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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/ 4/2010

Political Football: Time to call Shuler, a Dem who won this year

By Rep. Anthony Weiner

If this is New York Rep. Anthony Weiner restraining himself, don't get him angry:

I'm sure The Washington Post asked me to write this column this week because of my wildly overstated penchant for trash talk. I'll do my best, but I have to admit my heart isn't in it - I kind of like the Redskins. And unlike some of the newly-elected Republicans coming to town, I don't think Washington is a bad place. I'm even hoping that someday you guys get Major League Baseball here.

I guess with all my venom being directed at my middle class-attacking, Social Security-privatizing, and health care-denying Republican colleagues, I just can't get too excited about the 5-6 Skins. And let's face it, wouldn't I be better off focusing on Tom Brady's hair and makeup this week?

Washington football fans are a pretty sophisticated bunch. They seem to know what to do late in close games, even if their coach thinks their starting quarterback has trouble with those details. And Skins fans make a lot of noise in their very nice stadium, which is conveniently located near several shopping malls so that they have someplace to go after the 1st quarter of Eagles games.

By the way, given suburban Virginia's reputation for fine dining, how do you all decide whether to go to the Fuddruckers, the Friday's, or the Chili's? I mean, with that many choices on where to get your deep fried macaroni and cheese poppers with pepperoni lard sauce, how do you make up your minds?

The players are nice fellows. Is John Riggins still on the team? If not, you may want to give him a call. I'm sure he could grind out more than the 29 yards on the ground the Skins managed last week. And I know that before my buddy Heath Shuler ran for Congress he ran the Washington offense. Have you seen Heath lately? He's in great shape. He's a Democrat who didn't lose this year, so you know he's tough. I'm sure you could sign him for way less than $78 million and he will probably be able to reach Anthony Armstrong when he's open. (And on the subject of former skins QBs, is it just me or does the new senator from West Virginia look just like Joe Theismann?)

Ok, I feel obligated to end with some actual trash talk. Yes, the Giants will win - and handily. See? I told you my heart isn't in it.

By Rep. Anthony Weiner  | December 4, 2010; 11:04 AM ET
Categories:  Political Football  
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"I'm even hoping that someday you guys get Major League Baseball here."


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