Hopes in Washington, D.C. are up as the Washington Wizards prepare to begin the 2009-'10 preseason. The combination of a returning Gilbert Arenas, the trading for two Minnesota stars, and the addition of veteran head coach Flip Saunders have lead many Wizards fans in the District to not only talk about the playoffs, but also possible championship contention. Yet while high local hopes and confidence are all well and good, it’s hard to fully gauge exactly how good the team will be based on the local gab alone. In our own little bubble inside the beltway, we can feed off one another’s biases, optimism, and boredom sparked by a terrible Nationals team and what looks to be a sub-par Redskins club. In order to gauge the nationwide (and perhaps more accurate) opinion on just exactly ...
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