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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Washington Football Team's Alex Smith walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Landover, Md. The Rams won 30-10. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LOVERRO: Hallmark moments and double-digit losses

The Smith comeback, 693 days after he suffered a gruesome broken leg against the Houston Texans in 2018 that required 17 surgeries to fully repair, was the feel-good moment of the day Sunday at Ghost Town Field against the Los Angeles Rams. Published October 11, 2020

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

LOVERRO: Welcome to the process. Buckle up.

The interception-free Dwayne Haskins from the first two games this season was a no-show Sunday. But this is the process, we're told. Take a seat. Settle in. Published September 27, 2020

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

LOVERRO: Like it or not, losing in Arizona doesn't figure on Rivera's scoreboard

No matter what you thought of the Washington Football Team following its 27-17 upset opening win the week before over the NFC East defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, going out to Glendale to face a rejuvenated Cardinals team, led by their young second-year coach Kliff Kingsbury and his second-year quarterback phenom Kyler Murray, was going to be a tough ask. Published September 21, 2020

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1995, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. waves to the crowd as the sign in centerfield reads 2,131, signifying Ripken had broken Lou Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. It has been 25 years since Ripken broke Gehrig's major league record for consecutive games played, a feat the Orioles star punctuated with an unforgettable lap around Camden Yards in the middle of his 2,131st successive start. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)

LOVERRO: Ripken, Rizzo and what might have been

There was a time when it looked like Cal Ripken and Mike Rizzo -- both in the news recently in unrelated stories -- might share something more consequential. Published September 8, 2020

In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Pressure building, but Snyder seems unbowed

Dan Snyder doesn't sound like someone who will simply succumb to public pressure and shame. It doesn't look like he's inclined to sell. And -- Jerry Richardson aside -- NFL owners rarely have the stomach for kicking out a member of their exclusive club. Published September 1, 2020

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks to players during the first team meeting of the season for the NCAA college football team, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd Van Emst via AP)

LOVERRO: Football at any cost is too high a price

The country's divisions in poverty, health care, education and quality of life nearly run parallel to those football conferences that made the decision to go ahead and play with the country still suffering from fast-rising coronavirus rates -- and the damage that comes with the disease. Published August 18, 2020

The Washington Nationals bat against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: MLB's half-baked restart built on broken promises

Even if you actually believe MLB's 113-page fairy tale could protect players, even if you could get players to adhere to the safety rules, the entire house of cards is built on the premise that the government would have had a handle on this crisis by now. Published July 28, 2020

A 2019 World Series champions sign is displayed at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Ratings, rewards and risks -- lots of risks

Baseball is back, along with a new 113-page manual to guard against coronavirus -- no spitting, masks in the dugout, mandated six-feet distance away from the playing field, and confined to the hotel they are staying in on the road, among many other little and large rules for life. That's what they are -- rules for life. No matter what the virus numbers say, the fear for players and their families is real, and with cause. Published July 22, 2020