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December 6, 2012

10:59
A.M.

Tracee Hamilton discusses local and national sports -- and whatever else you want to talk about.

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Tracee Hamilton

Tracee Hamilton has worked at the Post since 1993, toiling in office obscurity as an editor before someone said, "Hey, you've got a lot of opinions and can write a little. Why don't you become a columnist?"

Her interests range from genealogy to Nordic combined to Kansas basketball. If ever there were a Jayhawk who once flew off a ski jump, she'd know where he was buried.

Her list of pet peeves is considerably longer, but includes Missouri basketball and poor Metro etiquette. She welcomes dissenting opinions -- in the way Great Whites welcome open-water swimmers.

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Q.

Whenever Garcon is playing, the Redskins win

In next year's draft the Redskins should pick offensive linemen to protect The Investment III. They should use their cash for more wide receivers - there are always some good ones floating around in free agency.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Agreed re the draft, and they need another top receiver, yes. Hopefully Garcon will get his toe fixed and be able to play 16 games next season but it's certain that when he plays, his impact has been noticeable.

And hello, everyone. Let's get going -- lots to talk about.

– December 06, 2012 10:59 AM
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Nats Town Expat

For the last season and a half, I've been relegated to NC, where MLB blacks out Nats games. I had to watch game 5 of the NLDS by skyping with a friend in DC who had the game on. Now that I'm almost done with school, I'm considering looking for jobs overseas in my field, but that will mean at least two more seasons without going to games or watching on TV. Please tell me missing 2013 and 2014 won't be so bad.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Missing 2013 and 2014 won't be as bad as being unemployed. I recommend employment above all else. But I think that you will want to follow the Nats in 2013 and 2014.

– December 06, 2012 11:01 AM
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Disservice to the League and Fans

So if Stern can fine the Spurs for sitting their best players because it lowers the level of competition, surely under the same rationale he can fine the Heat for losing to the Wiz, no?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ha! Yes, that seems right.

– December 06, 2012 11:04 AM
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B'More Cat and College Football Lover

Looking over the Bowl Game schedule on Monday, I find that I am not really that excited about many of the games. The BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame should be interesting. But even the Rose Bowl seems iffy to me. Will a Stanford-Wisconsin match-up be good and/or interesting? What do you think?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I've lost interest in the bowl pairings as well. But I do think that particular game could be good. I think the vast majority will be what they usually are -- not very interesting but something to watch in between NFL games.

– December 06, 2012 11:06 AM
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The Eagles don't want Vick, the Jets don't want Tebow

Why not a swap?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Oh, boy, Tebow in Philly. I'd give a lot to see that.

– December 06, 2012 11:07 AM
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Testosterone in Belcher tragedy?

Tracee-- I wonder if Jovan Belcher might have been using one of testosterone supplements that are supposedly very popular now with pro athletes -- a patch, cream or gel? They are supposed to break down in the body and be excreted quickly enough to possibly enable an athlete to pass drug tests. Testosterone supplementation could have increased his level of aggression. -- Lady Fairfax
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Tracee Hamilton :

Oh, I wouldn't begin to speculate on that. Sure, it's possible, but so are a lot of other things. Remember, domestic murders are not uncommon, sadly, and I'd guess most of those men aren't using testosterone. I knew a guy who did this -- he killed his kids as well -- and testosterone use had nothing to do with it.

– December 06, 2012 11:08 AM
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Rizzo again wins the winter! - Section 405

Here's yet another winter where Rizzo triumphs. The Nats now have money to spend, but do they waste it on the Higher-Priced Spread? No! 

They didn't pay crazy money for Michael Bourn or BJ Upton; they got Denard Span with a very team-friendly contract about a fifth of what those other guys are getting who the stat geeks say is just as good.

They didn't go for Greinke or Lohse; they got Dan Haren, a better Edmund Jackson at a much better price than the big names.

Heck, they might even get LaRoche back.

Section 405

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Tracee Hamilton :

I picture Rizzo going to the podium at the winter meetings, picking up the mike, saying "Rizzo, out!", holding it sideways and then dropping it before striding out of the room. I doubt that happened, but it certainly sounds like they are more than happy. Now nail down LaRoche and we can all relax a bit. Boz can be put in a hyperbaric chamber till spring.

