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And Now, Pets In Redskins Gear

Posted by Matt Terl on May 27, 2011 – 12:15 pm

The Redskins Fan Draft photo contest (which I previously discussed here) will be announcing its finalists at 2:00 today. As I write this, I don’t know who will be in the finals, but I do know that there were a whole lot of excellent photos submitted. Here are a few of those, specifically the subset that I’ve entitled “Pets In And Around Redskins Stuff”. Clicking on the picture will take you to that entry’s page at the Fan Draft for more details.

From Jennifer Sachs:
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Redskins Charitable Foundation Awards Scholarship

Posted by Matt Terl on May 27, 2011 – 11:04 am

This is Yasmine Arrington, a high school student at Benjamin Banneker High School in D.C., giving the keynote address at the Womanifesting In Action panel discussion this past March.

Yesterday, Arrington received a phone call from Daniel Snyder letting her know that she would be the recpient of this year’s $25,000 Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund college scholarship — and that he would be matching the $5,000 she raised this year through her ScholarCHIPS program (which provides college scholarships to high school seniors with an incarcerated parent).

“It was the right thing to do,” Snyder said, “and it was an opportunity to do what we really should do.”

This is the third year the Foundation has awarded the scholarship (you might remember future bilingual pediatrician Kiana Hardy from last year).

“I think it’s developing to be a staple of our charity activities, and of the charitable foundation,” Snyder said. “And now that you’ve got an opportunity to do more, we’re gonna be doing that.”

The question, Snyder said, is of what else the team and its Charitable Foundation can do. “One of the things we want,” Snyder said, “is we want input from the community out there about what else we should be doing with the charity organization. Obviously we have reading programs, obviously we have mentoring programs, we have field programs, and athletics, and so on. But what else should we do for the community?” Read more »

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Hail! Throwback Explores A Pat Fischer Legend

Posted by Matt Terl on May 27, 2011 – 8:15 am

Hail! writer/artist Ben Ceccarelli is back from his honeymoon, and his comic strip returns with him. Today, Ceccarelli takes a look at an old legend surrounding Pat Fischer, which — for background — I’ll explain by quoting Tarhog & TK-IV II I’s excellent Redskins History 101 from over on Extremeskins:

Pat Fischer was an anecdote-teller’s dream. He was rumored to be fond of chewing on a mouthful of ‘stick-um’ to relax before games. Supposedly finding it difficult to find well-fitting knee pads, Fischer would allegedly tape disposable diapers around his knees. It was also reportedly common for Fischer to send young fans in the stands after hot coffee to warm him during cold-weather games.

Apparently Fischer would’ve been a cartoonist’s dream as well. As always, click this first panel or the Read More link to see the rest of the strip.

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