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Cheerleaders Prepped For Final Auditions

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 4, 2012 – 4:57 pm

Throughout the month of March, prospective members of the First Ladies of Football were invited to FedExField on Tuesday and Thursday nights to learn the routines of the Redskins Cheerleaders.  Now that the practice is out of the way, the squad is down to final auditions for the 2012 season, which will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the State Theater in Falls Church, Va.

While it is difficult to work on a Saturday afternoon, I will muster up the strength to cover the event, and I encourage you to come out as well.  Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP, but the details are far more interesting on this flyer: Read more »

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Preseason Schedule Has A Familiar Feel

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 4, 2012 – 3:24 pm

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The NFL has released the 2012 preseason schedule today, and Redskins fans will find some familiar foes on the preseason docket.

The Redskins will open Week 1 (Aug. 9-11) on the road in Buffalo, a game that will be aired on NBC4 and CSN Washington. This is the 16th preseason meeting between the two teams, and the first since 2010.

While it is just a preseason game, Redskins players and fans will surely be reminded of the 0-23 rout in Toronto last year to these same Bills.  It’s the first contest of the preseason, but there could be some fireworks for the Burgundy and Gold, particularly on defense.

The Redskins will stay on the road for Week 2 (Aug. 17-18), travelling to Chicago for a Battle of the Midway with the Bears.  This will be the two teams’ 12th matchup all-time, and the first preseason matchup since 1976.  The game will be aired locally on NBC4 and CSN Washington.

Only one Redskins player currently on the Redskins’ roster (Sav Rocca, 38) was alive for the last contest, and he was likely preoccupied with other Australian toddler things.   Read more »

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Redskins Jerseys Technologically Superior

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 4, 2012 – 12:42 pm

Perusing the comment sections on the blog and fan forums over the last 24 hours, I was surprised to see that while many fans are happy that the uniforms look mostly the same, others were passionately negative about the Nike Redskins approach.

Of those people, most were justifiably jaded by the hype machine behind yesterday’s unveiling, following months of speculation on false concept jerseys.  Others were upset that there were no gold pants, some wanted a total makeover, and “Dale C” was certain that he had spotted pink in the new Redskins jerseys.

I assure you that it’s not pink, just poor lighting.

But what fans should celebrate is that the Redskins chose tradition and substantive change, upgrading the jersey design to the best available options in the league.  Yesterday, we learned the specifics of the new technology, including cutting edge ‘Flywire technology,” “zoned mesh ventilation,” and aircraft-grade aluminum belts.  Seriously.

In total, the Redskins were one of only 10 NFC teams to make all nine available jersey upgrades.  In the NFC East, it was only the Redskins and Giants that elected for the state-of-the-art technology, while the Eagles elected to make no changes at all.  The Cowboys made eight-of-nine possible upgrades, but elected against the Flywire technology, which locks the jersey collars to the players pads.

For Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, that technology was the best feature of the new jerseys, as he shared his thoughts with the media in New York (via CSNWashington): Read more »

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Carriker Gives His Take On Wrestlemania

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 4, 2012 – 11:26 am

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On the Redskins roster, there is no bigger pro wrestling fan than defensive end Adam Carriker.  Whether it’s the childhood stories of watching Monday Night Wars with dad, or his proposed wrestling moniker (“Dark Horse“), Carriker is an educated, loyal fan.

As all wrestling fans know, Wrestlemania 28 happened Sunday night, the Super Bowl of sports entertainment.   But on Friday afternoon–before any metal chairs were bent over Undertaker’s back–Carriker offered his full analysis and predictions for the show.

Here’s his list of predicted winners, via his player blog at ProInterviews.org.  Click through for more detail:

1- Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs. Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Eve

2- Randy Orton vs. Kane

3- Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny

4- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show

5- World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

6- WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho

7- The Undertaker vs. Triple H (H-ll in a Cell Match with special ref, HBK Shawn Michaels)

8- John Cena vs. The Rock.

When the dust settled, Carriker finished 6-2 in his predictions.  Here is what the Redskins’ strongest man had to say: Read more »

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