On Saturday, the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens tangled for the second time in months. For those of you that don’t recall how the events unraveled between the two teams in their first encounter, just check out this video as a reminder.
On this day, the two franchise that play a mere 30 miles away from each other on Sundays during the season, were showcasing their talents in a different sports arena where the final score meant literally nothing.
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was holding his third annual Torrey Smith Foundation Charity Basketball Game and invited some of the NFC East champs to do battle at the rim. He and the rest of hims teammates were hoping to extract revenge for their lost at FedExField and more importantly, to raise money for his foundation.
Find out how the game when here:
The game was played just a few miles from Redskins Park at Stafford Senior High School in Fredricksburg, Virginia. Tickets sold for $10 and within minutes, the place was sold out. All proceeds from the tickets sales went to Smith’s foundation which raises money for at-risk youth.
University of Miami product Leonard Hankerson extended his alma mater’s excellent weekend on the hardwood as he was selected as a captain against a squad led by Smith.
While Smith and Hankerson were the headline players for the Ravens and Redskins, each player was supported by a deep pool of talented teammates looking to throwdown on their opponents.
As seen above, Josh Morgan and Trent Williams were two Redskins looking to translate their success from the field to the court, and while we don’t have video footage of the game, I can’t help but notice that they look like this famous pair of ballers.
No word on how the two performed together, but we can tell you that they look slightly more happy to be together than that dysfunctional duo.
The trio of Redskins stars were also joined by former Redskins Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks as they looked to take down the Super Bowl XLVII champs.
Growing up, athletes often play up to three sports a year and successively translate their games from the field to the court with relative ease. Some, however, know that their days of dominance in multiple sports ends shortly after their high school days.
While the Redskins would ultimately fall short at the final buzzer, those in attendance were happy to raise money for Smith’s foundation and with a packed house, the event may be moving to a bigger venue in the near future.
Hail to the Redskins and special thanks to Smith for allowing the Redskins participate!
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