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Someone Else Tired Of The Piling On, And Other Links

Posted by Matt Terl on February 10, 2011 – 6:34 pm

Over at Examiner.com, Mike Frandsen is tired of people focusing on the negative when it comes to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder:

“It is just so tedious and tiresome to constantly condemn Snyder,” Frandsen writes. “Think of something new to write or talk about. Please. And if you’re going to criticize Snyder for all of the Redskins’ missteps, then he should get credit for the Redskins’ good moves as well.”

And Frandsen brings up something that often gets overlooked:

[L]ike it or not, the Redskins have been better under Snyder than they were during the previous six years from 1993 to 1998 when they failed to make the playoffs and had a record of 36-59 and a winning percentage of .379.

It’s an interesting, even-handed look at the Redskins, and it’s worth reading.

Other Redskins links worth reading, while I’m at home with a sick kid….

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George Allen Recalls Deacon Jones' Extra Point

Posted by Matt Terl on February 10, 2011 – 11:01 am

Former Virginia senator and governor George Allen is the son of the legendary Redskins coach whose name he shares, and brother of current Redskins general manager Bruce. So it’s perhaps not surprising that when he found himself speaking to a conference of the Virginia Association of Realtors yesterday, George Allen had a Redskins anecdote to share — specifically, an anecdote about a previous speaker to the VAR, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, and Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones. Fortunately someone in attendence had a camera and a YouTube account.

For those of you without 3-plus minutes to spare, here’s Allen’s story. If it were a children’s book, it might be called Deacon Jones Gets His Chance. Or it might not. Anyhow, here’s my transcription of Allen’s story: Read more »

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