[COLUMN] Amid Super Bowl win, Ravens still competing for attention in new sports hotbed

[Updated Feb. 4 11:58 a.m.]

On first mention by most Americans, Washington D.C. is labeled as the political center of the free world while Baltimore is heralded as the setting of the HBO TV drama, The Wire along with being the unofficial home of crab cakes and football.

Over the past year, the area known as the DMV has become a hotbed for competitive and successful sports teams following years of futility and just downright mediocrity.  

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The Washington Redskins haven't had a franchise quarterback in my lifetime. Since 1992 they have started 21 different quarterbacks. Yes, you read that right, 21 starting quarterbacks in 20 years. The Green Bay Packers have had three starters in that time frame--if you include two starts by back-up Matt Flynn in the last games of the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The one position that the 'Skins have been unable to successfully fill may have found its proverbial savior.