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Mike Harris was a reporter for The Washington Times.

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The Superdome is seen in the distance beyond a billboard Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New Orleans. The city will host the Super Bowl XLVII football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

HARRIS: Ravens-49ers Super Bowl prediction can go either way

Other than a few Kentucky Derbies and some success in various NCAA tournament office pools, my batting average in the world of predictions would make Davey Johnson recoil. The safest way to make any money on my picks, if you're into that sort of thing, is to go all-in the other way. Published January 31, 2013

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passes against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

HARRIS: Joe Flacco has his flaws, but Ravens QB gets results

Flacco, it seems, is regarded as a guy who is just kind of there. He wouldn't be on anybody's bottom 10 list. Yet few people, if any, seem to regard him among the NFL's elite quarterbacks. Maybe it is time to change that thinking. To put him in the top five would be absurd. To put him in the next five seems more than reasonable. Published January 16, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks to Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

HARRIS: Risking hobbled QB outweighed any reward

With about two minutes gone in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III managed to pick up 9 yards on a run. Published January 6, 2013

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) runs the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) and free safety Madieu Williams (41) tackle him during an NFL football game in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Redskins-Browns: Recap

Quick recap of the Redskins' 38-21 win over the Browns. Published December 16, 2012

Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young (36) celebrates his first-quarter touchdown with tight end Logan Paulsen (82) at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Nov. 18, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Redskins-Eagles: Recap

A quick recap of the Redskins 31-6 win over the Eagles. Published November 18, 2012

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is in the NL Cy Young conversation after winning 21 games in his first season with Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

HARRIS: Nationals’ superlatives are sign of The Times

The Nationals tell us they've started a new tradition here, one of winning. It is difficult to argue with the results. They've won enough to make the playoffs. They hope it isn't another 79 years before it happens again. Published October 1, 2012


Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (right) is congratulated by DeAngelo Hall after returning a fumble for a touchdown during the first quarter.

Redskins-Rams: Recap

A quarter-by-quarter recap of the Redskins' 31-28 loss to the Rams. Published September 16, 2012

Washington Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (11) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Josh Morgan, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. The Redskins won 40-32. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Redskins-Saints: Recap

Recapping the Redskins' win over the Saints, quarter by quarter. Published September 9, 2012

John Lannan could be just the answer when the time comes time for the Washington Nationals to shut down Stephen Strasburg. (AP photo)

HARRIS: Rental shouldn't replace Strasburg; try Lannan

Renting is good. And reasonable. Most often it is the way to go when you don't need something long-term. Baseball is very much the exception. Baseball rentals are break-your-back expensive. Published July 8, 2012

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D.C.'s faded sports legends

Athletes having success later in their careers in a new city isn't unheard of. Shaquille O'Neal won an NBA title with the Miami Heat, 13 years after making his debut with the Orlando Magic. Roy Halladay won the Cy Young Award with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010 after winning it with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003. When it comes to the nation's capital, the stories usually work the other way. The list could go on and on. Here's an all-star cast of one faded star from each of the major sports. Published March 7, 2012