D.C. Sports Bogger Dan Steinberg was online Tues., Jan. 5 to break down the finale of a woeful Redskins season, whether Mike Shanahan will be the next Skins coach, Gilbert Arenas's gun issues, the latest Atlantic 11 and sports news and your questions and comments about his latest bog posts.
A transcript follows.
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Dan Steinberg: Sorry, I was obsessing about my playoff fantasy football draft and lost track of time. Two points about that.
1) If the axiom "no one cares about your fantasy football team" is true, then how much truer is this axiom: "no one cares about your playoff fantasy football team."
2) Playoff fantasy football is the greatest thing in the world.
Dan Steinberg: Oh yeah, feel free to ask me questions about sports, or whatever. If you ask me Redskins personnel and/or hiring timeline questions, though, I'll probably just regurgitate the worker of our beat writers, who are literally staying up in shifts around the clock during this most exciting of weeks. Meanwhile, I'm eating their donuts.
Bismarck, N.D.: I'm sure you'll get a handful of this very question. How in the world can Orakpo go to the Pro Bowl and not get Rookie of the Year?
Dan Steinberg: Not just not get Rookie of the Year, but finish fourth in the voting, well behind the winner. Different voting pools. Fans and coaches and players aren't involved in the AP's award voting, and media dorks aren't involved in the Pro Bowl voting.
Chris Cooley was talking about the Pro Bowl yesterday in reference to London Fletcher. He said the system is busted, and only coaches should be allowed to vote. I have no idea which pool would have helped Orakpo the most. Anyhow, it's certainly odd, but the larger point is that fans don't really care about the Pro Bowl in terms of watching the game. They just want their guys to get honors. Orakpo will get plenty more honors in his career.
Atlanta: Any possibility Arenas could be forced to halt construction of his pool if he's docked enough pay by a possible suspension? Assuming the pool is still under construction, I mean its probably he's using D.C. workers.