1. Novak Djokovic Makes It Clear That He Is the Man to Beat

    In spite of its important sounding name, the ATP World Finals is far from the most significant tournament on the professional tennis circuit. It tends to get overshadowed by the four majors and rightly so...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 2 years ago 918 reads 5 comments

  2. U.S. Open 2012: A Dark Day for Federer Nation

    Every year I watch a lot of tennis—it’s a fact of my life. But this year, I made a concerted effort to watch even more than my usual dose, because the golden age of men’s ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about 2 years ago 739 reads 5 comments

  3. NFL 2012: Comparing Quarterbacks to Rock Stars

    I find myself perpetually seduced by the possibility of comparing seemingly disparate entities. I look for similarities between French new-wave films and reality television, debate ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about 2 years ago 538 reads 0 comments

  4. USA Basketball: Grades for the Gold Medal Game

    The United States men's national basketball team defeated Spain 107-100 in Sunday's gold-medal game. The contest was a lot closer than it should have been. The U.S...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about 2 years ago 5,806 reads 1 comments

  5. Wimbledon 2012: Rafael Nadal's Unfathomable Upset

    I don’t believe what I have just witnessed. Rafael Nadal , that indomitable Spanish hurricane of a tennis player, losing in the second round of Wimbledon—the second round —to Lukas Rosol, the No...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 1,372 reads 0 comments

  6. NBA Finals 2012: Series Dissappoints, LeBron James Does Not

    It's hard to say where exactly it all went wrong, when the NBA Finals went from being a contest between two equally matched teams to a lopsided coronation of the NBA’s best ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 1,711 reads 0 comments

  7. NBA Finals 2012: Time for James Harden to Get Selfish

    In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Thunder 's 100-96 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, much has been made about the play of Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 2,024 reads 2 comments

  8. Smurf Clay, Roger Federer and the State of the ATP Tour

    It should come as no surprise that Roger Federer , not Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic , is the first man in the history of professional tennis to win a Masters 1000 tournament on blue clay...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 1,891 reads 40 comments

  9. Washington Wizards: Kevin Seraphin Is Giving Hope to Wizards' Fans

    Washington Wizards fans don’t have a lot to smile about these days. The team is 15-46 and is headed to its fourth straight appearance in the NBA draft lottery...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 5,945 reads 22 comments

  10. Peyton Manning Rumors: Washington Redskins Would Make Mistake by Signing Manning

    With so much of the sports media's collective attention focused on Jeremy Lin, it seems somewhat foolish to write about anything not directly or tangentially related to professional basketball...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 620 reads 0 comments

  11. Why Dwight Howard Should Sign with the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the genuine surprises of the 2011-12 NBA season. Despite the fact that the team made the NBA playoffs last year, most pundits* treated the squad ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about over 2 years ago 6,082 reads 16 comments

  12. John Wall Is Destined to Be a Bust

    In March 2011, I went to the Verizon Center to watch the Washington Wizards take on the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 10,245 reads 38 comments

  13. Did Tim Tebow Record a Great Performance Against the Pittsburgh Steelers?

    Sportswriting, more than any other form of journalism, tends to be saturated with hyperbole and cheap analysis anchored in short-term thinking. Consider, for example, the way sportswriters have treated Tim Tebow over the past dozen weeks...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 491 reads 5 comments

  14. Washington Redskins: Saying Goodbye to the 2011 Season

    It's difficult to spin a 5-11 season as anything but a failure, and in our winner-takes-all sports culture where regular season games—even those against hated rivals—are ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 1,346 reads 13 comments

  15. Washington Redskins: 2 Quarterbacks Washington Should Consider Drafting

    Evaluating college quarterbacks and predicting whether their skills will translate to the pro level is not my strength as a writer...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 2,000 reads 28 comments

  16. Washington Redskins: Why Mike Shanahan Should Trade for Joe Webb

    Mike Shanahan has always had something of a soft spot for mobile quarterbacks. In Denver, he jumped at the opportunity to sign Jake Plummer and tweaked his offense to feature ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 2,612 reads 27 comments

  17. Washington Wizards: 4 Questions for the 2011-12 NBA Season

    Despite several straight offseasons in the NBA lottery, the Washington Wizards are a long ways away from being a credible playoff team...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 944 reads 30 comments

  18. Is the NFL Really Technophobic?

    An article on The Wall Street Journal 's website titled " Pick up the Phone, NFL : The Future Is Calling" implies that the National Football League (NFL) is stuck in the dark, that the league's approach to technology is "retrograde...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 222 reads 0 comments

  19. Washington Redskins: 4 Players Who Made the Biggest Contributions in Week 15

    Rex Grossman is not a great football player, but there is something compelling and immensely watchable about the way he approaches the game. Over his nine-year career, Grossman has thrown 56 interceptions and only 52 touchdowns...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 814 reads 0 comments

  20. Washington Redskins: 4 Players That Made the Biggest Contributions in Sunday's L

    There are no moral victories in professional sports but if there were, the Washington Redskins ' 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots would qualify as an especially uplifting one...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 746 reads 3 comments

  21. Patriots vs. Redskins: 5 Ways to Slow Down New England

    The New England Patriots are one of four NFL teams averaging over 400 yards of total offense per game. They are third in the league in scoring (30.2 points per game) and second in both passing yards per game (316...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 743 reads 2 comments

  22. Washington Redskins: Mid-Week Round-Up

    As the Washington Redskins prepare to face the New York Jets on Sunday in a game that means little to Washington but could determine whether the Jets make the playoffs for a third ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 746 reads 9 comments

  23. Washington Redskins: 5 Things We Learned About the Team This Week

    As the Washington Redskins players were running off CenturyLink Field at halftime of Sunday's game between Washington and the Seattle Seahawks , I couldn't help but notice a Seattle ...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 1,161 reads 7 comments

  24. Washington Redskins: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up in Week 12

    There are more than a few Redskins fans who would like to see the team purposely lose the remainder of their games so as to improve their position in the upcoming NFL draft. I understand that point of view...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 642 reads 2 comments

  25. Washington Redskins: Is Brian Orakpo Still an Elite Player?

    The Washington Redskins overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was marked by a lot of plays that the Redskins almost made. Graham Gano almost made two field goals, either of which would have given Washington a victory...

    Kevin Craft Written by Kevin Craft about almost 3 years ago 5,658 reads 25 comments