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David Elfin

David ElfinDavid Elfin began writing about sports when he was a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

He is Washington’s representative on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee and the author of seven books, most recently, “Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History.”

A pre-game regular on 106.7-The Fan the last three Redskins seasons, he has been its columnist since March 2011.

Follow him on Twitter: @DavidElfin


DeSean Jackson and Jason Hatcher will report to Redskins Park with new teammates to begin Washington's offseason workout program. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Redskins Have Improved Since Last April As Workouts Begin

Jay Gruden has been the Redskins’ coach for three months, but today marks a huge step in his truly taking command of the team.


The knee injury heard 'round the football world. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

RGIII To Begin Life Minus The Brace On Monday

With the Shanahans gone and his surgery more than 14 months in the past, RGIII went public recently with his plans to ditch the brace.


John Wall and Bradley Beal celebrate the Washington Wizards clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 after beating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

A Wild Couple Of Days In D.C. Sports

We’re used to craziness in D.C. sports, but the events that took place from Monday afternoon until Wednesday last night were pretty incredible.


John Thompson and Patrick Ewing during the glory days of Georgetown basketball. (credit: Georgetown University Athletic Department)

Hoyas Once Ruled College Hoops

Given Georgetown’s lone NCAA victory during the last six tournaments, it can be hard to imagine how powerful and feared the Hoyas once were.


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50 Years Later, Jurgensen Is D.C. Institution

Washington was a sports backwater 50 years ago today. The Redskins hadn’t made the playoffs since 1945 and hadn’t had a winning season since 1955. The Senators hadn’t been to the World Series since 1933 and hadn’t had a winning season since 1952. The nation’s capital didn’t have NBA or NHL teams and its college sports programs were lackluster.


Anthony Rendon celebrates the Nationals Opening Day win with teammates Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond. Washington defeated the New York Mets 9-7 in 10 innings. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Opener Could Set Tone For Nats

Yesterday’s 9-7 victory on Opening Day at Citi Field was a very good sign for the Washington Nationals.


DeSean Jackson (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Redskins Should Take Their Best Shot At Jackson

If I’m Snyder, Allen and Gruden, I make the move despite the ongoing needs at safety and right tackle.


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This Could Be Year That Nats Don’t Go Bust

The Nats are just too talented not to reach postseason. And in baseball, over 162 games, talent is almost always decisive.


London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts after a play in the first half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Sweet 16 Matchup of Historic Proportions for UVa.

On Friday, the Virginia Cavaliers will line up against Michigan State in the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance in 19 years, under the big lights of Madison Square Garden. The stage is set.


Marcin Gortat #4, John Wall #2, and Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards are close to ending a six-year playoff drought. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards On Verge Of Ending Playoff Drought

With 12 games remaining, Washington’s magic number is 5 to clinch its first playoff spot in six years.