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What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

This week's rain and wind have carried lots of trash into our rivers. Why not kick start your holidays with a cleanup in the Potomac?

Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

Perseus Realty Getting Ready to Break Ground on Apartment Complex, YMCA at 14th and W

This story comes to us from Leslie Braunstein:

Perseus Realty, LLC (Perseus Realty) of Washington, D.C. and its joint venture partner Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) of McLean, Virginia will begin construction shortly on a new mixed-use development at 14th and W Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The approximately 300,000 square foot project will have 231 rental apartments, an all-new 44,000 square foot YMCA facility, and over 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.  With equity financing from Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and a $53 million construction loan from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the development team will begin demolition of the existing buildings in early December. The state-of-the-art YMCA and first apartments will deliver in summer of 2012, with the remaining apartments delivering by fall of 2012.

 

D.C. United Players Visiting Bruce Monroe Elementary School Today

Soccer players and D.C. United fans who are also students at Bruce Monroe Elementary School are in for a treat.

As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make a positive impact in the community, players Bill Hamid and Rodney Wallace will be visiting Bruce Monroe Elementary School today from 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m..

The appearance is in support of United Reads, a signature program of the club's charity.


 

DC Triathalon Opens Registration for 2011 Race, To Take Place on Sunday, June 19, 2011

This story was sent to us by Jennifer Devlin:

The 2011 DC triathalon race will take place on Father’s Day, June 19, 2011.  The event will include both a Sprint distance (.8k swim, 20k bike, 6.7k run) and International distance (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) course along DC’s most scenic parkways and national monuments.  The race will finish on America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – with the U.S. Capitol Building as the backdrop.

Registration fees are $135 for the Sprint distance and $190 for the International distance.  Prices will increase on October 29, so competitors are urged to register early.  To register, go to www.DCTri.com

Sign Up Now for DC Global Mala Yoga Event

The event below, DC Global Mala, was sent to us by Alexis Mitchell.  The event will take place at the top of Meridian Hill Park on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m..  Remember, if you have a story idea let us know! 

Contact us at neighborhoods@wusa9.com.  No story is too small!

And thanks to Alexis for this note:

Join DC yogis and activists of all traditions in 108 Sun Salutations for peace and healing. Composed of 108 beads, the mala is symbolic of the prayer for peace, hope and charity. The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a “mala around the earth” through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108.

Additionally, the event will feature: