From the Skins Locker Room: Justice League and Ahnold
Random notes from a non-Victory Monday Redskins locker room.
* Jason Campbell wore a gray track suit with blindingly yellow stripes and these blindingly yellow shoes to the Park today. Or "blindingly gold," if you prefer. Maybe he just likes the color, but feel free to decide that this team is now bleeding burgundy and gold onto their civilian clothes.
And if you haven't noticed, a majority of the team's offensive skill players now have gold-accented cleats: Campbell, Portis, Moss, Cooley, and oh yeah, Sellers.
"I take Jason's cleats," Mike Sellers explained today. "We all get like two or three pairs put in our locker before the game, so whatever he doesn't wear, I wear. Same size; it doesn't matter."
* Chris Cooley on the origins of Hip Hip Hooray, to Elliot In The Morning: "Well, first of all, the Hip Hip Hooray came out the first time at the Redskins luncheon. And that was with all our sponsors and with whoever it was, and Zorn said it at the end of his talk. And that was REALLY uncomfortable."
By the way, more than half of Wikipedia's Hip Hip Hooray entry is now devoted to the Redskins.
* Maybe you saw how Carlos Rogers and Fred Smoot were discussing the defensive secondary's various superhero personas during Comcast SportsyNet's pre-game show yesterday? Rogers told me that Smoot is the Joker, he's the Giggler, Shawn Springs is Batman and LaRon Landry is Robin, although there were some conflicting opinions.
"Every superhero need a sidekick, and LaRon's my sidekick," Springs said, before changing his mind.
"I'm not really Batman, I'm more like Superman," he said. "He's a loner. I don't have a sidekick; I'm a loner. The whole secondary, we consider ourselves like the Justice League. I'm Superman, and the rest of them are my sidekicks."
* Kedric Golston and Devin Thomas, it turns out, are neighbors.
"I've got a bunch of stories about this guy," Golston said of Thomas. "His garage is painted pink. He's got a pink garage with lollipops. I think he's running a day care out of it."
"It's red," Thomas corrected. "It's just a red garage. That's my color. The inside, where you park the car, it's red; the door's black. I'm about to have the floor black, too, with like a glitter look, kind of like fresh asphalt, with a little glimmer in it."
* Thomas is a serial abuser of the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger lines from "Predator," which Malcolm Kelly finds entirely amusing. "Do it just one time," Kelly requested today, but instead Thomas did it about 73 times. Quoting Thomas:
C'mahn, what are you dooing, get to the chopper. C'mahn, now. Nowwww. C'mahn. What are you waiting for, doo it, c'mahn. Kill me. I'm right here. C'maaaaahn. C'mahn, do it, kill me, I'm right here, now, get to the chopper. Dillon, Billy, Poncho, c'mahn, I'm right here, get to the chopper, what are you guys dooing, let's go.
* Rogers brought a big bag of Burger King to the locker room today, complete with many potato products and about five Whoppers. "It wasn't enough," he pointed out, after his stash had been raided.
"You know you've got 53 teammates," noted Randy Thomas, who received zero Whoppers.
Hopefully my writing this doesn't cause Larry Michael to launch another fast food-based assault on the shameful media.
* And Leigh Torrence continued his voter registration drive, getting at least three Virginia-based teammates to sign up today, the last day registration in Virginia is permitted. He has now gotten more than a dozen teammates to register this fall.
"You still trying to get people to vote?" Sellers asked, shaking his head.
"Sometimes you let little things slide, but it's important," Torrence told me.
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