2024-07-17 6:42 PM

Picking Splinters: Hoyas Hanging On

If you happen to know a Georgetown Hoyas fan, forgive them if they seem on edge this weekend, it’s just because it feels like the next two seasons of Georgetown basketball may hang in the balance.

Feeling the Draft

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As Ovechkin's Monster Season Continues, Two Other Picks From the First Round of the 2004 Are Helping Resurrect the Caps Blue  Line and The Team's Chances in the Southeast Division. Since the Washington Capitals selected Alexander Ovechkin with the first pick in the 2004 draft, the sensational Russian's list of achievements has been flat out […]

Report: Fairfax County Far Short on Meeting Affordable Housing Needs

Even with a penny on the Fairfax County real estate tax rate designated for affordable housing, the effort after two years is coming nowhere near filling need that exists in the county. The goals of the county’s penny policy have been met, but there’s a big difference between goals and needs.

Picking Splinters: A Failure of Frugality

Most fantasy sports participants pore over their teams, researching draft picks and waiver moves and crafting their team with a level of care and attention to detail normally reserved for Renaissance-era art and military aircraft. That's certainly true in my case. That's why it was tremendously sad when I drove home from my second fantasy […]

Picking Splinters: Reward the Faithful

  Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis didn’t hesitate long before answering the question at the uniform unveiling party at Kettler Captials Iceplex last Friday. When asked if he would “show some solidarity” with three fans who had volunteered to receive tattoos of the team’s recently-redesigned logo (at Leonsis’ expense), the jovial owner cunningly dodged.  

Picking Splinters: A Look to the Future

The idea of the future has long captivated the minds of men, but it seems that looking ahead will soon become particularly fashionable to fans of the professional sports teams of Washington, D.C. The reason for the future-gazing is simple — the present stinks.