Participants press for federal legalization of marijuana at the National Cannabis Festival on April 20, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
“To me, pot is just fun. And I’m glad to see the rest of the country is coming around to my way of seeing things,” Keith Richards said in interview in Rolling Stone magazine Sept. 3, 2015. Keith would have enjoyed the National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium on April 20.
Deryck Whibley fronts Sum 41 in a headlining performance at ShamrockFest 2018 at RFK Stadium on March 17, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)
Sum 41, who hardly ever play around DC, headlined ShamrockFest 2018 on Saturday, giving me an opportunity relive childhood memories in a wonderful opportunity to see the band play live at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium.
ShamrockFest 2017 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Photo by Danilo Lewis for ShamrockFest)
ShamrockFest, hailed as “America’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival, returns to RFK Stadium Festival Grounds on Saturday, March 17, with concert headliners Sum 41, Shaggy, and Less than Jake, along with performances from Reel Big Fish, Carbon Leaf, Street Dogs, Scythian, Barleyjuice, Kilmaine Saints, and more.
Playoff Seed: #4
Let’s hope your D.C. United can do what the Washington Nationals could not, advance in the playoffs. (Too soon?)
The United get their chance against the Montreal Impact on Thursday, October 27th.
Entering as the #4 seed, they get a home game against the #5 seed Impact. Winner of this knockout game will play against one of the New York teams in a two-game home/away series. So if your United beat the Impact, they will get a home game on Sunday, October 30th.
Let’s go United! Get your tickets here.
Audacious Assertion: United 2, Impact 0
(My home picks so far: 7-4)
MLS Playoffs Knockout Game: Montreal Impact at D.C. United
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Season Record: 10-9-13 (43 points)
Your D.C. United is on a hot streak. Winning three games in a row and going 5-1-4 (19 points) over the last 10, they have made themselves known to the Eastern Conference as a real threat. They are here for the playoffs, and they will not be denied.
Sitting in 5th place, with two games remaining, the United are definitely poised for another playoff run. They just need one more win to clinch a spot. They take on 1st place New York City FC on Sunday, October 16th.
The United are 0-2 against NYC FC this season, but I still think they keep the winning streak alive at home, so come out and witness victory. Buy your tickets here.
Audacious Assertion: United 2, NYC FC 1
(My home picks so far: 6-4)
MLS: New York City FC at D.C. United
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Season Record: 8-9-13 (37 points)
Your D.C. United put on a clinic last Saturday against Orlando City, scoring at will and winning 4-1.
Patrick Mullins netted two more goals, and has been a positive force in the 11 games he’s played in since coming from New York City FC in July.
The United jumped into the sixth and final playoff spot with the result, and as a bonus, are one point behind Montreal for fifth place.
With only four games remaining (including two home games), the United should keep the momentum alive against Columbus at home on Wednesday, September 28th.
It should be a fun ride closing out the regular season!
Buy your tickets here.
The final home game for the United is October 16.
Audacious Assertion: United 3, Crew 1
(My home picks so far: 5-4)
MLS: Columbus Crew SC at D.C. United
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Season Record: 7-9-13 (34 points)
After going 1-1-3 (6 points) over the last five games, your United are still looking upwards in the hopes they can climb into the final playoff spot.
With only five games left, sitting in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, the United have some work to do.
Lamar Neagle is leading the team in goals scored (6), adding two in September so far. Yet the United remain near the bottom of the Conference in total goals scored (39).
I think they find the momentum they need starting this Saturday and beat the purple Pride of Orlando. The two teams are tied in the standings.
No more draws allowed, something has to give.
Buy your tickets here.
Audacious Assertion: United 2, Orlando City 1
(My home picks so far: 4-4)
MLS: Orlando City SC at D.C. United
Saturday, September 24, 2016