Just before midnight, some 30 minutes after Alexander Ovechkin hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first time, I stood in a swarm of 40,000 best friends with my colleague and reflected on what just happened.
With the first week of the 2018 season under the Washington Nationals belt, the team sits 4-5 after being swept at home by the hated New York Mets. Despite starting the season 4-0, Washington has scuffled and fallen below .500 for the first time since August 2015.
On January 9th, 2014, the Washington Redskins hired Jay Gruden to succeed Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden, a sought-after coach, cut his teeth through the coaching ranks to finally step out of his brother’s shadow.