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”

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”

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”

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”

Building the best All-DC handball team

By: Joe Pohoryles In late January 2020, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appeared on the popular Barstool Sports podcast, “Pardon My Take,” and claimed that he could assemble a handball team that would win gold at the Olympics. Cutler’s remarks sparked some debate online as to how easy the sport of handball would beContinue reading “Building the best All-DC handball team”

The Tenure Trials: Redskins

By: Joe Pohoryles As I continue to come up with content ideas amidst the sports-less COVID-19 pandemic, a question appeared in my mind: For each Washington team, who has played the most games/minutes/innings for the team? With just a handful of guesses, I figured I could name the correct player for all four major DCContinue reading “The Tenure Trials: Redskins”