D.C.: Out with the old, in with the older

March 18, 2021
The GIST: The Washington Football Team (WFT) kicked off NFL free agency, Capital Alex Ovechkin hit another milestone and well, the less said about the Wizards, the better.
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D.C.: Out with the old, in with the older
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🏈WFT: It wasn’t the most exciting of moves, but the WFT’s starting QB looks set: 38-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick, last with the Miami Dolphins, is replacing 36-year-old Alex Smith. Not the long-term solution we were looking for, but hopefully he provides stability after last season’s QB merry-go-round. FitzMagic, welcome to the District.

  • Fitzpatrick has good targets to sling the football to. Former Carolina Panther wide receiver (WR) Curtis Samuel is expected to sign a three-year deal, reuniting him with his old head coach, Ron Rivera, and college teammate, WR Terry McLaurin. That speedy tandem could be dangerous.

🏒Capitals: The Caps beat the NY Islanders in Tuesday’s highly anticipated showdown, taking over the East Division lead with a 19-6-4 record (wins, losses, overtime losses). Back on top, baby!

  • But the best part was captain Alex Ovechkin netting a classic Ovi power play one-timer for his 718th career goal, moving into sixth in all-time scoring. The Great 8 strikes again.
  • The Caps face lowly opposition for their next six games...so circle your calendar for that April Fools’ Day rematch against the Islanders. Joke’s on them.

🏀Basketball: The Wizards continued their downward spiral yesterday, posting their fifth-straight loss. Oof. If you’re hoping to see some winning basketball, may we suggest checking out our guide on the potential eight college men’s teams representing the DMV in March Madness instead?