Please welcome back guest contributor Bryan Frantz to Mr. Irrelevant.
This was not a good day for D.C. sports. The Wizards lost to the Bobcats and put a serious damper on their chances of playing anybody but the Pacers or Heat in the playoffs, and the Capitals were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. It was almost a truly, one-for-the-ages miserable day when the Nationals...
For the first time in the John Wall and post-Gilbert Arenas era, the Wizards made the playoffs! Nevermind they’re near-.500 record, the Wizards made the playoffs!
To mark the occasion, Sports Illustrated’s wonderful Twitter account @si_vault shared classic Wiz/Bullets pics all day long. Here they are, in all their red-white-and-blue splendor.
Today will be all Bullets/Wizards...
Sporting News’ Ross Tucker wrote this HOT TAKE on DeSean Jacskon today. So let’s do what we do in these instances, and FJM this thing. Tucker’s words in bold, my responses in italics.
I don’t know anything about DeSean Jackson and his “ties” to gang members and frankly I don’t really care because in my mind, that isn’t really the issue anyway.
I don’t know anything...
Well, that happened fast. The Redskins signed DeSean Jackson last night to what’s being reported as a three-year, $24 million deal, $16 million guaranteed.
Reasons why I like it:
*He is a very good player who is still just 27 years old.
*He gets to play and break off big plays vs. Philly twice/year.
*He gives the Skins their best receiving corps since the Posse.
*This is an exceedingly...
Nats starting catcher and Opening Day cleanup hitter Wilson Ramos reportedly fractured his left hand today on a foul tip, which is a very Wilson Ramos thing to do. (He’s only played more than 78 games in a season just once, you see.)
We don’t know how serious it is or how long he’ll be out, but here’s a quick crack at what it all means:
*In 231 career games with the Nats...
Maybe because he has some sort of gang affiliation and probably because of **** we don’t know about yet, DeSean Jackson is no longer with the Eagles. So let’s talk about what that means for the Redskins.
First, unless the Cowboys or Giants pick him up, it means the Redskins won’t have to face him twice a year. That’s a good thing, because here’s what Jackson did in 11 games...
Please welcome back guest contributor Bryan Frantz to Mr. Irrelevant. Here he is on your 2014 Washington Nationals.
It says a lot about the Nats’ expectations that an 86-win 2013 season was considered a bitter disappointment. Going into this season, the song remains the same: They’re projected to go to the playoffs, Bryce Harper is an MVP candidate and the starting rotation...
The Orioles Twitter account made my timeline a little filthier this afternoon, introducing new foodstuffs for 2014 at Camden Yards. Here they are ranked in order of how badly I want to eat them.
Chesapeake Crab Roll: Chilled crab salad on a bed of Bibb lettuce and fresh Brioche roll. #Birdlandfood pic.twitter.com/mvRwCtE2Ad
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 28, 2014
So @BobbyBigWheel and I suggested a Redskins Name Defender Bingo Card, and @probablymonty delivered: pic.twitter.com/T6YrcRGQxR
— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) March 25, 2014
This is just about perfect. “Slippery slope” FTW.
“Just because you can do something else doesn’t mean you can hit. If you can hit, you can do anything. Because it’s the hardest thing to do. There’s nothing harder. I can bake a cake. I could figure out a way to do algorithms. But a guy that knows how to do algorithms could never hit. It’s literally the hardest thing to do. If you can do the hardest thing,...
Oh well… Happy St. Patrick's Day! RJR pic.twitter.com/d7BlitETKn
— John Riggins (@riggo44) March 17, 2014
Ten inches in Ashburn today. Ten! Riggo makes the most of it.
Maryland didn’t make it this year. Neither did Georgetown. Virginia Tech and George Mason and JMU didn’t either. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have our fun. Here’s a quick guide to DMV teams and their draw in this year’s field of 68:
*No. 1 seed Virginia vs. No. 15 Coastal Carolina in Raleigh on Friday — They stay in the East, the same region as Villanova (2), Iowa...
Please welcome guest contributor Bryan Frantz to Mr. Irrelevant. Here he is on John Wall and your Washington Wizards.
