As you may have heard by now, SB nation launched six regional sites Sunday night. (If you hadn't heard: We launched six regional sites Sunday night!) One of those is DC, the region your humble SENIOR editor is originally from, so it is with special excitement that I introduce SB Nation DC, which will be in the very capable hands of Mike Prada, the founder of our Wizards blog, Bullets Forever.
There are other great contributors there, too, many of whom you'll know if you read about D.C. sports on the Internet (although you may not recognize their real names. Did you know Chimpanzee Rage isn't the dude from Deuce of Davenport's real name? It's BJ Pierson. Weird, right?)
As part of these launches, each region was asked to come up with a feature about the top five most popular athletes in their respective region, currently. Top Five will be a regular feature on the regional sites, but a popularity contest seemed like a good place to start. The D.C. list, written by Hogs Haven's Ken Meringolo, shakes out thusly:
- Alex Ovechkin
- Gilbert Arenas
- Chris Cooley
- Stephen Strasburg
- Clinton Portis