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Making Sense Of The Max Scherzer Deal

When your team hands out the second largest contract for a pitcher in history, as they did when they signed Max Scherzer to $210 million deal today, it takes some time to wrap your head around it. Especially when your team already has the best rotation in baseball. And especially especially when what your team desperately needs is more offense. So, what to make of all this? After...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Irrelevant’s Annual D.C. Pro Sports Team Power Rankings

I’m not sure if this is actually an *annual* ranking of the five major D.C. pro sports teams, but it is a nice time of year to do such a thing. 5. Washington Redskins As Tom Boswell so kindly points out, the past two Redskins seasons were the franchise’s worst since 1961. Incredible. But! Short of Dan Snyder selling the team, the best possible thing that could happen just...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards Have Four Healthy Small Forwards

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. For your first Wizards update of 2015, we’re going to focus on the rotation at small forward now that Martell Webster has rejoined the team. With four players that all primarily play the position and are deserving of significant minutes, Washington has to sort it out. Paul Pierce (The Starter...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

How Many Decent Players Do The Redskins Actually Have?

This is an inexact tally, but if you care to see what new Redskins GM/recovering alcoholic/personnel guru/light beer drinker Scot McCloughlan has to work with, carry on. What we’re trying to determine is how many current members of the Redskins rosters are legitimate NFL starters. In this case, that means they are in the top half of starters in the league at their position. Meaning...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Reasons To Be Excited About The Top 10 Terps

Hello there. While we’ve been away, Maryland basketball shockingly ascended to No. 9 in the Coaches Poll. We’re surprised and delighted by this, so here to explain why are Mr. Irrelevant Maryland sports correspondents JP Finlay, Brad Parker and Andy Peden. 1. Melo! Ah yes, freshman sensation Melo Trimble. We’ll let Grantland take this one: “He’s the best player on the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Skins Postmortem: ‘We Are The Team Everybody Loves To Hate’

Here with his guest post for predicting the Redskins’ loss at Arizona is frequent guest contributor Michael McElroy (@Mikeyvanili on Twitter). Hello fans of the Washington Football Team. According to Dictionary.com, the word postmortem has two primary definitions: 1. of, relating to, or occurring in the time following death. 2. occurring after the end of something; after the...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Cowboys Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 44-17 season-ending loss to Dallas. Season summary. pic.twitter.com/2We8rRZArx — Danny (@recordsANDradio) December 28, 2014 Winners DeSean Jackson — He made yet another big play, this time a 69-yard touchdown, to cap off a season full of them. He’s just about the only winner, today and all season, along with Ryan Kerrigan...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Cowboys Open Thread

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ETLine: Cowboys -6 (O/U 47)Our prediction: Cowboys, 26-23
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Cowboys Predictions

Cheers to … well, no one. No one picked the Redskins to beat the Eagles last week, so now know one gets to make a guest post! What a perfect way to end this season. Thank you for spending it with us. Now, here are our crackerjack staff’s scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest becomes a published author on this...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tickets To The Winter Classic At Nats Park Are Absurd

Here with a look at the ticket market for Caps-Blackhawks on New Year’s Day is Mr. Irrelevant Tickets partner TiqIQ. The average price for tickets to the Winter Classic at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day is $487, which makes it the third-most expensive Winter Classic since TiqIQ started tracking the market five years ago. The only Winter Classic with more expensive tickets...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

This Year’s Top Five Bowl Games, According To A Guy Who Loves College Football

Here with a guest post for absolutely nailing his Redskins-Giants prediction is RunsLikeDeer (AKA @JGrat21). Greetings all, I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. A Redskins win sure does help the Christmas week get that much sweeter, and I look forward to a potential season sweep of Dallas this weekend. I will say I did not see that Eagles win coming at all and I commend...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 27-24 win over Philly. DeSean Jackson making fun of the Eagles https://t.co/qQqAdLtIzQ — Ben Celestino (@bencelestino) December 21, 2014 Winners DeSean Jackson — Four catches for 126 yards, including two for 50-plus. Even put a little something extra on it for Philly, which he’s now torn up twice since they cut him this...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Open Thread

