The SportsGroove

By MARK F. GRAY On the merits of it being strictly a football decision you can understand the thought process of starting Rex Grossman ahead of Donovan McNabb in Sunday’s meaningless game at Dallas. It does reflect the due diligence that was lacking when the Shanahan regime took the helm of running the burgundy and […]

Members of the Raw Element Dance Group along with Martial Arts Master Sensai Leon Swain and musical artist Dear Yvette visited The Skybox during The SportsGroove Radio Program and host Mark Gray Wednesday night to announce plans for DJ Fyne’s First Annual Toy Drive this weekend at the Berwyn Heights Town Center. Join Members of […]

By MARK F. GRAY NEW ORLEANS – Of the 37 times that Grambling and Southern have played in their annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition known as the Bayou Classic I have covered at least 10 of them. Not that it makes me an expert but this game is special to me because it was one of […]

By MARK F. GRAY Ultimately what may be the downfall for this year’s road to the NFL Playoffs will be the Washington Washington Football Team inability to beat the bottom feeders of the NFC North. After laying an egg in Detroit it cracked at FedEx Field Sunday as they blew opportunities and slipped again at […]

By MARK F. GRAY If nothing else Washington Washington Football Team coach Mike Shanahan proved that despite some personnel and public relations miscues that he has changed the culture of the franchise with the victory at Tennessee. Where Joe Gibbs – the next generation – talked of heroic efforts after his team lost and Jim […]

By Mark F. Gray Mike Shanahan was 10-4 following the bye week as an NFL head coach but game number 15 was a nightmare. With enough blame to go around Shanahan’s team lacked focus and was unprepared for a game that gave them an opportunity to remain a factor in the NFC post season hunt. […]

By MARK F. GRAY Since Team Shanahan benched then lied on Donovan McNabb they should have learned a valuable lesson. Though you guys were placed on a pedestal after a couple of Super Bowl wins in Denver, the Nation’s Capitol is a far more discerning place. This is a town whose press corps has taken […]

By MARK F. GRAY Coaches normally try to deflect the attention surrounding point spreads heading to any game but Mike Shanahan violated that sanctity earlier this week. With the Washington Washington Football Team a two point underdog to the Detroit Lions heading into Sunday’s matchup Shanahan actually admitted that he would “remind” them of the […]

When the Baltimore Orioles signed Miguel Tejada again Tuesday it sent the wrong message to fans of the Orange and Black. Its one thing to bring home a heroic figure to finish his career. But to bring back a steroid abuser who couldn’t get the team out of the cellar in the American League east […]

By Mark F. Gray After Wizards guard Javarris Crittenton was sentenced for his misdemeanor gun possession charge, the organization was quick to distance itself from the third year player and have chosen not to pick up the option on his contract. The team issued a statement saying how they were disgusted with his behavior and […]