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ESPN notices DC

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Or maybe we finally bought enough chicken wings at the ESPN Zone. Something, I dunno. I’ll confess that my interaction with ESPN is pretty much limited to watching the crawl when I’m at the bar – I get my updates straight from or the iPhone SportsTap application.

However Ric tells us that the ESPN instant poll results used to lack any sort of breakout for the DC area but he’s started seeing results from the District and the map has been updated to allow for displaying them. Older polls use the new map with DC but don’t have any results, like this Blazers-Rockets poll.

For non-DC-related fun, plug random numbers into the poll results link. Here’s one that apparently never ran… for good reason. Looks like a test setup of a tv show bracket: Project Runway vs Dancing with the Stars. Weird.

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Working the Polls: The Big Day

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You read part one, right?

I’m not sure I’m prepared to say “I woke up on the morning of the 4th” because I was up at 4 am, an hour of the day best suited for garbage-eating raccoons and Paris Hilton. 4am is not an hour for civilized people. 4am is not morning, it’s pre-morning. However if you expect to get up, shower, and be at the polling place at 5am that’s the time you set on your alarm.

I felt marginally bad about my mental grumblings when I showed up at 5 on the dot and discovered half a dozen people already in line, waiting for the polls to open at 6. For a moment I stopped and stood with them because I assumed they were other workers, waiting for the doors to be unlocked. Once I realized my mistake I went in and joined the ten other people already inside. Continue reading