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CJ Hempfield

  • joined May 21, 2010
  • last login Sep 06, 2011
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As a person who spent his formative years in Pittsburgh, but who has spent the majority of his adult life in Washington, DC I freely admit that I have divided sports loyalties. While the Steelers, Penguins and Panthers are my first love (notice I did not say Pirates), the Wizards, Redskins, Capitals and DC United are the "woman on the side" - at least for the sports in which there is the potential for a conflict.

Follow me on twitter: @CJ_202SB

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  • NBA Washington Wizards
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • General Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Anticipating The 'Unintended Consequences' Of The Washington Wizards' 2011 NBA Draft

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Social scientists introduced the concept of unintended consequences. When a change is introduced in a complex system, often unexpected outcomes, both positive and negative, will result. With that...

The draft didn’t feature a strong crop of talent, and now it looks like every blogger and his...

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The draft didn’t feature a strong crop of talent, and now it looks like every blogger and his mother are trying to convince themselves of absurd analyses, like "The Wizards had an A+ draft." That is batsh*t crazy, but we’ll ignore it until Jan Vesely ends up playing in Greece three years from now and Chris Singleton averages 6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and plays "really good" defense for a 28-win Wizards team before we begin saying, "We told you so."

Would You Rather: The 2011 NBA Draft Aftermath Edition

What is to blame for the Wizards continuing road woes?

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Every NBA team has a better winning percentage when they play at home versus on the road.  It appears to be natural for teams to struggle, comparatively speaking, when they are the road team. ...

Wizards start slow, but finish with a strong defensive effort to get a win over the Indiana Pacers

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(Photo: CJ Hempfield) The Wizards were playing at home against a mediocre team, so one might have expected another close win. A cold shooting night and a lack of energy helped the Wizards to get...

Post-game thread: Wizards beat Pacers 104 - 90

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In a game that started very slowly for the Wizards, particularly as they shot the ball very poorly.  The team was able to heat up in the second half and increased its defensive intensity enough to...

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Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards: Regular Season Open Thread

For those of you who have not heard yet Flip will miss tonight's game due to a family emergency involving his mother.  Assistant Coach Randy Wittman will be the acting Head Coach for tonight's...

Andray Blatche's painful experience can teach important lessons

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One of the popular topics during the post-game interview sessions focused on the night that Andray Blatche had against the Chicago Bulls. In many ways this was a night that Andray will want to...

Wizards play hard but lose to the Bulls by 7

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Since the second half of the Nets game the Wizards have played with the energy and efforts that most fans crave. And this game was no different. The Wizards came out of the gate slowly, but then...

Post-game thread: Wizards lose to the Bulls 87 - 80

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After a bit of a slow start, the Wizards jumped out to an early lead only to trail for much of the second half.  This was a game in which Andray Blatche was boo'd non-stop. More to come.

Gilbert Arenas Tribute Day: Top 10 Quotes about Gilbert Arenas

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We remember some of the most memorable things others have said about Gilbert Arenas over the years.

"We've got guys that have great opportunities with playing time. We've got guys, and JaVale's an...

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"We've got guys that have great opportunities with playing time. We've got guys, and JaVale's an example, he maybe is not a starter right now," Saunders said. "When he gets matched up against the better guys, he's either in foul trouble or getting killed. But when he matches up against second-tier guys, he can play. But we're in a situation, where those guys have to produce." When asked if he would have to make some more adjustments to his starting lineup, Saunders said, "Either that, or there's going to be a lot shorter leash. It's not fair to the guys that really do care, that are putting in the time, off the court, to prepare for games. It's not fair to those guys."

Hmmm, maybe there was some truth to what Arest said? Michael Lee quotes Flip Saunders in his latest post.
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Best known, worst player in the NBA

For those who have never done it, covering a sports team is full of "excitement" - much of it is spent waiting. Well last night during one of those stretches, a few of us were in the Wizards...

Recap: Washington Wizards lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 103 to 89

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If the Wizards were fully healthy this would have been a difficult game for them to win. However, the Wizards are anything but healthy right now. The Wizards began the game without John Wall and A...

Post Game Thread: Washington Wizards Lose to Los Angeles Lakers

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This was the type of game that you expected the Wizards to lose.  They began the game without John Wall and Andray Blatche, then lost Yi Jianlian to a knee injury early in the first quarter.  This...

24/7 Penguins/Capitals

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24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic

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December 15 is the date when the four-part HBO series debuts which features the Caps and the Penguins.

Inexcusable Wizards effort results in a blowout in Toronto

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The problem with a team that returns only four players that finished last season, is that they appear to have forgotten lessons that they seemed to have learned last year.  When the Wizards play...

Wizards ‘out-play’ Magic but fall by 1 point

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After an embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards lose a close one to the Orlando Magic. We take a closer look at the Wizards performance.

Wizards collective effort produces overtime win against the 76ers

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We take a closer look at the Washington Wizards overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

JaVale McGee combines fundamental with spectacular as the Wizards win a close one over the Grizzlies

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We take a closer look at JaVale McGee's performance against the Memphis Grizzlies. Can he keep it up? Only time will tell.

Coach Saunders is not a bad coach -- but it is starting to look like he's not a good teacher, which...

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Coach Saunders is not a bad coach -- but it is starting to look like he's not a good teacher, which means he's not a good fit for this team. The young superstar John Wall, as well as Blatche, McGee and others will need to be led by a patient, effective teacher as they wade through what will almost certainly be a trying 2010-2011 season. Ironically enough, the best candidate for the job is not Saunders, but a former pupil of his: Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell.

Rashad Mobley of TAI for DCist. Excellent point, Flip may not be the best candidate given the present makeup of the roster.

Washington Wizards beat the Houston Rockets by seven: post-game wrap up

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We wrap up the Washington Wizards victory over the Houston Rockets.

Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has announced today that he has retired from the game of...

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Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has announced today that he has retired from the game of basketball due to recurrent palpitations related to a prior cardiac condition... "I made this decision to put my health and my family in front of basketball," said Oberto. "It was a tough decision to make after playing for so many years, but it was the right one."

Former Wizards Center Fabricio Oberto announces retirement via statement released through Trail Blazers PR department

After one week, what do we 'know' about John Wall and the Wizards?

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A quick look back at the first week of the Wizards 2010/11 season - which consisted of only three games.

South Park spoof that nails both LeBron and Tony Hayward of BP.

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South Park spoof that nails both LeBron and Tony Hayward of BP.

Wizards play hard but lose to Hawks by four

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Washington Wizards play hard but lose to the Atlanta Hawks by five.

Post-game Wizards links from around the Interwebs

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Typically in a game like what the Wizards just had, both the organization and the fans want to erase it from its collective memory as quickly as possible.  Well if that is your goal this post will...

An "exclusive" Q&A with Kevin Seraphin

We attempt to learn more about Wizards rookie Kevin Seraphin through a Q&A session. Follow this link to learn more.

NBA and NBPA ratchet up the public chatter

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Yesterday, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that David Stern would like to "cut player costs by $750 million to $800 million."  Probably more shockingly, Berger reported that the league would...

[T]he Bobcats are a team in desperate need of point guard help. Right now they have D.J. Augustin...

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[T]he Bobcats are a team in desperate need of point guard help. Right now they have D.J. Augustin who's unproven, Livingston who's still nearly crippled after a horrific injury and Collins, a mediocre rookie. If [Crittenton] couldn't make it there, it's either the baggage, the talent or a combination of the two. -Royce Young, CBSSports.com

Bobcats waive Javaris Crittenton in favor of rookie Sherron Collins
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