– December 06, 2012 11:10 AM
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this area is full of transplants from the midwest

UMD joining the Big-10 is great for so many people in the area. A lot of us transplants here are from midwest, so while I would pay to see UMD play Ohio State/Michigan/Penn St., I have never been interested in seeing GA Tech, Miami, etc. The only worthwhile thing UMD is losing is one home basketball game a year with Duke.
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Tracee Hamilton :

There is no doubt there are a lot of fans who will be happy to go to Maryland and see their alma maters play. But to me that's akin to Susan O'Malley hawking Wizards tickets by promoting the opponents. It seems an odd thing for Maryland to want, a stadium full of "others."

– December 06, 2012 11:14 AM
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Nats get first "style points"

J.P. Howell prefers Nats to Brewers (a Greinke-180) in part because, he says, he likes the team's style. Would you call that one of the first dividends of the Stras shutdown?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Oh, hard to say. He might just like the way they feel as a team, Harper's brashness, Johnson's ... Johnson-ness. I wouldn't assume it was the Strasburg thing one way or the other. But sure, it could be.

– December 06, 2012 11:15 AM
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108 Nationals wins in 2013 ...

... is my personal goal for the team. It was good enough for the Mets in 1986 when Johnson the Younger took them all the way to the top. Would make four consecutive years of gaining at least ten wins over the previous season. Let's start by going 11 and 5 in the first 16 games! Not a sermon, just a thought. (And definitely not a prediction!)
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Tracee Hamilton :

Okay! That would certainly be fun. I'd give up a few regular season wins for a longer playoff run, though (as I'm sure you would).

– December 06, 2012 11:18 AM
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Case for RG3

I have read a couple of articles and listened to the talking heads about who they think should be the consensus league mvp. Of course there is Manning (P), Brady, Watt, Petersen, Rodgers & Miller in the top six. Luck even gets a lot of props from them because of the Colts record and they say that they can't give RG3 any real love because he's not getting the Skins to the playoffs. Three of the top six are Qbs. Have they come to a team that has languished in purgatory for the last 20 years. They also have not had their two top defensive players go on IR right at the beginning of the season and their #1 receiver out for over half. If the Skins do make the playoffs he should win by a landslide.

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Tracee Hamilton :

There are arguments for RGIII and you've made several of them. He will have an uphill battle, being a rookie. If he gets them to the playoffs, though, it certainly ups his chances considerably. I am not sure what he'd have to do to make it a landslide. Don't underestimate how much Peyton-love there is out there. Forget injuries to your defensive teammates -- guy had major surgery (was it three or four, I forget) and some (like me) wondered if he'd ever play again. And look at him. I'm not a big Peyton fan but I'm a realist.

– December 06, 2012 11:20 AM
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Bob Costas

I was a little disappointed that Bob Costas has walked back some of his comments from Sunday night about the Javon Belcher situation. The whole thing felt a little weird to me as it seemed like nobody quite knew how to handle the tragedy and the reality of the situation. Given that football has debilitating effects on its players and the frequency of domestic violence among NFL players, given the gun culture that seems to be around both professional sports and society at large, is it really a bad thing for him to say that without a handgun available both Belcher and his girlfriend would be alive? Why do you think the backlash against Costas and do you think it is right?

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Tracee Hamilton :

He's entitled to his opinion but when it comes to guns, the backlash shouldn't be surprising. I'm not sure I agree with his premise, either. Guns aren't the only method of killing someone, or yourself. I also know many, many people who have guns in their houses all their lives and manage to make it through without shooting anyone. It's not just the gun.

That said, I think he is entitled to think what he wants and say it. His role is as a commentator. I have no problem with him saying it and I am surprised that HE'S surprised by the vitriol.

– December 06, 2012 11:22 AM
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Bret Bielema

Do you think Bret Bielema saw the writing on the wall in the Big 10? I think he realizes, like most everyone else, that Ohio State is unlikely to ever lose a Big 10 game under Urban Meyer. Wisconsin wouldn't be able to compete. Teams like Michigan will have to get used to being a second-rate football program.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Perhaps. I don't think I'd call Michigan a second-rate football program, though. Being the second or third best team in the Big Ten is hardly second-rate. I'd love that, personally.

