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Albert Haynesworth Rides To School In Style

Posted by Matt Terl on November 10, 2009 – 7:47 pm

I wasn’t able to attend Albert Haynesworth‘s JCPenney United Way take-a-player-to-school event today, but the folks at Redskins.com TV were. What you get here is Haynesworth picking up his student-for-the-day Victor at his house and riding to school with him in a limo.

This is mildly amusing, of course, but it’s really significant because it actually shows some more of the human side of Haynesworth. He’s shown it a bit here and there — with the hand sanitizer, or the hazing of the rookies — but never quite so calmly. The Redskins Broadcast Network will have more of this later in the week, and there were other cameras onhand at the school, but I’m pretty sure this is the only place you’ll see Haynesworth sitting in the limo talking to a fifth-grade boy about his dating prospects.

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Redskins Play Guitar Hero For (And With) The Troops

Posted by Matt Terl on November 10, 2009 – 5:20 pm

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so it was appropriate that a number of Redskins players used their Tuesday off to do something for our troops. Admittedly, it’s a little unexpected that that “doing something” was more accurately described as “playing video games,” but it seemed to make all sides happy, so who am I to complain.

The Pro Vs. G.I. Joe program is a non-profit organization partnered with the USO that uses online gaming and internet videoconferencing to allow deployed soldiers a chance to chat and play video games with professional athletes and — wherever possible — their families back home.

So the players came into the meeting room, where the Pro Vs. G.I. Joe staff had set up the video equipment, and they were joined by local troops from Ft. Myer and the Marine barracks in D.C. and families of some of the deployed troops on the other end of the videoconference.

Greg Zinone founded the program with his wife Addie, a staff sergeant in active Army Reserve Public Affairs. “You know,” he said, “me not being a military person, I had no idea what goes on overseas. She told me that they play video games on their downtime; I know from my days playing football at West Virginia that that’s all we did after practice. We put the two together about two and a half years ago and we’ve going pretty strong ever since.” Read more »

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Sam Paulescu Becomes Part Of The European Corner

Posted by Matt Terl on November 10, 2009 – 10:22 am

Hunter Smith will have his injury re-evaluated later this week, but for the moment, Sam Paulescu is still the Redskins punter. His locker is next to Smith’s, which is next to Shaun Suisham‘s … which means that Paulescu is in what Fred Smoot once dubbed the “European corner” of the locker room.

So it’s fortunate that: 1) Paulescu is of Romanian descent, and 2) Smoot was willing to suspend his media boycott a little longer to discuss that fact after he finished reminiscing about Champ Bailey. Read more »

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Tuesday, November 10: Talking About Champ Bailey Makes Fred Smoot Nostalgic

Posted by Matt Terl on November 10, 2009 – 7:25 am

This 2003 picture was the only one I could find of Fred Smoot and Champ Bailey. Standing between them is Matt Bowen, who does not get mentioned again in this post; he’s doing great work over at National Football Post, though, and you should go check it out.

Anyhow, the reason for digging up a picture of Smoot and Bailey should be pretty obvious: Bailey now plays for the Denver Broncos, who come to town Sunday. But he and Smoot were young cornerbacks together on the Redskins, and they became good enough friends that Smoot agreed to break his recent media boycott just to talk about his relationship with Bailey. Read more »

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