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Redskins Fans Celebrate ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day’

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 14, 2015 – 5:06 pm

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Yes, “National Dress Up Your Pet Day” is a real thing. Want proof? Go to its website.

Apparently the day was founded by Colleen Paige, a “celebrity pet lifestyle expert” and animal advocate.

“As silly as this day may seem to some, all of my holidays have the underlying goal to help save lives and give homeless animals as much exposure as possible,” writes Paige. “I really stress comfort and safety for your pet in terms of fashion.”

In any event, we got a few tweets today from fans who dressed up their dogs in some Redskins gear. Below are also some pictures of pets dressed in burgundy and gold from this past fall’s Redskins pet photo contest. Take a look.

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‘Paintin’ Manning’ Discusses His Art And Love For D.C. Fans

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 14, 2015 – 3:17 pm

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Four years ago, artist Pierick Smith wasn’t happy.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, his art activity, once prevalent as a kid, had lapsed into a “real world” job.

That’s when he made a change.

Since three and a half years ago, Smith has made painting his only occupation, blending his two loves– sports and art– into a rewarding career.

“I experience a lot of aesthetic pleasure from sports,” Smith wrote to The Redskins Blog. “The uniforms, the helmets, the human form in action. Also, I like doing art that isn’t about me (or my emotions or my own inner-demons). I enjoy sort of being second to the actual artwork. I spend enough time inside my own head, I don’t care to work with that subject matter.”

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His style is certainly unique. The works re-envision athletes–mostly football players– with a style he calls “Pop-Pop” art, named for players popping out of the frame and illustrating pop culture around them.

He makes the pieces by cutting out players from light wood, like basswood or foam core, and colors them with acrylic paint.

As you can see, the extra dimension gives a “certain physical impact-fulness which seems to be especially amusing with the sports theme.”

His first few works were of Robert Griffin III and Sean Taylor. Smith, known as “Paintin’ Manning” on Twitter, credited the Washington, D.C., fanbase as being very instrumental in his early success.

“I was just always a fan of [Taylor’s] game,” wrote Smith, who was commissioned by many Redskins fan for portraits. “[I] felt a great loss when he was taken away like that.”

Smith, 37, lives in Bloomington, Ind. where he works in his studio each day. His artistic genes are impressively spread throughout his family.

One of his relatives worked in correspondence with Andy Warhol in the 1950s and 60s. His great-grandmother was a professor in music-theory. His mother is painter and his father, who supplied him reams of paper to draw on as a child, could learn and play music just by ear.

“I am very thankful for fans of my artwork and thankful, as an artist, that I live in the age of the internet and social media,” he wrote, “which has given artists an unprecedented opportunity to share their work.”

You can find, and commission, Pierick’s artwork on his website.

 

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Young Fan Hails To ‘The Ball Game’

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 14, 2015 – 12:52 pm

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There have been a lot of renditions of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field over the years. Many have failed.

Apparently, anyone at the Chicago Sports Museum can test their own singing chops in a re-created Harry Caray broadcast booth. Many have probably failed there, too.

But the other day, one family, particularly one little kid, gave the baseball karaoke a special twist.

As the classic song began it’s intro, family members tried to get their little guy to jump in with the lyrics. He wasn’t having it.

“I want to do the Redskins one!” he yells again and again.

Eventually, everyone gives in, scrapping the lyrics and collectively singing, “Hail To The Redskins!”

Their next stop: Wrigley Field, we hope.


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DeSean Jackson Joins Fox Sports Live

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 14, 2015 – 11:32 am

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While back home in his native California, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Tuesday joined the set of Fox Sports Live — a nightly sports news program — to talk a little bit of everything that happened on the court and in the NFL.

To check out all that Jackson had to say, including his thoughts on the Super Bowl and some of the top players of the game, check out Fox Sports Live’s Twitter feed.


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Clinton Portis Miami’s Good Luck Charm?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 14, 2015 – 9:32 am

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Down went Duke basketball’s 41-game home winning streak last night, as proud Miami alum and former Redskins running back Clinton Portis was there to watch the whole thing happen.

Despite coming into the game as the No. 4 team in the country, Duke was throttled in the second half by Miami, as the Hurricanes’ 56 points in the final 20 minutes gave them a 90-74 victory.

So, is Portis the Hurricanes’ good luck charm?

Perhaps, but I’m sure Coach Jim Larranaga (who has ties to the Washington, D.C. area as the former coach of George Mason) and Co. enjoyed his presence in enemy territory regardless.


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Charlie Brown Coached In Medal Of Honor Bowl

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 14, 2015 – 8:16 am

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We wrote yesterday about legendary Redskin Darrell Green coaching in the fourth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

He isn’t the only Redskin Alumni to take the sidelines, though, as Charlie Brown has also put on the headset recently.

This past weekend the former wide receiver great was an assistant coach to Chan Gailey for the National team at the Medal of Honor Bowl.

The all-star game occurs every January and features the nation’s top draft-eligible college football players.

This year, the game took place at Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel and was Brown’s third time coaching at an all-star game of this level.

 

 

 


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