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Box Seats: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

How to watch or ignore the playoffs

I learned an interesting tidbit last week: since Robert Kraft took over ownership of the New England Patriots seventeen years ago, the Patriots have been to the playoffs twelve times. That’s 70 percent of the time, which is impressive even...

By Evan Bliss  | January 7, 2011; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Misery Rankings - Redskins not No. 1!

Yeah, well that stunk. 6-10? Constant drama? Rex Grossman? No doubt, Redskins fans are miserable. But how miserable are Redskins fans compared to the rest of the league? It’s not as bad as you think. To come up with the...

By Jason Woodmansee  | January 7, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Maryland-Duke preview

It is bizarre that an important time in Maryland football history is being interrupted by the basketball team. Since I can remember, it has always been the other way around; if football has ever really interrupted basketball at all. Although...

By Rick Nelligan  | January 7, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Caps: contender or pretender?

We’re at the season’s halfway point and, if you’re like me, you’re not quite sure what to make of the Caps. I see a team in flux, one learning to fight through adversity, trying to forge a new identity and...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | January 6, 2011; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Reading Mike Shanahan's mind (cont.)

“So, the off-season is here. Lots to do. We climbed from 4-12 to 6-10 in my first year, but at that rate we’ll just be 8-8 next year, and the fans will be calling for my head. Still, I think...

By Stephen L. Carter  | January 6, 2011; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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It could always be worse

As 2011 begins, the Wizards sit at 8-24 at the bottom of the NBA after a very difficult year. I’m not even going to address the team’s play in the first four months of 2010. I’d prefer to pretend it...

By Lee Friedman  | January 5, 2011; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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New Caps traditions must stand test of time

This weekend I had the pleasure of joining the Weiswerda family for a St. Louis Blues game (thank you!). I lived in St. Louis while I was in college, so I know a fair bit about the fans there –...

By Nicole Weissman  | January 5, 2011; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Wizards should trade Andray Blatche

Reports that the Wizards are gauging the trade value for power forward Andray Blatche are both welcome and encouraging. While Blatche posted some superficially gaudy numbers after last season’s purge, and the Wizards were able to sign him to a...

By Kevin Broom  | January 5, 2011; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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"Southleast" no more

A few notes: -- Tonight’s Caps matchup against Tampa Bay is a chance for everyone to look at how much the so-called “Southleast” Division has improved. If the playoffs started today, three Southeast teams would make the playoffs. Carolina (-4)...

By Ryan Cooper  | January 4, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ignoring the burning wreckage, part 2: the defense

Let's find some positives from United's 2010 defensive performance. Julius James played better than expected. Jed Zayner played worth his salary, and I don't mean that as an insult. Beyond that, well...nobody died. That's a positive. No animals were harmed....

By Jeff Maurer  | January 4, 2011; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Past, present, and draft

Nine months. Three quarters of a year, the length of a school year, the duration of the human prenatal process, and the next time you’ll see the Washington Redskins play a football game that matters. First and foremost, a big...

By Evan Bliss  | January 3, 2011; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The new 2011 Edsall Ford

When I heard yesterday that Randy Edsall was named the new Maryland football coach, I had one reaction. None. I had no reaction. I was speechless. I just don’t get it. I know they feel Edsall is the “safe, conservative...

By Ryan Cooper  | January 3, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Classic situation

My Winter Classic story begins March 9, 2008. I’m at the Caps/Pens game at the Booth with my Dad, and it’s a tight, 2-2 game. With about 30 seconds to go, Nick Backstrom puts the puck in his own net,...

By Ryan Cooper  | January 3, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Truly a Classic experience

On Nov. 3, 2008, FedEx Field was overrun by 25,000 Pittsburgh Steeler fans who came to cheer their team on to victory over the Redskins. It was one of the all-too-frequent lowlights of the Dan Snyder era. On Jan. 1,...

By Kareem El-Alaily  | January 3, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Nationals' after-Christmas shopping

Two free agents about to make their decisions on whether to come to the Nationals could be the difference between a team that improves on its 69-93 record in 2010 or takes a step back. At a quick glance, I...

By Ryan Korby  | January 3, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps hire Randy Edsall: An early look

Just when it looked like the pirate was set to dock his ship in the Inner Harbor, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson pulled a fast one and has tabbed Randy Edsall to succeed Ralph Friedgen as head football coach of...

By Rick Nelligan  | January 3, 2011; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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