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Schlub Grub

Should be a short and sweet afternoon practice here. Special teams session and most vets are not here. Wanted to take a minute to let you guys in on the upgrades in schlub grub going on out here. New PR guy Zack Bolno is pulling out all the stops, one artery at a time.

Just this week it's been Papa John's, Popeye's, KFC, and ... Costco. Seriously. I was skeptical at first, but JReid and others told me Costco pizza and cake are the real deal. Turns out to be the case. JReid and Jon Kiem were telling Zack how great Costco sheet cakes are, and, bam, one showed up today (it even had a cute little football drawn into the icing).

I'm pushing for Morton's Mondays. Get those guys to cater the media room about an hour before Zorn's presser, throw up a couple of Morton's banners behind the coach (Chloe is starting to get her Es, Hs, Ls and Is down, so she could help with the signage by midseason, I figure) and, hey, everybody wins, right? Maybe Taco Bell Tuesdays. Wegman's Wednesdays. TGI Thursday's? There's gotta be an official seafood supplier of the Washington Redskins, right? Official rib eye?

Anyway, the staff has been great and the PR peeps have been good sports about everything. And now I, too, can vouch for the quality of Costco pizza and cake.

By Jason La Canfora  |  July 30, 2008; 2:20 PM ET
 
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what did this chia person say?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

FIRST!

Posted by: jeff t | July 30, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

THIRST! As in, what did you drink?

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

You are a tool!

Try talking football and not about your Fat self! You must look up to "Past the Hut". Rip the Skins and your wasteband! Fat Boy!

Posted by: tim | July 30, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

TGI Thursday's?

Posted by: TGI Friday's | July 30, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

They B**** when you are critical JLC and then you say something nice about the Front Office and they B**** some more.
Ingrates...
As we learned from the Nats game, give JLC some food, a 5guys burger, and he will be happy.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Third Down: Monk in the Postseason

Many HOF players got their boost to Canton from how they played in the postseason. Monk's relatively quiet style may not have left the memories like Lynn Swann or Dwight Clark, but Monk was effective. Very effective.

Monk's postseason stats are similar to others in the Hall (see below). In his era, moving the chains was THE key to winning and Monk was a 'move the chains' player. Monk had plenty of big plays, but never a classic moment. Still, Monk ranks second in yards per game in the playoffs among the most recent WRs inducted.

Playoff games, Yards/game, TDs
Irvin 16 82 8
Monk 15 71 7
Stallworth 17 62 12
Lofton 12 62 8
Largent 7 62 4
Swann 16 57 9

People recall big plays in big games. Just for grins, how often did these great players come up 'small' in the postseason?
Player Game played / Games with UNDER 25 yards of offense
Irvin 16 / 3
Monk 15 / 0
Stallworth 17 / 6
Lofton 12 / 3
Largent 7 / 3
Swann 16 / 5

The HOF players, other than Monk, had roughly 30% of their playoff games with less than 25 yards! Really an amazing stat when you think about it. There were 6 games (almost 10% of the total) for less than 10 yards ... and 2 negative yardage games in there! Monk was the only WR among all the recent HOF inductees not to EVER have a playoff game with less than 25 yards - all the others had MULTIPLE games with less than 25 yards!!

For the record, Monk's yards per game in the postseason also exceeds those of the top WRs looking to get into the Hall this year, Andre Reed, Cris Carter and Tim Brown.

Just this week, an AP article on Monk contained this comment "Monk's big-game stats have been criticized", before noting his contributions in the Super Bowls. But what is there to criticize? Turns out, people's memories. We remember excitement, but excitement is not excellence. Monk was quiet and excellent.

Bottom line, in the postseason, Monk stood tall. Consistently.

(Second down post was in blog A Documentary Worth Watching at 2:19pm and First down was in Blades to Have Knee Surgery at 4:40pm)

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | July 30, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Who cares JLa?

Posted by: svxcountry | July 30, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

If he were really a great PR guy, he would fire up Redskine One and fly to Chicago for Godfather's Pizza for you guys.

If not, at least some local Armand's.

Posted by: Not Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

++++...attended Georgetown Prep with me.

Posted by: p1funk | July 30, 2008 1:57 PM

So Corkczar is a big Adam-West-in-tights-fan? Starting to wonder who the real tranny is...

Posted by: p1funk | July 30, 2008 1:58 PM++++

I went to O'Connell. Whenever someone from our school wanted to beat up a tranny they went over to your Alma Mater.

