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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.

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.


Something Rude


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.


Something Weird

Speaking of weird, George Mason has new words to its fight song. They were written by sunglassed maestro Doc Nix. Let's quote:

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!"


Ovie Styles


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.


Nartionals



Via here.


Yucky


Not much more to add to that image.


Laughs

Dark-hearted comic of the Revolution Danny Rouhier continues to be funny.


By Dan Steinberg  |  November 13, 2009; 12:07 PM ET
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Comments

Are you trying to fit all the Skins stuff in one post today, Dan?

Posted by: sitruc | November 13, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Greatest Red Coat since the Revolution? Uh, I don't know how to say this, but it was the British who wore the Red Coats not the Americans.

Posted by: LionelMandrake | November 13, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

FunnyDanny.com..... AWESOME! This guy is great.

Posted by: mb15 | November 13, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

the guy in the red coat sits in section 100 or 121, in front of ted's box. i caught up with him on opening night. it's an awesome jacket. he said he had trouble getting all the patches since they dont sell them not attached to a jersey.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 13, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

D- by Clayton?? I'd give the team, and orgabization an F-

Posted by: terp4303 | November 13, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

can someone get to Wale on doing a go-go remake to the Bullets 'You da man' video/song for the wizards?? ;)

though, on second thought... the current wizards may not conjure up happy feelings like that hold bullets vid did

Posted by: 3tripleiii | November 13, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry everyone, soon enough Barno1 will be here to give his grade of the 'Skins, an A+ of course.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 13, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

About Ovie buying Nachos at the game the other night -- Looks like it's true. Nate Ewell posted the following on his Twitter:
"If you thought you just saw me running through the 400 level to get nachos, yeah, that was me. And Ovi."

Posted by: bagace | November 13, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Steinberg,

Expect to see you in Goldvein tomorrow 8am sharp. Go to www.akc.org for help w/directions.

No excuses. Dress warmly we wouldn't want your effete little bod catching a cold!

Posted by: vaherder | November 13, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS

WASHINGTON REDSKINS SAID TO BE CONSIDERING NEW REALITY TELEVISION SERIES

We interrupt this commentary to bring you breaking news that...

CBS Television executives have contacted the Washington Redskins to ask about filming a new reality series in their locker room, playing fields and team offices.

According to the report, the network has been searching for another daily drama series to fill a vacant afternoon time slot since their longstanding soap opera "A Guiding Light" was pulled off the air earlier this year.

Given the popularity of the reality television and some obvious crossover marketing opportunities, Redskin officials were initially said to be very keen on the idea... and even offered up a title for the project, "As the Stomach Turns."

Team officials also suggested that Hollywood actor Tom Cruise would be perfect to play a leading role as a short, insecure and megalomaniacal team owner who is universally reviled by an entire city.

Unfortunately, the CBS programming executives later decided to revoke their offer when the team VP for football operations, Vinny “Bugeyes” Cerrato, got involved.

A network official explained that they had been hoping to work with a team liaison who isn’t a complete idiot. Unfortunately for the Redskins, they were unable to offer up any such liaison from their front office who has even an ounce of wits to work with. The network also bawked at Cerrato’s insistence that he be played by former “Sopranos” lead actor James Gandolfini.

Network officials also explained there's just too much drama and hysterics coming out of the team headquarters each day to make for a credible series, as most audiences would have a hard time believing this is how you actually run a once-proud National Football League franchise.

However, before they entirely shut down any further consideration of a potential deal, the programming execs did suggest that the team might want to put their star running back -- Clinton "Rochester" Portis -- on injured reserve already -- and get him to the surgeon for the bone spurs -- a head shrink for ear ringing and player motivation issues -- and to Dr. Phil McGraw for his docility and sterility concerns.

Network executives suggested that the team should give Portis a whole off-season to “think up new excuses why he can't play, practice, condition himself, or even help to coach up some of the younger players.”

Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Ha, ha! Even Portis' dog partner is sitting down during practice!

Posted by: nojunk4me | November 13, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The guy in the awesome red jacket sits in Sec. 121. We see him at almost every game. He's a total rock star!

Posted by: wahoo2x | November 14, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Eagles fans still do brag about the body bag game from time to time. They usually neglect to remember that they were beaten by the 'Skins in the wildcard playoffs later that year at Veteran's stadium. Glad to see that blogger sees the whole ball of wax.

Posted by: Longgoneposter | November 15, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

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