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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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Columns by Thom Loverro

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

LOVERRO: Bench RG3 for Kirk Cousins? No, because it might work

This was always the danger of Mike Shanahan drafting Kirk Cousins, a highly regarded college quarterback, in the same draft as Robert Griffin III. This isn't Chase Daniels, or even Rex Grossman. People think Kirk Cousins can play. Published September 16, 2013

Griffin shakes hands with Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan as team owner Dan Snyder looks on during Baylor's pro day in Waco, Texas, last month. (Waco Tribune-Herald via Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Redskins can stop RG3 drama by reaffirming Mike Shanahan’s authority

There is so much smoke surrounding the Shanahan-RG3 relationship that I'm surprised the sprinkler systems don't go off daily at Redskins Park. And here's the fire — the reason that Shanahan, in the fourth year of his five-year contract — needs an extension now: the presence of owner Daniel Snyder. Published September 12, 2013

Washington Times sports columnist Thom Loverro has been named to the Washington, D.C., Boxing Hall of Fame (The Washington Times) **FILE**

LOVERRO: A D.C. sports resurrection, and just in time

I had written, if I say so myself, a wonderful obituary in June. I got all kinds of kudos from people about how I had written about the heartfelt end of a 36-year newspaper career. "I'm not a newspaper man anymore," I wrote. Well, never mind. Published September 5, 2013