Friday Bog: Skins stubs, and other images
This has been a spotty week, what with the sick child and all, so there were a lot of things I was supposed to mention and never did. The solution I've come up with is to throw as many things as possible into one giant post, and then go speak to the non-profit where I used to work about how to parlay a non-profit job into a job transcribing radio interviews.
We'll start with the above image, from Reader Dave.
Was rooting through some old Ticket stubs. Makes me miss rfk even more to see the near tripling of seat costs. Note the exclusion of sales tax($10) on the 2008 stub. That's also a preseason game that cost me $218 to take my son to + $35 for parking. Not renewing next year.
Well, that's awful depressing. Let's move on to something cheerier.
From Reader Chris:
While I'm still down for the Burgundy Revolution, I cannot go without thanking the Redskins for their kindness in their Pros vs. Joes program. My older brother is a Captain in the Air Force deployed to Qatar, and his sons were invited to Redskins Park to participate. For all of the young generation that has no idea how great the Redskins were in my youth, my nephew is still a rabid Skins fan and their kindness meant the world to him. I just wanted to give credit where it's due, especially in light of the dark heart comments that I thought was over the line. The Redskins made a positive impact on my nephews' lives, and didn't even need to fire up Redskin One to do so!
No matter what I've said and what I will say, there are still kids who get that certain look when they have two seconds with a member of the Redskins. No sign ban will be able to change that.
Maybe you've heard how the Redskins banned signs from FedEx Field? And also how they handed out freebie towels? Well, Somebody out there put two and two together and came up with grounds for immediate expulsion from Redskins Nation. Very creative, sir.
Oh, and as long as we're being exceedingly rude, if you have a minute or two, go to Google and type in "Dan Snyder Is." No need to hit return or anything. Computers are weird.
Hail to George Mason!
Don your green and gold!
We're going to sing for George Mason,
Patriots brave and bold!
We're going to cheer for George Mason,
Proud for the world to see!
We'll prove our honor and might,
And we'll FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
As we march onward to victory!
The word "might" is only used in that context in college fight songs, I believe.
Something Else Positive
The Washington Animal Rescue League, a group that cares for abandoned and abused animals in the D.C. area, is doing a PSA campaign featuring several members of the Redskins. Clinton Portis, Devin Thomas and Rock Cartwright go on camera and urge people to adopt these animals. See photos. Hard to complain about this one.
Something Else Else Positive
Thursday was the 19th anniversary of the Body Bag Game. That game wasn't technically positive--the Redskins lost--but the before and after sure was. Quoting Philly blog The 700 Level:
Of course, in a trademark case of winning the battle but losing the war, the Redskins had one of many last laughs in the 1990 NFC Wild Card game, where they dispatched the Eagles by a score of 20-6. Meanwhile, The Eagles decided against renewing Buddy Ryan's contract at the end of the season, after a feud with owner Norman Braman and one too many playoff losses, and offensive coordinator Rich Kotite was promoted to head coach status in his stead. Oh yeah, the Redskins went on to win the Super Bowl the next season, too. Nuts.
D.C. Athletes Love Wale
Wale's new album came out. If you're an athlete in D.C., you're required to love it, on Twitter.
DeAngelo Hall: Shout out to the homie @Wale on his new album! Definitely encourage everybody to pick it up and support DC and the DMV.
Mike Green: Just listened to Wale's new album "Attention Deficit" Profoundly amazing!!! If you don't have it, get it.
Chris Cooley: Check out @Wale Ovechkin's new cd today.
Something Else Profoundly Amazing
E-mail from a reader. Sure, this is about as non-journalistic as they come, but since it doesn't really matter much, in the larger scheme of things, I'm going to pass it along and just assume that it's true:
I was at the gym this afternoon talking to a guy in a Caps t-shirt about the game last night. He was there and said he saw Ovi buying nachos from a stand on the 400s concourse. I have no idea if it's true, or anything about the guy who was telling me.
It seems believable, anyhow. And I want it to be true.
Jim Bowden Breaks News
Who got the scoop first about Jim Riggleman's hiring? Well, if he wasn't first, Jim Bowden was definitely up there.
Jim Riggleman is Manager of Nats....has the job Full-Time....waiting for confirmation....but it is done
That came on his Twitter feed, and it simply has to be the first case of a former GM attempting to break news about the manager hired by the same team that fired him less than a year previously.
Also, this was a good line sent in by a reader: "Nats hire Terry Robiskie as manager!"
This Alex Ovechkin sports coat, uncovered by Puck Daddy, is one of the greatest red coats since the Revolution. Who is this man? E-mail me, please.
Not much more to add to that image.
Dark-hearted comic of the Revolution Danny Rouhier continues to be funny.
November 13, 2009; 12:07 PM ET
Categories: Caps , College Basketball , Nats , Redskins
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