Chris Lingebach

Chris LingebachChris Lingebach is a writer for,, and blogs for under the on-air pseudonym ‘Blue Shorts.’

He’s unfurled extension cords, hosted radio shows, and steadily risen through the ranks the last five years. Company man. Read some of his work here.

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3 Jan 2002: Clinton Portis #28 of Miami carries the football against the Nebraska defense during the Rose Bowl National Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Miami won the game 37-14, winning the BCS and the National Championship title. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Riveting New Video Documents Life of Clinton Portis (Watch)

There’s a riveting new video documenting the life of Clinton Portis, released Friday afternoon. Redskins fans will want to watch this.


Screencap of Steven Souza, Jr. in a YouTube video chronicling his emotional journey to the Major Leagues.

Steven Souza’s Triumphant Journey to the Nationals All in One Video

This YouTube video follows Steven Souza, Jr. along his emotional journey to the Major Leagues, explaining how he rediscovered his love for the game after nearly leaving it behind, for good, three years ago.


TV personality Stuart Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Watch Stuart Scott Beating Cancer in Gripping ESPYS Speech

Watch Stuart Scott’s gripping, motivational acceptance speech he gave, as the recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award during this year’s ESPYS awards ceremony.


Pitcher Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 2, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Why Tyler Clippard of the Nationals is a Two-Time All-Star

Let’s go inside the numbers and explore why Tyler Clippard should be an All-Star, whether by injury replacement or otherwise.


Photo of Brian Windhorst speaking on ESPN's "Olbermann" provided exclusively by ESPN.

As Media Scrambled, Brian Windhorst Waited to be Right on LeBron

As every reporter covering the LeBron James raced to tell the world of their “sources,” Brian Windhorst, who’s built a career reporting on LeBron, waited, giving this beautiful declarative


John Wall of the Washington Wizards poses for a photo shoot for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ “Sean John” apparel company. (Photo courtesy of Sean John)

John Wall Suits Up for Diddy’s ‘Sean John’ Photo Shoot (Video)

John Wall has added “Sean John” to his growing list of endorsements. Here’s more on that, along with photos and videos, from his recent photo shoot for the “Dream Big” lines in New York City.


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Political Blogger Ben Tribbett to Resign Two Weeks After Taking Job with Redskins

Less than two weeks after the Redskins hired political blogger Ben Tribbett, to help guide the team’s efforts in preserving its controversial name, Tribbett has announced his plans to resign.


The Nationals scoreboard explains the game is delayed due to severe weather before a baseball between the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals on July 2, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Phil Wood on Nationals Broadcast: ‘Your Cat Will Eventually Eat You’ (Audio)

It was raining cats and dogs before the Nats games yesterday, which is fitting enough of a reason for radio announcer Phil Wood to remark during the extended pre-game broadcast, “If you have a cat, and you die, your cat will eventually eat you.”


The newly united Big Ten cheerleaders stole the show at the Maryland/Big Ten Network block party at The Fairgrounds at Nationals Park. (Photo Credit: Chris Lingebach/106.7 The Fan)

Mark Turgeon Says Terps Now in League that Wants Them

Randy Edsall and Mark Turgeon, school president Wallace Loh, AD Kevin Anderson and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany were all on hand for the Maryland/Big Ten Network block party at Nats Park.



Fans Outraged Over Wizards Vacant 2014 NBA Draft

The Wizards traded away their sole selection in the 2014 NBA Draft for cash considerations, rendering every fan that stayed awake for the vacant pick utterly outraged.