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Lorenzo Alexander, Pilates Instructor

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 6, 2011 – 6:55 pm

As linebacker Lorenzo Alexander noted via Twitter several days ago, he has played seven positions and significant weight in the last four years.

In order to be versatile in the NFL, athleticism is critical.  Alexander revealed his secret during his sportsbuzz.com video chat today: pilates.

“I love pilates, that’s the best thing I do,” he told his fans.  “I held out for a long time because I thought it was just for women, but Kedric [Golston] got me into it, and it’s the best cross-training out there.  It’s all about core, which is everything.  I’ve lost 40-50 pounds, and thanks to pilates I’m just as strong as ever.”

Apparently Alexander loved it so much that he and Golston (and their wives Manjanique and Christal) bought Castlerock Pilates in Ashburn, and turned it into “The Studio- Mind, Body, Soul.”  During the offseason, the men train and help with the management of the business, but rely heavily on their wives during the season.

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Vote For Redskins-Giants On The American Forces Network

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 6, 2011 – 5:32 pm

In truly democratic fashion, the American Forces Network allows Facebook users to vote on the NFL game of the week that will be broadcast to soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and proud military personnel around the globe.

This week, this Sunday, and throughout the year, take every opportunity to thank them for the courage and sacrifice that they’ve made so we can worry about depth charts and division matchups.  It doesn’t matter what your personal beliefs are, because these people don’t discriminate in who they protect.

Also, in honor of the members of Redskins Nation that are stationed overseas (especially on a day remembering the tragic events of nearly a decade ago,especially in a game between New York and Washington), please take a second to vote and make the Redskins-Giants game available on AFN.

This is a little taste of home for these men and women, and it’s sincerely the very least you can do.  At last count, the game had slipped to fourth in the voting.

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Players Looking Towards Gameday On Day Off

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 6, 2011 – 12:52 pm

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Now that the regular season has arrived, the regular season schedule has as well.  Players across the league have Tuesdays off, which can be used for recuperation and preparation for the week ahead.

Earlier this morning, tight end Fred Davis broke his Twitter silence for the first time in 20 months. These were his second and third tweets ever:

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Hail To The Redskins Walk: Part 5

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 6, 2011 – 11:36 am

As part of our journey through the Redskins history wall, today we’re looking at the 1970s, when the Redskins exited the desert of mediocrity and into an era of success.  Going into the decade, the pieces were in place for the Redskins to play some playoff-quality football, behind the arm of Sonny Jurgensen and the leadership of head coach George Allen.

The 70’s began on a somber note with the passing of head coach Vince Lombardi.  Five months later, the team hired a future Hall of Famer, who guided the team to five playoff appearances in six years.  The Redskins put together some tremendous teams in the early 70’s, behind the likes of Jurgensen, John Riggins and Charley Taylor.

The team even made it to the Super Bowl following the 1972 season, before falling victim to the undefeated Dolphins.  In 1971, the team moved its facilities to Redskins Park in Ashburn, and in 1975, the team bade farewell to Jurgensen, an 18-year veteran.

Behind quarterback Billy Kilmer, the team stood on the cusp of another great run by the end of the decade.

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1930s * 1940s * 1950s * 1960s

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College Football Matchup Has Redskins Fired Up

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 6, 2011 – 10:46 am

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Last night’s ACC matchup between the Maryland Terrapins (Terps) and Miami Hurricanes (Canes) had the locker room buzzing at Redskins Park, and players fired up on Twitter.

Before the game, former Terps cornerback Kevin Barnes gave a preview before he headed to College Park to watch the game.

“It’s No. 1 Terps all the way, I wouldn’t go against them any day,” he said with a confident smile.  “We’ve got a few players out also, but I think we’re gonna pull ahead.”

Altogether in the locker room, there were six alums with a vested interest, two Terps and four Canes.  In light of the NCAA allegations and suspensions on Miami, there weren’t many players willing to lay down a friendly wager, but Barnes guaranteed, “If it gets ugly, I’m pretty sure there will be some trash talking.”

The Terps ended up fending off a late charge by Miami, securing a respectable 32-24 victory.  But the bigger story in the game was the new Under Armour uniforms unveiled by Maryland:

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