Monday, October 3, 2016

Redskins Raise More Concerns Despite Win

The Washington Redskins' win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday certainly wasn't pretty.

After jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and looking like the playoff contenders they were a year ago, the mighty Browns came roaring back to tie things at the half 17-17.

And then the third quarter wasn't much better than the second. In fact, it was almost worse. The Redskins couldn't tackle. The offense couldn't stay on the field. The Browns were in control and taking it to the defending conference champions all while doing it eight hours away from their home town.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nationals Win, Clinch Home Field Advantage

Thanks to the team that eliminated them from the playoffs in their previous appearance, the Washington Nationals clinched home field advantage against the Los Angeles Dodges in the NLDS this coming week.

Winning 3-0, the San Francisco Giants handed the Nationals home games in three games of the five game set that will begin this coming Friday, October 7. Last time the Nationals had home field advantage in the NLDS, it was the Giants that eliminated Washington on their way to winning the World Series.

Barrett Breaks Record in Buckeyes' Win

Kickoff for the Ohio State's 58-0 win over Rutgers was at noon, but the Buckeyes didn't come out to play until about 12:15.

Something that has become all too common for Urban Meyer's squad, Ohio State came out flat for the opening kickoff and for a brief moment, the Scarlet Knights had some life. Driving for 10 plays, 32 yards and reaching their own 45-yard line, Rutgers certainly seemed more ready to play than the No. 2-ranked Buckeyes.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ohio State vs. Rutgers Will Be Season-Defining For Buckeyes

In what is shaping up to be a boring week across the college football world, it's a week for teams and fans to turn their focuses inward and do some self evaluation. There are a small handful of games that could turn out to be interesting, but it's primarily a chance to pay close attention to storylines specific to each school.

For the Ohio State Buckeyes, head coach Urban Meyer's recent move to insert J.T. Barrett as the starting quarterback over the underperforming Cardale Jones is one that will garner plenty of attention on Saturday night when the Buckeyes take on Rutgers.

Monday, February 2, 2015

How Will You Remember Super Bowl XLIX?

First off, it's good to be back writing The Skinny On Sports. I had a taken a brief hiatus due to some personal reasons, but it is great to be back writing the blog where it all started out.

This morning, sports fans across the country woke up somewhere between a food coma and a hangover. To make things worse, it's Monday, meaning they had to drag themselves to work while there bodies begged them to stay in bed, or by the toilet.

At work, it's no secret what the conversation topic of choice will be: Super Bowl XLIX.

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's a Fundamental Thing...

Zimmerman, above, has committed 9 errors this season.
The beginning of this years Washington Nationals season hasn't quite met expectations. While the team is still 2 games above .500 and just 2.5 games behind the Braves for the NL East lead, the Nationals certainly have the talent to be in first and many more games in the green.

Like the old saying goes: "Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships." When it comes to the Nationals, it doesn't look like they'll be selling tickets anytime soon and they definitely won't be winning championships at the rate their going defensively.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For Redskins Tevita Stevens, All He Needs is an Opportunity

Stevens, 54, was signed by the Redskins following the draft.

Whenever somebody mentioned the Utah Utes this draft season, the first, and maybe only, name that came to mind was Star Lotulelei. However, the Redskins recently signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman Tevita Stevens from Utah. He recently sat down to tell me his story...