Category Archives: TV Photography

Here’s What Mark Turgeon Looked Like In College With Short Shorts

You probably weren’t spending your Tuesday night watching the Maryland-Alabama NIT game on ESPN, but this happened:

And here are the late ’80s, “Danny & the Miracles” screengrabs to prove it:

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Nationals Win The 2012 NL East Championship For Real (PHOTOS)

Here was the scene in Nats Park (via MASN) upon Atlanta losing to Pittsburgh, thus handing the division crown to Washington for the first time in forever.

You can already buy your NL East champs gear on, but I’m holding off in case they end up winning the whole damn thing. For now, it’s a bit of the Johnnie Walker Blue, which I’d been saving for a special occasion. This counts.

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The Nats Turned Kind of Blue

Not only were the Nats wearing beautiful Grays throwbacks tonight in Milwaukee, but MASN’s broadcast somehow turned them blue for some period of time. Hit the link to learn more at the Bog, but I just had to share here for posterity.

The Nats won, BTW, and now have a .600 record through 100 games. Jordan Zimmermann’s ERA is also down to 2.28, because he’s a hoss, in any color.

8 Nats Things From A Natitude-Filled 2012 MLB All-Star Game

1. Pregame Intros

Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg each got above-average-sounding ovations, with Harper’s being louder. Gio Gonzalez’ was probably below-average, but he was still smiling, of course.

2. Facial Hair

It seems a lot of baseball players shave their beards up too high on the neck, Gio being one of them. (Nice 1-2-3 inning, BTW.)

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Scenes From Bryce Harper’s D.C. Debut, Starring An Amazing Toss

Bryce Harper’s Nats Park debut just wrapped with the D.C. nine losing their fifth straight, but here are some fun images gathered via our friend Andy Peden and MASN’s broadcast. (Note: We should have more tomorrow via Mathew Brown. If you have some too, send them in.)

First, this is where Harper caught a sacrifice fly. Bob Carpenter estimated it at 270-280 feet from home plate:

And this is where his throw ended up, right on the money in time for Wilson Ramos to apply the tag, except the umpire called the runner safe, which is such an umpire thing to do:

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Art Monk On MTV (PHOTO)

Someone sent this to me, and now I can’t remember who. Reveal yourself and I shall update accordingly. Also, I actually have a nameless 81 jersey myself. It’s beautiful (Update: It was Jon Forrester. Thanks, Jon!)

Art Monk’s jersey was on the MTV show “I Just Want My Pants Back” tonight. It was a legit screen press one, but they took the name plate off. Funny thing was on the show some fat mess dances up on a girl and is denied, then goes back to the bar. So Art Monk was rejected in a roundabout way.

‘Blake Griffin Is the American Jan Vesely’

I love the Wizards’ draft. Chris Singleton is a godsend at 18, and Shelvin Mack seems like a great value pick at 34. But Jan Vesely stole the show.

First, immediately upon being selected No. 6 overall he stood up and made out with his girlfriend.

ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla then complimented Vesely’s “great taste in women,” compared him to Tom Chambers and predicted he’ll “win a dunk contest,” all in the time it took the 21-year-old to walk across the stage.

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Redskins-Cowboys II Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 33-30 loss at Dallas.


Rex Grossman — Threw an unfortunate INT early and floated balls all day long, but any time the Sex Cannon goes off for 322 yards and four touchdowns, especially with this team, he’s a winner. Also, he played as well as Donovan McNabb has in any game all season, so there’s that.

Kyle Shanahan — Scored a season-high 30 points with his guy under center. I believe Al Saunders refers to this as “pulling a Todd Collins.”

Ryan Torain — Posted 101 total yards and a touchdown despite only 11 carries. Also bulldozed Dallas safety Alan Ball. I think we’re all falling for him, at least when healthy.

Chris Cooley — Was shutout the first three quarters but made at least four big catches in the fourth. I love when he makes a play on the road, because you can really hear how many Redskins fans are there.

Anthony Armstrong — Long-ball machine caught a 47-yarder and hit the 100-yard mark for the first time.

London Fletcher — His flying stop on 4th-and-goal was pretty awesome.


Danny Smith — Mike Shanahan has been coaching in the NFL for 25 years. He must have crossed paths with a decent special teams coach at some point. Hire that guy.

DeAngelo Hall — Burnt for two touchdowns and whiffed on a tackle to allow a first down.

Kareem Moore — He is not aware of how to tackle (e.g. he kept going high and getting carried by Jason Witten).

Brian Orakpo — Went out with a hamstring/groin injury early on.

Jim Haslett — His unit, depleted though it may be, allowed a Jon Kitna-led Dallas offense to make seven consecutive trips to the red zone. What I mean is, the defense is horrible.


Santana Moss — Productive game (eight catches, 72 yards, two TD), but that downfield drop on the second-to-last drive was a killer.

Mike Shanahan — Lost to Dallas, and his team is 5-9, but at least they didn’t quit when they were down 20.


Really could’ve done without Kenny, Moose & Goose calling these past three games, but at least they’re not getting the good ones … the refs were awful, especially with the roughing-the-passer stuff … the little Christmas lights that Fox used to symbolize timeouts were cute.