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Young Repays Support With World Tour

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 9, 2012 – 2:35 pm

Intensity.  Passion.  Commitment.

These are a few of the qualities that push Redskins fullback Darrel Young to new heights on the football field.  Indeed, these are things that every athlete needs in order to make it in pro sports, although every player draws it from a different place.

For Young, that source has always been in his brother David, a sergeant first class in the US Army.  David has been deployed in the Middle East for much of Darrel’s career, but remains close with his brother, providing him with guidance and support, even from a world away.

In an effort to repay the favor, Darrel has teamed up with the Bills’ Drayton Florence and the Buccaneers’ James Lee as part of the “NFL Players Super Bowl Tour.”  Since departing the United States on Feb. 1, the trio has visited troops stationed in Greenland, El Salvador and Honduras.

According to Young’s personal blog, this is an honor for him, and a debt that he needs to repay to his brother: Read more »

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Phil Daniels Joins ‘School Of The Legends’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 9, 2012 – 12:45 pm

As awesome as this picture is, I don’t think we’re found the next franchise quarterback.

Former Redskins defensive lineman Phillip Daniels has only been out of the NFL for a year, but he’s already back to football, lined up in a three-point stance behind the keyboard.

Daniels played in 82 games over six seasons in Washington, providing brute strength and consistency at the 4-3 defensive end position.  He has remained vocal in his support of the Burgundy and Gold in retirement, and now joins the more than 2,300 active and retired players on the NFLPA’s “School of the Legends” online forum, to share his analysis and expertise. Read more »

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FedExField Hosts US-Brazil Men’s Soccer

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 9, 2012 – 10:56 am

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At 8 p.m. on May 30, “football” of an international definition and proportion will be played on the pitch at FedExField, as the USA Men’s National Team hosts five-time World Cup champion Brazil.

The match, in which both teams’ “A” squads are scheduled to appear, will feature U.S. mainstays Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra and Tim Howard. Brazilian stars include Neymar, Dani Alves, Robinho and David Luiz.**

Both teams are halfway towards preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will look to build on recent success.  To this point, neither team has lost a match in 2012.

The game will also mark the first time the United States Men’s Team will play at FedExField.  They will look to break the stranglehold that Team Brazil has on this series, as Team USA has not beaten Brazil since 1998–a span of eight games. Read more »

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