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All-Star Survivors Luncheon Has Really Grown Since Last Year

Posted by Matt Terl on September 29, 2009 – 4:01 pm

Last year, Chris Cooley organized a little event at Redskins Park on one of his Tuesdays off that turned into one of the best charitable events I attended all year, treating a group of breast cancer survivors to lunch, a tour of Redskins Park, and makeup kits, wigs, headscarves, jeans, and gift bags.

This year, that little event got just a bit bigger. Instead of being just Cooley, the thirty women this year were hosted by Cooley and his wife Christy, Derrick Dockery and his wife Emma, Daniel Snyder’s wife Tanya, and the wives of many other players and coaches. Read more »

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A Quick Non-Football Note: Driving To U2

Posted by Matt Terl on September 29, 2009 – 2:20 pm

So you may have heard that there’s this U2 concert at FedExField tonight. For those of you who are going, the Washington Post‘s Dr. Gridlock had some suggestions to avoid traffic jams like there were at the Paul McCartney show a few weeks back.

Parking opens at 3:00, gates at 5:00, and I believe opening act Muse (whose first album was one of my favorites around 1999 or 2000) takes the stage around 7:00. Plan accordingly, and enjoy.

We’ll return to Redskins Tuesday content shortly; Dr. Gridlock’s advice is after the jump.
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Tuesday, September 29: About The Hook-And-Lateral

Posted by Matt Terl on September 29, 2009 – 10:21 am

It was my least-favorite part of an unfavorite day: with, in all likelihood, one play left to pull out a Pyrrhic win against a desperate Detroit team, the logical move would seem to be the classic Hail Mary, a desperation hurl into the endzone hoping for a miracle catch or a defensive pass interference allowing one final play.

That’s not what happened; instead, we saw this.


A pass to Santana Moss followed by two designed laterals, one to Antwaan Randle El and the next to Ladell Betts.

Coach Jim Zorn defended the call at his press conference yesterday. “If you looked in the end zone,” he said, “they had both of their wide receivers standing in the back. So we decided to go with a play that would maybe give us a chance to run the ball in, with an opportunity to pitch, lateral and try to get in running. So that’s what we did. That’s all I can tell you that play was.”

Moss was a bit more forthcoming. Read more »

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