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I am Dave McKenna

There are far more important things going on in the world right now than Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the parent company of Washington City Paper: political unrest in the middle east, extreme weather at home in the U.S., and some football game on Sunday. But for some reason, I am completely riveted by Dan Snyder's vendetta on City Paper writer, Dave McKenna. For the last two days, I've been reading every piece of news I could find on “the story.” At the first possible opportunity, I chipped in what little money my debt-riddled posterior could afford to help the Washington City Paper Defense Fund. It was then that I realized why I am so engrossed by this little bit of human drama; I am Dave McKenna.

USA Cycling Series to Conclude In D.C. On Pennsylvania Avenue

USA Cycling Series to Conclude In D.C. On Pennsylvania Avenue

This story comes to us from Amber Johnson:

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority and race organizers announced yesterday that the 2011 USA CRIT Series Finals will be held in the nation’s capital on Sunday, October 2 at the Capital Criterium presented by the Washington Convention and Sports Authority on Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as America’s Main Street. The USA CRITS Series comprises the nation’s top 10 professional cycling criteriums.

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

It’s hard to believe it’s only mid-December and we've already seen our first snowflakes, accompanied by freezing temperatures and wind advisories. While the D.C. area doesn’t generally get the kind of snow we saw last year, we certainly see our fair share of occasional flurries, as well as miserably cold and wet weather, which can make for treacherous conditions when biking on roads and trails. And as the days get shorter, most cyclists will probably be riding home from work in the dark. So, if you plan to continue commuting by bike through the winter months, start preparing now in order to stay warm and safe as weather conditions shift.

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

This week's rain and wind have carried lots of trash into our rivers. Why not kick start your holidays with a cleanup in the Potomac?

Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

Wizards Fan Tries To Eat BGR Burger Joint's Mega Hamburger, Behind the Scenes Video

On Tuesday, November 23, Washington Wizards fan George Koonce attempted the impossible: eat BGR The Burger Joint's infamous 15 plus pound hamburger.  The sandwich(if you can call it that) has almost ten pounds of meat, more than a head of lettuce, multiple beefsteak tomatoes, a pound of pickles, as well as onions and sauce, in between two giant buns(approximately three pounds).  

The challenge started at tip-off of the Wizards/76ers game.  If Koonce could finish the beast by the end of the third quarter, the entire crowd would receive a free BGR burger.

But poor George never stood a chance.  

After the first quarter, he had finished just one slice that made up only 1/8 of the entire burger.  It was at this point that Koonce gave up.

"No one can eat this much food," He said as he cratered.