Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of

In 1981, John Thompson was able to convince two of the top high school basketball players in the nation to come to D.C. to play for Georgetown. Landing either recruit would have been a major accomplishment; getting both… Read More

Kennedy Wins Criminal Law Invitational

Congratulations to Paul Kennedy for winning the Fourth Annual Criminal Law Fantasy Football Invitational.  Riding a series of late season wins, the “Paulie-Wogs” upset front-runner David Benowitz in the first round of the playoffs.  Kennedy then went on… Read More

Hail to the Red Potatoes

Responding to the controversy over the name of the pro football team in the nation’s capitol, the Onion announced that the team has decided to change its name.  From here on in, the Onion reported, the team will… Read More

Ryan Kerrigan: Man On The Street

Let RG-III Be RG-III (Or Give Him A Front Line That Can Protect Him)

Tony Dungy has suggested the possibility of benching Robert Griffin III in favor of his promising but still unproven backup, Kirk Cousins.  If this had been someone from D.C. making this suggestion, I would have bemoaned the tendency… Read More

McNabb Blows It With Public Advice to RGIII

I have always admired Donovan McNabb.  I was present at the 2002 game in Philadelphia in which he threw for three touchdown passes after he broke his leg.  I sided with him in the controversy with Terrell Owens. … Read More

One Degree of Separation Between Greatness and Me

Back in the days my children were involved in organized sports, coaches liked to tell the story of how former NBA Superstar Michael Jordan was cut from his 10th grade basketball team. The story tended to come out… Read More

We Should Re-Name D.C.’s Football Team

During my freshman year at college, there was an older guy at my fraternity everyone used to call “Heeb-heimer.”  That was a play on his real name, which was Hartheimer.  He was Jewish. I used to call him… Read More

Liberty and Justice for Y’all Wins Fantasy Football League

Congratulations to Brandon Barnett of Liberty & Justice for Y’all for taking first place in the 2012 criminal law blogger fantasy football league. Barnett barely squeaked into the playoffs with a 7-7 record. He then beat Tempe Criminal Defense in the first… Read More

Danny Smith Could Have Been A Politician

You accept responsibility for something. Or you don’t. The Washington Redskins have allowed two blocked punts in their first two games. You can blame a single blocked punt on mental error by a player. Having it happen twice… Read More