Capitals offseason preview

The tumultuous time in the Toronto bubble has to come to an end for the Capitals after being brushed aside by the New York Islanders in five games. The team walks away with a lot of questions and concerns as it now prepares for the 2020-21 season trying to keep the championship window open. HereContinue reading “Capitals offseason preview”

‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes

“Sh*t happens,” was Alex Ovechkin’s response when asked about missing a wide open net on the power play while the team was losing 3-2 in the second game of their First Round series against the New York Islanders. The tone was resigned, and many took it as a sign of apathy. However, Ovechkin is oneContinue reading “‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes”

Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes

The Capitals played their first real hockey game since Mar. 9, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres. In their lone exhibition match before the three-game round robin to open the postseason, the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. There was so much rust between both sides, the ice nearly turned orange, but hopefullyContinue reading “Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes”

Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round

The 2020 MLB Draft took place a few days ago, where the Nationals welcomed six new prospects. The NBA draft will not take place until October, while the NHL’s draft date is still up in the air. In any case, following up on my recent all-time Redskins first round, I have assembled an all-time CapitalsContinue reading “Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round”

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)”

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: Capitals

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: Capitals”

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 (First round, Part 1)

By: Joe Pohoryles Today, the first full day of March Madness was supposed to take place. 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 constructedContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 1)”

NFL All-DMV Team

By: Joe Pohoryles In the Washington, D.C. Metro area (affectionately known as the DMV), NFL football is in two polar camps. The Baltimore Ravens were amongst the NFL’s best, and with 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson at the helm, look to contend for Super Bowls for at least the next few years. Meanwhile, the Washington RedskinsContinue reading “NFL All-DMV Team”