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Well, that didn't take long. A month after seeing his contract not renewed by ESPN for incendiary comments about Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, disgraced sports bogeyman Rob Parker is back.
Don't worry, Rob Parker isn't likely returning to a television anywhere near you anytime soon. (We hope.) No, Parker has signed up with an independent online sports outfit, The Shadow League. I've never heard of The Shadow League until 2 PM ET today, and their employment of Rob Parker makes me wish it would have stayed that way.
But the press release praising the "illustrious" and "famed" Rob Parker and his addition should be good for a laugh, no? Here it is in its entirety...
Today, TheShadowLeague.com announced award-winning sports columnist Rob Parker has been added to its roster. Parker's first column for the newly unveiled website will be published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
"There is no doubt that Rob's love of sports permeates everything he does," says TheShadowLeague.com Editor-in-Chief Vince Thomas. "We are truly excited that he has joined TheShadowLeague.com. Rob's hard-hitting and honest opinions make him a standout sports columnist who can reach fans in print and online spaces, as well as radio and television. "
Parker has enjoyed an illustrious career in sports journalism for more than twenty years. The famed writer has broken many boundaries, garnering acclaim as the first black sports columnist in the newsrooms of the Detroit Free Press and Newsday. He is also a distinguished Baseball Hall of Fame voter. Additionally, Parker has written for the New Haven Register, the Detroit Newsand the New York Daily News. Most recently, Parker spent eight years with ESPN, debating hot topics on ESPN's "FirstTake," riding the airwaves of ESPN Radio and writing for the ESPN.com affiliate ESPN.com/NewYork.
"Voices like Parker's are the reason why we launched TheShadowLeague.com," said Keith Clinkscales, Founder & CEO of Shadow League Digital. "Rob clearly has passion. His experience and insight can help shape our voice."
Based in Detroit, Parker is a native New Yorker who graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. He is also an esteemed graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
I don't know what's most disturbing about this. The fact that Parker actually has a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia and then developed into the antithesis of a journalist. Maybe it's the fact that The Shadow League extolls Parker breaking boundaries, like bringing "cornball brother" to the forefront of sports coverage.
No, no, no... it's the fact that Rob Parker is a Baseball Hall of Fame voter. Now we know why that process is all screwed up.
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This may be a bit late since Robert Griffin III was presented the award on Saturday, but for those of us who did not see his acceptance speech, now you have. “Well it’s truly a blessing to be up here, to be able to stand first and foremost.” After exchanging hugs from family and Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Griffin walked up to accept his award and looked pretty smooth in doing...
The video above is of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walking down the red carpet at the NFL Honors ceremony this past weekend. Many reporters mentioned that he looked great. I have to disagree he looks like he’s uncomfortable and is fighting back the urge to limp. This is just my opinion. What do you think. Comment below.
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins is preparing himself to take over as the Washington Redskins’ offensive leader with Robert Griffin III out for the entire offseason.
“Now, in terms of my presence in the locker room and that kind of a thing, I’ll probably try to be a little more vocal so that I don’t come across to my teammates as somebody who’s afraid of that role or not comfortable...
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According to ESPN 980 in Washington D.C., offensive lineman Jammal Brown’s contract will void this coming Friday and he’ll become a free agent.
Source tells 980 Jammal Brown’s deal auto-voids 5 days after SBowl (Friday). He’ll be a FA, will cost 3.3 dead money vs ’13 cap (4.6 M now)
— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) February 7, 2013
Brown will be turning 32 years-old next month...
The Washington Redskins are taking a beating at the Smithsonian.
The team's nickname - deemed by many as an offensive term toward Native Americans - was a prime topic of discussion at a daylong symposium Thursday at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Washington, D.C., native and University of North Florida professor E. Newton Jackson got a round of applause from the...
We mentioned last night that many Redskins’ season ticket holders have seen as much as a 40 percent increase to the prices of their season tickets.
Now Dan Steinberg of the The Washington Post is reporting that many fans that have season tickets in the upper deck are claiming that their tickets have gone up by as much as 57 percent.
That led to lots of e-mails to me from folks...
On Sunday morning, The NFL asked the Washington Redskins for an update on the recovery of Robert Griffin III — so as to aid in their potential scheduling of Redskins games in prime-time slots — the only thing that’s a near certainty at this point is that the QB will begin training camp on the PUP list.
However, the Baylor product has a different spin on the situation. On a...
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As a Native American, former Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell lists four nicknames he finds offensive: savage, squaw, buck and redskin.
''It's fine if you want to be a savage - use your own picture,'' Campbell said.
Hurtful names and racial stereotypes were discussed and dissected Thursday in a daylong symposium at the Smithsonian's National Museum...
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