The moment that you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Listed below is the Redskins’ regular season schedule, complete with times, dates, TV network and more.
The Redskins will have two nationally televised games, including one Monday Night game, and the first Thanksgiving Day game since 2002.
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Smiles abounded at yesterday’s workouts, but perhaps none brighter than running back Roy Helu’s.
Helu started the offseason injured, and in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend, Danielle. After rehabbing his legs back to full health, he returned to Nebraska to spend quality time with his beloved–for really, the first time ever.
“I’ve been dating her since July, and we’ve been friends for a year and a half, so I knew her for about eight months before we dated,” he told me. “Before that, she was overseas playing volleyball in Germany, so it was a long-distance relationship then.
“Then, it was a long-distance relationship because I was here and she was in the Midwest.”
The two put in some serious effort to stay in touch, even when Helu was worn down physically by a long rookie season. Helu may not have known that she was the one when he left, but it didn’t take him to long to figure it out.
“After I left Washington this offseason, it was the first time that I had seen her consistently in our relationship,” he said.
And it went well?
“It went very well,” he added with a smile.
Helu said that although the timing of the proposal seems accelerated, he sought a lot of advice and wisdom before popping the question. Now that she said yes, it’s a scramble to plan a nice wedding before training camp.
“The big day is before the summer, I’ll say that–it’s coming up very soon,” he said with a laugh. “It will end up being a month-and-a-half engagement.”
While Helu may be busy preparing for the 2012 season from early in the morning until noon, the real work begins when he goes home to help with the arrangements.
“She’s doing a lot of the research right now, but I love to partner with her in the plans,” he explained. “I have plenty of time to help because we aren’t game-planning. There’s a lot of rest time right now.”
Asked if his groomsmen party would be the 53-man roster, Helu shied away from commitment.
“Most likely not the entire 53-man roster,” he said with a grin. “I don’t wanna hurt any feelings, but there’s definitely going to be some Redskins there.”
Congratulations, to Roy and Danielle, and may a short engagement lead to a very long, happy marriage.
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After his first day of 2012 workouts at Redskins Park, Lorenzo Alexander took time to give back to the D.C. sports community by supporting the Washington Capitals against the Boston Bruins.
The two teams split on the road in Boston before bringing the seven-game series to Washington for the first of two games on home ice. Alexander has been tweeting feverishly about the opening round of the NHL Playoffs, and enjoyed the game in a John Carlson jersey with his daughter, Vanessa:
Pretty cool seeing everyone rocking the red right now!—
Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) April 16, 2012
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It’s not uncommon to hear the dull roar of an incoming 747 as they fly over Redskins Park several dozen times per day. Head coach Mike Shanahan is a generally soft-spoken man, which presents an added element of secrecy during his post-practice press conferences.
But while planes can be a minor nuisance in-season, today they were cause for great celebration, as one carrying the Space shuttle Discovery flew over around 10 a.m.
The plane took off from the Kennedy Space Center and was carrying the precious cargo to the Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Space enthusiasts, police officers (and people running late for work) pulled over to the side of the road on Rt. 28 and the Loudoun County Parkway, watching the plane descend.
This is the final scheduled flight for NASA’s shuttle program, which was officially retired last year. Discovery was the final active ship of the fleet, and made 39 successful missions in 27 years of service.
Here’s video of the awesome tandem flight from the practice fields at Redskins Park: Read more »
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