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Wednesday, December 2: Redskins Discuss Easy Bake Ovens

Posted by Matt Terl on December 2, 2009 – 10:52 am

One last bit from yesterday’s “Holiday Wishes Come True” event, hosted by Renaldo Wynn and his wife LaTanya (along with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the Family of Faith foundation, and Target).

Even though the event was about giving tangible gifts to kids as we get into the meat of the holiday season, Wynn made absolutely certain to remind everyone what the real purpose of the event — and the holidays — is. “Whenever we’re given the opportunity,” he said, “that’s our goal as human beings: to serve others. And it’s just a great feelin’ when you come and you give yourself to someone else, I think that’s the greatest gift you can have.”

And he’s probably right about that. Still, though, the kids seemed really enthusiastic about the material gifts they were getting, too. Read more »

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Anthony Armstrong's Mother Is Unsettled By His New Job

Posted by Matt Terl on October 22, 2009 – 10:56 am

Anthony Armstrong was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday, filling the punter-shaped empty space that Glenn Pakulak left behind. He’s a 5-foot-11, 183 pound wide receiver who played his college ball at West Texas A&M and whose resume includes stints with the Miami Dolphins practice squad, the Dallas Desperadoes in the now-defunct Arena League, and a team called the Odessa Roughnecks in something called the Intense Football League.

“Yeah, yeah, the Intense Football League,” Armstrong told me yesterday, in the least intense voice imaginable. “It was kinda like an independent brand of indoor football. It was out in Odessa, Texas. There were about six teams at the time. It was something I had to do to get back in the flow of playing football again after college and getting through an injury and rehab and stuff like that.” Read more »

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