Desperately seeking French translator
Looking for a Redskins blog with that certain je ne sais quoi? Hoping to read musings about football and Fourme d'Ambert from someone who knows more about both subjects than I? (I'm not a blue fan.) Didn't get enough Frenchiness from Project Runway's brief foray to Paris? (Later, Vincent; you're so very humble.) Anyhow, go here, now! Run! Sur-le-champ! A Redskins blog in French, by an almost-actual Redskin! Formidable! Fantastique!
When I first saw the site I screamed in my clear-crisis-tone-of-voice, "Does anybody in here speak French." Bear in mind I work in the sports department, where we're lucky to find people who speak English. Luckily, someone who decidedly does not work in the sports department heard my agony and appeared. A British native working in Outlook, where they don't write about gloops or M-M-M-Moss Men or Redskins blogs but about things like Britain's ambassador to Uzbekistan.
Here are some snippets about Le Cochon that will have to do until my dedicated Redskins blog translators begin to volunteer. (Anyone? I'll buy you French cheese, or even wine.)
It's called "Sur la route du Super Bowl! Ma saison NFL aux Redskins de Washington," which you can probably figure out on your own. Almost-actual linebacker Philippe Gardent tells us that "We had some days [in training camp] where we only practiced one time, but on these days we had long video watching seances and even longer muscle building seances [seances de musculation]." He also biffs on the spelling of his two coaches: Jo Gibbs and Greg Williams, which should earn him some extra en haut-en bas. (Does that even make sense? Why did I take Russian?)
Naturally I subscribed to the RSS feed tout de suite, just after I went into Outlook's offices and asked for a French translation of "right away." Oh, how I pine for Gardent's first post about mass-marketed American cheese.
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