March Sadness Bracket: Greatest Washingtonian Athlete of All Time!

March Sadness 2020

With sport seemingly canceled for the foreseeable future, we are here to help you get through what would normally be one of the most exciting periods of the sports year calendar.

ESPN 630 AM – The Sports Capitol brings you our March Sadness Bracket.  Help us determine the Greatest Washingtonian Athlete.. of. ALL. TIME! 

We have broken down our bracket in to four categories – The Present, full of our present day sports superstars; The Legends, complete with the biggest of names in the generational talent that has graced the Washington sports scene; The Born & Raised, comprised of talent from around the world that have at one point called the DMV home; and finally The Champions, whose name speaks for itself. 

Yes, there are “snubs.”  No, there was no professional system to decide who made it or not aside from the ESPN 630 AM Staff on an email chain trying to comprise this list. 

All together, our list of athletes have made dozens of All-Star appearances, are responsible for bringing home 10 championship titles, scoring thousands of points and hundreds of goals, and have combined to give you all of your timeless sports memories that will live on forever. 

Now its up to you to decide who will be the Greatest Washingtonian Athlete of All Time! 

#MarchSadness #YouDecide2020 #WashingtonianGOAT

#MARCHSADNESS BRACKET FINALS

You decided! It’s time to crown the Greatest Washingtonian Athlete Of All Time in our #MarchSadness Bracket.

We received almost 9,000 votes across our social media platforms.  With 76.1% of the votes, Born & Raised Region Champ Ali Krieger defeats Champions Region Champ Alexander Ovechkin (23.9%).

Tale of the tape:

Ovechkin, your Washington Capitals Captain, is an 8 time NHL leading scorer, 8th on the All-Time goal scorers list, 11x All-Star, 2018 Conn Smythe playoff MVP winner, and 2018 Stanley Cup Champion

Krieger, a Dumfries, VA native, is a 2x FIFA Women’s World Cup Champ with the US Women’s National Soccer Team (107 caps) and former Washington Spirit star (80 caps)

#MARCHSADNESS BRACKET SEMI-FINALS:

Ali Krieger (68.9%) defeats Darrell Green (31.1%)

Alexander Ovechkin (88.2%) defeats TJ Oshie (11.8%)

Born & Raised Region

Your Born & Raised Champion is USWNT Star and Dumfries native Ali Krieger!!!! She will face Legends champion, Darrell Green.

ROUND 4

Ali Krieger (51.6%) defeats Len Bias (48.4%)

ROUND 3

Len Bias (62.5%) defeats Kevin Durant (37.5%)

Ali Krieger (77.6%) defeats Pete Sampras (22.4%)

ROUND 2

Kevin Durant (73.0%) defeats Michael Vick (27.0%)

Len Bias (55.5%) defeats Katie Ledecky (45.5%)

Ali Krieger (50.8%) defeats Sugar Ray Leonard (49.2%)

Pete Sampras (55.3%) defeats Vernon Davis (44.7%)

ROUND 1

1.) Kevin Durant (Suitland) [79.5%] defeats 16.) Chase Young (Upper Marlboro) [20.5%]

2.) Pete Sampras (Bethesda) [62.5%] defeats 15.) Victor Oladipo (Silver Spring) [37.5%]

14.) Ali Krieger (Dumfries) [52%] defeats 3.) Elgin Baylor (DC) [48%] 

4.) Katie Ledecky (Bethesda) [73%] defeats 13.) Kristi Tolliver (Harrisburg) [23%]

5.) Len Bias (Landover) [63.5%] defeats 12.) Juan Dixon (MD) [36.5%]

6.) Sugar Ray Leonard (Palmer Park) [79%] defeats 11.) Michael Beasley (Cheverly)  [21%]

7.) Vernon Davis (DC) [64.5%] defeats 10.) Brian Westbrook (Hyattsville) [35.5%]

8.) Michael Vick (VA) [59.5%] defeats Jonathan Ogden (DC) [40.5%]

The Champions Region

The Champion of The Champions region is 2018 Stanley Cup Champion and your Washington Capitals Captain, Alexander Ovechkin, and will face his teamate T.J. Oshie in the semi-final!!!!

