Ah the Christmas season.â†µ
It's a time of giving, of joy, and of gathering around the dinner table with family from near and far. Eating, drinking, sharing laughs, and ultimately arguing over pointless details and conflicting memories. Just like families should.â†µ
Two of our D.C. sports teams have embraced at least the latter part of the concept in the past week.â†µ
First it was Adam Carriker and Jeremy Jarmon of the Redskins who had to be separated by their teammates in the training room yesterday. As Carriker told Dan Steinberg, the fight was no big deal. Just spreading a little Christmas spirit.â†µ
"Just two guys who are passionate about what we do, had a little disagreement, and that's all," he said. "It was just [based on] something that happened in practice. To be honest with you, it's one of those things where after the argument, you try to remember what started it and you can't even remember. It was just something little in practice, and we just took it too far."â†µ
Just a few hours later, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee of the Wizards also got into a little scuffle. The two players were reportedly separated by teammate Al Thornton at the Shadow Room, a club in D.C. Blatche downplayed the incident in text mesages to Michael Lee.â†µ
"Only one push cause [sic] we was tryin [sic] to leave and it was fights around us. Why would we fight we are team mates [sic]."â†µ
Why fight? Because it's Christmas of course!