Merriam-Webster should just put a photo of the Capitals and Nationals doing a conga line in the locker room to define the meaning of joy.
In 2018 and 2019, three D.C. teams — the Capitals, Nationals, and Mystics–were all finally able to celebrate the championship victories they waited and waited for for so long. They deserve our thanks and congratulations — not just for their victories, but for sharing their celebrations so openly with their fans and community.
And, since statistics make everything better and human beings love to compare things, we’ve decided to undertake a quantitative analysis of the Caps’ and Nats’ celebrations! (The Mystics are waiting to hold their parade until spring due to players’ prior commitments, but when they do, we’ll have coverage of that as well!)
When you’re ready, start playing “We Are the Champions” and “Baby Shark” at the same time, and read on.