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Redskins QB Opinion Poll

Simple question, complicated answer. We’re interested in the popular opinion. Who should play quarterback for the 2015 Washington Redskins?
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 15 Best-Worst Parts From Football Outsiders’ 2015 Redskins Preview

This has been a rough week for the Redskins, what with RGIII blaming the media for quoting him accurately and Jay Gruden leaving his franchise QB out there to die. But the thing is, it was pretty rough already. Case in point, read the highlights from Mike Tanier’s (@MikeTanier) excellent Redskins essay in this year’s Football Outsiders Almanac. I’ve pulled out 15 parts from...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking The Chris Davis Mustache Vs. Other All-Time Orioles Greats

You may have noticed that Chris Davis is on a tear, elevating his season HR total to 30. The Chris Mottram lookalike’s OPS+ is up to 134, the second-best of his career. You may have also noticed that thing on his face: The Orioles slugger had let his beard and mustache go until it was threatening the Orioles’ strict no-beard rule, so he shaved the beard but kept the mustache...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats May Have Something In Joe Ross

In case you’re wondering why Doug Fister is moving to the pen upon Stephen Strasburg’s return, this may have something to do with it: Joe Ross (@Nationals): highest K-BB ratio (11.8) through a pitcher's 1st 7 career starts in modern MLB history (since 1900) via @EliasSports — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 7, 2015 That’s ridiculous and wholly unexpected...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing The ‘KD To DC’ T-Shirt For Hopeful Wiz Fans

Most Wiz fans fall into one of three categories, all of them sad. The first is children of the ’80s, myself included, reared on the duo of Jeff and Moses Malone. Those were not good teams, and they never won a playoff series. They’re mostly remembered for having 7’7″ Manute Bol and 5’3″ Muggsy Bogues. The second bucket is ’90s kids, who got to enjoy C-Webb and Juwan...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Worry, RGIII Is Willing ‘To Be Basic’

From this week’s MMQB column, which leads with a terrific story about Panthers coach Bruce Dehaven, comes this RGIII quote: “[The Redskins] are asking me to be basic and take the plays that are there. If that’s what Jay wants me to do, that’s what I am going to do. It doesn’t mean you take everything out of your game. When those opportunities come up to make plays out...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

All 26 Of Bryce Harper’s Taters In A 6-Second Vine

In case you missed the first half of the season. Or even if you didn’t. Courtesy of Bog man Scott Allen.
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Schoop And Manny Machado Have The Best Handshake

As seen on Friday night, following Schoop’s walk-off home run vs. the Nats at Camden Yards: Schoop, BTW, has 12 hits in 47 at-bats so far this season. Five of them are home runs.
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Tweets To Catch Up On Wizards Free Agency

Courtesy of Kevin Broom, one of the smarter Wiz watchers I know. (Note: “PPA” stands for Player Production Average, which is a stat Broom developed.) Finally had a few minutes to look at #Wizards FA/trade acquisitions. — Kevin Broom (@Broom_Kevin) July 10, 2015 Dudley was a great pickup. Traded nothing for a solid SF that provides insurance for Porter/Oubre and preserves...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Carpenter Won A Sportscaster Of The Year Award

RT: Me & D.C. Sportscasters of Yr. Joe Beninati & Bob Carpenter, & MD winner Johnny Holiday @NSSAsportsmedia pic.twitter.com/3D7WS4Uhh4 — thom loverro (@thomloverro) June 9, 2015 I guess Larry Michael was not available.
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

15 Surprising Nats Stats From The First Third Of The 2015 Season

1. Bryce Harper’s OPS+ is 216, the highest since Barry Bonds broke baseball in 2004. This is what happens when you go on the hottest 50-plate appearance hot streak in MLB history. 2. After posting a .200/.255/.326 slash line in 2013-14, Danny Espinosa is the Nats’ second-best hitter this year. His 2015 slash line is .257/.360/.459, all career highs. With Anthony Rendon out,...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Big 2014-15 Wizards Recap: They Came, They Saw, They Were Okay

Here with your semi-regular look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Context is a funny thing. Context is what enables you to say the Wizards were better this season than last, despite that they were eliminated from the playoffs in the same game (Game 6) of the same round (Eastern Conference Semifinals) by the same seed (No.1) on the same day (May 15)...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Hit 1,300 Feet Of Home Runs In One Game

