photo by Phil

Councilmember Brooke Pinto wrote in response to a Sports Illustrated article:

“A thriving Capitol One arena in the center of Downtown DC cannot be taken for granted. It is also vital for the economic recovery of our city. We must all stand together to ensure @MonSportsNet continue to call DC home.”

Sports Illustrated wrote: “Monumental Sports & Entertainment—the group that owns the Wizards and Capitals, as well as the Mystics—has reportedly spoken to governmental officials about potentially moving the two teams from Washington D.C. to Northern Virginia”

So if, God forbid, any of those teams moved – would you still support them? Would you travel to Crystal City/Ballston/Northern Virginia to catch a game live?


From the Nationals:

“Spring in Washington D.C. means two things: baseball and cherry blossoms.

The Washington Nationals are proud to combine these two iconic features, today revealing the club’s cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms. The Nationals are the first of seven clubs participating in this year’s Nike MLB City Connect Series.

Designed in partnership with Nike, the uniform’s creative elements weave a powerful connection between the team and the region it represents. The architectural typeface represents the city’s strength, while the tonal floral toile is a symbol of its beauty. The pink and ivory color palette, which evokes the feeling of spring in D.C., is set against a dark anthracite background. Cherry blossom petals and branches, as well as the city flag, are prominently displayed, showcasing the pride the Nationals have for their hometown. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From the Wizards:

“Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis announced today that Ernie Grunfeld has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Wizards.

“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” said Leonsis. “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.” Read More



From the NBA:

“The Washington Wizards City Edition uniform celebrates the District of Columbia and our capital’s team. It features a marble pattern on the side panels in the shape of the Washington Monument and a beveled effect on the numbers that resemble iconic Washington D.C. monuments.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to give the Wizards a shout out here. They have been balling lately, and last night was an absolute thriller against the Cavaliers, defending world champions. The Wiz ultimately lost in overtime, breaking their streak of 17 straight home wins, but the atmosphere was electric and basketball fans around the country are starting to take notice of them being one of the top teams in the league.

The Wizards are largely overlooked in DC compared to the other three major sports teams, but if anyone is looking to join the bandwagon, now is the time. Tickets are generally cheap as long as they aren’t playing an elite team, and it’s a great escape for a few hours from everything else going on. Go Wiz.”


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