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Lorenzo Alexander And Kedric Golston Cover The Entire Mock Draft Spectrum

Posted by Matt Terl on April 22, 2011 – 3:06 pm

This Saturday will be Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston‘s Ride To Provide event, a terrific fundraiser for those of you who like bicycling with Redskins players — and those of you who just like helping out kids in need — which is probably the main reason they found themselves in-studio with Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson. And their talk about the event IS interesting, no doubt, and I really highly recommend that everyone reading this go sign up for Ride To Provide.

But — given what I’ve been writing about for the past three months — what I found most interesting was the duo’s responses to Johnson’s question of what the Redskins should do with the tenth pick in the draft. And there were two things that really stood out. Read more »

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Chris Samuels Inducted Into (A) Hall Of Fame

Posted by Matt Terl on April 22, 2011 – 11:19 am

It’s been a good twelve months for Redskins offensive linemen and the Hall(s) Of Fame. Russ Grimm went first, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame back in August of 2010. Then (and only slightly more surprisingly) it was Will Montgomery and the Fairfax County (Va.) Hall Of Fame. Yesterday, all-dacade offensive tackle Chris Samuels joined this illustrious fraternity, being enshrined in the Mobile (Al.) Hall of Fame.

Samuels was honored (alongside his fellow enshrinees) at the Mobile Bay Bears game; while he was there, Samuels talked to WKRG-5, the CBS affiliate in Mobile, about how much the honor meant to him — and about how Redskins fans match up to the die-hard supporters in Alabama.

The fact that Samuels is very excited to be honored in his hometown doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but I definitely WAS pleased to hear how well he rated the Redskins faithful in comparison to the legendarily-devoted Alabama fans.

“It was really an honor,” Samuels says. “Great place to play. I’m well-known in that area now as well — I worked hard to establish a good name there so I’m trying to hold on to. It was great. I’ll tell you what, though: they really love football up there in Washington, D.C. They really love the Redskins. And it’s crazy like Alabama/Auburn when we played Dallas. I really enjoyed that.”

There’s a bit more in the video, including Samuels’ future plans, but it’s mainly worth watching to see the excellent footage of Samuels in his younger days and marvel at how much (or how little) he’s changed.

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Hail! Throwback Introduces Cartoon Joe Gibbs

Posted by Matt Terl on April 22, 2011 – 9:10 am

Not to get all Nerd Theory on you here, but there’s an idea that I first learned about from reading comics theorist Scott McCloud that’s relevant to today’s Hail! Throwback strip. The whole concept is a bit more complicated, but here’s the gist: good cartooning strips away irrelevant detail and exaggerates certain distinctive features to reach a form that can convey the same basic meaning as a lifelike depiction or photograph but in a much more iconic way. (You can read much more about this here if you’re interested.)

Ben Ceccarelli, the writer/artist who does these Hail! strips every week, excels at that process. The biggest thrill for me when a new strip comes in is seeing whom Ceccarelli has added to the Hail! universe, and how he’s chosen to depict them. What’s siginificant about this week — and what brought that old McCloud stuff to mind — is that he’s very clearly showing the Joe Gibbs of his earliest years (circa 1982, if I had to nail it down), and it’s those iconic details that make that fact so clear.

The shape of the glasses and hat, the sweater, even the facial expression … there’s no mistaking that for the 21st century incarnation of Gibbs. It’s very good work from Ceccarelli.

All of that aside, though, I’m really annoyed with myself that I didn’t guess the punchline much, much earlier. As always, click this first panel or the Read More link to see the rest of the strip.
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