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DMV: Terps Deliver Big Road Win

Maryland dominates the second half in a 77-57 win over Northwestern. [TT] Check out the (gross) kicks Terps wore for ACC/Big Ten Challenge win. [USAT] Want to know how Maryland went broke? Here you go. [Sports Illustrated] Hokies hot start continues, trounce Iowa on the road, move to 6-0. [WaPo] ACC replaces UMD with Louisville, conference roulette continues. [WaPo] Another look...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Not All Redskins Fans Were Sean Taylor Fans (GUEST POST)

Publishing this five-year old-piece by guest blogger Mathew Brown for three reasons: 1) It seems forgotten that Sean Taylor wasn’t the universally beloved Redskins fan favorite he’s made out to be. 2) It allows me to link to that time my brother torched Wilbon. 3) Taylor’s quote in the ninth paragraph raises the hair right up off my arms. Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Blatche Speaks Out, Removes All Doubt In Foolish Interview

Andray Blatche appeared on 106.7 the Fan this morning to discuss last night’s trolling of the Wizards. Read the transcript over at Bullets Forever, and listen to the audio. This one is forever. (Image taken with love from our friends at BuzzFeed Sports.)
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Awkward Fist Pounds, Starring Jerry Jones And His Cronies

The only thing we hate more than fist pounds around these parts is the Dallas Cowboys, so many thanks to Hogs Haven for sharing this video of Jerry Jones and co. making things as delightfully awkward as possible.
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: November 26th, 2007

The great Sean Taylor died five years ago. RIP, Boom King. [Mike Wise] Skins RT Jammal Brown is headed to the Injured Reserve. [The Insider] Chris Cooley doesn’t have a catch in his four games back. [The Insider] RGIII went to a Baylor game, stormed the field with his ex-mates. [Bog] Wiz lost badly again, this time at home to the Spurs. [Bullets Forever] TNT’s Inside the NBA...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards Are So Bad Even Andray Blatche Is Making Fun Of Them

When one of the biggest jokes in modern NBA history is poking fun at you, you’re one of the biggest jokes in modern NBA history. Please win tonight. (@johnschuhmann tweet via @katzm)
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

In Case You Ever Wanted To See A Redskins-Capitals-Nationals Logo

Wouild that be the Natskinsitals? The Redcapsinals? The Capsionskins? I don’t know, but it’s by a guy who did this for 32 markets (via USA TODAY Sports Tumblr), and it was wise not to include the Wizards. The San Diego and Green Bay ones are kinda tight too.
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins’ Playoff Chances Nearly Doubled In Just One Week!

Last week I dumped cold water on those discussing playoffs, saying, “until the Redskins reach .500 I’d rather not fire up the playoff scenario machine.” Since then, though, Washington won at Dallas and everyone ahead of Washington in the wild card chase lost. So, despite New York beating Green Bay to stay two games up in the NFC East, the Skins’ playoff chances jumped from...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Redskins Shift Focus To Giants

Despite New York’s win over Green Bay last night, next week’s Monday night Redskins-Giants game is the biggest game at FedEx Field in at least five years, arguably more. NFC East title is still in play, and Wild Card berth very much available. [SI] Shanahan compares RGIII to Cool Hand Luke, RGIII unsure. [Bog] An analysis of Barack Obama, RGIII and Cool Hand Luke. [NY Times]...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Cowboys Open Thread

The Redskins haven’t beaten Dallas on Thanksgiving in my lifetime, and they haven’t even played Dallas on Thanksgiving in this blog’s lifetime. I hope we really enjoy this one. Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET Line: Redskins +3.5 Prediction: Redskins, 27-22
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November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Cowboys Predictions

Hey, let’s play Predictions! Last week’s winner is Donk Donkerson, who accurately predicted the Redskins-Eagles blowout. A reminder on how it works, for the uninitiated: Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip! Chris...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Otto Porter Is a Beast

Otto Porter and the Hoyas almost knock off No. 1 Indiana. [WaPo] Could the Hoyas fit in a new, revamped ACC? [Casual Hoya] Maryland outlasts Lafayette in high-scoring affair. [Wash. Times] Some question the legality of MD’s move to the Big Ten. [WaPo] Really interesting look at Big Ten expansion and college football. [GL] A 5′10″ guard scored 138 pts in a D-III game. Took 108...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Hater’s Guide To The Big Ten For Terps Fans (GUEST POST)

