Washington DC, for what we believe is the first time ever, has NBA and NHL teams in the second round of their respective playoffs in the same year. In fact, the Wizards completed their first four-game sweep ever. Ted Leonsis, whom BSP used to write when he accepted emails at firstname.lastname@example.org, has to be celebrating these first steps towards winning something … anything … finally.
Isn’t that absurd? The thing is, both teams have a realistic shot at advancing even further, even though that’s going to be a tough road. The Capitals draw the New York Rangers, ESPN’s and the rest of the media’s favorite team, while the Wizards play … we don’t know yet, because the other series are still alive. The Wizards, in BSP’s estimation, have a much better chance of making noise, although the Capitals are certainly capable. They always have been, but haven’t went further, mostly because they didn’t play as a team.
Get this: Since the Nationals made the playoffs last October, their baseball, basketball and hockey teams made the playoffs in the last 8 months.
Washington is good in sports. The Redskins are the only team that stinks out loud in Washington. Time to butt out, Mr. Snyder.