Why the Lakers can thank the Wizards for their 2020 NBA Championship

The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA Champions. LeBron James has won his fourth NBA title, and he’s now the first player in NBA history to win Finals MVP with three different franchises, adding one more accomplishment to his all-time great legacy. Anthony Davis, LeBron’s running mate, now has his first NBA title. DavisContinue reading “Why the Lakers can thank the Wizards for their 2020 NBA Championship”

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)”

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”

Redskins Draft Breakdown

By: Joe Pohoryles After three days of drafting, the Redskins have 11 new players: eight via the draft, and three from free agency, with more likely on the way. The team wasn’t able to fill every need this weekend, but by-and-large the class of 2020 could be as impactful as last year’s class. Of courseContinue reading “Redskins Draft Breakdown”

Redskins Draft Primer

By: Joe Pohoryles With the 2020 NFL Draft beginning tomorrow night at 8 p.m., it is an exciting time for Redskins football. As holders of the No. 2 overall pick, the team has the opportunity to select the player who many believe is the best in the draft: Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young. TheyContinue reading “Redskins Draft Primer”

Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 2)

By: Joe Pohoryles Today, March Madness was supposed to be in full swing. Instead, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has stopped the sports world in its tracks. NFL free agency is buzzing, but there are few leagues with actual gameplay to watch. To stay in the spirit of bracket season, I have constructed a 32-team bracketContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 2)”

Skins miss out on Hooper, Flowers in first days of Free Agency

By: Joe Pohoryles Two of the Redskins’ top free agent targets of the 2020 offseason have signed with other teams. The Cleveland Browns made former Falcons TE Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the league with a four-year, $44 million contract. Hooper posted 787 yards and six touchdowns on 75 receptions — all career-highsContinue reading “Skins miss out on Hooper, Flowers in first days of Free Agency”

The new XFL: eXciting or eXcessive?

By: Joe Pohoryles For months, football fans waited with growing anticipation for a landmark match-up at the beginning of February. The biggest football game of 2020 promised a new era in football that will be looked back on for years. I’m not talking about Super Bowl LIV, where the Kansas City Chiefs won on Feb.Continue reading “The new XFL: eXciting or eXcessive?”