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Orakpo-Stafford Sack Worth Two Tickets

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 22, 2011 – 5:24 pm

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In the true spirit of the holidays, Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo made two tickets to Sunday’s game against the Vikings available on Twitter.

All you had to know was some Brian Orakpo Trivia:

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Richard Quinn Once Had Hoop Dreams

Posted by Christopher Mudd on December 22, 2011 – 3:34 pm

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Have you ever dreamed of being a professional athlete? Well believe it or not some professional athletes also dream of being professional athletes—in other sports, that is.

If he could, recently signed Redskins tight end Richard Quinn would like to switch places with NBA star LeBron James for a day.

Quinn was born and raised in Maple Heights, Ohio, which is about 40 minutes away from James’ hometown of Akron Ohio.

“I watched him when I was in Cleveland, watched him in high school and then getting drafted out of high school,” Quinn said.  “Just the position he is in now made always wonder what it would be like to be in his shoes.” Read more »

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Rocca’s Punts Turning Heads Down Under

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 22, 2011 – 2:24 pm

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Australian Broadcast Corporation (the other ABC) correspondent Craig McMurtrie and his trusted cameraman Louie Eroglu have been based in Washington, D.C. for about a year now, covering the many political and social happenings in the United States.

Prior to August, the NFL and Redskins weren’t really on their radar for newsworthiness.  But that was before the Redskins signed famous Aussie footballer-turned-NFL punter Sav Rocca.  With the tremendous season that he’s putting together, it’s making waves overseas.

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“We don’t typically do much sports stories,” admitted McMurtrie, “But there haven’t been that many Australians on the Redskins roster.”

McMurtrie and Eroglu were recently out at Redskins Park to interview Rocca about his life and career as an NFL punter.  I headed them off with a conversation that gave me a better idea of Rocca’s past, and them a better idea of Rocca’s present.

As McMurtrie explained it, Australia is geographically segmented by the different football codes, be it AFL, rugby, etc.  But regardless of the local sport, Australians know Rocca, the 13th-leading AFL scorer of all time.

“Sav Rocca is a famous AFL name, he’s a storied player,” he said.  “He’s well-known, particularly in Melbourne and in places where Aussie Rules is played in Australia, because we play a number of football codes in Australia.”

“We’re interested in his success, and we’re interested in how his playing for the Redskins, which is one of the most storied sports franchises in the world.”

Rocca ranks among the league’s best in every meaningful punting category this season, and has helped to bring international intrigue to the Redskins.  The only thing that Australian fans don’t understand, is how their beloved kicker has been relegated to six kicks per game and no opportunity to score points.

“The more ardent NFL fans maybe understand, but for most Australians, there wouldn’t really be an understanding of what a punter does,” McMurtrie explained.   “Sav in his AFL career, not only would have been used to being one of the stars, but would have been on the ground for the whole game, just running his heart out.  And the idea of him standing on the sidelines and going out for punts on maybe three or four plays a game is extraordinary.” Read more »

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Redskins Rising On All-East Team

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 22, 2011 – 9:53 am

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After a big win against a division foe, the Redskins are on the rise as far as divisional honors.  There are seven Redskins on this week’s edition of ESPN blogger Dan Graziano’s All-NFC East team.

Solid Sundays kept all of last week’s honorees intact, but a big week in the secondary earned another award.

To save you the time to comment, I do realize that there were technically only six players listed.  But because Banks excels in two roles, the Redskins get a two-for-one special.

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