The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History

While the Washington Wizards had an uneventful end to their season in the NBA bubble, rookie forward Rui Hachimura shined and wound up earning NBA Second Team All-Rookie honors after a strong first campaign. Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young has had a massive impact on Washington’s defense with 2.5 sacks through two gamesContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History”

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”

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…”

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”

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?”

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”

DC Sports By The Numbers (40-49)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (40-49)”

Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (Sweet 16)

By: Joe Pohoryles March Madness is 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 bracket builtContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (Sweet 16)”

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)”

More depth moves for Redskins on first day of league year

By: Joe Pohoryles The 2020 NFL league year officially started today at 4 pm EST. Contract negotiations have been allowed for the past few days in the “legal tampering” period, but the new season starts today. The Redskins did not make any big splashes to start the year, and saw more big names in positionsContinue reading “More depth moves for Redskins on first day of league year”