The 7 Most Gut-Wrenching Losses in DMV Sports History

 The 7 Most Gut-Wrenching Losses in DMV Sports History

Any red-blooded American who has any remote interest in sports has been paying attention to the World Cup. So of course, with less than a minute to go in Sunday's game versus Portugal, with a guaranteed trip to the round of 16 in the balance, the equalizing goal to tie the game 2-2 had to feel like a swift kick to the nether-region.

Being a fan of the local sports teams, having the thrill of victory replaced with the agony of defeat is a familiar feeling.

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Redskins Mock Draft 1.0: Post Senior Bowl

Redskins Mock Draft 1.0: Post Senior Bowl

Its safe to say that Jay Gruden, Bruce Allen, Morocco Brown & company certainly have a very interesting first offseason ahead of them.

The Redskins are getting $36 million back from the 2012 league mandated cap penalty. While the Redskins vow to be active in free agency, they must also fill voids left by 22 unrestricted free agents to be this coming spring, so money must be used judiciously. This also puts an increased emphasis on the draft, where the Redskins will look to supplement players on the roster. Here are a list of players I believe the Redskins should look into.

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DMV Stock Up, Stock Down: Week 1

STOCK UP: Georgetown Men’s Basketball Hoya Paranoia; back like it never left.

It’s not even the fact that the Georgetown has won nine games in a row that has their stock so high, but more of the quality of opponents they’ve faced. Eight of those wins have come against teams with winning records (with DePaul being the exception). Half of the eight wins came against ranked opponents (No. 24 Notre Dame, No. 5 Louisville, No. 18 Marquette, No. 8 Syracuse).

With their impressive win over the Orange last Saturday, Georgetown now controls their own destiny in the Big East.

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Continuity and Steady Hand Key to JT3's Success

When John Thompson III arrived at Georgetown to lead program his father lead to national prominence in the early eighties, the buzz was high and so were the expectations. Following up the run Big John Thompson had with trips to the national title game in 1982, a national title in 1984, and another runner up finish in 1985 the hype was warranted. Of course, too much is given; much is expected as it seems JT3 was handpicked after just a few years as head coach of his alma mater, Princeton. JT3 has had several excellent seasons with a mix of some of the DMV’s best talent i.e. Jeff Green, Austin Freeman, Chris Wright, and Roy Hibbert to name a few, along with a mix of the nation’s best talent i.e. Greg Monroe, Brandon Bowman, and most recently Otto Porter. But the success on the recruiting trail hasn’t led to success on the hardwood, especially in the postseason. Green, Hibbert and co. spoiled the Hoya Saxa faithful with a Final Four Trip in 2007 but Georgetown has done little since. Four tournaments, four loses to double-digits seeded teams and no Sweet Sixteens appearances.

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