Among the big four professional sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB), DC has not been home to a championship since 1992 when the Washington football team defeated the four time Superbowl Bowl losers Buffalo Bills. DC United last won a Major League Soccer championship in 2004. And the DC Divas won the Independent Women's Football League championship in 2006.
But among the regional powerhouse teams, no championships since 1992. Almost 20 years. The Capitals are our next great chance. They begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs today as the number one team in the Conference and the entire League. If they could bring a championship and the Stanley Cup to DC, maybe we'd shed some of that loser stigma. Our football (men's, not women's!), basketball and baseball teams each had losing seasons last time around.
Our next chance is now! I'm imagining a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, turning north onto 7th Street and ending at H Street with a huge street festival. Ha, that's probably a little over the top, but a nice thought. Anyway, the first game is tonight at the Verizon Center, 8:00pm. A best of seven series vs. the Montreal Canadiens. GO CAPS!