Dave Johnson (sportscaster)

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Dave Johnson is an American radio personality.1 He is the current sports director and morning sports anchor for 103.5 WTOP-FM in Washington, D.C.2


He first arrived at WTOP in 1989; left in 1992, but returned in 1995.

In addition to WTOP, Johnson is the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards and host of the team's weekly television show. He also serves as the English-language television play-by-play voice of Major League Soccer's D.C. United on Comcast SportsNet . Johnson also regularly anchors CSN's news show Geico SportsNet Central

Johnson received an Emmy as host of the NHL's Washington Capitals Face Off television show and additionally served for three years as the sideline reporter for the Capitals' television coverage on Home Team Sports.

Johnson has also done television play-by-play of college football, NBA basketball, college basketball and lacrosse.

The Dave Johnson Drinking Game

On Jan 24th, 2014, "The Dave Johnson Drinking Game" was introduced. This was the creation of Twitter follower @DidTheCapsWin.

The creation of the game was based on the comments made by Dave Johnson and Washington Wizards color commentator, Glenn Consor on Washington Wizards game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan 20th, 2014 when a ball bounced off of Wizards forward Jan Vesely. Johnson said that it was a "kick ball" and Consor asked why he made a soccer reference.

Johnson's work with DC United was referenced when @DidTheCapsWin asked him during the game if he thought he was really covering a DC United - Philadelphia Union game (The two Major League Soccer teams in the corresponding cites)

The rules of this game are.

1.) If Dave Johnson makes a soccer reference, you are to have a shot. A shot can be consumed if Glenn Consor makes a soccer reference first because he "is doing it because of Dave"

2.) If a reference to another sport is made by either Johnson or Consor, you are to have a beer.

3.) If Consor lets Johnson finish a sentence, you are to have another shot (though a full bottle of wine has been suggested)

4.) This game is to only be played at home (as requested by Johnson).


  1. ^ Steinberg, Dan (24 June 2008). "D.C. Sports Media Approval Ratings: Dave Johnson". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ John Ourand; John Lombardo (17 December 2010). "Ted Leonsis takes hands-on approach with Washington Wizards". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 

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