404 feet + 431 feet + 441 feet = 1,276 feet (All videos and images via the homies at FTW — here and here.)
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps On A Plane! A Running Diary Of Caps-Rangers Game 3

Here with a retro live blog of Game 3, written from a cross-country flight, is Mr. Irrelevant Capitals correspondent Brad Parker (@stopthehats). 6:47 — $8 for DirecTV on the flight including NBCSN. Card swiped. 7:00 — Is that a set without a Milbury? Things are looking up already. 7:24 — BTW, on the plane you can’t page through the guide on DirecTV, it’s one channel at...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Winningest Caps-Wiz Postseason Ever?

The Wizards have won an NBA championship, believe it or not, and the Capitals have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. But the Wiz and the Caps had never made it out of the first round of their respective playoffs in the same year until this very week. That means the hometown NBA and NHL franchises have combined for eight playoff wins already in 2015. Eight! So much fun. And they...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Uggla, Of All People, Saved The Day

This had to feel so good. Riding a six-game losing streak, mired in last place, reeling from Anthony Rendon’s continually balky knee, missing Max Scherzer for a start and getting pounded 9-1 in Atlanta, the Nats came back to win 13-12 with Dan Uggla, who’s so bad that the Braves are still paying him just to be rid of him, hitting the game-winning homer in the ninth. Whew.
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

First Look at JMU’s New Basketball Arena

Seating 8,500 and costing $88 million, construction begins once fundraising exceeds $12 million. Read more at JMU Sports Blog.
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reimagining All 32 NFL Logos As Butts

The Redskins one is the best. Someone else redid NFL logos with Stars Wars themes. I don’t get it, but you can see the Redskins one here.
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps-Isles Playoff Tickets Are Kinda Cheap, Actually

Nearly $200 is still a pretty high average cost, but Capitals-Islanders playoff tickets are down in price versus recent Caps first-round playoff matchups. Get in tonight starting at $35, for example, by following the link above. I imagine this is because the Islanders don’t have the fanbase of the Rangers or Bruins, but it should be a good series nonetheless.
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps Fan Has Words With Isles Fan. 3,000 Words.

Caps correspondent Brad Parker (@StoptheHats) returns to preview the Caps-Isles series. He’s joined by his longtime hockey teammate and friend LJ, who is a diehard Islanders fan (apparently those still exist). Brad asked the questions, LJ gave the answers. We thank them both. 1. The Islanders led the Metro division for most of the season. Why? Main reason has to be the offense...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Nationals Are Horrible

I can say this right now.The worst defensive game I ever saw. #Nats #Nationals #MLB — William Ladson (@washingnats) April 13, 2015 What would make William Ladson, who has covered the Nationals franchise since 2002, tweet that during Monday’s Nats-Red Sox game? Well, how about this: Or maybe THIS from the SAME INNING: Or maybe it was Ian Desmond’s fifth error in seven...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Machado Is Still A Human Vacuum Cleaner With A Howitzer Arm

From last night, via FTW, adding to the Manny Machado collection: Brilliant. Though MLB really shouldn’t be tacking 15-second commercials onto the front end of five-second highlights.
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Awesome Ovechkin Goal-Scoring Stats

Ovi got to 50 on the season the other night and 472 on his career, tying Peter Bondra for No. 1 in Caps history. A few cool stats/bits of trivia to celebrate the occasion, starting with: Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux are the only other players to hit 50 goals six times. And they all played in eras with significantly more goal-scoring. Putting...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Kevin Frandsen’s Finest Moment as a Washington National

Big news out of Nats camp is they’ve released utility man Kevin Frandsen (via @ZuckermanCSN). He didn’t hit much in his one season with the Nats (.259/.299/.309 in 220 at-bats), but that doesn’t mean he didn’t contribute in other ways. Kevin Frandsen: "THERE IS NO WRONG PIPE!" https://t.co/vd2toaBEiY — Chris Mottram (@ChrisMottram) September 17, 2014 Happy trails, dude...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Varun Ram Is The Man

Read Dan Steinberg’s “5 things to know about Varun Ram, Maryland’s last-second hero”. I love them all.
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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