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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 05/05/2011

It always ends with a loss


(Jonathan Newton - WASHINGTON POST)
What else can you say, at some point? Last year, the post-Canadiens depression was slightly alleviated by Brooks Laich’s Roosevelt Bridge tire change, but Laich could have single-handedly wrestled the team flight to the ground in an emergency landing while blindfolded and performing CPR on a labrador puppy and people would still be depressed this time around.

I mean, a friend of mine e-mailed me Wednesday night after she was done crying. This team is making people actually weep. Life is hard enough without your sports teams making you cry.

It’s too much, sometimes. Off the top of my head, since 2000, the Caps are 2-5 in playoff series, the Wizards are 1-4 in playoff series, the Redskins are 1-2 in playoff games, and the Nats haven’t sniffed the playoffs. That’s a joint postseason record of 4-11.

Anyhow, it’s now about the same thing it’s always about in May: the Wizards’ draft pick, the Nats trying to keep their heads above water, and the long, long, long wait until the fall. Since I’m out of words, I’m now using other people’s words to finish this thing off.

“It always ends with a loss; everything does.”— Kyle Whelliston

“This is why we can’t have nice things.” — Neil Greenberg

“Redskins on ice.” — Text on Comcast SportsNet

“I hate loving this team.” — @RinkRebel

“Hearts are breaking with this loss. This one hurts.” — Joe Beninati

“The thing is, after each early exit, we say ‘you owe us one.’ But they don’t add up. All we want is that ‘one.’ The rest would be forgotten. — @ThePeerless

“It’s another season thrown away, in my opinion.” — John Carlson

“I am hearing quotes from the Caps post game and it is making me cry again. I think I will be crying off and on all night.” — @CapsChick

“Hopefully they take the experience away and look at it that way and have a horrible summer and come back hungrier next year.” — Jason Arnott

“What transpired in Games 3 and 4 at St. Pete Times Forum wasn’t about a flawed roster or Xs and Os. It was indicative of a larger problem, one that emanates from inside the dressing room and could prove difficult to solve.” — Tarik El-Bashir

“Caps. Wtf. I wore the sweatshirt 4 days straight.” — Chris Cooley

“We need a SEALS team to rescue us from D.C. sports teams.” — John Keeley”

“Will there be changes? Of course there’s going to be, and who knows what it is going to be, probably rightfully so.” — Mike Knuble

“Already looking forward to the Wizards getting the 9th pick in the lottery.” — Danny Rouhier

“I don’t think we had one complete game, which is the sad thing.” — Karl Alzner.

“WIZ FANS WOULD GIVE UP HALF SMOKES & EXECUTIVE NACHOS 4 LIFE TO HAVE AN IOTA OF REGULAR SEASON SUCCESS.” — Wizznutzz

“Being a Washington sports fan is the worst decision a person can ever make.” — @EmLayGee

“Being a fan of any washington sports team is kind of tragic.” — @Ckiddysports

“Oh the great life of a Washington sports fan. . .same stuff different year.” — @jnate048

“Being a Washington sports fan is so hard.” — @dools813

“It’s always next year for a washington sports fan :(“ — @M_Tip11

“It feels like somebody took my heart and dropped it into a bucket of boiling tears. And at the same time, somebody else is hitting my soul in the crotch, with a frozen sledge hammer. And then a third guy walks in and starts punching me in the grief bone, and I’m crying, and nobody can hear me bc I’m terribly alone.” — @Beach_Konis

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