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”

What Wizards can take away from NBA bubble

After eight games in the NBA bubble, the Capital City G- I mean, the Washington Wizards did not qualify for the NBA playoffs. Pardon the error, but given the team’s performance, there were instances where I thought Washington might have sent their G-League affiliate instead. With the absences of top scorers Bradley Beal and DāvisContinue reading “What Wizards can take away from NBA bubble”

Wizards look on-brand in first real game back

The Wizards played their first real game since Mar. 10 this afternoon, taking on the Phoenix Suns in a 125-112 loss. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton led the way for Phoenix; Booker led the team with 27 points while chipping in five rebounds and four assists. Ayton totaled a double-double with 24 points and aContinue reading “Wizards look on-brand in first real game back”

Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round

Following up on my Redskins and Capitals all-time first round picks, the Wizards/Bullets version will be the last. Since the Nationals have only been around for about 15 years, they only have a handful of first round picks in the team’s history, and there are many draft slots that they have never occupied. It wouldContinue reading “Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round”

NBA returning July 31; what does that mean for Wizards?

As reported this morning, the NBA is planning to restart on July 31 after suspending the season due to the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March. 22 of the league’s 30 teams will be returning to action, as all 16 teams currently in a playoff spot plus the six teams within six games of the eighth seedContinue reading “NBA returning July 31; what does that mean for Wizards?”

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)”

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”

DC Sports By The Numbers (80-89)

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 (80-89)”

Wizards at All-Star weekend

By: Joe Pohoryles Starting tonight and going through Sunday, the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend will take place in Chicago, and while no one on the Wizards made the All-Star team — namely Bradley Beal — there are a few who will be taking part in the weekend’s festivities. Beal missed the cut despite posting averagesContinue reading “Wizards at All-Star weekend”

Breaking down three Redskins draft scenarios

By: Joe Pohoryles Three days ago, the Kansas City Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV, delivering the first Lombardi trophy to Kansas City in 50 years. It was also the first Super Bowl win for Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, solidifying his status as oneContinue reading “Breaking down three Redskins draft scenarios”