Most Wiz fans fall into one of three categories, all of them sad.
The first is children of the ’80s, myself included, reared on the duo of Jeff and Moses Malone. Those were not good teams, and they never won a playoff series. They’re probably most-remembered for having 7’7″ Manute Bol and 5’3″ Muggsy Bogues.
The second bucket is ’90s kids, who got to enjoy C-Webb and Juwan, for three years at least. They almost took a first-round game off of the Jordan Bulls. It was the only time they made the playoffs all decade.
Those raised on ’00s Wizards basketball were slightly more fortunate. They got Gilbert, who was great, especially during the Agent Zero thing. Then they spiraled into five seasons of 27-55 basketball.
But things are looking up! The Wiz lucked into Wall and Beal, and they’ve been two wins shy of the conference finals each of the past two years. To get over the hump, though, and be a true contender, they need another major piece.
That piece hits the market next summer, and he makes all the difference. Here to commemorate the occasion is a fresh design from our friends at Sneeki’s Tees.
It may be a longshot, but fans should dare to dream about more than 45-win seasons and early playoff exits. Plus, this is just a really good looking shirt. Go get it for $25 in navy or royal blue.
Previously: Sneeki’s Washington “Football Team” T-Shirt
Our first-ever Best-Worst Redskins Jerseys Contest is over, and the winner is …
That’s a rather impressive collection of suck. The Ramsey one’s my fave, but I want the Frerotte fr’real. Here’s what the proud owner, Stephen Taylor, had to say:
From my Skins closet of shame. Stopped buying jerseys after McNabb…
That was probably a good choice. And now he is the proud owner of one Offseason Champs shirt in the size of his choice.
Our sincere thanks to all who submitted a jersey/collection of jerseys. Here were some of our favorites from the contest that was:
As introduced last week, we’re running a photo contest for people to show us their best-worst Redskins jerseys.
You can see them below, enter your own and “admire” ones you like. Then, come Monday, the most-admired photo wins one free Offseason Champs shirt, on us.
So get busy entering and admiring. I can’t believe that Spurrier jersey hasn’t put more points on the board.
When you root for a team like the Redskins, you’re bound to have skeletons in the closet, and by skeletons I mean a LaVar Arrington jersey. Or a Fred Smoot. Or a Jason Campbell. Or an RGIII. Or an Orakpo. And that’s just in the Mottram family wardrobe alone.
It comes with the territory of rooting for a team that burns through high-priced free agents and high draft picks like Dan Snyder through a bottle of Crown before giving Mike Shanahan a five-year deal.
The first-place Nats won in 16 at Milwaukee last night on Ryan Zimmerman and the bullpen’s heroics, and Bryce Harper homered in a rehab start at Potomac, but this is what I choose to blog about:
If you can’t read it, Bryce’s t-shirt says, “I LOVE BAD PITCHES THAT’S MY XXXXX PROBLEM.” And if you don’t know what that’s a reference to, here’s A$SAP Rocky’s “F**kin’ Problems,” which is a jam:
And if it’s jams you want, here are my top three candidates for the 2014 Song of Summer, with a primary assist from Rubie Edmondson:
That’s FroMo, ‘Rak and Silverback, hanging out in Hawaii and looking like Baylor Bears. Too bad RGIII couldn’t join ’em.
Stumping for John Wall to be the first Wiz all-star in six years. [Wise]
Stats explain why the Wizards are so very average. [Bullets Forever]
Caps lose to Canes in overtime with Ovi on the second line. [RMNB]
After recent skid, the Caps are also perfectly average. [WaPo]
Bruce Allen: Skins haven’t talked to Cowher or Jon Gruden. [Insider]
Sizing up top Skins head coach candidate Darrell Bevell. [Keim]
Five players the Skins may cut to save cap space. [Real Redskins]
The Terps lost on their home court to Oregon State. [Testudo Times]
The first family was there to watch Michelle’s brother-in-law. [Bog]
Hey, at least Maryland football’s going to a bowl this year. [Testudo]
Len Bias would’ve turned 50 years old today. RIP. [@si_vault]
Ten things from that super Redskins-Eagles game. [John Keim]
Bowen, Hankerson and Biggers all may have knee injuries. [Insider]
Trent Williams says a ref talked shit to him. Weird all around. [Insider]
Josh Morgan told to ride the bench and shut the hell up. [Insider]
The 12 types of people who comment on RGIII’s Facebook page. [FTW]
Holty made 46 saves to beat St. Louis, take the division lead. [RMNB]
Ovi scored two more goals, tied for the NHL lead at 17. [Caps Insider]
Brad Beal and Jarrett Jack beefed after the game Saturday. [Wiz Insider]
Maryland’s new pride unis are awesome. (Helmet flag ripples!) [Terps Insider]
Nats beat Miami on Bryce’s 20th HR. Clinch winning season. 5 back. [NI]
Roark and Jordan give Nats starting pitching depth in 2014. [Nats Journal]
O’s, no-hit through six, lose to Boston. Two back. [USA TODAY Sports]
Skins very nearly gave up the most yards ever through two weeks. [Insider]
Good video: Ryan Kerrigan as an undercover Modell’s employee. [Bog]
In-depth look at how the Skins are using Jordan Reed. [Staying Medium]
Redskins ranked as the third-worst NFL team to root for. [For The Win]
Andy Reid won in Philly to set the Eagles back to 1-2. [USA TODAY Sports]
Photos: Olaf Kolzig playing D in a goalie mask at Caps practice. [RMNB]
I’m feeling that shirt, big fella. (via)