Wow, Tranny humor. Jokes for folks too thick to get the knock-knock Genre.

All seriousness aside, I NEVER watched the old Batman series. I was, er, tweaking Batman fans who tend to take themselves and their Superhero a smidge too seriously.

My favorite Superhero? The Winged Weekend Warrier who packs a Gerstunkenuh Ray Gun and whose real name is Benton Harbor. Anyone else know of whom I speak?

Posted by: Corkczar | July 30, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Alex, don't forget the beer. You need to water Jasno with beer and he'll grow big and tall and eat several Five Guys burgers.

Posted by: P Diddy | July 30, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Maybe THERE ISN'T anything good he can say about the team.

Posted by: What Who? | July 30, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Chicago pizza isn't fit for human consumption. JLa should call cHris laRry and order some authentic Brooklyn pizza.

Posted by: Luigi on the corner | July 30, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

+++As we learned from the Nats game, give JLC some food, a 5guys burger, and he will be happy.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:32 PM++++


Jasno, as any other working Media Shlub will tell you, knows the most dangerous place in the world is standing between a Media Throng and a table of free food.

Posted by: Corkczar | July 30, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

it's ok LaChumpfora. You can mention Dan and Vinny when you say something nice about the team. When things go bad...it's always Dan and Vinny, but when things are good must be someone new in the organization who hasn't been corrupted yet.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Hidden racism lives, and it's blogging under the handle "chia pet".

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Lay off the sheet cake...

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | July 30, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

is hidden racism bad?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Five Guys Fridays. And Thursdays. Wednesdays...

Posted by: [cc] | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Cork,
I was a film major I know all about that.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Lay off the sheet cake...

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I completely agree that the way to improve the "mood" of Jasno's tone is with food and/or beer. Human nature ... the secret of good PR. Kudos to Zack Bolno. [Great name, btw].

Back to my question about RockyMac. Am I remembering this wrong that RockyMac was supposed to be up and about and on fire, such as, BEFORE Double Move?

Also, I'm on the Babatunde bandwagon ... or Baba Tube Wagon, assuming there is one.

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

You know what I bet if we forced JLC, Vinny, and Danny in a room with 10 cases of beer and other mind altering vices they would end up getting along.

Actually that would be a great TV series.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk about who is racist!

Posted by: Can't Move On | July 30, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

relax peopel, jeesh...its a blog some of the enteries can be light. I happen to enjoy the behind the scenes of what life is like for the schlubs and team officials sometimes....

Posted by: chrIS LArry | July 30, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

In other news of the earth-shaking variety, the blog turns three Friday.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Mmmmmm....mmmMortons!

Posted by: Dik | July 30, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

sorry, but that dude isn't even funny and he's a racist. I'm done.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

My favorite Superhero? The Winged Weekend Warrier who packs a Gerstunkenuh Ray Gun and whose real name is Benton Harbor. Anyone else know of whom I speak?

Posted by: Corkczar | July 30, 2008 2:36 PM

I know about Benton Harbor, Michigan (home of Whirlpool Appliances) ... so in direct response to your inquiry, no, I don't.

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

dlhaze, I was impressed with your "georgetown prep nads" post on the previous thread. However given that the thread was titled: "Sore" Betts to Sit Sunday; Landry, Rogers, the Cap. I would've simply gone with "sore nads" or "capped nads".

Remember always use part of the title of the thread...

schlub grubbing nads

Posted by: nads guy | July 30, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Can someone repost what was so bad? It must have been unreal considering no one can let it go.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

So my Girlfriend wants to quit her job, we would not be able to live off my salary alone for more than 2 months. Any adcvice from some of the older-wisers out there.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Any adcvice from some of the older-wisers out there.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 30, 2008 2:56 PM

Duh. Get a new girlfriend.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Alex, is she marriage material? Or is this not that type of relationship?

Posted by: Greg | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

In other news of the earth-shaking variety, the blog turns three Friday.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 2:49 PM

August 1, 2006 to August 1, 2008 = 2 years.

Posted by: I hate maths too! | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Tell her you want to quit your job and she needs to support you. See how she feels about that.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

work two jobs, or find a new girlfriend

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

We have been together for 2 years and I don't see it ending any time soon. Can't say marriage material because I don't see myself as the marriage type, more a commonlaw kind of kid.

