City Paper is not for tourists
Sports! We all watch them. And what a weekend it was for Washington’s teams. The Caps, holding onto their postseason life, and the Wiz showing again that they’re not in the same league with the Cavs. Even though they are.
*Wizznuttz—whaddaya say about this series? C’mon, it’s playoff time, yet you fellows can’t give me a weekend update? C’mon!
*On Frozen Blog has a great meditation on the woes of Flyer Mike Knuble and the implications for the rest of the Caps series, in which the home squad is down 3-2 heading into a big game on Monday night and then—locals hope—Tuesday night.
*WaPo draws a powerful link between the local econ and one of the most environmentally devastating practice of modern times—mountaintop mining. The fundamental: Washington needs more and more power, and more and more of it is coming from coal. The coal has to come from somewhere, and it often comes from mountains whose buzzcuts make them look like “Mars,” in the characterization of an environmental activist.
*Recycling feat of the weekend: Examiner puts story on its site about how burglaries are up 21 percent in the District. Credits and links to WTOP. Go to WTOP, and find that WTOP links to and credits the Washington Post, which actually did the journalism.
*Columnist Mike Wise makes a good point about the Wiz—until and unless Abe Pollin‘s team actually wins a series against this “rival,” there’s no rivalry. Just a one-sided relationship of sorts.
*Check this out on the Washington Times site: Ollie North executes hit piece on Jimmy Carter.