The Redskins Obsession: DC Fans Or DC Media; Who’s At Fault?

Photo: John McDonell/The Washington Post


The frigid temperatures and sunless skies of February in DC are accompanied by a barren sports landscape; that is, if you ask a producer of any local sports show on radio or television. Their reasoning is simple; this point on the calendar is one of the furthest dates away from a Redskins game. What else could they possibly talk about?

Fortunately for them, the NFL has successfully rolled out a calendar that keeps the league in the sports news cycle year round, save for a few weeks in the summer when Roger Goddell is vacationing on the Isle of Capri with Peter King, Mike Florio and any other NFL shills with a press pass and a lap top.

Atlantic 11 College Basketball Ballot – Week 7


NCAA Basketball: Northeastern at VCU
VCU is trying to learn how to play without star guard Briante Weber, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Photo: Geoff Burke – USA Today Sports


I’ve missed this ballot the past two weeks, and I’m not sure how you guys have managed to survive without it. Well I’m back and I’ve brought a couple new schools with me.

FSB In The Stands: Ohio Sports Fans & DC Buzzer Beaters; Dayton vs GW

GW Statue


Being a sports fan in DC can lead you to the strangest places.

So there I was last Friday night, at a bar steps from the campus of George Washington University, staring at a table full of 100 or so name tags, each inscribed with the name of a University of Dayton alumni.

A young woman manning the table of tags reserved for the DC/Baltimore University of Dayton Alumni Association happy hour guests asked me for my name and year of graduation.

FSB In The Stands: Postcards From Charlottesville for Duke vs UVa

Entrance into John Paul Jones Arena. All Photos: Taylor Adkins


A few weeks back when I wrote about my trip down to Chinatown for the Villanova/Georgetown game, I noted all of the great D-1 college basketball options in the DC area. Last weekend, I decided to venture outside of the Beltway for the two hour trip down to Charlottesville, VA for an epic matchup between Duke and unbeaten Virginia.