Posted by: 35332 | July 30, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Tell her it is unwise to quit a job until she gets hired for a new one.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Don't eat for a week. She'll go back to work.

Posted by: Captain Obvious | July 30, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

This is the sort of thing that makes men gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Alex are you insane? Um...NO!

Posted by: chrIS LArry | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd say that quitting a job, without having another lined up behind it is alway's risky. What is she going to be doing with her time every day for the next 2 months?

Posted by: Greg | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Alex - by stating that your salary would only support the two of you for two months, I'm assuming this is a serious relationship and that you probable live together. There is a line between following your dreams and living up to your responsibilities. The two of you should discuss the ramifications of her quitting and see if possibly she can't hang on until she finds something else. It's great to just walk out on a job but she still has responsibilities to you regarding supporting your lives.

***steps off soapbox***

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

This is the sort of thing that makes men gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: | July 30, 2008 3:01 PM

Nothing makes me gay. What kind of a man are you?

And yes...there is something wrong with that.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

and?

She wants to quit her job and (what?)
Go back to school?
Learn to play the cello?
bear your children?
sit around the house and eat bon bons?
bear someone else's children?

Your sure it's not just a casual day dream?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Looking for work my guess, probably would get a POS job to hold her over flippin burgers or pooring coffee.

Posted by: 35332 | July 30, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Alex, is she marriage material?

Posted by: Greg | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM

She might have been before she pulled this stunt.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Er, yeah. Two. Feels like three.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

In this economy never leave a job till you got something to go into immedietely....

Also I am no super traditionalist, but unless I got a legal contract (marriage) I ain't making that kind of financial commitment.

Posted by: chrIS LArry | July 30, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, just catching up, I was monoblogging on the last thread...

--------------

My dislike of Peirs was further increased due to Celebrity Apprentice.

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 12:25 PM

That would be Piers Pughe-Morgan, who later dropped the 'Pughe' but is known in the UK as Piers Moron.

The guy was a hack journo who somehow made managing editor at a national newspaper, then got kicked out for buying shares in companies that his stock market 'gurus' were plugging. Of course he and the 'gurus' were buying them before they plugged them in the paper to regular schlubs.

Check out the section headed 'Ian Hislop' in Morgan's wikipedia entry...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan

The guy is a low-rent piece of crap, with a fake upper-class accent.

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 2:53 PM

The Anon Reg wants to know if the Truth has emailed Redcoat yet to get into RI fantasy football league?

Posted by: Anon Reg | July 30, 2008 1:58 PM

He did, and received an invite accordingly. And he IS a legitimate* fan of UGH.

* is this the right word for a UGA supporter?

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 2:55 PM

Chickenman Corkczar.

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

more like five.

Don't we get extra credit for all those Cindimatiums?

Posted by: stumped | July 30, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

she worked at the same place for 3 years, they just replaced her boss and the new boss is incompatant, she want's to go back to college and finish up her BA but can't because of the hours she is working. When we were first going out she loved the place, now she gets home every night and is just miserable.

Posted by: 35332 | July 30, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Er, yeah. Two. Feels like three.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:06 PM

Sounds like it's been the unhappiest four years of your life.

Posted by: Mull It | July 30, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

1) This relationship is serious because he saw "Mamma Mia!" for her.
2) BCBarney said it best, I believe.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? This blog is a constant source of amusement and enrichment. I heart it. Sometimes, the fingers type different things than the brain is thinking.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Why not just stick it out at the current job, and put her energy into finding a better occupation?

Ultimately, how are you going to feel when you're coming home from work and she's done nothing all day long??

Posted by: Greg | July 30, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Chicago pizza isn't fit for human consumption. JLa should call cHris laRry and order some authentic Brooklyn pizza.

Posted by: Luigi on the corner | July 30, 2008 2:38 PM

Actually just got to Two Amy's. It's equal to any pizza I've had in the US.

Posted by: Skinz | July 30, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Alex -- women will do things that absolutely make no logical sense. Embrace that. But don't be a foolish.

Maybe she can get a great job at the drop of a hat. You have to figure out if she respects you enough to want to pull her own weight on the biz side of the relationship. Think that one thru ... it'll answer a bunch of questions that you probably need to examine.

Can't say I know anything about her, but have seen plenty of guys who went nuts as the significant other went looking for her next career ... year after year after year.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | July 30, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Going back to school is pretty time consuming and most likely doesn't allow someone to work at a professional job while doing it. I can guarantee she'll be just as unhappy or unhappier at a POS job. Plus she'll be treated like the level that the job is at. I don't envy the discussion and decisions that the two of you have to make together.