ROUND 4

Alexander Ovechkin (95.8%) defeats John Riggins (4.2%)

ROUND 3

Alexander Ovechkin (77.8%) defeats The Hogs (as a unit) [22.2%]

John Riggins (54.8%) defeats Max Scherzer (45.2%)

ROUND 2

Alexander Ovechkin (77.5%) defeats Art Monk (22.5%)

The Hogs (as a unit) (52.5%) defeats Walter Johnson (47.5%) 

John Riggins (66.7%) defeats Ryan Zimmerman (33.3%)

Max Scherzer (65.6%) defeats Doug Williams (34.4%)

ROUND 1

1.) Alexander Ovechkin (78%) defeats 16.) Rose Lavelle (22%)

15.) Max Scherzer (60%) defeats 2.) Max Scherzer (40%)

3.) John Riggins (93%) defeats 14.) Elvin Hayes (7%)

4.) Walter Johnson (71%) defeats 13.) Wes Unseld (29%) 

12.) The Hogs (as a unit) defeats 5.) Elena Delle Donne (38%)

6.) Ryan Zimmerman (59.5%) defeats Nicklas Backstrom (40.5%)

10.) Doug Williams (71.5%) defeats 7.) Mark Rypien (28.5%) 

8.) Art Monk (68%) defeats 9.) Joe Theismann (32%)

The Legends Region

The champion of the Legends region is 2x Super Bowl Champion, Darrell Green!!!! He will face Born & Raised region champion Ali Krieger.

ROUND 4

Darrell Green (78.7%) defeats Sammy Baugh (21.3%)

ROUND 3

Darrell Green (77.3%) defeats Peter Bondra (22.7%)

Sammy Baugh (55.2%) defeats Sean Taylor (44.8%)

ROUND 2

Darrell Green (78.4%) defeats Sonny Jurgensen (21.6%)

Peter Bondra (69.4%) defeats Antawn Jamison (30.6%)

Sammy Baugh (59.5%) defeats London Fletcher (40.5%)

Sean Taylor (81.8%) defeats Jayson Werth (18.2%)

ROUND 1

1.) Darrell Green (80.5%) defeats 16.) Olaf Kolzig (19.5%)

2.) Sean Taylor (84%) defeats 15.) Mike Gartner (16%)

3.) Sammy Baugh (53%) defeats 14.) Gilbert Arenas (47%)

12.) Peter Bondra (56%) defeats 5.) Rod Langway (44%)

11.) London Fletcher (67%) defeats 6.) Earl Monroe (33%)

10.) Jayson Werth (58%) defeats 7.) Dale Hunter (42%)

9.) Sonny Jurgensen (65%) defeats 8.) Lavar Arrington (35%)

The Present Region

T.J. Oshie is your Present Day Superstar Champion and will face teammate Alexander Ovechkin in the semi final!!!!

ROUND 4

T.J. Oshie (52.2%) defeats Tom Wilson (47.8%)

ROUND 3

T.J. Oshie (57.1%) defeats Juan Soto (42.9%)

Tom Wilson (69.6%) defeats John Wall (30.4%)

ROUND 2

Juan Soto (62.4%) defeats Braden Holtby (37.6%)

T.J. Oshie (71.9%) defeats Bradley Beal (28.1%)

Tom Wilson (75.6%) defeats (24.4%)

John Wall (66.4%) defeats Sean Doolittle (33.6%)

ROUND 1

1.) Juan Soto (82.1%) defeats 16.) Landon Collins (18.5%)

2.) Sean Doolittle (66.5%) defeats 15.) Jonathan Allen (33.5%)

3.) Terry McLaurin (92%) defeats 14.) Daron Payne (8%)

13.) T.J. Oshie (80%) defeats 4.) Dwayne Haskins (20%)

5.) Bradley Beal (67%) defeats 12.) Patrick Corbin (33%)

6.) Tom Wilson (69.5%) defeats 11.) Trea Turner (30.5%)

7.) John Wall (87.5%) defeats 10.) Bill Hamid (12.5%)

9.) Braden Holtby (65.5%) defeats 8.) Ryan Kerrigan (35.5%)