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The Powerful Redemption of These Washington Capitals

Say it once more with feeling—the Washington Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions. If it feels like the powers that be will have to pry the Stanley Cup from Alex Ovechkin’s cold, dead hands a year from now, that’s because most of us felt like this day would never come. While plenty of locals jumped on the bandwagon during the team’s magical postseason run, diehards know nothing has ever been guaranteed when it comes to this franchise. In order to […]

How to Be a Bandwagon Caps Fan

The main reason the Washington Capitals have always been my favorite sports franchise is that the vast majority of people reading this didn’t care about them when I was growing up. My father worked with a guy who had a second job at the old Caps Arena, and because the building was almost never full back in those days, Tommy would regularly call us up and say, “If you guys can get here before the puck drops in 45 minutes, […]

  • Alex Ovechkin
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Braden Holtby
  • Jakub Vrana
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Nick Backstrom
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Jakub Vrana
  • Nick Backstrom

Holtby gets back on track in win over Islanders

Just 24 hours after thumping the Islanders 7-3 in Brooklyn, the two teams squared off again as the Washington Capitals hosted New York at Capital One Arena, March 16. Franchise goalie Braden Holtby, coming off a rare rough patch in which he was pulled from net in three of six outings, got the start and did not disappoint — stopping 22 of 25 shots he faced to earn his first victory, a 6-3 rout, in nearly two full weeks. While […]

  • Otto Porter
  • Markieff Morris
  • Marcin Gortat
  • Tomas Satoransky
  • John Wall
  • Otto Porter
  • Ian Mahinmi
  • Scott Brooks
  • Markieff Morris
  • Dwyane Wade

Beal and friends hold off Heat for overtime victory

Led by All Star shooting guard Brad Beal, the Washington Wizards jumped out to a huge first quarter lead over the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena, March 6. Unfortunately for the home team, by the time the opening quarter ended, Miami had already cut the deficit to just five points. At halftime, the Wizards led by nine. But once again, the Wiz were unable to close out the Heat. Thanks to 30 points from Beal, who made six of […]

  • Markieff Morris
  • Brad Beal
  • Tomas Satoransky
  • John Wall
  • John Wall
  • Tomas Satoransky
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo

Wizards have no answers for Antetokounmpo

After winning six of their previous eight games, the Washington Wizards hoped to continue their hot streak as they hosted the Milwaukee Bucks for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee matchup at Capital One Arena, January 15. Shortly after tipoff though, it was readily apparent that forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had other plans. The Greek Freak dominated the day with 27 points and 20 rebounds, leading the Bucks to a relatively easy 104-95 win over the Wizards. All Star point […]

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  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t know a thing about Catfish and the Bottlemen. According to their Wikipedia page, they’re a British rock band from Wales and they got together in 2007. Oh, and apparently their lead singer, Van McCann, used to be in a Beatles cover band with bassist Benji Blakeway. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice. All jokes aside, even though I wasn’t familiar with their work, Catfish and the Bottlemen was extremely popular with […]

  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums

  Since they burst onto the scene in 2008, Fitz and The Tantrums have produced a series of high-energy hits. Regardless of whether you consider them indie or pop, chances are you’ve heard your fair share of the Los Angeles-based band’s top tracks, like “Moneygrabber,” “The Walker” and, most recently, “HandClap.” While they were only able to play an abbreviated set at DC101’s Kerfuffle this year, they did not disappoint during their time in the spotlight. Lead singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs […]