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hunter-smith-headshot.jpgDMV is a daily roundup of District-Maryland-Virginia (mostly) sporting links.

Skins lose 23-0 at Baltimore. How bad was it? Even Colt Brennan sucked. [Mike Wise]

Hunter Smith punted nine times for 45.2 yards per (37.1 net). Note: He had nine punts all of last preseason with Indy. Note No. 2: The Skins averaged 41 per last season (33.8 net). [Skins Insider]

Brian Orakpo impressed in his professional debut. [WaPo]

The young receivers caught six, fumbled two. [Sports Bog]

Chad Rinehart started at right guard and had a decent game. [Skins Insider]

Uni-fail: Seven-year vet Ladell Betts wore a “BETTIS” jersey. [Sports Bog]

Lindsay Czarniak is a Skins sideline reporter this preseason. [Skins Blog]

Something about the Skins to D.C. Can’t happen for decades. [NBC D.C.]

If the Cooleys can’t beat us, they will rip off our ideas. [Chris Cooley]

Philly is the surprise destination for Michael Vick. [Shutdown Corner]

The Nats get shut out by a goddamn pill-popper. [Nats Journal]

An excellent look at the Strasburg negotiations reveals that a) the Nats initial offer is believed to include a $9.5 million bonus b) most think the overall deal will be $15-20 million c) the Nats have to get this done d) Strasburg has to get this done and e) it will rock baseball. [Jayson Stark]

Vetting Nats GM candidate/rising star Jerry DiPoto. [Past Vidro]

O’s are unable to sign 2nd-round pick/HS SS Mychal Givens. [MASN]

Rick Dempsey sells a baseball movie script to Columbia Pictures. [Deadspin]

A recommended read on the return and remaking of Gilbert. [Baseline]

Epic Vale links to a “Kill + Mode = Chee$e” tee model. [@bigdaddywookie]

LeBron acts like LeBron, denies the Wiz-Cavs rivalry. [Wiz Insider]

Theodore, not Varly, enters camp as the No. 1 goalie. [Caps Insider]

Today: Angels-O’s (7:05), Nats-Reds (7:10)

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  1. Julz

    August 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    You guys are lucky you couldn’t see that poor showing last night. Yes, it’s preseason but it doesn’t say a lot about our depth when it appeared the 2nd and 3rd teams (except for a few players) couldn’t figure out what to do if they had a map, compass and a guide telling them where to go.

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