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How To Handle A Charity Event With Someone Else's Name On It

Posted by Matt Terl on April 27, 2010 – 4:16 pm

Yesterday was The Jason Campbell Leukemia Golf Classic, a benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The more astute visual learners out there will have already noted that the person at the podium in front of the enormous JASON CAMPBELL banner is not, in fact, Jason Campbell, and I’m sure many of you have further ID’ed the speaker there as tight end Chris Cooley.

The reason Cooley is running the show at Campbell’s event is, of course, because the quarterback was traded to Oakland on Saturday — and so Oakland is where he was when time for the golf event rolled around on Monday.

Some reports suggested that Cooley had taken over for Campbell, but Cooley was quick to clarify that. “I’m here in place of Jason,” he said. “I don’t think I’m really taking over, because a TON of work goes into this, and I know Jason put a lot of his time and effort into it. I just showed up. I’m just here ‘on behalf’ of Jason.” Read more »

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The Secret Musical History of Chris Wilson

Posted by Matt Terl on April 27, 2010 – 1:20 pm


There are plenty of things for Redskins fans to enjoy in this video from Saturday’s Draft Day Party at FedExField. You’ve got Lorenzo Alexander on what he’s expecting from the new 3-4 defense: “We’ve really been focusing on turnovers, trying to change that around so we can score on defense and get a lot more wins than last season.”

You’ve got Kedric Golston confirming his switch to defensive end, calling the Cowboys “Cowgirls,” and giving love to Redskins fans: “We all know we’ve got the best fans in the NFL. This is Washington, baby.”

And you’ve got Chris Wilson referring to SuperSkin as SuperChief, quoting the stylish new Comcast SportsNet Redskins commercial, and explaining how the team is “looking forward to giving the fans back all the support you’ve given us over the years. We just wanna give you something to be proud of this year.”

All of that is nice and uplifting and exactly what we as fans usually want to hear at this time of the year … and it’s all just prologue to the main event. That takes place at about 5:00 minutes in, when Wilson allows himself to be goaded into singing some of Case’s 1999 single “Happily Ever After.”

It’s always fun to see the players show off their less-known talents, and Wilson has always been an enthusiastic singer. In fact, in honor of this performance, here’s the brief story of his short-lived musical group from the 2009 preseason: Read more »

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Redskins Sign Still Another Defensive Lineman

Posted by Matt Terl on April 27, 2010 – 12:13 pm

The team today announced the signing of defensive lineman Darrion Scott, a former Minnesota Viking and Ohio State Buckeye who played for current Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett on the UFL’s Florida Tuskers. Scott has 9.5 sacks in his 32 game NFL career, but I find it hard to imagine any of them were as straightforward as this blindside shot from his college days.

Even if it does nothing else, all of this defensive line stockpiling should make for an interesting and competitive series of minicamps and training camp. Read more »

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Donovan McNabb In A Redskins Uniform: The Professional Edition

Posted by Matt Terl on April 27, 2010 – 10:50 am

A couple weeks ago, I posted about a photographer coming in to get some pictures of new Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb in full Redskins gear. The pictures that accompanied that post were my shots of the photos being taken, and they were serviceable but clearly not professional caliber — a point that was brutally driven home by commenter Shawn.

Well, the professional caliber pictures showed up today, and … yeah, there’s a pretty substantial difference between serviceable and professional. I believe the absolute value of that difference = “Awesome”.

Click on any of these for much higher-res versions.

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