– December 06, 2012 11:24 AM
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Bob Costas

I admired Bob Costas for speaking out about guns in the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder / suicide. Yet he later apologized, and indicated some people thought he should be fired. It's not like he maligned any group or individual...just expressed a personal opinion about guns which many of us happen to share. Was this really something that could potentially get him fired? Thank you.
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Tracee Hamilton :

No, I don't believe he could get fired. But I'm sure the backlash was tremendous. Any anti-gun talk is seen as an attack by some people. And it's an organized lobby that probably inundated NBC with their thoughts. But NBC would be nuts to fire a guy for giving an opinion that many people hold. Just not all people. The tolerance level for other people's opinions is hopefully reaching is nadir, but I'm not sure.

– December 06, 2012 11:25 AM
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drafting to protect The Investment III

Didn't we give away all future draft picks until 2025 to get The Investment III.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Not quite. I guess there are some who don't think he was worth it but my goodness, what more do you want?

– December 06, 2012 11:26 AM
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Stern didn't fine the Spurs for sitting their best players

He fined them for consistently making the Finals and costing him viewers. And possibly for almost beating the Heat without their stars, which goes against every big-market, star-coddling impulse in his Danny Crawford-hiring body.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Got that off your chest!

– December 06, 2012 11:27 AM
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" The BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame should be interesting."

Yeah, if you thought the 6-3 Bama-LSU game was too exciting. TBHitW
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'm willing to give Alabama a chance to score more when  playing someone outside the SEC. That said, I can't find a side to root for in this one. My mother would disown me if she knew how to read this chat.

– December 06, 2012 11:28 AM
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Overseas Employment

Try a subscription to mlb.tv - you should be able to watch all the games overseas. I live in the Philippines and I watch the Redskins by subscribing to gamepass.nfl.com. No blackouts and no restrictions. Just know that you'll be getting up in the middle of the night in many cases to see the games live. Do take the opportunity to work overseas. It's an experience.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Beverages, job advice .... we have it all!

– December 06, 2012 11:30 AM
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DC soccer isn't finished for the season

UMD and Georgetown play a national semifinal tomorrow afternoon. Too bad this one will be played in front of (maybe) 500 in Alabama. We could've crammed at least 12,000 into Ludwig for this. Oh well. Oh, and go Terps and bring one last title home to the ACC!
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yeah, it's too bad it's so far away. Maryland playing Georgetown -- what a concept!

– December 06, 2012 11:31 AM
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Bowl Games

How many are there now? It just has gotten out of hand. They should consider combining some of them. Put together the bowls of Famous Idaho Potato, Beef 'O' Brady, Little Ceasar's Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Chick-fil-A with the Kraft Fights Hunger Bowl and you have solved the problem!
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Tracee Hamilton :

Have it on one weekend and call it Smorgas-bowl weekend.

– December 06, 2012 11:33 AM
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"Nail down LaRoche"

I hope people excited about this also realize it means trading Michael Morse.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, and that's too bad. But it's perhaps not the worst thing for Morse if he can go somewhere he'll get to play. And if he ends up as one of those guys who is always going to have nagging injuries, it will be a smart move.

If they lose LaRoche and keep Morse, however, that's also not terrible. It's not like you have to love one and hate the other.

– December 06, 2012 11:34 AM
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Too common

Most domestic violence deaths don't receive the attention of the K.C. case, but they are far too common. One recent Justice Department study puts the number at 1000 - 1600 a year (or 15-20 since the K.C. murder, going by averages). We need to focus on that issue rather than guns or the effect on a football team or whatever.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Gosh, yes, the numbers are bad. They get attention when the spouse takes out others, like that guy who shot up the nail salon, or does it in a particularly dreadful fashion -- trying to burn the ex alive. That happened here, as I recall. But yes, they happen more often than we realize, and they've been happening for many, many years.

– December 06, 2012 11:36 AM
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Why do the starting pitchers

sit in the dugout instead of in the bullpen with the relievers? Is it so they can see the hitters closer up? And do they tend to be friendlier with the position players than with the relievers?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Sometimes they are put to work charting pitches; it's good for them. I don't think they're any closer to the position players than the relievers. The clubhouse divides the players by starters, relievers, position players and crossover depends on personalities. It's no different than any other workplace in that regard.

