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Around The Web, Cooley Is The Funniest And Wynn Gives Broadcasting Thoughts

Posted by Matt Terl on June 24, 2009 – 2:27 pm


A surprisingly lively day for Redskins mentions around the web.

The various NFL blogs on ESPN are celebrating all-decade week, and today Matt Mosley’s NFC Beast blog takes a look at All-Decade Moments. (Which, let’s be honest, is kind of a vague sub-category. But still!)

The bad news for the Skins is that we don’t show up in Play of the Decade, Most Feared Player of the Decade, Best Commercial of the Decade, or any of the other indisputably positive awards.

The good news comes in two parts: first, we avoided Scandal of the Decade, which is good. And second, the team essentially took home the Matt Mosley equivalent of “Most Entertaining” in this round of NFL Superlatives:

Funniest player: The NFL doesn’t really have an answer to Charles Barkley, although Clinton Portis had a nice run a few years ago when he came up with several alter egos. Let’s give it to one of Portis’ teammates, tight end Chris Cooley. Occasionally he crosses the line (accidentally publishing a picture of his manhood on The Cooley Zone blog), but he’s consistently funny. Still love that he walked out to midfield a couple of years ago and introduced himself to the opposing captains as “Captain Chaos.” There’s not enough of that type stuff going around.

Would it be nicer to have Play of the Decade? Yes, it probably would. But this was nice recognition of a very good locker room nonetheless. Read more »

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Wednesday, June 24: Zorn and Gibbs Off To The Races

Posted by Matt Terl on June 24, 2009 – 9:54 am

Good piece from Mike Wise in today’s Washington Post, about Coach Zorn and Coach Gibbs just hangin’ out on the racetrack. An excerpt:

Joe Gibbs and Jim Zorn stood in the rain, waiting for a NASCAR race to start as the downpour came. Until last month at Lowe’s Motor Speedway outside Charlotte, the retired-for-good Redskins coaching icon and the man who succeeded him had never really spent time together.

They talked family and Washington and football, which meant they also talked Jason Campbell.

“Just like anybody else would, like two armchair quarterbacks,” Zorn said, quickly adding, “With maybe a little more knowledge.”

Like I say, it’s a good piece and well worth reading, but there was one thing that stood out to me. Take a look at Gibbs’s comments on Campbell’s offseason: Read more »

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