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If you had to buy a jersey from your least favorite team, which one would it be?


If you had to buy a jersey from your least favorite team, which one would it be?

Hating specific teams and specific players is as much of a part of fandom as rooting for your favorite team or player.

We cheer loudly when the Capitals win and cheer just as loud when the Penguins lose. It's the way the world works. But there are a few things you do for your home team that your don't — and won't — do for their bitter rivals.

One of these such things is buy a specific jersey. You will never see a Capitals fan wear a Penguins jersey on purpose. It just won't happen.

But lets say you had to. Let's say that you were forced to buy a jersey belonging to your least favorite team. What team and what player would it be?

It's a question that made the rounds on Twitter Monday afternoon, and it's an interesting one.


What it comes down to is this: Choosing the least offensive player on your most hated team. There are a few alternative solutions: The most outrageous player regardless of like or dislike; a player with the same last name as you; an alumni of the same college or university.

For example, if you had to buy a Dallas Cowboys jersey, a Michael Irvin jersey would be an excellent choice for a bachelor party. Nobody wants to wear an Eagles jersey, but if you had to, a throwback Reggie White jersey would be not terrible.

So, D.C. sports fans, what jersey would you buy?

Let us know in the comments.

Dallas Cowboys:
— Calvin Hill (Redskins RB 1976-77, born and raised in Md./Va.)
— Brad Johnson (Redskins starting QB 1999-2000)
— Drew Pearson (HS teammate of Joe Theismann, all-around good guy)
— Emmitt Smith (It's hard not to like Emmitt)
— Deion Sanders (Played for the Redskins, is a ridiculous person)

Philadelphia Eagles:
— Throwback Reggie White or Randall Cunningham
— Brian Mitchell
— Tim Tebow (Because why not. WHY NOT?)

New York Giants:
— LaVar Arrington
— Brian Mitchell

Pittsburgh Penguins:
— Eric Fehr (Former Capitals forward)
— Brent Johnson (Capitals goalie, current CSN analyst)
— Mario Lemiux (Hey, at least it's not Jagr)

New York Rangers:
— Henrik Lundqvist (He's just so dang handsome)
— George McPhee (1976-79, current Capitals GM)

Cavaliers, LeBron James (Duh)
Duke, Grant Hill (For the Maryland fans)
Yankees, Derek Jeter (For Orioles fans and, well, all baseball fans really)
Phillies, Jayson Werth (We don't want to, but if we had to ...)

Virginia Tech's Edmunds brothers make NFL Draft history in first round

Virginia Tech's Edmunds brothers make NFL Draft history in first round

The most popular night in the NFL offseason took Dallas, Texas by storm Thursday. 

There were plenty of big storylines at the 2018 NFL Draft, held at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. 

Sure, Baker Mayfield being taken first overall by the Browns, Saquon Barkley joining Big Blue in the NFC East and a total of five quarterbacks coming off the board in the first round created plenty of buzz. 

But the story of the night belonged to a pair of brothers who carried on the NFL tradition within a small-town family from Danville, VA. 

Edmunds brothers, Tremaine and Terrell, became the first members of the same family to be drafted in the first round, per Elias Sports Bureau. 

The former Virginia Tech Hokies are set to join their big brother and current Saints running back, Trey, in the league next season. 

In what was a surprise to many, Tremaine fell to Buffalo at No. 16 after being listed as a projected top-10 pick. 

A bigger surprise, though? Terrell being selected by Pittsburgh at No. 28 after being projected by many to fall somewhere in the second round, or later. 

The biggest surprise of the evening? Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walking out on his own power after suffering a severe spinal injury in December to announce the team's 28th pick. 

Over Easter weekend earlier this month, the Edmunds family was generous enough to invite our crew at NBC Sports Washington to their Danville home. 

From visiting their old high school where they grew up playing football under their father as head coach to breaking down old footage from their early days playing pee-wee football, we dove into it all and put together a four-part web series. 


Maryland native Frances Tiafoe takes Roger Federer to the brink; nearly forces U.S. Open stunner

Maryland native Frances Tiafoe takes Roger Federer to the brink; nearly forces U.S. Open stunner


On Tuesday night, College Park, Md. native Frances Tiafoe nearly did the unthinkable.

19-year-old Tiafoe took five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer to a fifth and final round at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y. before Federer squeaked out the victory, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Not only did Tiafoe take Federer the distance, but the highly touted American teen took the first set 6-4.

Federer, who has twice as many grand slam championships than Tiafoe has grand slam appearances, won the next two sets with relative ease.

Tiafoe, who began training at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Parl at four years old, could not be put away.

He won four of five break points, and only committed 49 unforced errors to Federer's 56. But Federer's 17 aces and 49 first-serve winners were too much for young upstart.

While Tiafoe exits the tournament with a loss, the five-set thriller against one of the greatest tennis players of all time, the Maryland native and breakout star continues on his meteoric trajectory.