– December 06, 2012 11:37 AM
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Davey Johnson

If Davey weren't as successful as he is, everyone would say that he was off his rocker. He's like the old grampa that can say whatever he wants, because he has earned it. The big difference is that Davey backs up what he says. Love. Him.
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Tracee Hamilton :

He's a character, that's for sure.

– December 06, 2012 11:39 AM
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Skins

How much longer can they play like this? Is the defense really improved or just lucky? The offense seems to have been solved. If they had some picks or money for next year another WR and an OL or 2 and they could scary. Alas, they still need so much on defense. Oy.
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Tracee Hamilton :

This is what's so weird -- I think the defense is playing better. Not sure how that happened. I really thing RGIII might actually be magic. He seems to have rubbed off on everyone. Shanahan has smiled a couple of times!

– December 06, 2012 11:39 AM
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re: Maryland's stadium full of "others."

Actually, this seems like a pretty good idea: anyone who can has left the depressing Midwest after graduation (as I did), and every conference game could be like a mini-Homecoming for every alum within driving distance--complete with a patsy you can count on beating, just like regular Homecoming (from one whose high school team was the visitor at about five opponents' Homecoming games every year).
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Tracee Hamilton :

Like I said, it's a good idea depending on which side you're on. Go for it!

– December 06, 2012 11:40 AM
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Colts

Is it just me, or does Luck's success this year make you wonder if they tanked purposefully to get the number one pick? I mean, he's good -- but you just can't have one person account for THAT much of a turnaround. Maybe we can give them the benefit of the doubt and say the other players had a Peyton Hangover, but come on. This was a good team two years ago that sucked last year -- either because of tanking or the last-second way they found out about their QB situation -- and is a good team again last year. I think it's easier to call last year an aberration than to call Luck the MVP.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I actually wondered this, and I'm not much of one for conspiracy theories. They were so epically bad last year and while he's been great, is he THAT great? I truly don't mean that as a knock on Luck but if they really were that bad last year, then they should win all the awards this year. That's some turnaround.

– December 06, 2012 11:42 AM
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What if no one offers enough for Morse?

If LaRoche re-signs, but no one makes a sufficient offer for Morse, does Davey just have all five of Harper/Span/Werth/Morse/LaRoche take turns having a day off? It would keep them all fresher, and there would be an available major-league-starter-quality player to step in whenever any of them were injured. You can't just "sit" Morse.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, we know what happens when he gives Harper a day off, so that won't work. No, they'll have a numbers problem, no question. I think they'll have offers for Morse. In any case, you're getting away ahead of yourself. Relax. It's December. You have to relax sometime!

– December 06, 2012 11:44 AM
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Pierre Garcon

I stubbed my toe really hard the other day, but it hasn't caused me to miss six weeks of work? How fragile is this guy? (kidding). How bad is his injury, really?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I have wondered this as well. A torn ligament, however, would be a big problem for a receiver. If he loses his "pushing off" power, that's bad. That said -- cortisone. Look what it did for Zim!

– December 06, 2012 11:46 AM
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Bob In The Hall

Who knew that Bob would be in the Hall and he just finished only 3/4 of his first season! Hey both Albert and Garcon deserve a lot of credit this year but lets be realistic here. Gawd forbid if we had the other RG3 (Rex G. year 3) or even Cousins as the starter, we would not be as successful as we are right now. I'd say we would be lucky to have 2 wins right now instead of fighting for a playoff spot.

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Tracee Hamilton :

No argument here. He's a force.

– December 06, 2012 11:46 AM
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Maryland

"It seems an odd thing for Maryland to want, a stadium full of 'others.'" Well, at least when those "others" win, they won't drag their couches out to Route 1 and set them on fire.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, yes, I'm trying to keep this above the level of Maryland insults. I'm just saying it's not fun to be outnumbered at your home games, particularly when you're a student. They can't all be couch-burners or there would be no furniture in the DMV.

