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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 Commanders owner Dan Snyder poses for photos during an event to unveil the NFL football team's new identity, Feb. 2, 2022, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LOVERRO: Skipper Dan has no one but himself to blame

Skipper Dan the Sailing Man has left a multitude of victims and a trail of destruction in his wake over the years. But I wonder if he understands -- when he looks in the mirror every morning -- does he realize he has screwed over the man in front of him as much as anyone? Published March 3, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is shown before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Denver. Bieniemy is still waiting to land a head coaching job after interviewing with 14 teams over the last four years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Bieniemy hire handcuffs a new Commanders owner

Eric Bieniemy's hiring last week as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach has been hailed by Commanders cult members and those handing out the Kool-Aid as some sort of game-changer, when there is really one move for the Washington franchise that will change the game. Published February 20, 2023

FILE - Baltimore Orioles executive vice president John Angelos smiles after a baseball news conference Nov. 19, 2018, in Baltimore. Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter's wishes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LOVERRO: Nationals sale, MASN deal hinge on Orioles’ fate

If you're a Nationals fan, you may be wondering why should you care about the Orioles' finances. Here's why -- the future of these two teams are joined at the hip, so much so that the sale of the Nationals may not take place until the sale of the Orioles. Published February 7, 2023

St. Louis Cardinals' Corey Dickerson rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LOVERRO: Cash-starved, payroll-shedding Nationals primed for miserable season

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was fortunate enough to find some change in the cushions of the couch in his office -- perhaps leftover from the last time owner Mark Lerner was in the building -- and used the found money to drive by 7-Eleven to pick up another player. Published January 12, 2023

Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: Wentz fiasco, Browns loss should seal Rivera’s fate

The decision to sit Heinicke in favor of Wentz is reason enough to fire Rivera. But add to that the bizarre postgame comments, in which Rivera seemed surprised that because of the loss to the Browns, his team faced playoff elimination if the Packers defeated the Vikings later that day. Published January 2, 2023