It has come to my attention that new Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon has finally switched over the layout of his personal web page, PierreGarconLive.com, to reflect his new team colors. The site is full of pictures, blogs, links to his foundation, and Haitian pride.
Garçon is of Haitian descent, and was instrumental in sending aid to his family’s island following the earthquakes in early 2010. For those of you who might not remember, he played in the Super Bowl that year with a heavy heart, and dedicated it to “creating smiles in Haiti.” (via CBS):
Sounds like the Redskins may have added yet another character guy to the roster, who will become a pillar of service in the community. His community of choice is just an ocean away.
It’s a little awkward with the Colts jersey, but it will certainly do until his new jersey and numbers have been assigned. Which brings us to the discussion of his new numbers. As a veteran, Garçon could possibly pull rank on Hankerson for No. 85, but told Redskins.comTV that he was unlikely to do that. Read more »
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Redskins fans have rightfully earned the reputation as some of the most-loyal in all of sports, showing constant Washington patriotism. So it’s not everyday that Redskins Nation rallies to gleefully crush one of their players in a national contest.
But they did it in the best interests of that player, Brian Orakpo, who made it to the round of 32 in the Madden ’13 Cover Bracket, before getting smoked by Victor Cruz. Although Orakpo won’t have the exposure of the Madden cover, fans realize that he’ll continue his dominance only if he stays healthy.
Evidently, Redskins Nation isn’t in the mood to tempt the Madden Curse, with the mere suggestion sending fans into a tizzy. Here is a sampling of blog comments from the stories:
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One of the indications of a stable franchise is the practice of re-signing it’s own players in free agency. It proves that players will choose the familiarity of their team over other potential suitors. It proves that the team is producing and developing talent worth bringing back.
And it also justifies the price that it cost to bring certain players in.
On the eve of last year’s training camp, the Redskins executed a trade to bring in Cardinals’ running back and Episcopal product, Tim Hightower. After an exciting preseason, Hightower was just hitting his regular season stride when a bad cut against the Carolina Panthers left him on injured reserve.
As a pending free agent, Hightower was a regular at the facilities, rehabbing a torn ACL and showing coaches that he’s committed to a strong return. At age 26, he presumably still has quality years left, and head coach Mike Shanahan told gathered media in Palm Beach, Fla. that a reunion was a strong possibility (via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times): Read more »
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Throughout the month of March, the Redskins Cheerleaders have offered classes twice a week at FedExField, to learn their routines and prepare for the upcoming auditions. If you were thinking of getting in on that, tonight is your last opportunity to do so.
There are two classes being offered tonight, at 7 and 8:30 p.m., and the cost is $25 per session. If you’ve been to another session so far this spring, then come tonight to learn a new routine. Who wouldn’t want to join one of the top-10 hottest cheerleading squads in professional sports?
Speaking of which, here’s some video footage from the prep classes so far. Enjoy: Read more »
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