August 5, 2008, 10:23 am
Filed under: Sports


Many of you may have noticed in this morning’s express that US Olympic Star Michael Phelps (left) is sporting a ridiculous mustache. Apparently not only does he plan on beating Mark Spitz (right) in the “how many medals can you win in one olympics” department, but he’s also going after the “sweetest mustache worn while winning lots of olympic gold medals” award. While we’ll have to leave it up to the olympic judges to determine the former, the latter I will leave up to you all in the YoN community. Who wins the Best Mustached American Olympic Swim-God Award?

Phelpstache VS. Spitztache,
Ironic 2008 VS. Serious 1972,
who wins?

(PS. Phelps hails from our lovely neighbor city of Baltimore)

July 18, 2008, 11:41 am
Filed under: Sports

Hey everybody, I just found out that DC’s newest sports “team” has already begun its awfully short season. The Washington Kastles, part of the WTT, or World Team Tennis, began their season July 8th, and they finish up July 23. I don’t exactly understand how it works, but I know Serena Williams is on our team, but that she doesn’t play every night. There are a few home games remaining, and SteinBogz does a good job of describing why you might want to go.

June 13, 2008, 12:52 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Sports

“I wanted to win everything. Maybe next year the Stanley Cup,” said Alex Ovechkin. Thanks buddy, you stole my title for this feature. On the other hand, without you there would be no feature – so we’ll call it even. Continue reading

June 9, 2008, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Sports

Who is Leon Powe you might ask? Well, for starters, he is was homeless. Also, he is apparently pretty good at basketball as shown by the destruction he brought to the Lakers in game 2 of the NBA Finals last night (highlight reel above). With 21 points in 15 minutes, only Paul Pierce (28 points in 42 minutes) and Kobe Bryant (30 points in 41 minutes) scored more and they clearly had more opportunity to do so. As long as this kid can get his life together and stay off the streets, he may turn out to be a great basketball player.

April 29, 2008, 11:23 am
Filed under: Art, Sports

Chris Cooley has a blog, and in his most recent entry, he showcases his artistic skills. While I would love to leave it at naked ladies and 80’s band logo’s, I think the best will have to be the “Floater to Yoder” (bottom right corner). I believe this was inspired by that incredible Todd Collins pass to Yoder against the Bears last year when Jason Campbell first injured his knee and everybody was crying cause we thought Collins was a scrub, and then all of a sudden we were down the field and there was Todd Yoder and it was insane! Oh man, with the Caps out, and the Wiz struggling, its a good thing we got stuff like the NFL Draft and Chris Cooley to keep us from becoming New Orleans Hornets fans.

April 23, 2008, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Sports

After a tough start to the postseason, losing three straight after winning the first game to go down 3-1, the caps had another valiant comeback – led again by Alexander the Great. Winning games 5 and 6 to tie the series, our Caps forced a game 7 last night, and what a game 7 it turned out to be. Tied at 2-2 in regulation, the game went to sudden-death over time, and the caps postseason came to a halt after just over 6 minutes in when Joffrey Lupul slipped a rebound past Caps Goalie Cristobal Huet. It was a tough game, with some questionable calls, but at the end of the day, it was a great, well-matched series, and our boys played well.

I think that this team has learned a lot from this postseason, and so have the capitals fans. Hopefully DC won’t forget about hockey this offseason as quickly as it remembered the sport over the past couple of months. We have a lot of young talent on this team and they promise to bring some excitement to our town for years to come (Ovie has 13 years left on his contract!). So here’s to a fantastic playoff run, and an exciting first round, with hopes that there will be plenty more where that came from.

April 21, 2008, 10:49 am
Filed under: Sports

(Zydrunas Ilgauskas on top vs. Brendan Haywood on the bottom)

The Wizards Cav’s playoffs are exciting. This is not only a great time of year to be a wizards fan, it is also a great time of year to be an avid NBA Blog Reader. The internets are abuzz these days, especially the local ones. Here are some highlights:

1. Wizznutzz battle of the band matchups. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.

2. Some more LeBron vs. Deshawn material From Mr. Irrelevant.

3. Bullets Forever has lots of solid content if you want a little more substance and a little less Morris Day and the Time.

Game 2 in Cleveland is tonight at 7pm on TNT. Cleveland is up 1-0 for the series, but I’m still saying it will be Wiz in 6 games.