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RAAB: Redskins Season in Doubt

RAAB: Redskins Season in Doubt

Despite defying skeptics and pleasantly surprising cautious fans, the Washington Redskins still do not seem to have offered a clear picture of their capabilities and trajectory. At 6-4-1, Washington is still very much in the playoff picture. However, with a slate of games against competitive, potential playoff teams waiting to[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Sports
RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

RAAB: Nats Bear DC’s Playoff Hopes

As a city with many high-quality sports teams, Washington, D.C., is synonymous with regular season success followed by an early postseason exit. Having not won a major sports championship since 1991, the city has experienced heartbreak for the last 25 years. Winning the NL East for the third time in[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Smith, Kellerman Direct Unwarranted Criticism Toward Redskins

RAAB: Smith, Kellerman Direct Unwarranted Criticism Toward Redskins

Four weeks ago, I painted a dire picture for the Washington Redskins. Their performance in Weeks one and two brought me back to their worst seasons, where success one year was followed by abject failure the next. The team had repeatedly shot itself in the foot with horrendous starts, and[Read More…]

by October 1, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Redskins’ Playoff Dreams Dashed Early

RAAB: Redskins’ Playoff Dreams Dashed Early

There are many frustratingly unclear aspects of Coach Jay Gruden’s master strategy for the Washington Redskins so far this year, but one classic element of the Redskins’ existence has reared its head once again: The franchise loves to get off to bad starts and does not demonstrate any type of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Washington Nationals Regular Season Heating Up

RAAB: Washington Nationals Regular Season Heating Up

As the rhythm of the dog days of summer begins to fall away in favor of full-fledged pennant races around Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals continue to comfortably hold on to an eight-game lead in the National League East. Directly behind them is Miami Marlins, a team that has[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Sports
RAAB: Wizards Need Big Signings

RAAB: Wizards Need Big Signings

This summer will be a transformative one for the Washington Wizards. Whether that transformation is positive or negative will depend on the choices of a front office that is at its biggest crossroads since the waning years of Gilbert Arenas and the arrival of point guard John Wall. Cap space[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: DMV Basketball Shines

RAAB: DMV Basketball Shines

As Hoya fans lick their wounds after another maddening Georgetown-less March Madness, the success of other schools in the DMV area has made it a bit difficult to forget it all. The continuous success of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland’s basketball programs currently towers over Georgetown[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: RG3’s Contributions to DC Should Not Be Overlooked

RAAB: RG3’s Contributions to DC Should Not Be Overlooked

Cynically submerged on the roster of a team that has no intention of keeping him, quarterback Robert Griffin III is being disrespected by his Washington Redskins franchise, his city and his fans. We all seem to know it’s time for a split. The ride is over for RG3 in D.C.,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Capitals Earn Well-Deserved DC Spotlight

RAAB: Capitals Earn Well-Deserved DC Spotlight

The Capitals are Washington, D.C.’s darlings, and they deserve the title. In a word, they are dominating. But this isn’t the kind of dominating of the 2009-10 President’s Trophy team that posted goals in gobs to compensate for lackluster defense and goaltending. This is the complete package. Hockey is a[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Nationals Poised for Strong Season

RAAB: Nationals Poised for Strong Season

While the season is still a ways off, during a cold, aggressively wintry week such as this, my thoughts couldn’t help but wander to baseball. In less than a month, beginning Feb. 18, pitchers and catchers will report to the beautiful, sunny states Florida and Arizona. We, however, will continue[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top