22 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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