– December 06, 2012 11:47 AM
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Bowl games

"...call it Smorgas-bowl weekend" Unfortunately, I think it'd be called Golden Corral Smorgas-bowl weekend.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ah yes, the chocolate fountains! Wouldn't you like to eat something dipped in a chocolate fountain at a Golden Corral? Me neither. (And yes, I've eaten at Golden Corrals.)

– December 06, 2012 11:48 AM
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Will there be an NHL season this year?

I don't see it, but please tell me I'm wrong.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I think things are ramping up. They need to get it done soon, though.

– December 06, 2012 11:48 AM
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THERE'S HOCKEY TONIGHT

I don't care that it's AHL hockey. I'm going to a hockey game at the Verizon Center with all my hockey friends. Making our way up and down 7th Street before and after the game. The world seems right today. I'm giddy with anticipation. Now, if onyl the NHL could figure its $%&@ out and get the season going.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Enjoy! I really think there will be a short season and the signs are looking better. Letting the entire season go would be so stupid... uh oh.

– December 06, 2012 11:48 AM
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Morse vs. LaRoche

I say go with Morse based strictly on walk up music.
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Tracee Hamilton :

That's a good point. You really want to have at least one sing-along walk-up song. And that was such an interesting choice.

– December 06, 2012 11:49 AM
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Up for a volunteer opportunity

The Redskins cheerleaders get pretty sweaty during the games. Is there anyone there to hand them fluffy towels when they get out of the shower?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'll check and get back to you.

– December 06, 2012 11:49 AM
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Spurs fine

From what I read, the fine was less for sitting the players and more for the way they went about it. How would you feel if you walked up to Miami's arena on gameday, bought a ticket, walked in, and found out that half the opposing team was back in Texas? Makes your ticket so much less valuable. The Spurs were trying to game the system. Most teams, when players need a rest, will give one player one game off, another player the next game off, etc. But that lessens their ability in multiple games. The Spurs tried to do it all in one game and not hamstring their team multiple times. However, that's a slap in the face to the paying fans. To play devil's advocate, though -- how many times do you see baseball teams resting half the starters in a day game after a night game? Just about every week.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Oh, I don't agree with what the Spurs did, or how they did it. I'd be ticked if I had a ticket for that game, especially if I were a transplanted Spurs fan. I'm just not sure where Stern is drawing the line these days. It's like he wants to out-Goodell Goodell.

– December 06, 2012 11:50 AM
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Bob Costas

Good question. You are correct that guns aren't the only problem, but they are definitely PART of the problem, and one that never gets addressed. And when used, they are far more lethal than other weapons. For example, it is actually fairly difficult to kill yourself with an overdose or cutting, but 98% of self-infliced firearm injuries are fatal. Same for homicide...you use your fist or a knife and there's a great chance the victim will survive, much less so with guns.
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Tracee Hamilton :

That is true.

– December 06, 2012 11:51 AM
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Wizards and Mr Leonsis

Winning against the Heat notwithstanding, last week Teddy said they were easy to root for, etc, etc, etc. My question - what drugs is he taking, and where can I get some?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I wasn't sure what that meant. If you love the underdog, they are the easiest team in history to root for, but not everyone wants to BE the underdog. I'm sure Ted's not taking anything, though, and if he is, it's something we can't afford.

– December 06, 2012 11:51 AM
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HH

will you be doing any more happy hours for your legion of fans?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, but not for a spell. We'll see about the New Year....

– December 06, 2012 11:51 AM
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Aaron Rodgers' mustache

What's the deal with Aaron Rodgers' mustache? Does he have an endorsement deal with an X-rated website?
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Tracee Hamilton :

If he doesn't, it'll be the only business with whom he doesn't have an endorsement. That guy is on TV all the time!

– December 06, 2012 11:52 AM
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Hockey

I know, it's just me, but if they play this year at all - it reeks of money grab, and a money grab after yet another work stoppage/lockout/strike - whatever, is not in my opinion the way to go. Now, if they did that and slashed prices on tix, consessions and crap at the various stores, you'd get me back as a fan. Now, a once not rabid, but still a good fan, who became a casual fan is now a who cares fan. And I still hurt from them losing to the Rangers in the mid 80s under B. Murray when they were the 1 seed. So, I am not Johnny come lately here!

