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Josh Morgan And The Harlem Globetrotters

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 23, 2012 – 4:11 pm

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Thanks to the fine folks at San Francisco 49ers TV, we have old footage of new Redskins receiver Joshua Morgan playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters.

The drill is called “football,” so who better to participate than a football star who used to play basketball?

“I’m gonna bring back what I used to do back in the day,” he tells the reporter.  “Do a little somthing.”

A little something like this: Read more »

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A Redskins Dilemma In Madden Cover Vote

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 23, 2012 – 12:21 pm

Last week, I wrote about the EA Sports/Sportsnation Madden bracket to determine the next NFL player that will grace the cover of Madden ’13.  Redskins fans could choose between top Redskins nominees Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, and see if they might make it through the field of 64 to No. 1.

In that post, I encouraged fans to vote, but reminded them that the Madden Curse is an actual thing, and that fans run the risk of inadvertently dooming their favorite player to injury and soul-crushing failure on the field.  I just pass along the information, you do what you will with it.

As a result, I got torched by commenters and re-tweeters, who accused me of indirectly or deliberately sabotaging the team.  The outcry was candid enough that it caught the attention of Orakpo, who thanked fans for their concerns (it was later retweeted by Kerrigan):

Orakpo was later voted through to the round of 32, earning a 15 seed going up against a No. 2.  The dilemma for superstitious Redskins fans is that that No. 2 seed is Giants receiver Victor Cruz.

Would Redskins fans dare vote for a division opponent in the interests of keeping Orakpo healthy? Would voting for a division opponent guarantee that he gets cursed?

Redskins fans have every right to be careful with their vote, with catastrophic career meltdown on the line.  Here’s a comprehensive review of your options:

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Stanford Pro Day Reveals More Than Luck

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 23, 2012 – 11:10 am

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[Editor’s Disclaimer: Please remember that the Redskins do not have a player selected for April’s Draft, they merely hold the second overall pick.  Even if there isn’t much secrecy left in this process, there is still formality, and the only team that can have any player is the Colts with the first overall pick. Anything after that is still a possibility.  We will continue to respect the draft process, in the best interests of the team and the player.]

For the second-consecutive afternoon, Redskins brass was pictured on the sidelines of a high-profile pro day, this one at Palo Alto, Calif.

This was a whirlwind trip for the representatives of most NFL teams (and ESPN, and Comcast, and the NFL Network, and whoever else was there), drawn by the mystique of two elite quarterback prospects.  The difference between the Redskins (and Colts), and 30 of the other teams, is that the Redskins actually have a legitimate chance to land one of the big fish.

Everyone else was just window shopping.

Ultimately, nothing is a done deal with the Redskins’ pick until the Colts call out the name of the first overall pick on April 26th–until then it’s all speculation.  But watching the last two Pro Days should have fans convinced that there will be a special player on the board, regardless of what the Colts do at No. 1.

And for the other teams in attendance over the last two days, there was clearly some other top-tier talent to drool over at Baylor and Stanford.  Here’s a brief rundown of the top guys that Luck and Griffin were throwing to: Read more »

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