The Washington Football Team falls back down to Earth in loss to Cardinals

When the Washington Football Team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, there was a lot to be excited about: the defensive line dominated, Dwayne Haskins looked in control and the Eagles looked atrocious. A week later, against a much more formidable opponent, the team looked closer to what everyone expected coming into the season.Continue reading “The Washington Football Team falls back down to Earth in loss to Cardinals”

Five Takeaways from the Washington Football Team’s opening win

Author’s note: The lack in activity over the past few weeks is due to the fact that I recently moved back on to campus for school and needed some time to adjust to my new schedule. Now that I’ve settled in, I plan to get back into a regular cycle. I won’t have the timeContinue reading “Five Takeaways from the Washington Football Team’s opening win”

In an alternate Burgundy & Gold universe…

The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic halted the sports world, but after four months, some have slowly crept back. The Nationals opened the 2020 MLB season and their title defense against the New York Yankees on July 23. The Capitals and Wizards are starting their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of anotherContinue reading “In an alternate Burgundy & Gold universe…”

Hail to the Football Team?

After several weeks of deliberation, the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins has picked a temporary name to use for the 2020 season: the Washington Football Team. It is reported that an actual permanent name will be chosen for the 2021 season and beyond, and I sincerely hope that’s the truth. In an earlierContinue reading “Hail to the Football Team?”

A eulogy for the Washington Redskins

After years of controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins, the name has officially been left in the rearview. The name used since the early championships from the Sammy Baugh era to the Super Bowl teams led by Joe Gibbs is now exactly what those moments are: history. It’s a new chapter for Washington football, and afterContinue reading “A eulogy for the Washington Redskins”

Assessing the new name ideas for the Redskins

Back in January, I put together a proposal for a new name for the Redskins. Seven months later, the team has come under fire, receiving intense pressure from sponsors and business partners to change the name. The team has gone by the ‘Redskins’ since 1937, meaning one of the league’s oldest franchises/brands will likely beContinue reading “Assessing the new name ideas for the Redskins”

Which numbers should the Redskins retire next, if any?

The Redskins recently retired just the second number in franchise history the other day, meaning no other player will wear No. 49 in Washington. Bobby Mitchell received this rare honor just months after he died on Apr. 5. The star flanker once shared a backfield with the legendary Jim Brown on the Cleveland Browns beforeContinue reading “Which numbers should the Redskins retire next, if any?”

The Redskins’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Redskins’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

Gilmer to Ramsey: An all-time Redskins first round

The 2020 NFL Draft took place over a month ago, and as the NBA, NHL and MLB continue to layout plans for their returns, each league’s respective drafts are on the forefront on many fans’ minds. The 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft will begin tonight, and the Nationals select 22nd overall this year. The Wizards,Continue reading “Gilmer to Ramsey: An all-time Redskins first round”

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”