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Ultimate 6er | 2018 American League Playoffs

October 4, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It’s October and the baseball playoffs have begun! The American League was especially strong this year. Three teams finished with over 100 wins for the first time ever. What’s the best way to root for your home team? With local beer available at the ballpark of course.  Here are your best bets to help get your team through to the World Series.

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Fans Lose, NHL Wins With Late Start Times

April 27, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I have a riddle for you. What sporting event took place over the span of two days and easily could have been avoided?

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Ultimate 6er | Preparing For the Playoffs

December 10, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

For those of us in Fantasy Football leagues, our minds are prematurely wrapped around playoffs as we reach the final stretch in our outrageously competitive seasons. In reality, week 14 through 16 are equally as important: aside from teams that have no chance of going to the Superbowl, there are some critical triumphs that must be won to determine others’ qualifying status.  Let’s focus on some of the biggest December games that will make or break our brackets to prepare our odds — and our palates — for this year’s NFL playoffs.

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I sat through six and a half hours of baseball, and all I got was this crummy Nationals column.

October 20, 2014 |

By the 16th inning, I was getting pretty cold.  My wife and I were in the midst of experiencing what was about to become the longest postseason game in baseball history.  Sitting in the third row from the top at … Read More

It’s ALIVE: Reawakening Basketball Fandom in DC

April 28, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. has experienced something special over the last week – a reawakening of a fan base.  The momentum had been building all season – in February, the Wizards pushed their record over the .500 mark for the first time … Read More

Champs and Chumps: NFL Playoff Picture is Coming into Focus

November 18, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It is time, once again, to start talking about the playoffs. We are 11 weeks into the 2013-14 NFL season, and one thing is clear there are two tiers right now in the NFL. Tier 1: Seattle, New Orleans, Denver – these teams all have scary good offenses to go with really good defenses. Tier 2: everyone else in the playoff picture. – these teams have shown the ability to win (sometimes against good teams and usually at home), but are all inconsistent in big places. Read More

Blurry Vision: The 2013 MLB Playoffs

September 23, 2013 |

The first day of autumn has fallen upon us, and, while most on this blog are comparing the subtleties of pumpkin beers and other fall seasonals, I am sweating out the last week of baseball’s regular season heading into the … Read More

Playoff Hockey Returns

May 14, 2013 |

Despite the NHL season having been abbreviated due to the expiration of the existing collective bargaining and profit sharing deal, playoff hockey has not disappointed. Whether it be the resurgence of Canada in the postseason with the likes of … Read More