Fifteen years ago, London Fletcher was a squatty rookie free agent from a Division III school.
The Caps put themselves in the predicament of having to win Game 7 Monday at Verizon Center by losing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals 1-0 to the Rangers Sunday in New York.
Cornerback David Amerson and safeties Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo, three of the first six players chosen by the Redskins in last month’s NFL draft, understand why they’re wearing burgundy and gold.
The march of time really hit home this past weekend in the person of the long-shot center who was wearing No. 69 during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park.
Back before the NFL established a scheduling formula as part of the divisional realignment of 2002, there were always plenty of nerves for the Redskins before they learned the identity of each season’s opponents. But having an idea of the schedule before it’s released does nothing to diminish the pitfalls of a rigorous NFL season.
I had a column coming this week about the Redskins heading into this month’s draft minus a first-round pick for the first time since 2006 and still needing a starting cornerback.
Saturday a very classic matchup, as John Thompson III’s Hoyas go head-to-head against Jim Boeheim’s Orange for dominance over the Big East, with just games left in conference play.
Two weeks after his name surfaced in baseball’s latest performance-enhancing drugs allegations, Nats ace Gio Gonzalez met with reporters to try to dispel those rumors as easily as he dismissed batters during his superb Washington debut in 2012. In terms of tackling the allegations head-on, Gio has handled the scandal well, but some aspects of public perception will remain out of his control.
This column was supposed to be about the rising Maryland basketball program which was poised to break into the top 25 for the first time since the final 2010 poll.
With Robert Griffin III hobbling on the field in yesterday’s 24-14 loss to Seattle, and before his gruesome fall that could put him under the knife for reconstructive surgery, Mike Shanahan made the decision from the sideline to continue to put the face of the franchise in harm’s way.