I know the Caps are popular now because of winning, but Georgetown and UMD basketball are still ahead in importance. If UMD/Georgetown played again in basketball, that would be the biggest non-Redskin story in this area. When people say DC is not a bball town, they say it because they think the Wizards and not what many people here play.
And there is a generation of Redskins fans that root for the Cowboys because of George Preston Marshall.
A lot of people from Pittsburgh moved to DC in the 80s after the factories closed down up there.
This is a very transient area with people from all over the country who come/came here looking for work. There is nothing wrong with that and doesnt make us any less of a sports town.