The Pohory-list: Top 10 coaches in city history (Part II)

Throughout Washington sports history, fans can point to the figures on the playing field that achieved great things, either individually or collectively. These players are represented by the jerseys we wear, the posters in our rooms and trading cards in our collections. Behind those great players and teams were coaches. The relationship between a coachContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 coaches in city history (Part II)”

The Pohory-list: Top 10 coaches in city history (Part I)

Throughout Washington sports history, fans can point to the figures on the playing field that achieved great things, either individually or collectively. These players are represented by the jerseys we wear, the posters in our rooms and trading cards in our collections. Behind those great players and teams were coaches. The relationship between a coachContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 coaches in city history (Part I)”

Grading the six DC championship rings

By: Joe Pohoryles Yesterday, after the premiere of “Improbable” Part Two, the design for the Nationals’ championship rings were released. As championship rings appear to be more extravagant and flashy every year, the Nationals stayed right on trend. The flashier the rings become, the more representative they become as well. The number of diamonds, theContinue reading “Grading the six DC championship rings”

Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the second and final part of the documentary “Improbable” premiered on MASN. The documentary covers the Nats’ World Series run in 2019, with Part Two in particular focused solely on the World Series itself. You can find my thoughts from Part One here. Like I said last time, I wouldContinue reading “Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’”

Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the first part of the documentary recounting the Nationals’ run to the World Series premiered on MASN, and before Part Two premieres tonight, I will be listing my takeaways from Part One. I would say “Spoiler Alert,” but unless you are totally unfamiliar with the events of the 2019 MLBContinue reading “Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’”

Worst draft picks of the decade

By: Joe Pohoryles With the NFL draft in the rearview, this would normally be the time when the NBA and NHL lotteries would commence, and the mock draft speculation would really heat up. While there has been mock drafting, the dates for the upcoming drafts are in limbo, and with MLB making their own alterationsContinue reading “Worst draft picks of the decade”

The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rival Cities

By: Joe Pohoryles Red Sox-Yankees. Ohio State-Michigan. Chestnut-Kobayashi. In every sport, rivalries enhance the viewing experience for sports fans. It can add stakes and bragging rights to otherwise inconsequential games. It bands a fanbase together against a common enemy. Rivals are the players/teams that you love to hate. The Washington teams have plenty of rivals,Continue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rival Cities”

One-Year Wonders: Nationals

By: Joe Pohoryles I recently evaluated the longest- and shortest-tenured players for each DC sports team, and in a similar fashion, I will begin looking at a middle ground of sorts: the best one-year wonders for each team. A one-year wonder in a sports context can be defined as a player who only had oneContinue reading “One-Year Wonders: Nationals”

One-Year Wonders: Wizards

By: Joe Pohoryles I recently evaluated the longest- and shortest-tenured players for each DC sports team, and in a similar fashion, I will begin looking at a middle ground of sorts: the best one-year wonders for each team. A one-year wonder in a sports context can be defined as a player who only had oneContinue reading “One-Year Wonders: Wizards”

One-Year Wonders: Redskins

By: Joe Pohoryles I recently evaluated the longest- and shortest-tenured players for each DC sports team, and in a similar fashion, I will begin looking at a middle ground of sorts: the best one-year wonders for each team. A one-year wonder in a sports context can be defined as a player who only had oneContinue reading “One-Year Wonders: Redskins”