New Sheriff in Town?

Evaluating whether the Nats should experiment with Stephen Strasburg as the ace By: Joe Pohoryles Five All-Star selections, three NL strikeout championships, two Cy Youngs and one World Series ring later, Max Scherzer sits as the most decorated pitcher in Nationals history, and among the best of his generation. Since being acquired in 2015 freeContinue reading “New Sheriff in Town?”

A Tale of Two Goalies

By: Joe Pohoryles NHL All-Star weekend is upon us, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Capitals will be sending goaltender Braden Holtby as one of the team’s representatives for the Metropolitan Division. Holtby has struggled recently, so hopefully the week off and the stress-free environment of the weekend’s festivities will help bring his mojoContinue reading “A Tale of Two Goalies”

Should the Wizards try to trade for Kevin Love?

By: Joe Pohoryles With John Wall sidelined for the rest of the season recovering from an Achilles tear, and the Wizards sitting at 14-28, it appears this season is lost. Wall will be 30 next season, so age and the nature of his injury suggest that one of his greatest assets, speed, will be greatlyContinue reading “Should the Wizards try to trade for Kevin Love?”

Proposal for changing the ‘Redskins’ team name

By: Joe Pohoryles Hail to the Redskins. For nearly 90 years, football fans in Washington have echoed the fight song celebrating the Washington Redskins’ triumphs. It is still played at FedEx Field after every touchdown. The Redskins’ fan culture was so prominent in the glory days of the 1980s that high schools across the countryContinue reading “Proposal for changing the ‘Redskins’ team name”

DC United making moves after major roster turnover

By: Joe Pohoryles English soccer legend Wayne Rooney brought a new wave of excitement to the DC United fanbase upon agreeing to a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club sitting toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference back in July 2018. His skill, pedigree and hard work reinvigorated the team, and he was the driving forceContinue reading “DC United making moves after major roster turnover”

Re-evaluating the hot corner in 2020

By: Joe Pohoryles Yesterday, the Nats lost out on their top free agent target. Third baseman Josh Donaldson agreed to a four-year, $92 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, officially ending the hopes of getting a high-end replacement for Anthony Rendon as the Nats’ third baseman. A couple weeks ago, I made a series ofContinue reading “Re-evaluating the hot corner in 2020”

Nicklas Backstrom’s new contract, and what it means for the Caps’ future

By: Joe Pohoryles Nicklas Backstrom agreed to a five-year, $46 million extension that will keep him in Washington through the 2024-25 season. The Caps’ all-time assist leader will be 37 years old by the end of the new contract, making it the last big contract of his career, and possibly his last NHL contract entirelyContinue reading “Nicklas Backstrom’s new contract, and what it means for the Caps’ future”

Why the College Football Playoff should not expand past four teams

By: Joe Pohoryles Tonight, we will see the 2019 college football season come to an end, culminating in an all-Tiger national championship game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson. Prior to the elimination of Oklahoma and Ohio State, fans debated for weeks about which teams should make up the top four in theContinue reading “Why the College Football Playoff should not expand past four teams”

Making the case for which team Redskins fans should root for in the NFC playoffs

By: Joe Pohoryles Today marks the start of the divisional round for the NFL playoffs. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year, where the best teams in the league battle it out all weekend long in their fight to this year’s Super Bowl. With the elimination of the New England Patriots duringContinue reading “Making the case for which team Redskins fans should root for in the NFC playoffs”

Making the case for which team Redskins fans should root for in the AFC playoffs

By: Joe Pohoryles Tomorrow marks the start of the divisional round for the NFL playoffs. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year, where the best teams in the league battle it out all weekend long in their fight to this year’s Super Bowl. With the elimination of the New England Patriots duringContinue reading “Making the case for which team Redskins fans should root for in the AFC playoffs”