Sellers says Redskins are (almost) a team
Noted Caps fan Mike Sellers talked to Comcast SportsNet before Game 7 of the Montreal series, and yet the conversation got to football, as interviews with football players often do. Sellers -- who, depending on your definition, is possibly the team's longest-tenured player -- praised the changes that have come to Redskins Park.
"Donovan's a great guy to have around, he's a great leader, he's taken over right away," Sellers said. "And with Coach Shanahan, he's a no nonsense guy, kind of like Coach Gibbs, but a little bit more firm. He's taken a lot of the individuality out of the team and brought it together as a team, minus one or two people. And it's been awesome."
"Minus one or two people," huh? Well, I can think of one. Trying to figure out who's "or two."
In other Skins news, it turns out Willie Parker grew up rooting for the enemy. From the News & Observer:
While growing up as an enthusiastic Dallas Cowboys fan, the last thing Willie Parker ever wanted to do was play football for the Washington Redskins.
"I gotta admit it still seems a little bit funny," the Redskins' new running back said this week.
"It's like, 'You sure you really want to be wearing this jersey?' But yeah, I do. There's nothing I've ever wanted more than be with this team at this time."
Also, former offensive lineman Mark Adickes talked to Hogs Haven recently, and he discussed what the team used to eat back in the glory days:
My first day at Redskins Park I couldn't believe what I was seeing. They just brought in the paper bags full of Micky D's, dumped them on a folding table in the gym, and we consumed all we could. I don't think I can blame injuries on the fast-food but life expectancy will almost certainly be affected. Oh well, big dogs die young.
Can you imagine the jokes about Albert Haynesworth if he played in an era where Redskins ate as much McDonald's as they could stomach? And also, this, from the AP:
Oakland's city attorney is advising the police chief not to enforce the A's policy banning fans' homemade signs at the Coliseum. The baseball team has had a policy for decades banning signs that are negative or done in poor taste directed at a specific person....
In a letter to Police Chief Anthony Batts, City Attorney John Russo said the A's policy is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech and could open the city to lawsuits. Russo says the A's could only restrict signage for containing threats, potentially inciting violence or similar reason.
So, in one man's opinion, the dangers of pointy-cornered signs poking people in the head isn't reason enough.
May 3, 2010; 2:53 PM ET
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