The Wizards: Our Only Halfway Decent Pro Sports Team?

The Wizards clinched a playoff berth last night with a win over LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, you might think that’s something that’s fairly impressing, and unusual for the area, but when you figure in that 16 of the league’s 30 teams get to go to the playoffs, well, it’s not so amazing. Given that the Wizards are only at 40 wins and 40 losses for the season, and haven’t yet clinched a winning record (and would need wins over the Bucks and Pistons to do it), you have to ask, isn’t the NBA one giant joke? Baseball has 30 teams, but only sends 8 to the playoffs. The NFL has 32 teams, but sends only 12 to the playoffs. Even hockey only sends half its 32 teams to the playoffs.

But yet, the Wizards are in the playoffs. And they’re our team. Gooooooo Wizards! You can purchase playoff tickets already, even though the dates are TBA, and so are the opponents. Both games 1 and 2 of the first series will be here in DC at the Verizon Center, though two tickets in Box E, Row HHH will run you a cool $450 plus convenience fees. I tried to get upper concourse seats, but they were all sold out already. The cheapest pair of of tickets I could find were $90 apiece. If you’re going to spend $200 on something, for God’s sake just go to Galileo or any of the other awesome DC area restaurants and have dinner.

3 Comments so far

  1. Robbie (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Why does almost everyone forget about D.C. United, the District’s most successful professional sports team?

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 11:33 am

    Because honestly, I’m never really sure they exist. Like a mythical creature, they appear rarely ;)

  3. Chris (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Because they play soccer.

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