That’s EXACTLY what every Washington, D.C. sports team and sports fan should be doing this Christmas. And here’s why: the skinny is that Kirk Cousins can’t fish so he’s cutting bait; John Wall is wondering about wandering elsewhere, and Bryce Harper is soon to be a has-been in DC. There. That’s it. So for DC fans, this Christmas may be the one to ask Santa for a new roster for the Redskins, Wizards and Nationals.
First, Cousins. He’s the one most likely to leave. The Redskins can’t seem to get it together even with his stellar stats. They’ve been talking about what to do with him his entire time in this town, and nothing seems to be working when it comes to winning.
John Wall just looks so sad and unhappy. His team is a middle of the pack, just make the playoffs, wannabe championship team anyway, to why stay? Will the Wizzards win with Wall? Absolutely NOT! They need more help and more hope and more heart than they have or can afford. So, Wall may not stay – on the wall – with the Wizards in DC.
And then there’s Harper. He’s the poster child for the Washington Nationals. His name is Bryce and his game is nice but his team just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to get over the hump.
And dare I mention Alex Ovechkin? The rockin’ red Capitals captain is culpable too, and the Caps can get some of this love as well. Their golden boy may bolt or buck for the back door, and if he doesn’t I’ll shocked.
If all of these stars fall from their studs, where will that leave sports in DC? Dreams of sugarplumbs and superstars with Super Bowl rings will dance right out of everyones head. Or maybe not. All of these stars could succeed somewhere else. If they do, more power to ’em.
The best that can happen after the inevitable worst is that all of DC’s teams retool and recharge and restock their rosters. “Next Man Up” should be the mantra for the Reskins, Wizards, Nationals and Capitals.
So, hope for the best, but you better plan for the worst. Stop trying to win with what will not work. In 2018, try something new. Hence, out with the old. Throw out that old rag or shoe or comfortable thing that’s not getting you anywhere fast. And forget about the game plan that’s got you nowhere.
So here’s a note for Washington DC teams and for all the rest of us who are struggling to get going: for 2018, it’s time to go with Plan “B,” especially if Plan “A” isn’t getting the job done.