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Blogs We Like: Mr. Irrelevant.

Would it be out of line to call the Brothers Mottram own Mr. Irrelevant the crown jewel of DC Sports blogs? That would be a superlative so maybe not, but I’m sure many would agree that Jamie and Chris set a standard for covering so many teams from the District Maryland and Virginia (oh, hey DMV).

It’s the quirks, tough questions and voice of the fans Mr. Irrelevant is so good at highlighting in area sports. The 10,000 comments and four million page views shows the sometimes infrequent but extremely quality blog is able to catch the attention of its readers in such a hotly contested blog market.

The fact that the Brothers Mottram blog professionally (Jamie is Managing Editor for Blogs at Yahoo!; Chris Senior Editor at SB Nation) is another reason Mr. Irrelevant is a Blog We Like. Yahoo! and SB Nation are two powerhouses in sports blogging and when you do that for a living, you tend to become good at it. The amount of information they comb through obviously influence the work they do for Mr. Irrelevant.

The Brothers Mottram vs Brothers Cooley throw-off competition was what really got our attention. The premise for the contest was that the Brothers Mottram could throw the ball further that the Brothers Cooley with both throws combined. The video is in two parts because the Cooleys are in DC Ashburn, while the Mottrams filmed their half on a practice field in North Carolina. Chalk the win up for the Brothers Mottram and bloggers everywhere.

The DMV is one of the most thorough link posts in the sports blogosphere. It’s not just a post of random left-over links, rather, it’s the best links on the web that either relate to other posts, bring up important questions in the DC sports world, as well as quality work the Brothers Mottram were not able to write an entire post about.

The Brothers Mottram have a level of access and respect from colleagues many bloggers do not, which has grown from creating such a great product. That’s why DMV Sports is putting the official stamp of our first “Blog We Like” on Mr. Irrelevant.



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Do not want: Redskins fans just say no to Vincent Jackson.

[Update: Remember those two DUIs I mentioned could be a problem? Well, Jackson will be suspended for the first three games of the season.]

I really don’t understand it, but apparently Bruce Allen and the Redskins are looking for a way to trade for the San Diego Charger’s Vincent Jackson. The franchise has already stocked up on a number of receivers from young and inexperienced to mediocre and pretty old, so why are they looking for another one? Especially one that has two DUIs and is disgruntled about his contract (remind you of anyone?)

Whatever does happen, Redskins fans made it pretty clear on Hogs Haven that they want nothing to do with the troubled receiver. After over 700 votes Wednesday, 88% of readers of the blog say they would not want to give up a first round pick in 2011 or 2012.

Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty definitive. It’s no Gallup poll, but I’d say it makes a statement.

Jackson is obviously a stud and there’s nothing I would love more than a receiver that is not only taller than six feet tall, but can catch over 1,000 yards in a season. Unfortunately, it would cost too much to bring him to Washington, sacrificing precious first round draft picks. Ever heard that one before?

Donovan McNabb has done an amazing job making mediocre receivers looks amazing, so why keep trying to add to the receiver corps when there are other obvious personnel problems with the switch to the 3-4?

It confuses Redskins fans when the mission statement seems to be changing to a development franchise vs a reload Rambo one and trade rumors as big as these come out. The direction obviously hasn’t changed and even seems to be getting worse. We’ll see how this shakes out and keep you updated if Jackson will be wearing burgundy and gold in 2010.

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Welcome to DMV Sports. Come here to hate Dallas.

Welcome, welcome, welcome to my new site dedicated to covering DC area sports from an out of market perspective. My name is Alex Keckeisen and I’m currently a student at the University of Missouri, though originally from Alexandria, VA. I have a passion for sports, especially those from the DC area. I know a good way to convince you to bookmark this site. Check my fan status:

-As you can see from the picture above, yes I did take a picture in my Sean Taylor t-shirt on the Dallas Star in the new Jerry World. Yes, I was almost killed.


-The one time I’ve ever been optimistic about DC sports was game 7 of the Caps-Habs series this year. Never doing that again.

-Gus Frerotte was my favorite football player… until he slammed his head into the wall at FedEx field.

-I went to Raul Diaz-Arce’s comeback game after DC United cut him loose. I sat with my family in the middle of the Revolution’s fans. He scored for the Revs, and I got beer poured on me. Awesome.

-I cried man tears when I found out Sean Taylor died.

-I’ve been a Nats fans for a while (though not until their second season at RFK). Dimitri Young once came into the Sushi bar I was working at in Alexandria and I was star struck… by Dimitri Young. Yeah, kind of in awe.

-I love the new pitcher we took in the first round of last years draft. Yeah, Drew Storen is going to be awesome.

-I attended Michael Jordans last home game (his third career last homegame) and still remember the two hand block off the backboard and his sick tomahawk dunk.

-A similar thing happened in Bethesda when I saw Clinton Portis in a parking garage. I looked at him, looked around to other people to verify my eyes, then stared back at him. I couldn’t even bring myself to walking the 15 feet to talk to him.

-Oli the Goalie was my childhood hero. I remember watching games where he was a stonewall and Bonzai took the team to the Stanley Cup finals. Ron Wilson is pretty much my hero.

-I still talk about the George Michael Sports Machine. People from other cities talk about the Sports Machine in their towns. Yeah, George Michael started that.

-I never liked Gilbert Arenas. I thought there was no way they could lose with him, Jamison, and Butler though. Damn, I have really high expectations.

So basically, I’ll be handing out my criticism (positive and negative) on the major area sports as well as some of the higher ups in college sports. Chill out, I’m no elitist. I’m a student with limited time. Expect 300-500 words per post on average and good analysis on the going ons of DC sports.


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