Review of DC Sports

Elzey, Chris, and David K. Wiggins, eds. DC Sports: The Nation’s Capital at Play. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2015. Pp. xix+ 317. Notes, Index. $24.95 paperback. Reviewed by Lindsay Parks Pieper   It was another bad start to the season. The Nationals entered the April 17, 2009, game against the Marlins with a…

Popular Teams, Harris Poll and the Big 4 Sports

While writing my book, The Bullets, The Wizards and Washington, DC Basketball  on professional basketball industry and Washington, DC, a central question emerged about the city’s fans.  From the origins in the late 1920s through the Bullets in Landover, Maryland, the city’s teams never drew very well. Even when they reached the National Basketball Association…