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

With the NFL Combine in our rear view and free agency around the corner, its time to get draft mocking! Based on the Redskins key areas of need (CB, S, DL, WR, OT,) and combine results, this is my initial Redskins mock. I will release another in about a month after colleges have held their pro days and the NFL free agency period has begun. Enjoy.

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Steve Buckhantz's Dagger Retractor

Wizards play-by-play commentator Steve Buckhantz is one of the best in the business.  He is beloved by DMV hoops fans and one of the most well-respected broadcasters nationwide. He is probably best known for his catchphrase "DAGGER!", yelled whenever a Wizard hits a walk-off shot to win the game.

Even the great ones have a slip-up every once in a while. And this slip-up was a pretty embarrassing/funny one.

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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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Toronto Raptor's Announcer Matt Devlin's Releases Wale Diss Track

Let's recap the last 48 hours, shall we? Wale attends Wizards game. Wale gets in heckling match with Rudy Gay. Raptor's announcer gets involved. Wale confronts announcer then tweets about it later that night.

Then this happened....

Between this and Jordan Crawford being traded for the equivalent of nothing, it has been a pretty interested afternoon.

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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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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong – Wale vs. Rudy Gay v. Toronto Announcer

In the middle of the Wizards last night’s 96—88 loss to the visiting Toronto Raptors, rapper (and DMV native) Wale got into a jawing match with Raptor’s Rudy Gay (a Baltimore native).  Consistent, yet friendly, the thrash talk lasted the duration of the first half. Things escalated when Gay hit a 3-pointer and gestured toward Wale’s section. While the gesture was more of the same meaningless banter, Raptors announcer Matt Devlin picked up on the exchange and interjected on Gay’s behalf, mispronouncing Wale's name, calling him a “local rapper” and unfavorably comparing him to another rapper, Drake of Toronto. Clearly displeased with Devlin’s comments, Wale made his feelings known once he caught wind of what was said.

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New Adidas Commercial Adds Pressure to RGIII's Comeback Attempt

After Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a torn ACL versus the Seahawks on January 6, the  prognosis from team doctors and officials was that RGIII would be able to play in around eight months. Even me, being the ultimate optimist that I am, was skeptical. Eight months sounds too good to be true, even to the die-hard Redskins fans like myself. Adrian Peterson is the only athlete I can remember making that kind of expedient return after facing that kind of injury. And as freaky as specimen as RGIII is, Adrian Peterson's return from his blown out knee was downright miraculous.

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