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April Wrap Up and Review: Birdland Edition

With 16 wins (11 loses), the Baltimore Orioles tied the franchise record for most wins in the month of April. The 2012 team finished with 14 wins so we are ahead of the pace in that regard. As of early today, Baltimore’s Offense is 3rd in the MLB in runs (138), 6th in Batting Average (2.65) and 6th in Slugging (4.29). On the other side of the ball, they rank 4th in fielding percentage...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ernie Grunfeld And His Euros

Many NBA teams have taken advantage of the dearth of non-US players when it comes to finding talent. The Washington Wizards are not one of those teams. Players like Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Dirk Nowitzski — to name a few — have recently had enormous success in the NBA. The problem with this for some NBA organizations, it appears they will do anything to find...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Do We Really Want The Wizards In The Playoffs?

Pssss, one and done is not the way to go. Have you ever seen one of those nature documentaries on Animal Planet or National Geographic where the hawk swoops down and grabs a fish for its meal? Or where the cheetah races out across the African plain and devours the antelope? As I sit here watching the Spurs and Lakers going through the motions in the final quarter of Game...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome To DC: Redskins Draft Class Video

Despite not having a first round selection this year — technically speaking Robert Griffin III was the Redskins 1st rounder — the Washington Redskins were still able to fill some holes and draft guys who can come in and play right away. While every guy will have some questions surrounding his game, there is the potential to develop some key players on both sides of the ball....
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps Out For Revenge Against The Rangers

For the third year in a row, and fourth time in five years, the Washington Capitals will face the New York Rangers in the playoffs. In 2011-2012 the Caps got sent home in the seventh game by the Blueshirts after beating a tough Bruins squad in the previous round.  The 2010-2011 postseason saw the Caps beat the Rangers in five games, before getting swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals Clinch Southeast Division Title

Shouts of “M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” caromed off the walls of the Phone Booth on Tuesday night as the Washington Capitals locked up another Southeast Division title, their fifth in six years. In what was an up and down game, the Caps eventually came out on top, both in the game and in the division.Second chances were the theme for the Capitals in a must-win game last night. John...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: First Round Predictions

With the 2012-2013 regular season in the rear view mirror, our Wizards watching days have come to a screeching halt for the summer months. But with some of the best first round series in recent memory, the Wizards staff here at Blog So Hard is ready to give you our first round predictions and championship picks for the 2013 NBA Playoffs which kick off this Saturday. Participating...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Redskins Need These 10 Players To Step Up In 2013

1. Robert Griffin III It goes without saying how important RG3 is to this team. His knee injury last year put a bad feeling on what was otherwise a very exciting year for the Redskins. The word is RG3 is ahead of schedule in his rehab and the doctors are having to hold him back from wanting to push it and do more, which Griffin has said is a good thing at the end of the day. If we...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

With the Wizards Season Over, What’s Next?

What’s next fellas? The Washington Wizards wrapped up their 2012-2013 season last night with a defeat at the hands of the playoff bound Bulls. This marked the 6th straight loss for the Wiz Kids, but with the injury bug in what seems to be prime time mating season, these losses should be taken with a grain of salt. Yes some of those losses were assisted by the Wizards lack of execution...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Safety Phillip Thomas is a Perfect Fit for the Washington Redskins Defensive Scheme

Could Phillip Thomas land in DC? Fresno State Safety prospect Phillip Thomas thinks he will be a perfect fit for the Redskins. He had an interview last week with team officials, including Mike Shanahan. In that interview, Thomas says there is similarity between the Redskins defensive scheme and the one he learned at college while attending Fresno State University. The meeting was...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

MJ’s Last Flight at MCI: A Decade After Mr. Jordan Goes To Washington

Our sports heroes never stay great forever. In the constant heavyweight bout between The Athlete and Father Time, Father Time has maintained a flawless record, unblemished in any way. No matter who the said competitor is or their previous triumphs, the game must end. The minutes reduce as the numbers that wowed fans across the league shrink to a fraction of their most impressive...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Honored In a Tupac – Changes Remix

As reported today by the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, Quistar — a rapper out of Waco, Texas — has released a Changes remix called Changed The Game that is based on his friend Robert Griffin III. Check out the back story by DC Sports Bog, it is a good read. The song takes a few good shots at Rob Parker, who all of Redskins Nations knows was fired from ESPN for his “corn...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Let’s Slow Down On The LeBron James, Michael Jordan Comparisons

Past versus Present Before we begin let me just point out that LeBron James himself, didn’t ask for this comparison.  It’s not his fault.  Some might say he “asked” for it when he donned #23 and said he wanted to be just like Michael Jordan when he first entered the league (I’m looking at you Skip Bayless).  But if you grew up and was a NBA fan throughout the 90’s...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Smashes Bat Over His Knee After Striking Out

