WLDC Sports Ticker – February 9

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Lead Item: On a Sunday when the Heat play the Celtics and the Magic play the Lakers, it’ll be pretty funny that the third game most people will be watching will involve the Wizards on the road in Cleveland. You see, something is very likely going to give by that game, either the 0-for-the-road Wiz will get their first win away from Verizon this season or the Cavs will get off the schneid to end their league record losing streak. Assuming the Cavs don’t ruin it by beating either Detroit tonight or the Clippers on Friday, Cleveland will have lost 27 straight leading into the contest with the Wizards. The Wiz have two “tune up” games at home, so we already know that they’ll leave the Sunday either 1-25 on the road of 0-26.

The Ticker: Have you seen the “Olsen’s Army” and “The General” ads around the metro? I have to say, between Coach Ben and the good news about Charlie Davies week long “try out,” hoping this can be a good season for United…the Washington Nationals, signing your discarded infielders to minor league deals since 2011…as Dan reminded us, yesterday’s loss to the Sharks was more about mid-season hockey than it was about any prognostication toward the playoffs…DC area college hoops update: George Mason (20-5), last out – win, 78-63, over UNC-Wilmington, next up – Saturday vs. James Madison; Georgetown (18-5), last out – win, 83-81 over Providence , next up – tonight at Syracuse; Maryland (15-8), last out – win, 91-70 over Wake Forest , next up – tonight vs. Longwood.

Final Number: 869 – the number of miles 30,000 pounds of baseball equipment traveled this week on the road between Nationals Park and the Nats’ spring training home at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne, Florida.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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