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Can’t-Miss Clicks: The Best Blogs in Washington
Comments () | Published April 6, 2009

All-Star Sports

DC Sports Bog The Washington Post’s sports renaissance man is Dan Steinberg, whose quippy commentary on local teams and athletes keeps readers coming back to DC Sports Bog. His occasional scoops don’t hurt, either.

Hogs Haven A team of fans pens this Redskins-centric blog. It’s a one-stop shop for facts about the team, such as the full roster with positions and numbers and a record tracker with wins and losses. Fans keep tabs on Hogs Haven for the editorial-style content, news roundups, polls, and photos.

Mr. Irrelevant Two sports-loving brothers pen this blog. In addition to hilarious commentary and gossip, Jamie and Chris Mottram write a useful roundup of local sports headlines every day.

On Frozen Blog This blog’s four contributors claim to have “over 90 years experience watching Washington Capitals hockey.” They draw on that expertise with solid coverage of the team, including interviews, gossip, videos, and more. The blogroll will keep hockey fans occupied for hours.

Presidents Race: Let Teddy Win This blogger, a Washington Nationals season-ticket holder, goes to games partly for the fourth-inning “presidents’ race,” a contest among runners dressed as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. The blog is dedicated to cheering Teddy on to his very first victory. Since the tradition started in 2006, the 26th president has never won.

Tech Hoops Miss a Virginia Tech men’s basketball game? Hokies fans can log on to this site to see highlight reels. Its six contributors also post recruiting news, game previews and recaps, and commentary on the team’s wins and loses.

Turtle Waxing University of Maryland alumnus Esquire—this blogger’s pen name—keeps a close eye on the Terps. He or she tends to stick to news about the men’s basketball and football teams, tracking wins and losses, broken records, awards, and more.

The Wizznutzz The tiny, light-gray font on this blog is hard to read, but Wizards fans are hard pressed to turn away. That’s because the content—a running commentary on all things NBA and Wizards—is laugh-out-loud hilarious. Blog posts run from links to basketball-inspired MP3s to photos of a young Michael Jackson playing hoops in thigh-hugging shorts.

Parenting 101

Amalah This mommy blogger, whose online moniker is pronounced “aim-a-luh,” writes about the triumphs and travails of bringing up two young sons in the Washington area. But the blog’s not all baby food and diapers. Amy Storch is a former editor, so her writing is top-notch, as is her comedic timing.

DC Urban Moms This site is part events calendar and part therapy session for local moms. A team of skilled contributors posts first-person articles about motherhood and intersperse their musings with places to go and things to do with tykes. There’s also a forum for readers to chime in on topics from raising special-needs kids to finding nannies, daycare centers, and housekeepers.

Republic of T The blog’s tag line (“Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.”) says all you need to know about the author, who lives in Maryland and brings a heartwarming yet opinionated perspective to raising an adopted child with his partner.

Just for Fun

Achenblog The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach is as funny and irreverent on his blog as he is in the paper edition—often more so.

Celebritology Post blogger Liz Kelly holds her own with the Internet’s snarkiest, funniest celebrity bloggers—including Gawker and Perez Hilton—and often manages to add a special Washington twist.

National Geographic Whether you want games, arresting videos, or the first photos of the fish with the transparent head, this site is one of the richest and deepest in the area.

Newseum Front Pages If you can’t make it to Pennsylvania Avenue to see the front pages of the world’s newspapers each day, you can go online and peruse them at your leisure.

PandaCam The live video feed of the pandas at the National Zoo was a huge favorite when Tai Shan was born. Today it’s still fun to watch during a slow afternoon at the office.

PostSecret One of the world’s most popular blogs is based right here in Washington. It encourages people to send in anonymous and graphically entertaining secrets—and then posts them for the world to see. A recent one: “I just got laid off from being an airline pilot . . . I am secretly glad . . . cause now I can smoke pot.”


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