Redskins Go in Style
People keep saying how the Redskins are the hottest teams in the NFC, which I suppose is true. Not only is their four-game win streak the NFC's best; their 4-1 mark over the past five games is also tops in the NFC.
But statistics are overrated. We want to judge the Redskins and their relative hotness with our own eyes. Well, judge away: here's your Week 17 Style Reports, and this pretty much proves that the rest of the NFC might want to take note.
There's no name to this particular post-game character, which, according to our very stylish sports editor, included "a three-piece suit with a turtleneck, funky hat, sunglasses, and red scarf to match his red shoes." I've heard conflicting reports on whether Portis also carried a man purse. Hell, we'll just give him our own name. Call it Agent Flip. Here's Portis, on himself:
"I wore my Sunday best preparing for this situation. Either way [win or lose], I knew I'd be in here talking to you all."
Does it compare with Takeo Spikes's fur hat? Yes, I believe it does. Early Seattle style thoughts, Clinton?
"I'm just going to go to Seattle fly," he said.
Whoa! A Playoff Stache!
"It's a fan favorite right now," Yoder told me, which is sort of like arguing that fans enjoy wins. I mean, duh. So this is gonna be with us through the duration, right?
"We might have to let it roll," Yoder said. "I had the full beard the last two or three weeks, and then I shaved my head and shaved that off and just left the 'stache.
Khary Campbell, who mans the left side of the punt protection team with Yoder and Pierson Prioleau, had another explanation.
"They call me 'Stache,' and they call P-Lo 'Little Stache,' " Campbell said. "So on the punt team on the left side, it's me, Yoder--now he got a stache--and then Little Stache. That was the whole reason why he did it."
So, this is going to be a punt-team movement, right? Can a Derrick Frost 'stache be far behind? Or maybe Ethan Albright?
"I think Chris Cooley's in," Yoder said. "I'm trying to talk it up for everybody else though."
"Ask him about the mustache," said Mike Sellers, walking by, as if I hadn't already been all over this story. "That's his Dirk Diggler."
Speaking of Sellers, his post-game kit included massive amounts of wrist bling, a band-aid on his head, and oh yes, that fur. That was some striking fur.
"What are you wearing?" Comcast SportsNet's Chick "Real Name Here" Hernandez asked Sellers during their post-game show.
Sellers just stared at Hernandez.
"What are you wearing?" I asked Carlos Rogers, who was on the sidelines dressed in all purple. He never exactly answered. But these do appear to be all-purple high-top dress shoes of some sort that were on his feet.
I found it especially touching when Rogers joined the defensive backs in their pre-game huddle. So that made it football guy in burgundy and gold and pads, football guy in burgundy and gold and pads, football guy in burgundy and gold and pads, street clothes guy in deep purple jacket with matching purple high top dress shoes, football guy in burgundy and gold and pads, etc.
The mohawk. Bless that mohawk.
"I'm 4-0 with the 'hawk!" Cartwright was yelling in the locker room. Of course, he and I had already determined that the 'hawk didn't appear until after the Bears game. "I'm 3-0 with the 'hawk," Cartwright corrected himself, but still, we'll take it.
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