Posts Tagged ‘Washington Redskins’

Joe Jacoby Gets His College Degree Today, But Not in Theater!

"And, yes, and you can have a college degree..."
When I heard via the Louisville Courier-Journal that Joe Jacoby had gone back to school and was getting his sheepskin today, that's the sentence that popped into my head.
That's because whenever I hear anything about Jacoby, among the most beloved and successful Washington Redskins of all time and [...]

Rockin’ the Red, Dissin’ the Redskins

Yet another sign of the Washington Redskins' reduced hold on the hometown: Big businesses are scheduling events during Redskins games.
Time was, the city had a reputation for shutting down on any Sunday afternoon whenever the Redskins were playing.
But all week long, WJFK-FM has been promoting an appearance this Sunday by Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals. [...]

The Needle: Redskins for Romney Edition

Hail to the Mittens: If you've bought any Redskins-licensed material or attended an event at FedEx Field recently, you may, indirectly, have been supporting Mitt Romney. Turns out Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his wife, Tanya Snyder, have each given $2,500—the maximum amount allowed by law—to the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign. Romney is the only candidate either have [...]

The Needle: The Hamburglar Strikes Edition

Hamburglars: The burgers at Ray's Hell Burger are very tasty, as even Russian President Dmitry Medvedev knows. Apparently some local crooks were more interested in the place for the cash than for the ground-up trimmings from Ray's the Steaks; a trio of armed robbers struck on Thursday, taking money after barging in brandishing a gun. [...]

The Needle: Let’s Get Ethical Edition

Certificate of Occupation: The big worry for the people occupying McPherson Square has been that a sudden police raid–like the ones in New York, Oakland, UC-Davis, and, oh, just about every other Occupy encampment—would clear them out. This weekend's demolition notwithstanding, they shouldn't have to worry about that: A judge has ruled that authorities need [...]

Hey, Skins Fans: It’s Not Like Williams and Davis Choked Their Wives Dead on a Couch

In between stoner jokes, Redskins fans and some media are making "character" the big issue in the Fred Davis/Trent Williams situation.
This kills me. One of my lifelong friends recently happened upon a huge bong in the possession of his college-going son, a fabulous kid who he'd never known to smoke pot. I was very impressed at [...]

Ex-Redskin Phillip Daniels Trying to Rig Prep Player Poll?

Former Redskins d-lineman Phillip Daniels has built up tons of goodwill over at ExtremeSkins, the club-owned message board, by regularly posting alongside the hoi polloi both when he was with the team and even since he got cut last preseason.
Now he wants something in return.
Daniels, who now lists his hometown as Chicago, went on the [...]

The Needle: Steady Diet of Nothing Edition

Bring Out Your Books: It's finally safe to return that copy of What It Takes that you got from the library to brush up before the 2000 election. The D.C. Public Library will run an amnesty from Dec. 5 to Feb. 5, forgiving all fines for overdue, lost, or damaged books, CDs, DVDs, or other [...]

The Needle: Winning Edition

You're Not From Here: The District has a reputation for being a pretty transient city, what with national political types coming and going every two years. The Census Bureau just crunched the numbers, and it turns out that reputation is mostly deserved: Only 37.3 percent of D.C. residents were born here, the third-lowest percentage in [...]

George Allen Finds It Politically Safe to Pick the Cowboys Over the Redskins?

The Allen kids have something in common: Neither of 'em pick the Redskins!
Bruce, the ostensible general manager, doesn't pick the players on the roster.
And brother George, the former and possibly future U.S. Senator and oldest of former Redskins Coach George Allen's brood, doesn't pick the Skins in his betting pool.
Over the holiday the Washington Post [...]

How Long Has Graham Gano Got?

Graham Gano is among the easier scapegoats for the debacle that is the 2011 Redskins.
Gano, who-last season was the worst kicker in the NFL statistically and has had more kicks blocked or shanked this season than anybody else with his job, missed a 52-yarder with the game on the line against Dallas.
Mike Shanahan, the [...]

The Needle: Cuts Like a Knife Edition

Automatic For The People: The latest failure of Congress to get anything done won't just result in deserved mockery of the Supercommittee's name—it could also kill the local economy. The automatic cuts in federal spending that would be triggered in 2013, thanks to the committee's inability to agree on other ways to reduce the budget [...]

Dan Snyder Not on RFK Gala Guest List

The highlight of RFK Stadium's season-long 50th Anniversary celebration comes tomorrow night with a dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Earlier today, Events DC, the quasi-governmental body that which now operates the stadium and is putting on the anniversary shindig, released a list of featured guests and expected attendees.
The roster's full of vintage local [...]

The Needle: Shots Fired Edition

Armed And Dangerous: The national news media got very excited Friday night, as word broke that there had been some gunshots a few blocks from the White House. Early reports made it sound like the weapon might have been aimed at the executive mansion. But quickly, it became clear that it was just a coincidence; [...]

Jason Reid Goes Ground and Pound On Mike Shanahan

Yesterday afternoon on WJFK-FM's "LaVar and Dukes Show," the hosts took a short break in between LaVar Arrington's JoePa-enabling monologues (seriously, the Penn State Board of Trustees would have removed Arrington from the airwaves if he said "He followed protocol!" one more damn time) to bring on the Washington Post's Jason Reid.
Awesome radio ensued.

Reid [...]

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