There are a number of incredible stories currently populating the sports pages here in the nation's capital. Obviously and quite appropriately, the heroics of His Holiness the Black Jesus Robert Griffin III predominate. Not only does he seem to win an award or set a new Redskins or NFL rookie record every game he plays, but, in the unlikeliest of unlikely turns, he also has this town dreaming about the possibility of playoffs. The Redskins host the Giants next Monday night, which will also mark the first relevant football game played in D.C. in December in almost seven years (to be truthful, it feels like 70).
The professional baseball team merely accomplished the best record in the major leagues, and key members won NL Rookie of the Year, NL Manager of the Year, and Executive of the Year honors. Imagine what they may be capable of if all of the team's best players are permitted to play this upcoming season (sorry, still bitter).
And then there is the local professional basketball team. Incredible and record-setting in its own right.