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

Basketball

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.

March 18, 2021
Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

๐ŸˆWFT: It wasnโ€™t the most exciting of moves, but the WFTโ€™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 seasonโ€™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.

๐Ÿ’Capitals: The Caps beat the NY Islanders in Tuesdayโ€™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 Foolsโ€™ Day rematch against the Islanders. Jokeโ€™s on them. 

๐Ÿ€Basketball: The Wizards continued their downward spiral yesterday, posting their fifth-straight loss. Oof. If youโ€™re hoping to see some winning basketball, may we suggest checking out our guide on the potential eight college menโ€™s teams representing the DMV in March Madness instead?