There is no denying that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is one of the most naturally gifted athletes on the planet. Baylor students and Redskins faithful can attest to his heroics with the pig skin, as he simply does the unimaginable sometimes. Just ask Vikings fans for proof after his 76-yard touchdown scamper against Minnesota during the 2012 season.
In high school, Griffin III was one of the best hurdlers in the Lone Star State.
But like the rest of us, his eyes have been glued to the hardwood in recent weeks. In the days leading up to the NCAA Selection Show, his alma mater was on the bubble and with the Bears needing a lift against perennial Big 12 power Kansas, Griffin III gave his school a much needed pregame speech to get them prepared for crunch time.
To the delight of all in attendance, Baylor was able to knock off Kansas – the last team to do so prior to the Jayhawks Sweet 16 run.
With the NCAA Tournament taking a few nights off after an amazing first weekend, it was the NBA’s turn to take center stage Monday night.
Griffin III was still amped up to watch some hoops and tuned in to see what was going down on the court. Last night, it was the performance of one local star that left the quarterback in amazement.
On this night, after a career performance, who couldn’t see Wall as one of the best young talents in the NBA.
Speaking of “#DCTakeOver” these two were spotted together on the cover of an issue of ESPN the Magazine this past fall with the headline “Happy Days are Here Again!”.
With an NFC East crown in Griffin III’s pocket and Wall lighting up the scoreboard for the Wizards, there’s no denying that the DMV has been smiling more than usual in recent months.
Griffin III and Brian Orakpo were spotted at a Wizards-Heat game earlier this season at the Verizon Center, and while Wall did not play due to injury, Griffin III’s luck rubbed off on the Wizards as they knocked off the defending NBA Champions.
Hey, I wonder if Griffin III gave the Wizards a pregame speech too?
Anyways, after meeting with the media at the conclusion of another Wizards win, Wall made sure to respond to Griffin III’s congratulatory tweet.
With the NCAA Tournament resuming in a little over 48 hours, most brackets have been destroyed with some double-digit seeds making the Sweet 16.
Griffin III could not pick his school from Waco, but find out who he did pick in his bracket and see how his Sweet 16 as well as some of his Burgundy and Gold teammates picks stack up against yours by clicking the link here.
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