Hulk. Angry. Baltimore Orioles fans have been calling slugger Chris Davis Crush Davis as he is currently in 2nd place in the MLB with 6 home runs. And during Tuesday night’s game with the Rays, Davis did just that as he struck out and crushed a bat over his leg like it was just a twig. GIF below is via @CorkGaines: Earlier in the day, Mrs. Davis had tweeted out a picture of Chris...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Wizards Future Is Cloudier Than It Should Be

Four of these guys leave more questions than answers.   Earlier today, my colleague Adam Banig wrote a piece about how he was optimistic about the Wizards future, and in particular with the younger guys on this team. While I love the optimism, I think the future is a little more cloudy than it should be. Don’t get me wrong, the Wizards are certainly on the right track, but some...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

With the Wizards Season Winding Down, There is Reason for Optimism

The 2012-2013 season has been a trying season for the youth of the Washington Wizards, but it is just a rough patch in their growth. Throughout the season we have seen injuries to John Wall, Trevor Booker and now Bradley Beal, but when this trio has been healthy and got minutes they have performed. Add Kevin Seraphin, the raw but athletic big man and the potential filled Jan Vesley...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Could the Redskins Explore a Trade for Jairus Byrd?

According to reports Buffalo Bills star Free Safety Jairus Byrd is not expected to show up at voluntary conditioning workouts Tuesday….unless he and the Bills can reach a long-term deal. Buffalo has franchise tagged Byrd, but according to Ian Rapoport he has not signed that offer yet. #bbpBox_323623652341997568 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_323623652341997568...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Keenan Robinson Is Ready For OTAs and Ready To Make An Impact

As we’ve previously mentioned the Washington Redskins lost two linebackers to torn pectorals last season. Their best pass rusher and former pro bowler OLB Brian Orakpo (who has said he is now 100%) and their young, promising ILB/OLB Keenan Robinson.  We all know the loss of Orakpo was huge and played a bigger role on the defense than the loss of Robinson, but both were significant...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Time For The Nats To Take The Kiddie Wheels Off Of Stephen Strasburg

On August 21, 2010 the Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching arm and needed Tommy John surgery to repair it. That meant that Strasburg — the only real hope DC sports fans had seen in two decades — was going to miss the 2011 season and possibly more. Strasburg returned in 2012 to have a near Cy Young year and help...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports are Brian Orakpo is 100%

Brian Orakpo has said he is 100% The Washington Redskins best pass rusher, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has been an important part of Washington’s defense since he was drafted 13th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for Skins fans and for Orakpo, he tore the same pectoral muscle twice within a 9 month span. Losing Brian Orakpo on the field not only hurt the pass...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins Young Talent: Aldrick Robinson

Opportunity knocks With the Redskins cap penalty preventing huge free agent moves, the team is forced to lean more heavily on their in-house guys and develop their young talent. In these segments, I will be taking a look at the players who have a chance and the opportunity to make an impact on the team this season. *Redskins Young Talent: Jordan Bernstine Stretching the field…...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Is On Fire

As Alex Ovechkin goes, so do the Washington Capitals.  This season the Caps are 13-2 in games where the Great 8’s plus-minus is +1 or better.  In games where his plus-minus sits at zero and below, they are a dismal 8-15-2.  Washington is 5-0 in games when Ovechkin scores two or more goals.  The Capitals and Ovechkin have seen a resurgence in goals scored this year, averaging...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive Line for the Redskins is Set Through 2014

Ever since 2010, the Redskins have been rebuilding their defensive line and transitioning it into a 3-4 D-line. They have had set backs each of past two years which didn’t allow the 3-4 to play at its full potential. Hopefully this year that potential can be fully realized with the return of Adam Carriker at left DE to split time with Jarvis Jenkins. Stephen Bowen, Barry Cofield...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins Young Talent: Jordan Bernstine

With the Redskins cap penalty preventing huge free agent moves, the team is forced to lean more heavily on their in-house guys and develop their young talent. In these segments, I will be taking a look at the players who have a chance and the opportunity to make an impact on the team this season. To the people who are worried about the Washington Redskins Defensive Secondary going...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Dear Emeka Okafor, Thank You For Lighting A Fire Under John Wall

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Remember late February? Yeah, well I barely do either. This was When Wall was in one of the worst slumps of his young career. Remember Wall having 5 turnovers in the first quarter of the game vs Detroit and then blaming his teammates for not catching his passes and he complained in the locker room about barely playing in the fourth quarter?...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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