The 10 Greatest Moments in Washington, DC Sports History

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The 10 Greatest Moments in Washington, DC Sports History
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Washington, DC is considered by many to be the most important city in the world. From a sports standpoint, however, the nation's capital is often overlooked when it comes to discussions as to the most successful and powerful sports cities. With some great franchises calling DC home, is Washington DC's relegation to second-tier status justified?

It is true that there has been a dearth of high-water moments for DC area sports fans over the past 10-15 years. But it was not always that way, not at all.

Over the years, there have been numerous memorable moments for Washington DC sports teams— moments of glory, moments of triumph and moments that have stayed in fans' memories for many years.

After a very long drought, Washington now seems poised to, perhaps, become a player in the sports world once again.

The Redskins just drafted a quarterback who might be the first face of the franchise since Joe Theismann.

The Nationals are young, talented and off to their best start ever.

The Capitals remain one of the NHL's best franchises and just upset the defending Stanley Cup champions.

The Wizards are young and underachieving, but there are promising signs there as well.

Add to that a strong fan base with DC United and other area collegiate teams, such as Georgetown and George Washington, and there is no shortage of opportunities for a magical and memorable moment to take place year round.

DC sports fans, this one is for you. Let's stroll down memory lane and revisit the 10 greatest moments in Washington, DC sports history.

Let's start this off by looking at a couple of honorable mentions.

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