Here to educate Maryland fans on the Big Ten is Robert from Illinois blog A Lion Eye. Follow him on Twitter (@alioneye), because this is really good. Being an Illinois fan is a bit, I don’t know – schizophrenic. We can reach unspeakable highs and unbelievable lows, all in a short span of time. In football that means two BCS bowls in the last twelve years… and also five seasons...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Campbell Laid Out By His Old Friend Carlos Rogers (GIF)

Just in case you missed this during last night’s Bears-49ers ******** (via KSK).
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: The Wiz Are Historically Bad

With loss to Indiana, Washington is 0-9 for the first time. Also, Randy Wittman is starting to lose it (see the “dumb” and “cellphone” quotes). [WaPo] Tyler Hansbrough treated Jan Vesely like a child (above). [Truth About It] Jordan Crawford is actually the Wizards’ best player. Woof. [Truth About It] Brandon Meriweather tore his ACL and is out for good. ****. [The Insider...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland-To-The-B1G Roundtable

The news today that Maryland will leave the ACC to join the Big Ten has the college sports world back on the brink of conference armageddon. Beyond what changes may come, many Terps fans are left confused, upset, excited, or some combination of everything. We polled our “staff” for their reactions and provided everything below. It is hard to say what, if any, consensus was reached...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

About The Redskins And Playoffs

I would spend time gathering examples of and links to people — players, coaches, media and fans — talking about the Redskins making the playoffs, but it’s so ubiquitous I don’t have to. So I’ll just say this: – The 4-6 Redskins need to go 5-1 just to reach the nine-win threshold. – Only 38 percent of the last 40 nine-win teams have made the playoffs.* – Ten NFC teams...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Terps To The B1G Is Happening

So says ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy. More to come, but read Testudo Times for now on why this is a good thing for Maryland.
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: RGIII Is Captain America

Robert Griffin III nearly perfect in the Redskins 31-6 win over Eagles. [WE] A recap of the Skins big win over Philly, told in It’s Always Sunny GIFs. [HH] With the win, talk moves from “season’s over” to “playoffs.” [SI, USAT] Before we get too excited, Boz reminds us that Philly is bad. [WaPo] Cool video of RGIII bringing U.S. flag out before Sunday’s win. [CSNW]...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labeling following Skins games. Today, a 31-6 win over Philly … Winners Robert Griffin III — His numbers (14-15 passing, four TD, 158 rating, 85 yards rushing) were incredible, and the sequence where he scrambled for a first down on third-and-6 and then threw a 49-yard bomb for a touchdown on the next play was sublime. Brandon Meriweather — Played well in return...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles DB Launches Himself At RGIII’s Head Like A *****

Many thanks to @dhm (via Jeff) for this GIF of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie taking a cheap shot at Robert Griffin III in the second quarter of today’s game. Also many thanks to DRC for whiffing completely, and to RGIII for throwing three touchdowns (and counting).
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Open Thread

The bye week was so nice, but it’s good getting to watch RGIII again, and it sounds like Pierre Garcon and Brandon Meriweather are actually playing. Plus, it’d feel great to beat Philly, even if it’s the NFC East Basement Bowl. Enjoy. Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Line: Redskins -4 Prediction: Redskins, 21-20 (Image taken with love from our friends at CSN Washington.)
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Should Maryland Join the Big Ten?

Rumors are swirling about Maryland joining the Big Ten. A charter member of the ACC, word is there are serious negotiations for Maryland to exit the basketball-centric Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Midwest-centric Big Ten conference. Geographically Maryland playing Iowa doesn’t make a lot of sense, but financially the B1G offers a lot of cash. If this thing happens, dollars...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Eagles Predictions

Hey, let’s play Predictions again! Last game’s winner, Sisson, failed to collect. Hopefully he does that now. A reminder on how it works: Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip! Chris Mottram: Redskins, 27-17 Both...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny’s Viral HR Was Off Ex-O’s Torture-Pitcher Daniel Cabrera

I love this viral clip of Manny Ramirez homering in his first Dominican Winter League at-bat. It spread all over yesterday, but what I didn’t notice was that the pitcher who gave it up is none other than Daniel Cabrera. If you’re an O’s fan, or just a fan of baseball curiosities in general, you remember him. He was 6′7″ and threw about 100 mph. You saw a lot of him for...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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