The long national nightmare is over

Will RG3 finally let DC relax and become a sports town not defined by losing?

Originally Published: October 3, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

IT IS A Wednesday night at the Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. After-work coed softball teams file in; pints of Yuengling and Fat Tire pass from trays to tables. Meanwhile, the televisions that surround the bar underscore a sudden truth: A region dead to sports is coming alive. The first-place Nationals are on the big screen against the bottom-feeding Mets. So take that, New York. On the smaller screens, the last-place Red Sox (take that, Boston) are trying to ...

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