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Alfred Morris All About Team Success

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 3, 2014 – 1:00 pm

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Alfred Morris was cheerful as always, but he could only answer the question with a harumph.

Morris was asked to provide his highlight from a 2013 season in which he rushed for 1,275 yards, scored seven touchdowns and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. The humble runner sat on the Xfinity Couch before the “NFL Honors” award show Saturday night and focused on the team’s record instead.

“Hmmm. I haven’t really thought about the highlight,” Morris said.

“I guess going over 1,000 again… It’s bittersweet because I would much rather have team success than individual success, but it happened. We learned a lot from this year, so I’m glad for the growth. Going into next year, I know we’ll be a lot better.”

Good answer, Alfred.

Looking dapper in his bow tie, Morris put out a goal for 2014.

“Every team’s goal is to win the Super Bowl. We want to be here, which will be Arizona next year. We want to be in the Super Bowl next year.” Read more »


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Robert Griffin III’s Super Weekend

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 3, 2014 – 11:42 am

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(h/t to DC Sports Bog via @LevanReid)

Robert Griffin III was in New York over the weekend as part of Super Bowl XLVIII festivities.

Meeting Tim Tebow must have been cool, but Griffin III spent time with a more accomplished quarterback on Saturday.

The quarterback hung out with Vietnam veteran, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer and Super Bowl VI MVP Roger Staubach at an event for USAA, the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL.

Griffin III shared how his USAA membership was earned and touched the lives of various military personnel. Read more »


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Joe Theismann On “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 3, 2014 – 10:47 am

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For two decades, Joe Theismann avoided watching film from the gruesome Monday night of Nov. 18, 1985.

But after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII, he participated in a nationally televised gag calling back to the time Lawrence Taylor broke Theismann’s leg on Monday Night Football.

The quarterback made a cameo on Sunday night’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Theismann played a version of himself willing to part with a vast sum of money to win an auction for the right to stuff Adam Sandler’s sock in Andy Samberg’s mouth. A look into Theismann’s IMDB page reveals he has also played himself on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “Wheel of Fortune.”

In an interview with FOX, the winning quarterback of Super Bow XVII said he’s a big fan of the show, which features another former Redskins player.

Samberg was happy to have Theismann on the show.

“He’s someone I’ve been a fan of for a long time, ever since I was a kid,” Samberg said. “It was really cool to meet him, I think especially given that this was the Super Bowl episode, we have a football legend in the episode.”

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Redskins React To Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 3, 2014 – 6:00 am

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