There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush that comes from watching a Senate filibuster on C-SPAN. In DC’s sports bars, however, you’ll have to settle for the thrill of watching Wizard John Wall hit a three or Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III dive for a touchdown. It’s true that, outside of politics, local fans haven’t had much to root for lately. But things seem to be on the upswing thanks to the aforementioned superstars, and sports bars are likewise upping the ante with everything from projection screens to electronic scoreboards. They may never be able to bottle the excitement of a congressional hearing, but then that’s asking too much.
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