In fall 2016, longtime reader/commenter and most interesting man in the world David Rusk approached the Black and Red United editors about curating a series for the site that would focus on the interesting and sometimes-odd history of Buzzard Point, the peninsula in Southwest DC where D.C. United plans to build a new 19,000-seat soccer stadium.
After thinking it over for a good long millisecond, we said yes, for a few reasons:
- Free content, duh.
- David is, as I said at the top, the most interesting man in the world, and he has interesting things to say.
- With no fewer than two history majors on staff, this was always something that was going to interest us.
- The name Buzzard Point is awesome and should be celebrated in whatever wonderful, weird ways possible. This series qualifies as just that.
Note from Series Editor David Rusk: "Tales from Buzzard Point" includes historical fiction and should be considered a work of homage or parody.
All members of the B&RU Commentariat are invited to submit manuscripts of their own researches into the history and traditions of Buzzard Point. All must a) involve Buzzard Point, b) have some relationship to football/ soccer, and c) demonstrate that Buzzard Point is hallowed ground for D.C. United and our MLS opponents are doomed to never come away from Buzzard Point with a result.