Tonight marks the first All-Star game in Washington, DC since 1969.
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.
Do you bank with Capital One? If so, then you might have noticed a slightly different logo on the company’s homepage, when you logged in to your bank account online.
If I told you that at DC sports team is playing in a postseason game that doubles as the most important sporting even for any professional sports team in our nation’s capital, you’d instinctively — and correctly — tell me that there’s a 99.99% chance that something bad is going to happen.
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Alexander Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Michael Wilbon, Mike Milbury, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, T.J. Oshie, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards
Is it hyperbole to say that last night’s win is the biggest sports victory this city has had since January of 1992?
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Alex Chiasson, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Bryan Murray, Dale Hunter, Dino Ciccarelli, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Glen Hanlon, Jaromir Jagr, Jim Schoenfeld, Joe Juneau, John Druce, Mario Lemeiux, Matt Murray, Pedro Martinez, Petr Nedved, Pierre Turgeon, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rod Langway, Ron Wilson, Sidney Crosby, Tom Kuhnhackl, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
My life as a Redskins fan, for at least the past quarter-of-a-century, is best defined by one quote:
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Aaron Rodgers, Alvin Kamara, Ben McAdoo, Brett Hundley, Brock Osweiler, Case Keenum, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, DeShone Kizer, Drew Brees, Drew Stanton, Everson Griffen, Ezekiel Elliott, Harrison Smith, Jay Cutler, Jerrick McKinnon, Jim Tomsula, Jonathan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers, Mark Ingram, Marshon Lattimore, Matt Ioannidis, Melvin Gordon, Mitch Trubisky, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks, Teddy Bridgewater, TJ Clemmings, Tom Savage, Tyler Catalina, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Xavier Rhodes
The official time of death yesterday, for what was billed as the most important night in D.C. sports in the last quarter century, was 9:38pm.
DC Sports Tags:
Alexander Ovechkin, Avery Bradley, Baltimore Orioles, Barry Melrose, Barry Trotz, Boston Celtics, Braden Holtby, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Winnik, Ernie Grunfeld, John Wall, Marc-Andre Fleury, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Michael Wilbon, Mike Emrick, Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Strasburg, T.J. Oshie, Tony Kornheiser, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards
HTTD writer Patrick Rice channels his inner Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, and Gene Hackman, inspiring D.C. fans on the most historic night of sports this city has seen in decades.
Today marks the two-weeks-away point from my favorite day of the year: the first round of the NFL Draft. This is also right about the time when we can really get a good sense of what teams might or might not do in the first round.
NFL Draft Tags:
A.J. Bouye, Allen Iverson, Alvin Kamara, Arik Armstead, Atlanta Falcons, Auston Matthews, Bob Sanders, Brad Kaaya, Brandon Weeden, Bryce Petty, Budda Baker, Calais Campbell, Cam Newton, Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Christian Hackenberg, Christian McCaffrey, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, D'Onta Foreman, Dalvin Cook, Dante Fowler, Davis Webb, DeAndre Hopkins, DeForest Buckner, Deshaun Watson, Fozzy Whitaker, Indianapolis Colts, J.J. Watt, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jake Locker, Jamal Adams, Jamarcus Russell, Joe Mixon, Jonathan Allen, Karl Joseph, Keanu Neal, Kevin White, Kyle Boller, Kyle Fuller, Lamar Miller, Las Vegas Raiders, Leonard Floyd, Leonard Fournette, Los Angeles Chargers, Malik Hooker, Malik Jackson, Marshon Lattimore, Mike Babcock, Mike Maccagnan, Mitchell Trubisky, Myles Garrett, Patrick Mahomes, Phil Emery, Ryan Pace, San Francisco 49ers, Solomon Thomas, Todd Wash, Tom Savage, Tony Romo, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tracy Porter, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Woody Johnson
Hail To The District writer Dash Kannan provides his thoughts on the Washington Wizards replacing the Chicago Cubs, in terms of the most hopeless fan base in professional sports.
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Andray Blatche, Andrew Nicholson, Antawn Jamison, Bradley Beal, Caron Butler, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Ernie Grunfeld, Gilbert Arenas, Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Javale McGree, Javaris Crittenton, John Wall, Kelly Oubre Jr., Kevin Durant, Markieff Morris, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Nick Young, Otto Porter, Randy Wittman, Scott Brooks, Ted Leonsis, Tomas Satoransky, Trey Burke, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards