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Ellen DeGeneres's Mother Mocks Kevin Barnes

Posted by Matt Terl on April 9, 2010 – 2:13 pm

Have you always wanted to see a video that featured the current President and First Lady, the racing presidents from the Nats games, the lovely Reese Witherspoon, and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, plus the bizarre sight of Ellen DeGeneres’s mother criticizing one of the Redskins cornerbacks, all set to Lady Gaga’s “Let’s Dance”?

Of course you have. Who hasn’t? Until very recently, though, you would’ve had to hammer all those unlikely elements together on your own, and I can only imagine how difficult it would’ve been to unearth the footage of Betty DeGeneres taunting the Redskins. Well, Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres show sure fixed that.

During her visit to the White House Easter Egg Roll, Mom DeGeneres had the chance to toss a football to second-year Redskins cornerback Kevin Barnes as he performed the United Way Play 60 drill. The results are … uninspiring.

“Kevin!” she yells as she throws the ball, followed by a disappointed “Oh, Kevin….” as he drops it.

“Your Saints guy,” she says tartly, “he woulda caught that.”

Check out the whole video after the jump; the montage in question starts at about 2:27. Read more »

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A Remarkable Redskins Room In Maryland

Posted by Matt Terl on April 9, 2010 – 10:02 am

Look, I’m impressed by any Redskins room. Devoting an entire room in your house to your favorite team … I mean, that’s a sign of a dedicated fan. (And, often a dedicated fan with a tolerant spouse.) But as with anything in life, there are levels. And I think we can all agree that Denny in Manchester, Md., is at or somewhere near the top level when it comes to Redskins rooms.

Here’s Denny’s description of his room — which includes the single awesomest detail ever in the history of Redskins rooms:
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