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Tracee Hamilton :

I don't know, I think some season is better than none. If they lose the season, that's two years a guy like Ovechkin can never get back. That strikes me as incredibly unfair and for a league like the NHL, incredibly short-sighted. This is not the NFL, for heaven's sake.

– December 06, 2012 11:53 AM
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Section 129

I really hated to see Sean Burnett go and resigned to the fact that we'll almost certainly lose either Michael Morse or Adam LaRoche. One of the downsides to becoming so emotionally involved with a sports team is having to see players you like leave. It's even harder to see people you like who also happen to be fine ballplayers leave. It's a nice problem to have but still... On a more positive note, I bought my ticket to the Nats Fest this morning, so I'll be able to get my Natitude on in January!
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Tracee Hamilton :

Exactly right. This is the price of success. Not always fun.

– December 06, 2012 11:54 AM
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LaRoche/Morse

I love Michael Morse, I love singing his walk-up song, I love his attitude, and playfulness; but... the Beast is no Adam LaRoche. Of course we know what signing ALR means, but we also understand the business of baseball; and kind of want to see the team go further in the playoffs. Morse has a slightly better batting average, but ALR is *much* better in every other measure. Additionally, signing LaRoche means we can get more pieces by trading Morse, otherwise Rizzo is still in the free agent market and/or there are no new pieces to add to the farm. Morse is a great backup plan, but LaRoche is so much better for the team's future outlook. Rizzo doesn't have the luxury of using his heart in making these decisions.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Nope, Rizzo was use his noggin' and it's clear they want LaRoche. And so do I. I will miss the song, though. It was great when Nats fans had something to sing other than "Sweet Caroline."

– December 06, 2012 11:55 AM
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Wizards beat the Heat

So, is the Wizards' win over the Heat the start of something big? Is .500 right around the corner? Is a playoff run on the way as soon as John Wall comes back?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yup, Eastern Conference finals, here they come!

– December 06, 2012 11:55 AM
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Rick Majerus

RIP, big guy. He was a fun coach to watch and listen to, and I hope he's getting all the BBQ he wants up there.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ditto. Meant to mention him up front.

– December 06, 2012 11:57 AM
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Maryland's stadium full of "others."

Actually, this is a proud DC tradition. Remember the Steelers game a few years back when there were so many yellow towels it looked like a Steelers home game.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yup. Hey, it's no skin off my nose -- these are not my teams. I'm just pointing out the facts.

– December 06, 2012 11:58 AM
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Golden Corral

Hop on the blue line and come on out to Largo. There's one where the Cap Center used to be.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I save it for my Kansas trips, but thanks!

– December 06, 2012 11:58 AM
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winning breeds winning

Look at those 15-1 Vikes teams or the 13-3 Chiefs that couldn't force a single punt in their playoff game. Or last season's O's. All of those were mediocre teams that simply believed they would win. That extra bit of confidence makes a huge difference...at least, until you play a superior opponent. Confidence takes you only so far. So I think RGIII might spawn a run to the playoffs. But nothing more than a single playoff win (like Tebow last year, except, y'know, not).
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, that magic stuff wears thin in the postseason. But after a 3-6 start, getting there would be an accomplishment, getting a win would be amazing.

– December 06, 2012 11:58 AM
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BIG TOE INJURIES

The Steelers' Jack Lambert hopped off the field with a toe injury way back when, and he never played again. And he was pretty tough, so I wouldn't doubt the severity of Garcon's injury.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Nope, once Garcon started playing regularly it seemed pretty clear the guy was serious. And some injuries are harder for athletes, given what they do, than they would be for me. I can walk around with a bad toe -- Kai and Pierre can't.

– December 06, 2012 11:59 AM
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Need A Button

There have been a number of comments this morning which make me wish I could click a "LIKE" icon. Please have your large staff of producers get to work on that. -- The Retired Journalist
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Tracee Hamilton :

When I stop laughing at "large staff of producers" I will.

OK, I have to stop now. I mean to throw out there some questions about movies and something else I've been thinking about but can't remember now. Yikes. Maybe we can digress a bit next week. Is "Silver Linings Playbook" a sports movie? I'm torn. Anyway, one more chat before the holidays so please join me next week!

– December 06, 2012 12:01 PM
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