The Wizards are having their best season in years. They stand at 33-31, sixth place in the East and 3.5 games away from third. The five seasons before this Washington went 19-63, 26-56, 23-59, 20-46 (lockout-shortened season) and 29-53.
The collective misery of the...
To quote the great Dan Shulman, that’s how “Maryland’s 61-year history in the ACC ends in excruciating fashion.” At least Dez Wells gave us one last laugh, though, at the expense of Jake Layman. (Turn the sound on and listen close.)
"Hey, dunk that ****, man!" — Dez to Layman https://t.co/OqkhomXQHk
— Chris Mottram (@ChrisMottram) March 13, 2014
There have been plenty of Hot Takes about the Skins’ free agency activity, so let’s add another to the pile: It’s actually been pretty successful, all things considered. Here are five reasons why:
1. They’ve addressed needs. Sure, the secondary is still a dumpster fire at this point, but the Redskins have more holes in their roster than a single free agency period can fill...
Don’t know the money yet, but the Skins moved fast on Cardinals WR Andre Roberts:
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Roberts enters his fifth season out of The Citadel. A former third-round pick, he has 182 catches for 2,123 yards and 11 touchdowns for his career. Last season, Roberts, who clocked a 4.36-second 40-yard dash out of college, last season recorded 43 catches for 471 yards and...
Skins reportedly re-signing Perry Riley … Skins eye WR’s Britt and Hawkins … Skins fans want Jairus Byrd and Lenvil Joseph … Keim’s thoughts on Darren Sproles … Joe Gibbs wants to ban FG’s … Caps lose 3-2 to Pens … Ovi got feisty … GIFs and pics from Kuznetsov’s debut … Wiz lose in Miami … remarkable Marcin Gortat interview … Doug Fister is throwing a...
After years of waiting, we finally get to see 2010 first-rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov lace ‘em up for the Caps. Enjoy his top 10 KHL goals (old but awesome) and read Tom Boswell and Puck Daddy before tonight’s debut.
They’re not going to make the Tournament, but storming the court in the final ACC home game sure is nice.
Goodbye/Hello #Terps pic.twitter.com/Yh25P1hrt9
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) March 9, 2014
Knowing it's their last home #ACC game, #Terps just decided to take their time and beat UVa. Great win. So long 1 seed hopes Hoos
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) March 9, 2014
So. Much Evil. RT @joeovies: Presented without commentary. pic.twitter.com/xRW6XQfOCH
— Mr. Irrelevant (@MrIrrelevantDC) March 9, 2014
Just parking this here, should you be looking for nightmare fuel.
Arlington got its own Ben’s Chili Bowl yesterday, and it has a new Heavy Seas Alehouse too. The clear play here is to A) eat at Ben’s, B) drink at Heavy Seas, C) skip almost every bar in Clarendon and D) go back to Ben’s for a nightcap.
(Brilliant, but sadly make believe, half smoke hat via SB Nation.)
The new jerseys made the fro come out like Dr. J/ Andre 300 ???????? @adidasHoops @BaylorMBB pic.twitter.com/dfCm0ASetN
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 7, 2014
Caps traded Neuvy for Halak … so many Caps goalies … Caps lose to Flyers, again … the game featured a line brawl in which Philly fought dirty … the Flyers were so proud … Wiz beat Jazz thanks to old guys … John Wall isn’t that great, yet … maybe don’t bank on Zach Walters, Nats fans … noted cereal fan Trevor Booker weighs in on cereal rankings … O’s may still...
WHOA. Look how huge Bryce Harper is now. [Photo via: Sheahin/Sousa] SEE MORE: http://t.co/kmCoDOyMJm pic.twitter.com/SFivPENmMN
— 106.7 The Fan (@1067thefandc) March 5, 2014
In advance of tomorrow’s trade deadline, the Caps have acquired lefty forward Dustin Penner from the Ducks for a fourth-rounder.
Reaction from the Caps Twittersphere:
Penner isn't a defenseman and that's what the Caps need… doesn't mean they shouldn't also try to get better elsewhere. Good trade.
— JapersRink (@JapersRink) March 4, 2014