Cheers to RunsLikeDeer for perfectly nailing last weeks loss to the Giants. Now he gets to guest post! Here are our crackerjack staff’s scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog. Matt Terl: Eagles, 38-12 I would not be surprised if I forget the game is on Saturday and miss...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why RGIII-Russell Wilson Comparisons Are Stupid

Here with a guest post is the man SiPhi, who’s becoming a regular. After watching yet another Redskins loss on Sunday, coupled with another Seahawks win, I started hearing and seeing Russell Wilson-RGIII comparisons. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as it has been a constant since both mobile QBs entered the league in 2012. Their rookie years were arguably the best and second...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wizards Are Really Good At Shooting Threes And Should Probably Shoot More Of Them

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards in three-point attempts and makes last season by knocking down 180 of 442. Second in both categories was Martell Webster (146 of 372), followed by Bradley Beal (138 of 343) and John Wall (108 of 308). Wall’s jumper improved dramatically last year, so Wizards fans...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Announcing the Big Winner of the Best-Worst Redskins Jerseys Contest

Our first-ever Best-Worst Redskins Jerseys Contest is over, and the winner is … That’s a rather impressive collection of suck. The Ramsey one’s my fave, but I want the Frerotte fr’real. Here’s what the proud owner had to say: From my Skins closet of shame. Stopped buying jerseys after McNabb… That was probably a good choice. And now he/she is the proud owner of one Offseason...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Giants Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 24-13 loss at New York. This RG3 rushing TD to end the first half ???? https://t.co/BLVLLxkY02 — Danny (@recordsANDradio) December 14, 2014 Winners Robert Griffin III — While it wasn’t finest-hour stuff, he played well enough to make people (e.g., me) wonder why he was benched for Colt McCoy these past three weeks. Took...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Giants Open Thread

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ETLine: Giants -6.5 (O/U 47)Our prediction: Giants, 24-11 PS: Last call for Best-Worst Redskins Jerseys! We’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow.
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering When All Was Right With RGIII

Here with a guest post for accurately predicting Redskins-Seahawks is Mr. Irrelevant reader jake. It’s good. In this time of depression and hopelessness with the Washington Football Team I thought I’d use my guest post to go back to a time when, for one night at least, everything was perfect. At midnight on 9 September 2012 I was sitting in the Green Bean coffee cafe at Manas...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Giants Predictions

Cheers to jake for predicting the Redskins would lose badly to St. Louis. Now he gets to guest post! Here are our crackerjack staff’s scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog. Chris Mottram: Giants, 17-14 There is still “plenty on the line,” especially considering the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best-Worst Redskins Jersey Contest Continued: Look At These Freaking Redskins Jerseys

As introduced last week, we’re running a photo contest for people to show us their “best-worst” Redskins jerseys. You can see them below, enter your own and “admire” ones you like. Then, come Monday, the most-admired photo wins one free Offseason Champs shirt, on us. So get busy entering and admiring. I can’t believe that Spurrier jersey isn’t putting more points on the board.
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Rams Open Thread

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ETLine: Rams -3 (O/U 44.5)Our prediction: Rams, 25-20
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall vs. Rajon Rondo: Who Ya Got?

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. There aren’t many doubleheaders in the NBA regular season, so basketball fans are in for a treat when the Wizards and Celtics face off on consecutive nights this Sunday and Monday. Washington is riding a four-game win streak and, at 13-5, will be a heavy favorite over the 6-11 Celtics, though...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Rams Predictions

Cheers to Mike Bradley for predicting the Redskins would get blown out by Indy. Now he gets to guest post! Here are our crackerjack staff’s scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog. Matt Terl: Rams, 28-17 We definitely see RG3 in this one. It goes poorly. JP Finlay: Redskins...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How To Quit The Redskins Cold Turkey

Here to collect his winnings from correctly predicting the Redskins-49ers game is JP. The “breaking point,” “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” “one toke over the line,” wait, what? Yeah, if you’re a fan of the Redskins and their broke-dick, cheese-eating, high school-boy (thank you, Canadian power poppers, The Pursuit Of Happiness) mentality and clueless approach...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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