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Some Super Bowl Weekend Links

Posted by Matt Terl on January 30, 2009 – 4:19 pm

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Jason Taylor, Robe Model

Posted by Matt Terl on January 30, 2009 – 11:22 am

Jason Taylor’s many talents are common knowledge by now. Aside from being in the top twenty all-time in sacks, and aside from his experience on Dancing With The Stars, he’s also a Neutrogena spokesman, a magazine cover guy, a bit player in Jackass 2, and a calendar model.

In addition to those many talents — and, it should be noted, in addition to his charity work — he has also found the time to model the much-admired SportRobe.

Sure, it’s a strange number 99, not the Redskins 55 for which he’s so well known, but that’s very definitely an official Jason Taylor SportRobe. (Also, I hate the Dolphins’ aqua and orange color scheme as much today as I did 26 years ago during Super Bowl XVII.) I wonder if Taylor used these as cover-ups between shoots for that calendar.

If you’re interested, someone called “Redskins Fan Eric” models the Art Monk SportRobe after the jump.

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Friday, January 30: Today, 26 Years Ago

Posted by Matt Terl on January 30, 2009 – 10:23 am

26 years ago today at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the Washington Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. Many of today’s most passionate Redskins fans weren’t even born yet, but those who were probably remember where they watched the game, who they were with, what they were wearing, what food was served, and everything else.

What they might not remember, unless they were there, is that the temperature at kickoff was 61 degrees, and the wind was slight from the north. That Don Orr was the field judge, and that the attendance was 103,667.

I don’t remember those things either (although I do know from watching the highlights that the weather was good that day), but I know them because I just found in the files here at Redskins Park the detailed game summary produced by the teams’ stats crew.

These are still generated today, with updates handed out in the press box after each quarter and a complete booklet photocopied and distributed after the game, but they look a little slicker now.

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