Archive for October, 2012

Michael Wilbon calls D.C. a “terrible” sports town

October 5, 2012

Michael Wilbon, formerly of the Washington Post and now of ESPN, hates the Redskins and D.C. He now has called D.C. a “terrible” sports town. Sounds like Wilbon is upset now that D.C. teams are finally doing well again. He was on the bandwagon in the 1980s and early 1990s when the Skins were winning Super Bowls. I guess Wilbon just has to project his own personality onto other people. He is a sorry, no-account fraud who rips D.C. because he thinks it’s not cool to be from here. Wilbon, we’re sick of you kissing up to athletes. You’re past your prime. You’ve jumped the shark. 

If you want to read about D.C. as a sports town, click here.

 

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Is Robert Griffin III the biggest sports star in D.C.?

October 2, 2012

All of a sudden, Washington, D.C. is home to some of the biggest stars in sports. No other city in America has four overall number one picks since 2004, and the No. 1 star in D.C. would have been picked first overall in the draft most other seasons. No other city has four of its top five stars under the age of 25. D.C. tried it with other teams’ stars who were past their prime in Michael Jordan, Jaromir Jagr, and Donovan McNabb. That didn’t work, but now the most powerful city in the country has its own home-grown stars in each of the four most popular American sports leagues.

It has been a rough couple of decades for Redskins fans. Hardly anyone under 40 remembers the last time the Bullets won the NBA title. And the Caps, while they usually make the playoffs, may be the most underachieving playoff team in the history of American sports. But with a baseball team in the playoffs for the first time since 1933, things may be turning around for D.C. sports fans.

With the five stars on this list, D.C. fans have a future most cities can only dream about. The top stars on this list aren’t necessarily the best players in that order, but they’re pretty close. Without further ado, here are the five biggest sports stars in Washington, D.C.

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