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Filibusters Out, Bracket Busters In When March Madness Comes to Town

March Madness is getting ready to blow in. Come March 19, basketball will pervade every television, laptop, tablet, cubicle, bar and college rivalry and all weekend plans. And just as soon as it arrives, it fades as, one by one, the teams fall in the single-elimination tournament that consistently produces major upsets and Cinderella stories worthy of a “Hunger Games” novel.

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Look Past the Underwear: This Run Is for a Good Cause

One could be forgiven if the reason for the annual Cupid’s Undie Run, raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation, gets a little lost in the spectacle of scantily clad 20-somethings running around Capitol Hill.

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The Yoga of Rules: Mysore Yoga Expands in D.C.

Walk into a Mysore class and you may have no idea where to start.

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Fun-Loving Competitors Swept Up by 'Dorky' Sport

Maybe you’re a Caps fan missing NHL action or are just searching for a sport that requires no experience and involves ice, fun and general ridiculousness. Look no further than broomball, a bizarre cross between ice hockey and field hockey.

DNC Lends A Helping Healthy Hand

The Democratic National Committee is ready for its employees to get physical. It’s even happy to help employees pay for the privilege.

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Practical Partners: Marine Corps, Capitol Hill Running Club

Mac McKenney never thought he would run marathons. When he joined the Capitol Hill Running Club nearly 10 years ago, he could barely jog three and a half miles, the club’s shortest run.

Stoney's Claims King of the Hill Title

House Softball League Commissioner Anthony Reed’s DGS squad earned the title in the HSL in the team’s 14th and final season but came up short in the King of the Hill Game against Senate Softball League champs Stoney’s, losing 15-7 on Thursday night.

DGS Goes Out With a Bang, Wins House League Championship

Sometimes, reality is stranger —and sweeter — than fiction.

Bada Bings Take Home CSL Title

After a month of blowouts, strikeouts and —most frustrating of all —rainouts, the Congressional Softball League has crowned a champion.

College Standout Lends Services to CSL Team

Abby Morgan isn’t the typical beer league softballer.

The Season That Wouldn't End

After four months of play and three weeks of rain-shortened playoffs, the Congressional Softball League was supposed to finally crown a champion this past Saturday.

House League Bracket Is Out

Just a quick update, as things have all but wrapped up on the Mall this season.Three games remain on the Congressional League schedule, and four of the six teams involved have already been knocked out of the playoffs. The league will wrap up its season this Saturday at Beulah Fields in Alexandria, Va.; check out our preview post from last week for more details.

Roll Call Softball Awards: HSL Regular Season

In honor of the what’s essentially the last day of the House Softball League’s season (the Big Lebowskis play two isolated games in September, but most teams are done as of today), Roll Call Softball is here to hand out awards for the 2012 HSL season.* The accolades are based on the games we were able to cover —an admittedly small sample — but we’d like to think our awards are deserved regardless.

CSL Finals Schedule Released; HSL Bracket Coming Friday

The Congressional Softball League kicked off a big news week in the D.C. softball scene by releasing the bracket and game schedule for its 2012 finals round Wednesday.

Day Two of CSL Playoffs Cut Short by Rain

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose — and sometimes you get rained out.

Licensed to IL, WAM! Play to a Draw

Everyone was expecting this week’s House Softball League showdown between No. 7 Licensed to IL and No. 25 WAM! to be close. But only the HSL website knew just how close.

Thunderstorms and Playoff Softball ... Must Be August in D.C.

A nasty storm cloud burst over Georgetown just as your correspondent was leaving for the day’s games, so we didn’t have any live coverage on a dreary Wednesday night. For those of you in need of a softball fix, here’s a quick update of what’s going on around the leagues:

House League Tourney Projections Are Up

The House Softball League’s website was already considerably more entertaining than either of its counterparts — if you need proof, just check out the trash-talk message boards —and the newest late-season feature has made it even better.

CSL Tourney Recap: Day One

The Congressional Softball League is essentially the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” of the sporting world during the regular season — the rules are made up, and the points don’t matter.

Great Lakers Aiming for Greatness

Facing potentially treacherous weather, the Great Lakers and the Whiskey Caucus met on the National Mall and stayed through the rain for a battle that left the Lakers with a 21-13 victory.




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