Ted Leonsis is happy

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 washcaps@aol.com, 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.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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