Or you could just do like someone else suggested. Skip the issue and find a new girlfriend. It's all about choices.

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Incompetency of boss is not a valid reason to quit a job ... people get promoted to the level of their incompetence. She should try to move laterally within the organization as part of her "professional development." Plan B is to go the POS job approach and save the $$ to finish college. Going back to school not only means old money not coming in, but also new money having to go out.

That said, my boss is incompetent and I want to quit my job ... if it doesn't work out with you two, can I move in?

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

BCBarney ... on the same wavelength.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | July 30, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke etc has some great points and expands on what I was saying intially.

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

To amplify cL:

There are very good reasons for recognizing increasing levels of commitment in a relationship and doing things in order in the traditional fashion (dating, engagement, marriage, moving in together, buying a house, having children).

Asking for financial support is certainly increasing the level of commitment.

She will learn a lot about you by the way you respond.

Posted by: stumped | July 30, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Tru dat Luigi! Patsy Grimaldi's anyone???

Posted by: chrIS LArry | July 30, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

When we were first going out she loved the place, now she gets home every night and is just miserable.

Posted by: 35332 | July 30, 2008 3:08 PM

As someone who has had two significant periods of being "unwaged" in their past (both 6 months, with money to last oh at least 2) you have NO IDEA what misery is while you're IN work.

My only advice: be a friendly ear for her, coach her in how to get through each sucky day, look for new jobs for and with her, but don't let her quit without something to go to.

Help her to be patient while you work through this together, write her notes and put them in her jacket pocket/purse to cheer her up, although with your spelling Alex, better keep them short :)

The rule of thumb is that money ALWAYS runs out faster than you think and the suckage goes up by orders of magnitude when you are trying to figure out which bills you are going to dodge paying on a daily basis....

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

beepity beepity beep

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

beepbeep

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

In this economy never leave a job till you got something to go into immedietely....

Also I am no super traditionalist, but unless I got a legal contract (marriage) I ain't making that kind of financial commitment.

Posted by: chrIS LArry | July 30, 2008 3:07 PM

Alex this is all you need to read. You can disagree with the second part but the first is indisputable. You never quit a job till you have another.

Having an argument about sticking it out now will save you the hassle of many more future arguments.

Posted by: Skinz | July 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Getting her BA is a big deal. Lots more doors open with that.

Lots of people work and go to college at the same time. Time for her to acknowledge that its a 'step up' time for her. She's gonna have to work a bunch and do college at the same time. She's gonna have to look for scholarships stuff, etc.

Its her time to make an investment in herself ... and it will mean a lot of work. If she embraces it, then you'll be OK. If she's too fearful of this ... RUN ALEX RUN!!!

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | July 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

If there IS another boss within the organization on the same level as the new incompetent one, then Ms. Common Law Alex needs to kiss up to the former and have the "its not you, its me" talk with the latter. Alternatively, you could lower your standard of living, i.e., live more cheaply.

Now where do I get this pizza? I mean right NOW.

Posted by: dcsween | July 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

And beep beep (again).

Posted by: Redcoat | July 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I must say that more than a couple of the comments "up here" in response to Alex have provided me with a little more insight than I had before. Much appreciated.

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Skinz,
I wholehartedly agree with that thought of CL's. And use in my case the fact that it took me 2 years to find the job I am in now, and I have the college deploma's and stuff.

Posted by: 35332 | July 30, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The Truth says no offense but AWW WHAH someone doesn't like work! The Truth wants to say DUDE COME ON!

Posted by: The Truth | July 30, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

4 words...

Old Dominion Brew Pub

Posted by: Dave | July 30, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

The Truth is a moron, and that schtick is old. The Rock is cool, though.

Posted by: The Tooth | July 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The Tooth is a mormon, and that schtick is by Mennen. A (Gore-Tex) Sock is cool, though.

Posted by: The Sooth | July 30, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The Truth shows that he's still 22 and hasn't quite finished maturing.

Posted by: BCBarney | July 30, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Don't eat for a week. She'll go back to work.

Posted by: Captain Obvious | July 30, 2008 3:01 PM
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Don't bathe for a week...She'll go back to work. Trust me, this works!

Posted by: Triplz | July 30, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

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