Top 5 D.C. sports moments of 2018

Ben Krimmel
December 29, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Well, certainly some aspects of 2018 surely should never be remembered. But not these moments. These moments will long remain in the memory banks of all in the DMV. The top 5 moments that made 2018 a special year in D.C. Sports. 

And the top moment might surprise you. (Spoiler Alert: It won't.)

5. Redskins beat Cowboys

No, the season did not turn out so well. But this moment will always be special: The Doink.

The Cowboys missed a 52-yard field goal which was supposed to be five yards shorter, but Dallas long snapper Louis-Philippe Ladouceur​ was called for a snap infraction. And so, the Redskins won thanks to: The Doink.

4. Max Scherzer 300th K

There is little left to say about the dominance of Nats' ace Max Scherzer. 

"To me, (Scherzer is) the best pitcher in the game," Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said. "He's the guy that you want to face the least in the game, and if you're going strictly by statistics, he's number one in just about every category that you can name."

3. Capitals vanquish Penguins

Did you know Evgeny Kuznetsov could fly? 

The Caps exorcised their playoff demons by beating the rival Pens 4-2 with an overtime winner in Pittsburgh. It doesn't get much sweeter than that. 

2. Bryce Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nats Park

The Nats talisman never got a shinning playoff moment in Washington, but he did have this. 

Harper, who overcame lame cheating accusations in the Derby, was the opposite of John Wall in the batting cage.

1. Caps win Stanley Cup


That was great, wasn't it? The Caps with the Cup at the club. The Cup at the parade. The Cup at the parade and the Ovi f-bomb

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, good. 

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