Redskins receiver/special teams enthusiast Niles Paul was looking forward to an NFL off-day in order to take care of business and get his personal affairs in order.
He began the day with a casual marathon of old-school video games:
I really hope that he played Mortal Kombat on the Super Nintendo system, but I somehow have my doubts.
When he grew tired of that, he tried his hand at selling cars for “Jerry”:
Upon completion, he revealed his hidden talents on Twitterverse:
But then he was graced with an unexpected visitor: his grandpa, visiting the DMV from halfway across the country. Read more »
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When London Fletcher isn’t tackling opponents on the field, he can sometimes be found helping kids tackle problems off the field. Yesterday, the 2010 Redskins Community Service Award winner teamed up with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Kraft Foods to help teach kids about healthy eating.
Fletcher, an Ohio native, started his foundation “London’s Bridge” in 2003 while he was a member of the Buffalo Bills. His motivation is giving back, and his method is simple: “London stands ready to serve anyone in need.”
Yesterday, his foundation chose 25 students from MacFarland Middle School in Northwest Washington D.C. to participate in their 2011 kickoff event. London and the “brigades” of children first visited Sen. Brown’s office, before walking over to the Capitol Visitor’s Center for a luncheon.
During the luncheon Senator Brown, Fletcher, and a handful of mentors offered the kids a bit of advice to help them set and achieve their goals in life.
“It’s not a failure if you don’t make it,” Fletcher told the students. “It’s a failure if you don’t try.” Read more »
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From a comfortable armchair in their destination of choice, Redskins players had the glee of watching both the Eagles and Giants fall during last week’s bye week.
The Giants’ loss broke up the tie for first place in the NFC East, giving the Redskins sole possession of the top spot. The Eagles’ loss dropped them further into the NFC East cellar, in preparation for this week’s Redskins matchup. According to SI’s Peter King, the Eagles left a lot to be desired on the field against the Bills:
Nothing like an honest assessment.
In sitting tight at 3-1, the Redskins held steady, or in fact moved up most rankings. Here’s the Week 6 rundown: Read more »
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In order to make it to the highest level of the football world, players have to have an obsession with the game. That means, even when players have the day off, they still come in to the facilities to work out and watch game film. And when they go home, it’s time to fire up the game system for a face-off in Madden ’12.
The premier matchup of the day on Tuesday was a Battle Royale between rookies DeJon Gomes and Jarvis Jenkins.
[Editor’s Note: Jenkins is still working his way back from a preseason ACL tear, and is making good progress with his rehab. He said that he’s walking around without support now, and has been really aggressive in his rehabilitation sessions. “I’ve got good stability now and it’s not really buckling on me,” he said. “I have good range of motion back, and I’d love to start running soon–whenever I get the doctor’s approval.”]
Fortunately for Jenkins, his thumbs are in great condition, and he was in control of the game as the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter. But in a stunning display of offensive onslaught, Gomes snatched the come-from-behind victory from the jaws of defeat. Read more »
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Good morning Redskins Nation. Each of you have been promoted to General Manager of the Washington Redskins. Congratulations! Your first (and only) task is to make this decision:
Sadly, once you vote, you’re demoted back to devoted Redskins fanatic. Not a bad resume builder though.
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One leftover from yesterday’s All-Star Survivor Celebration, was catching up with Chris, Tanner, and Nancy Cooley. Chris was the host of the event, his second emcee opportunity in 24 hours, after hosting Cooley’s for the Cure the night before.
His introduction to the ladies in attendance really hit the mark, as he talked about his struggle with his mom’s Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis in 2008. It was because of that experience that he wanted to improve the lives of women going through the same experience.
“One of the memories that I have was buzzing her hair in my basement,” he said. “And I remember I tried–I dunno–I tried to make it funny. And it just wasn’t. I tried to make her smile, and it was hard. And watching her go through chemo was hard. And that’s kinda where the idea for what we’re doing here came about.”
A lot has been said in his career about his gutsy play, his pottery, and his short shorts, and his tights–but the important characteristics of a of being a human being don’t often show up on the stats sheet or postgame interview. Read more »
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