City Paper is not for tourists
A random sampling of the comments, sics and all:
Mark: no one did thier job 8 hours ago
Wayne: Hall and Smoot need to learn how to wrap-up and stop ski-diving and the tackles. If they are scared to hit find somebody that will!!!!!! 4 hours ago
Mikhiel: They looked a hot mess!!! but they looked horrible as a team! I would definitely come up withsome major changes more than just qb like we tried during the summer! Yesterday at 5:18pm
(AFTER THE JUMP: And this is what Snyder’s FRIENDS are saying? Snyder buys Facebook? Federer does Don Beyer no favors? Kiddie Bias
Jason: Barry comments on point. But the the difference between us and the rest of the division is NO PASS RUSH. Yesterday at 5:43pm
Danny: HE NOT RIGHT QB FOR US 9 hours ago
Alphanso: Do some play action and gets some guys in motion 39 minutes ago
And, remember, this is what the Skins’ friends are saying!
Geez. Guess this ain’t the best week to open up a new forum for folks to tell you how they feel about you.
Judging by the tone of the fan base, the team should have instead signed on with inyourfacebook, where absolutely nobody’s your friend.
Or, THIS JUST IN: Snyder Buys Facebook!
There is a local angle to Roger Federer’s crumbling to Juan Martin Del Potro, whose last name, for those unfamiliar with the Romance languages, translates in English to “of the Potro.” (Heck if that line hasn’t been making me, and nobody else, chuckle since I was getting Ds in high school Spanish.)
Here it is: The loss is Federer’s first in Flushing Meadows since Falls Church’s greatest export, Don Beyer, was accidentally named Ambassador to Switzerland.
Federer’s Swiss, right? Or is he Swedish?
Whatever. Beyer’s now got his hands full undoing the damage Federer’s loss does to US/Swiss/Swedish relations.
I learned a few years ago that chess is a young man’s game. But this is silly: Jeevan Karamsetty of Reston came in second in the recent Virginia State Chess Championships. He’s 10 years old.
Karamsetty sat out the final round and thereby forfeited a chance at winning the Richmond tournament, perhaps because he had to go home to get ready for grammar school the next day.
(My brother Geoff McKenna, a five-time champ and five times as old, finished 7th, no doubt wearing socks and underwear several years older than Karamsetty.)
Speaking of game biases… It’s time for an Asian Bias
Yet another massively Biased
And Tiger Woods, the Godfather of the Asian Bias
Just give the damn cup to Tiger. The Bias
Sure, following the evolution of this movie is getting to be like watching grass grow, but…Tonight in Bethesda, local filmmaker Mike Ratel is having another screening of the trailer of his undone documentary, “On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW!” which he describes as a “A tale of hope, redemption, and lawn mower racing.”
The event is part of “Trailer Night” sponsored by the group Docs In Progress, and, as the name suggests, will feature a series of similarly unfinished projects.
Film starts rolling at 7pm at the Writers Center at 4508 Walsh Street.
The Nationals Road to 100 Losses
But their eyes should get back on the prize tonight, when they open up a series against division leading Philadelphia.
The Nats remain 12 1/2 games out of second-to-last place in the division, and have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Pirates in the race for Worst Team in the Majors, and the first-round pick that comes with that dishonor.
Awesome trivia: Only one team in either the AL or NL will finish with 100 wins for the 2009 season.
Yeah yeah…it’s the Yankees.
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