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Should RGIII Have Played In The Final Preseason Game?

This may or may not be a hot-button topic on D.C. airwaves, but I haven’t seen much digital discussion about it, so: Shutdown Corner is wondering why the Redskins chose not to play Robert Griffin III in their final preseason game. It’s an interesting inquiry, especially considering he attempted 90 percent fewer passes this preseason than the other four starting rookie QBs (Luck...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Bryce Harper Has A Night

Nats snap five-game skid as Bryce Harper hits two home runs. [WaPo] His second home run landed way up in the upper deck. [Nats Enquirer] Harper also got ejected in the 9th for slamming his helmet. [Nats Journal] Joe Saunders debut didn’t go well. The O’s lost 8-1. [Camden Chat] Good stuff on how the O’s are hanging around. [Grantland, MLB Nation] Camden turnout is poor considering...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Buccaneers Open Thread

I was only vaguely aware there was a preseason game tonight. Turns out, there is. Enjoy. Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET Storylines: Here are five of them. TV: Comcast SportsNet (unless you don’t live in-market, in which case you can stream it on NFL.com for $20 or over here for free) Line: Redskins -3.5 (you are one sick puppy if you care about this)
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper In Gangnam-Style MLB Postseason Commercial

Despite this very helpful Know Your Meme page, I’m not entirely sure what Gangnam style is, but if it entails Bryce Harper getting humped by Derek Jeter on national television I’m all about it (via Big League Stew). The commercial: Also, why they used Jim Thome for the O’s instead of Adam Jones is beyond me, but I’m glad Baltimore’s still in the picture.
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

RGIII, Style Rookie Of The Year

Yeah, I don’t know either. It’s an Esquire thing: Because the bright socks he often wears are just a small piece, albeit a loud one, of a wardrobe that’s executed well enough for us to (perhaps prematurely) deem RGIII style rookie of the year. Click through for the other “14 best dressed NFL players,” if you like.
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: These Orioles Are Basically David Freaking Copperfield

The O’s and Chris Tillman shut out the ChiSox, are now 1.5 games up in the Wild Card. [Camden Chat] Baltimore’s on a 19-8 tear, outscoring opponents by 24. [Sweet Spot] The O’s are bringing in Randy Wolf to pitch or something. [Fangraphs] Hey, Cal Ripken made a hole-in-one. Way to go, Cal. [BSR] Strasburg got roughed up in Miami as Nats lost their fifth straight. [WaPo] The...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Forty-Seven Endearing Things About No. 47, Chris Cooley

The Skins released Chris Cooley today. We were pretty big fans. Here are 47 reasons why: 1. He wore short shorts in practice. 2. He wore short shorts over long tights in practice. 3. He was drafted by Joe Gibbs, who’s “queer” for tight ends. 4. He left his car running for nine hours while attending a hockey game. 5. He and his brother competed in (and lost) the Mottram-Cooley...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

THANK YOU, CHRIS COOLEY

The Redskins released Chris Cooley just now. My personal history with Cooley — editing him at Yahoo! Sports, beating him in the Mottram-Cooley throw-off, etc. — aside, it’s safe to say he was one of the best Redskins of the past 20 years. He certainly was a fan favorite. He’ll be missed, and, if his playing days are over, he has an awesome broadcast career ahead of him, should...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Cundiff Walks Through The Redskins Revolving Door At Kicker

You remember Billy Cundiff. He’s the one who, a year after receiving a five-year, $15 million deal from the Ravens, missed a chip-shot in the 2011 AFC Championship, a chip-shot that would’ve tied the game and sent it to OT. And now he’s a Redskin. The day after Baltimore cut him and Washington cut Neil Rackers, the Redskins have signed Cundiff and also cut incumbent Graham...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Sam Huff Is Not Happy

Our own JP Finlay paints the picture of a grumpy Sam Huff at the Redskins lunch. Sounds like he’s unhappy with Dan Snyder for being pulled back on Redskins radio, even if it’s a long time coming. [Capital Comment] RT Jammal Brown needs surgery, is out til October. [The Insider] The Redskins released 13 more players yesterday. [The Insider] Sounds like ex-Terps CB Kevin Barnes...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: IT’S DAVEY VS. RIZZO!!1!

Nats, losers of 4 straight and swept in Philly, are still 4.5 games up. [Nats Journal] Davey Johnson may or may not have yelled at Mike Rizzo afterward. [B/R] LaRoche’s HR that was somehow not a HR. [Nats Enquirer] Werth lost a ball in the sun, caught it barehanded. [NE] O’s acquired lefty starter/Va. Tech grad Joe Saunders. [Camden Chat] Chris Davis hit three HR, smacked the...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Kill The Wave At Nats Park

I saw the wave happening the other night on TV, while the Nats were pitching in the eighth inning of a close game. So support a movement, damn it (via Bog).
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: New Nats Are On The Way

Looking at the 10 or so guys who could get a Sept. call-up. [Nats Journal] Scott Boras walks back his assertion that he built the Nats. [Nats Journal] First-rounder Lucas Giolito is going to need Tommy John. [Nats Journal] Dr. James Andrews backs the Nats on the Strasburg shutdown. [Bog] Highlights from Clinton Portis’ emotional goodbye. [The Insider, TI] Snyder: Portis is a HOFer...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The Sacramento Kings May Move To Va. Beach But Probably Not

Go read Tom Ziller at Sactown Royalty to find out what the fuss is all about.
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Is Just a Big ***** Who Needs to Man-Up, Or Something

The Strasburg Shutdown Debate (SSD) has grown out of control the last couple weeks. It’s gone from a local discussion to a national debate, with everyone from Ken Rosenthal to Rudy Giuliani offering worthless, straw man opinions that serve to only make SSD more insufferable. But even more infuriating are the “baseball people” — former and current players, managers, etc....
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Nats honor Chipper Jones before loss to Braves

Nats honor Chipper Jones before his final appearance in DC. [Nats Journal] Nats can’t sweep Braves, lose 5-1, NL East lead at 6 games. [WT] Stephen Strasburg should make four or five more starts this year. [CSNW] To get the Shark and Lombo more ABs, should Harper sit more? [NJ] Comparing Strasburg to Roy Halladay in the shutdown debate. [Yahoo] Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki each...
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Clinton Portis’ Playing Career, 2002-10

Clinton Portis is retiring Thursday. It’s raining on my face. [The Insider] We made 71 posts about Portie over the years. Relive them all. [Mr. I] Pics of RGIII modeling for GQ are somehow not embarrassing. [Bog] This hand-drawn RGIII card is not artistically impressive. [Capital Games] Strasburg dominates the Braves, extends NL East lead to seven. [WaPo] Bryce Harper shattered...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Michal Neuvirth Said Things

Goalie of the past/future Michal Neuvirth calls Braden Holtby his “weakest competition” yet as a Caps goalie. He also “advised Tomas Vokoun to go to Pittsburgh.” Oh, and he slammed Alex Semin, said Alex Ovechkin “isn’t what he used to be,” and is glad Dale Hunter left. [RMNB, RMNB] Nats beat Braves in 13, push NL East lead to six. [WaPo] Nats bonus baby Lucas Giolito...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Mets Nor Nature Can Stop These Juggernats

Your browser does not support iframes. Nats take series from Mets, carry five-game lead into Braves series. [WaPo] A praying mantis (a praying mantis!) delayed the game. [Capital Games] Bryce Harper hit his 12th HR, joining exclusive company. [Nats Insider] D.C. bar Duffy’s has a “Dibble’s a Douche” shot special. [Nats Enquirer] Nats relievers doing impressions of the cast...
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Bears Winners & Losers

This is a pretty lackluster effort, so feel free to share your own. Winners Kirk Cousins– Put some numbers on the board in the second half. Bears broadcaster Jim Miller even mentioned something about a QB controversy, but I assume he was drunk. Whatever, trade value! Aldrick Robinson — Nice showing for the second-year receiver. Dezmon Briscoe – Hey, he caught six TD for Tampa...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Bears Open Thread

Bob Griffin’s supposed to play like half the game tonight, you guys. Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET TV: Comcast SportsNet (unless you don’t live in-market, in which case you can stream it on NFL.com for $20 or over here for free) Line: Redskins +1.5 (again, love that there are preseason gambling lines; Skins didn’t cover last week) Beer: I’ll be drinking whatever’s left from my daughter’s...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

The Redskins Store Is Back With The RGIII-Luck ‘Rivalry T-Shirt’

Who’s ready for the Redskins-Colts preseason game coming up next week? The Redskins Store is! Seriously, they’re selling an RGIII-Andrew Luck “QB Showdown Rivalry T-Shirt” for $35 (plus S & H). It should be noted that the Colts Pro Shop is also selling this shirt, but I think we all know whose idea it was. Previously: Redskins Store Knows What You Want, Has No Shame,...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s Advice To Kids: ‘Be As Sexy As You Can’

Wait for Bryce Harper’s sound advice to campers between the ages of 6 and 14 at the 1:05 mark (via Nats Enquirer, again). So now we know what’s going through Harper’s head when he’s at the dish. Previously: ‘That’s A Clown Question, Bro’ | Bryce Harper Appears To Have Been A Husky 11-Year-Old
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: My New Favorite Redskin(s Highlight)

New Skins NT Marlon Favorite has an hilarious old highlight. [Hogs Haven] RGIII should play about half the game vs. the Bears. [Real Redskins] Five non-starters to watch in that Redskins-Bears game. [Hogs Haven] Darrell Green’s son having a good camp with Carolina. [Charlotte Observer] Redskins fan married woman with world’s largest breasts. [Hogs Haven] Adam Carriker and RGIII...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Appears To Have Been A Husky 11-Year-Old

I don’t know if this is actually Bryce Harper. I do know that it looks like him, and, according to @NatsGirls3411 (via Nats Enquirer), it’s Bryce Harper circa 2004, at which time he would’ve been 11 or 12 years old. Good enough for me. That’s a big kid.
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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