Caps on verge: What life was like last time DC won major sports championship

It's been more than 26 years since Washington won a major sports championship. With the Capitals on the verge of a Stanley Cup, we're looking back at what life was like the last time D.C. won it all.

WASHINGTON — Not that anyone’s counting, but it’s been a long time since a Washington team won a championship in any of the four major sports.

More than 26 years. 9,627 days. 1375 weeks. More than 13 million minutes. But again, who’s counting.

The Washington Capitals are one game away from winning their first-ever NHL Stanley Cup, leading the Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-1, going into Thursday’s Game 5 in the desert.

The last time a D.C. sports team won a championship was January 26, 1992, when the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.

Jump into the WTOP wayback machine via the photos above to see what else was going on in the world the last time our area won a major championship.


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