Redskins Anonymous, The Video
One thing about this Burgundy Revolution; whatever happens in the end, it's been beautiful to see the creative flowering this unrest has engendered. From Internet prose poems to songs of despair and rebellion to Photoshops involving the head of Mr. Snyder, the people have created artwork both extensive and inspiring.
It's in that spirit that I present the latest work from Danny Rouhier, the official video satirist of the Revolution. His work will make you laugh and make you cringe, but it also reflects a very real fire in his sternum. My daughter and I were playing firefighter tonight, and when I turned the hose toward her, she said "Don't Wet Me!" So whatever happens, ye artists of the Revolution, don't wet that fire in your sternum.
And now, some more things I forgot to link to this week.
* I know he isn't everyone's cup of $6 soda pop, but I continue to like the way DeAngelo Hall carries himself, and the stuff that he says. How it plays in the locker room, I have no idea, but I always think he's a good listen. Here's from his latest blog:
'll be the first to admit that we haven't exactly played to our potential, myself included, but I only have one question. If we turn this thing around and get all the kinks worked out and the ball starts bouncing our way, will those people still be blasting us?...I love this town, I love this team, and I love this organization. I'm blessed to do what I do for a living, so I don't want any sympathy from anyone and neither does this team. We'll get it right or fight trying and I hope you would respect us either way!
* Since not a day passes without a new site of protest popping up, I can't swear that I haven't linked to this one already, but I'm pretty sure it's new to me: Fire The Danny.
* A nugget from Adam Schefter, writing on ESPN.com:
The anti-Eagles offense is the Redskins, which looks to be aging and regressing. A defensive coach from another team who played -- and studied -- the Redskins this season said Washington's offense is plain and simple.
* Here's an interesting Craisglist ad for Sunday's game:
Don't want to go to the game? ME NEITHER. I will, however, watch my beloved Skins for a fair price. Please send me your ticket offers and I'll consider ruining my Sunday by trekking out to FedEx to watch these overpaid fantasy football "stars" drop 13 points on a winless team and win by 1.
* This Craigslist ad is expired, obviously, but it was a weird thing to see on a Friday:
willing ot trade my 2 redskins tickets lower level plus green parking in sec 120 for somebody that has 2 or 3 ACDC concert tickets for tonites show at verizon center. let me know asap. thanks
* The Great (and Angry) Dave McKenna has a report on a Skins fan whose anti-Mr.-Snyder paper plates were allegedly confiscated by FedEx security. If that's true, booooooo.
* McKenna has also provided unmatched coverage of a potentially fake Hogette, and the hostility he has generated. I'm happy to say the younger generation of Skins fans is outraged about more important matters.
* Real Clear Sports ranks the 10 worst owners in sports. Mr. Snyder comes in at No. 3.
* Rich Tandler does a two-part analysts of the talent level of Washington's regular players, deciding that about 1/3 of the regulars are above-replacement value, and about 1/3 below. The issue, though, is that the below-replacement players are concentrated in the receiving corps and on the offensive line. (Part I, Part II)
* Ben Folsom of The Curly R isn't usually a raving sort of fella, but he's definitely caught the Revolutionary spirit, calling the current foment "awesome to behold, the coalescing of years of pent up anger and frustration by fans, media and football peers into one gigantic slow motion crash of a season." His conclusion:
Principle of the Revolution: He may own the team, he is but a steward, the Redskins truly belong to the football fans.
* Here's a preview of Chris Cooley on E:60 with Rachel Alexander, via The Skins Blog.
* Chris Needham and NBC Washington talk about the proposed Blackout for this Sunday. I'm sure that's what the Skins were hoping for out of their strategic partnership with WRC.
* The weekly Skins snap totals that Ryan O'Halloran publishes are miraculous. My favorite realization from this week's installment: Albert Haynesworth was on the field for about 33 percent more plays than Clinton Portis.
* Another bit of greatness from O'Halloran's film study: despite all the angst about Chris Cooley serving entirely as a blocker last week, he actually went out as a receiver more often than he stayed in to block on passing plays.
* That Nats fan who went to 19 games without seeing a win this season made the back-page column of Sports Illustrated, and was also on NPR. My headline was "The Nats' Unluckiest Fan," while SI went with "Unluckiest Fan in America."
* Gilbert Arenas sure does like being dramatic. His new sullen, purposely morose persona is fairly hysterical. And there's no chance it lasts. See Truth About It.
* Which is how this happened: "Hi everybody, Since Gilbert Arenas no longer wants to blog, I guess it's my turn now." Caron Butler, the blogger. Guarantee he never writes about suicidal thoughts while driving home.
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