Welcome to three two zone dot com, a DMV-area sports blog devoted to opinions, discussion, and analysis of our favorite teams, plus other stuff. Brought to you by the creators of the now-defunct “it’s a dc thing” blog and “DC Sports Stop”, we’re here to share with you our ups and downs as we root for the teams that drive us crazy. We are not a site for breaking news. Instead, visit us for fresh takes on DC sports happenings, and whatever else pops into our brains. From thousand-word rants on Capitals free agency (Struck, probably) to critiques of Wale’s NBA metaphors on his latest mixtape (Abe, definitely), we’ll keep you entertained. In return, we ask that you keep us motivated.
Abe Schwadron was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. After a short stint as a star third-string point guard for Montgomery Blair High School’s JV basketball team, he gave up NBA dreams and turned to writing about sports. Abe attended Northwestern University, and he has interned at Sports Illustrated dot com and freelanced for SLAM Magazine. Along the way, he’s covered the 2008 Big Ten Basketball Media Day, 2009 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2010 New York Giants rookie camp, 2010 NIT Finals at MSG, and John Wall’s first workout with the Wizards. Personal idols include Bullets legend Rod Strickland, musical genius T-Pain, and Maury Povich.
Andrew Struckmeyer spent the first 18 years of his life in Vienna, VA. After a stellar senior season on a middling Thomas Jefferson Colonials football team, he took his talents to Northwestern University, where he played four seasons as a defensive lineman. Majoring in journalism and economics, he took considerable amounts of humiliation for following the floundering Washington-area sports teams, but never wavered in his allegiances. He has covered Big Ten basketball, collegiate wooden-bat summer league baseball and the NFL, reporting from the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine. Along the way, he looks forward to that triumphant day when a championship returns to Washington.