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Carson Wentz Is the Washington Commanders’ Newest Quarterback

“‘Washington Commanders QB Carson Wentz’ has drastically worse vibes than ‘Washington Football Team QB Taylor Heinicke,’” tweeted The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman.

One day after the Washington Commanders officially swung and missed on bringing Russell Wilson to D.C. when news broke that Wilson will be playing for the Denver Broncos next season, the Commanders reportedly found their new quarterback: Carson Wentz. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the Commanders will receive Wentz and a 2022 second-round pick…

The Rebrand Is the Least Bad Thing About the Washington Commanders

If the team continues to linger in the middle-to-bottom of the league, the fanbase will continue to dwindle, the team will become increasingly irrelevant, and all the brand consultants and marketing gurus in the world won’t be able to save it.

The best news about the new name of the Washington football team (née Football Team) is that it is, in fact, a usable name. Commanders is inoffensive (literally, which is an upgrade from their previous moniker), unremarkable, and a basic plural noun like most sports team names. So at a bare minimum, we here at…

Like It Or Not, the Washington Commanders Are Officially Here

“This is my team, so I’m gonna always represent no matter we’re called.”

Dan Snyder opened his remarks on Wednesday morning with a joke. “Well, first off, welcome to not the best kept secret in D.C.,” he said. Snyder, of course, was referring to the unveiling of the local NFL team’s new name. After 18 months of deliberation, thousands of suggestions from fans, months of online speculation, and…

The Washington Football Team Awaits a New Name, But the Mediocrity Remains

There should be no optimism coming out of the season.

The Washington Football Team finished the 2021 NFL season with mediocrity, claiming a 7-10 record after its 22-7 victory over the New York Giants that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Washington heads into an offseason of some uncertainty: The coaching staff seems likely to stay at least mostly intact, and there are surefire…

Washington Football Team Looks to Season Finale With Giants After Being Eliminated from Playoff Contention

“These are young men who had to deal with an awful lot. But I think this is something we’ll grow from, we’ll learn from … Hopefully next week we’ll play to our abilities.”

One week after the Dallas Cowboys handed the Washington Football Team its worst defeat in the Ron Rivera era—a 56-14 blowout on national television—WFT still technically had a chance to make the playoffs and faced a must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon at FedExField. Win, and Washington would keep its slim playoff…

Maryland’s Pinstripe Bowl Victory Marks an Important Step Forward for the Program

It was a marquee win for head coach Michael Locksley, who was hired just over three years ago to resurrect the football program from the abyss of the D.J. Durkin era.

On Wednesday afternoon, early in the second quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl, Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa executed one of the most thrilling plays of the day. Throwing out of the shotgun, Tagovailoa danced three steps backward, two steps forward, and heaved a home run pass down the Yankee Stadium field, the ball kissing the gray…

Howard Men’s Basketball Becomes Latest Local Team to Pause Activities Due to COVID-19

Rising COVID-19 cases and the omicron variant have forced sports teams to reschedule or cancel games, reminiscent of the outbreaks that happened throughout last year.

This post has been updated with new information from the NHL and the Maryland and American University men’s basketball teams. On Wednesday, the Howard University men’s basketball program became the latest local team to cancel or postpone activities due a surge of positive COVID-19 cases. In a press release, the athletics department announced that all…

Washington Football Team’s Playoff Hopes Dim With Loss to Eagles

The team now shifts its focus to a rematch with the Cowboys in Dallas this weekend.

Instead of playing last Sunday in a pivotal division matchup against the Eagles, the Washington Football Team entered Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia on Tuesday night for a game that was postponed due to a wave of COVID-19 cases within the team. Instead of quarterback Taylor Heinicke leading a late season charge with a…

Washington Football Team Falls to Dallas as Cowboys Fans Pack FedExField

Despite a late rally, Washington dropped the rivalry game to Dallas, 27-20.

The Dallas Cowboys sprinted onto FedExField Sunday afternoon to a mix of cheers and boos. Outside the stadium, a Cowboys fan shouted to anyone who could hear that “D.C.” stands for “Dallas Cowboys.” By the end of the first quarter, Washington owner Dan Snyder was trending on Twitter, with Washington fans expressing their disgust at…

Dan Snyder Still Isn’t Being Held Accountable

Snyder should want the NFL to release the emails from the investigation into his team’s workplace culture.

Dan Snyder should do the right thing. Not just because it’s the right thing, of course. That would be a lot to ask. But he should do the right thing because it also happens to be the thing that will likely benefit him the most. I mean, if we’re talking about the Washington Football Team, we might…

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