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Name: sasha e.
Member since: March 08, 2002
Last visit: January 24, 2006

sashae has posted 5 links and 29 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 17 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm originally from Washington, DC, and thus, a dedicated fan of the Redskins, Bullets (er, Wizards) and Capitals. I've experienced the joys of sports fandom with the '82 Redskins Super Bowl win and John Riggins' long TD run to ice the game, to the lows of getting BLOWN OUT the next year by the Raiders.

Of late, I've suffered with the Washington Wizards' ineptitude in roster management, with Webber for Thorpe and Richmond, R. Wallace for Strickland, Hamilton for Stackhouse, B. Wallace for Ike Frickin' Austin, and so on. Ugh.

Best live sports moment was watching DC United defeat the LA Galaxy at the MLS championship in Foxboro, MA in the driving rain, wearing a fireman's coat and a construction hard hat. Good times.

Recent Links

Peja for Artest.: Pending league approval, the Indiana Pacers have finally dealt problem child Ron Artest to the Kings for Peja Stojakovic. Who wins?

posted by sashae to basketball at 03:43 PM on January 24, 2006 - 32 comments

Kwame Brown suspended for remainder of playoffs.: While Kwame Brown hasn't exactly been a huge contributor in the Wizards' series against Chicago, it's this kind of distraction that never helps a team, especially one with no playoff experience. Can Brown be considered the biggest NBA #1 overall bust now?

posted by sashae to basketball at 03:05 PM on May 03, 2005 - 10 comments

Bill Simmons of ESPN's Page 2: has his annual NBA trade value column up (part 2 here). I tend to think that he ranked Steve Francis and Vince Carter way too high, and didn't rank Gilbert Arenas high enough. Also, regardless of Darko's status as the #2 pick overall last year, does anyone really think if they got offered a quality young big man, the Pistons wouldn't take it? I sure don't. I won't give away #1, but it makes an interesting argument, to be sure.

posted by sashae to basketball at 10:47 AM on June 23, 2004 - 8 comments

Dennis Green signs a 4 year, $11mil deal to coach the Arizona Cardinals.: After a couple of years out of the league, Dennis Green has returned to the NFL with the historically inept Cardinals franchise. I think this is a fairly interesting match, as the Cardinals desperately need a true football man, and Green wanted to be the guy with whichever team he finally got to coach.

posted by sashae to football at 06:01 PM on January 07, 2004 - 9 comments

Jeff van Gundy to coach the WNBA's Washington Mystics, : an alarming development if I've ever heard one. The thought of van Gundy attaching himself to Rebecca Lobo's leg when she tussles with Chamique Holdsclaw just rates far too high on the potential comedy scale. The rumors that had him in Golden State or elsewhere next season seemed to make a bit more sense (or perhaps kicking Vince in the tail in Toronto?), but maybe he needs a year or two off in a lower-pressure environment.

posted by sashae to basketball at 01:15 AM on April 03, 2002 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Finally a "2ND" Scorer to Go With Allen Iverson?

Jumpshooting PFs work in the regular season (see Nowitzki, Dirk and Webber, Chris) but not in the playoffs. Webber's unwillingness to initiate contact and draw fouls was a large part of the failure of those Kings teams. Also, if he plays more than 60 games this year I'll eat my hat.

posted by sashae at 11:14 AM on November 17, 2005

Injuries, age finally catching up to Yankees

I love em too, but years of win-now excesses and Steinbrenner's unwillingness to listen to his people (why take a 27-year old Vlad when you can have Sheff?) is finally coming home to roost. Punting Vasquez after one so-so season after he'd been dominant in the NL for years is inexcusable. Punting Weaver and Brazoban for frickin' Kevin Brown is criminal. This team -needs- to lose this year, to hopefully clear people out. I would direly love to see Sheffield get dealt in July for some youngsters, same with RJ. It's time for the down years.

posted by sashae at 11:37 AM on May 05, 2005

NBA Play-offs

Ahem. Are we neglecting to mention THE WIZARDS!@$? First trio to average 20+ ppg since Run-TMC? Yeah, Kwame's a stiff, but they're going to thump the bejesus out of the Bulls in the 1st round.

posted by sashae at 11:41 AM on April 19, 2005

C U Later

I don't know... big Z has been fading since the break, they need another scorer and a banger to spell Gooden, and Snow's been playing with a fork embedded in his back all season. McInnis, maybe, but he's been unreliable. If they can pull in Redd, that's a big deal. Allow LeBron to focus more on being a distributor than a scorer. They're losing games right now because Bron's assists are way down and he's shooting too much. Anyway, does Silas get another NBA job? Getting canned twice in a year isn't a good sign.

posted by sashae at 04:22 PM on March 22, 2005

Simon Barnes' Magic Numbers for 2004

Be curious to see the stat on the number of penalties actually given in that time, not just the number of scores...

posted by sashae at 01:53 PM on January 10, 2005

Vikings Sack Packers, 31-17

Question of the day -- is Favre done? Michael Wilbon muses on the subject in today's Washington Post. I've gotta say... Favre looked distinctly... un-Favre like. Hard to imagine the Packers without him though.

posted by sashae at 01:52 PM on January 10, 2005

'O.J. Simpson plans to root like crazy at the Orange Bowl.'

I must... kill... the queen.

posted by sashae at 11:44 AM on January 04, 2005

Big Unit to the Big Apple

I'm actually pretty peeved at this trade... I can see trading Vasquez due to his seriously un-even reliability over last season and into the playoffs, but I'm actually more irritated to give up on Dioner Navarro, who was one of the very (VERY) few worthwhile Yankee prospects, and actually looked to be in line to replace Posada in a couple of years. Beh. Wonder if Victor Martinez will be busy in '06. -s

posted by sashae at 02:12 AM on January 04, 2005

Behind the Mask.

...and Ilgauskas looks like Hannibal Lecter. Did LeBron break his nose or something?

posted by sashae at 02:03 AM on January 04, 2005

"Giants Stadium, on this afternoon of Eli Manning's debut, is Plato's Cave. The millions of people watching the game are inside the cave, staring at shadows on the wall.

As for San Diego taking Rivers, Brees *did* look like a total bust the last few years... kinda shocking his performance this year, to say the least.

posted by sashae at 02:06 PM on December 20, 2004


What is this "hockey" you speak of? I'm mainly irritated because for once the Capitals actually have a player that has a chance to be great (hello, Mr. Ovechkin) and we DON'T GET TO SEE HIM! Ugh, being a Washington sports fan is painful.

posted by sashae at 02:04 PM on December 20, 2004

K stays

That sound you heard was Donald Sterling chuckling. Kobe Bryant will be a Clipper. Bank on it. I'm glad Coach K stayed at Duke -- my wife went to Duke, and was going to enforce a "Lakers Fandom" rule in the house had he gone to LA. Yech. -s

posted by sashae at 10:35 AM on July 06, 2004

Terry, will you marry me? Chris.

What, we're not counting the WNBA as a major North American sport?

posted by sashae at 11:08 AM on June 25, 2004

Draft Party!

Podkolzine can't box out to save his life though... pretty stroke on that 3 ball from the highlights.

posted by sashae at 10:01 PM on June 24, 2004

Draft Party!

...and now Podkolzine to the Mavs for a future 1st rounder. To be dealt to the Lakers perhaps? -s

posted by sashae at 08:56 PM on June 24, 2004