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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 Nationals fans watch the action during Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8 and won the series. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LOVERRO: To be a Washington fan is to embrace the heartache

It was a subdued crowd, but who would expect much more from the seventh game of an 82-game schedule that no one should expect to lead to anything -- other than, perhaps, something like a 9-8 Game 5 loss to the Cubs. A 115-105 Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics. A 19-10 season-ending loss to the New York Giants. Or, of course, a 2-0 Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Published October 19, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) carries the ball toward the end zone a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas (94) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Sunday's game adds to Shanahan's case for Cousins

Here's Kyle Shanahan's case for Kirk Cousins to come play for him next season: "Kirk, I nearly just beat your heavily favored team on the road with a kid fresh out of college who had barely stepped on an NFL football field. Imagine what the two of us can do together." Published October 15, 2017

Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth misses the ball on a double by Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell during the sixth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Meltdown all-too-familiar for Washington fans

It was a $230 million Scott Boras meltdown production, as his two clients, Scherzer and Wieters, combined for a series of plays that I might say was a comedy of errors, but there was nothing funny about it Published October 13, 2017

Expediting entry is one of the goals for Capital One Arena. Fans have often complained about lines jutting out toward F Street. (Associated Press/File)

LOVERRO: Laurene Powell Jobs and the sound of change

Monumental Sports -- owners of the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Capital One Arena and numerous other assets of note -- had a new investor. Not just another investor -- but a rock star, someone with deep pockets. Published October 10, 2017

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his two-run homer in the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Nationals make case for old-school baseball

But if you listened closely enough, you heard cheers for the Nationals Saturday from those around the country in the baseball industry who make their living in hotel rooms at Super 8s and Rodeway Inns, in places like Bozeman, Montana, and Clayton, Alabama. Published October 8, 2017

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LOVERRO: Nationals waste a Strasburg gem

It was fun at Nationals Park, and then it wasn't. This was Nationals crowd that came to play -- the stands were surprisingly devoid of large amounts of Cubs fans -- and with each Stephen Strasburg strikeout, the energy grew. Published October 6, 2017

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, second from left, links arms with his daughter Alison, left, and players during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LOVERRO: Divisive? Trump's managed to unite NFL players, owners

Fire players for taking a knee? Well, none of the owners was planning to do that. But if they were, they won't be now. President Trump took what was a nice little manageable controversy for the league and turned into into a full-blown public relations inferno. Published September 24, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III walks the field with his arm in a sling during practice before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are releasing quarterback Robert Griffin III after one injury-marred season. Griffin is being let go one day before he would have been due a $750,000 roster bonus, said the person who spoke Friday, March 10, 2017,  to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

LOVERRO: For fans, RG3 will always be promise unfulfilled

We didn't need Santana Moss to tell us that Robert Griffin III gloated about his role in the firing of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan four years ago. RG3 left a long trail of narcissistic evidence behind that made the case before Moss. Published September 21, 2017