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Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Brooks Laich on Latest Injury: ‘I’m Sick and Tired of Missing Hockey Games’

Brooks Laich, who's missed 70 games due to injury over the last two seasons, will have to miss three more after suffering a...

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This is the face of a big, hairy loser.

Lurch Papa is a ‘Big Fat Loser’ Picking College Football Winners

Three weeks into “Big Fat Winners Radio,” it’s clear there’s only one actual big fat winner, and one big, giant hairy loser.

Colt McCoy #16 of the Washington Redskins looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans during third quarter at FedEx Field on October 19, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Junkies Reaction to Skins Win: ‘I Feel Like I Watched 2 Terrible Teams Play Football’

The Redskins snapped a four-game losing streak against the Titans in a game which saw backup quarterback Kirk Cousins benched for other backup quarterback Colt McCoy.

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly (center) attends the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Washington Redskins at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bad Radio Caller: Redskins Can ‘Go to the Streets’ for Someone with ‘Football Talent’

Fred in Upper Marlboro has a novel approach to fixing Redskins everything woes. Just go to the streets, where he’s pretty sure you’ll find somebody with football talent that wouldn’t mind making 6 figures.

Jim Zorn (left) got off to a hot 6-2 start in his first season coaching the Redskins in 2008, then plummeted in the standings. Jay Gruden (right), now in his first season as the Redskins head coach, is faltering out of the gate, currently with a 1-5 record.

Comparing Jim Zorn and Jay Gruden’s First Years as Redskins Head Coach

A deflated-sounding Jay Gruden following the Redskins’ Week 6 loss caused The Junkies to compare him to Jim Zorn. But just how similar are the first seasons of the current and former Skins coaches?

Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Fred Smoot: ‘Tell that U-Haul Truck to Back Up’ to Brian Orakpo’s House

Brian Orakpo has been a non-factor in the Redskins defense, and former teammate Fred Smoot says “tell that U-Haul truck to back up to his house and start packing his bags.”

Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines during the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Reaction to Redskins Loss: ‘Blame the Front Office … for Putting Ryan Clark as Your Starting Safety’

Ryan Clark and the Redskins have another chance to act appropriately in the locker room after a loss, falling 30-20 Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.

Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on in the dugout prior to Game Four of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Candid Q&A with Matt Williams on Nationals’ Season Successes and Failure

Matt Williams was as transparent as he could be about his first-year successes and failure as a manager, which ended in an NLDS elimination for the Washington Nationals. Here’s a question-by-question breakdown.

Adam LaRoche of the Washington Nationals acknowledges the crowd after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the eleventh inning at Nationals Park on August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LaRoche Says Staying or Going ‘Just May be a Situation Where There’s No Room’

Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career in Washington, D.C., but with Ryan Zimmerman locked up for years to come and incapable of playing third, he admits, “It just may be a situation where there’s no room.”

America runs on Donkin! (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Dunkin' Donuts)

Pompkin Donkin Traffic Guy to Become Permanent Fixture on Junkies Broadcasts!

The traffic guy responsible for the “Donkin’ Donuts” sponsorship reads will remain on Junkies broadcasts, and he’s becoming appointment listening. Just listen.

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals signs autographs before the game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ryan Zimmerman: ‘Third Base is Where I’m Gonna Have to Play’

Ryan Zimmerman, who has battle injury all season, says if he’s gonna play any position defensively in the playoffs, “Third base is where I’m gonna have to play.”

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins looks on in the first quarter against the New York Giants at FedExField on Sept. 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Best of Worst Radio Callers After Redskins Embarrassing 45-14 Loss to Giants (Listen)

The Kirk Cousins wave came crashing to the ground in the Redskins 45-14 loss Thursday, and radio callers were fittingly irrational, full of rage, hopeless and saying absurd things. Here’s a compilation.


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