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Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on March 11, 2013 – 5:29 pm


Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

Last week’s Social Media Weekly Spotlight covered WR Niles Paul and his former Nebraska Cornhusker teammates doing the Harlem Shake, NT Chris Baker’s plea for 10k Twitter followers as well as a mural from Washington D.C.’s own WR Joshua Morgan.

Admittedly so, most people probably don’t get as far as clicking the link to read these weekly social media updates. Contrarily, some of you may be reading this and say, ‘Who cares about the Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight?’ To that, we say that it’s time to start taking social media seriously.

Fact of the matter is that social media has rapidly integrated itself into our everyday lives.

For those of you who continue to read, here’s a look at K Kai Forbath and LB Ryan Kerrigan as they hit the links, QB Robert Griffin III’s return to Baylor, LB London Fletcher‘s preparation for season 16 and G Chris Chester‘s odd, and forgettable, experience at his local gym.

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Romo Is The Target For Redskins Golfers

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 26, 2012 – 3:08 pm

Washington Redskins executive vice president and head coach Mike Shanahan will join former Redskins quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Mark Rypien in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe.

Shanahan, Theismann and Rypien will join a star-studded field July 20-22 that includes Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Jerry Rice and tournament favorite, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, according to a media release.

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Trent Williams Playing Tailback?

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 1, 2012 – 4:04 pm

At 6-foot-5, 318 pounds, Redskins’ offensive tackle Trent Williams doesn’t at first seem like the ideal running back.

But that wasn’t always the case.

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Annual Mickey Steele Outing A Success

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 18, 2012 – 1:30 pm

Redskins’ alumni, current players and executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen were present Friday for the eighth annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast and business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

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Mark Rypien, Joe Theismann, and Mike Shanahan Golfing: A Photo

Posted by Matt Terl on May 20, 2011 – 8:33 am

No Hail! comic strip today, as writer/artist Ben Ceccarelli is on his honeymoon. Meanwhile, I’m over in Queenstown, Maryland, for the Mickey Steele Golf Outing, which benefits the Rypien Foundation and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. I’ll have more from the event later on — and you can follow me on Twitter for some real-time updates — but for now, enjoy this thematically appropriate picture from last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, featuring (from left to right not counting the caddies in yellow) Rypien, Joe Theismann, and Mike Shanahan.

I wrote a little bit about that event here, and there’s another picture after the jump. Read more »

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Golf Is Not Actually Brian Orakpo's Best Sport

Posted by Matt Terl on May 10, 2011 – 9:22 am

Lots to like about Brian Orakpo hosting yesterday’s Leukemia Golf Classic. He got a lot of his teammates out there, for one thing. More importantly, it’s a great benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. And, you know, it was a nice day and he provided a reason for folks to be outside. All good things.

Less good, though, is Orakpo’s actual golf swing. Kelli Johnson of Comcast SportsNet actually told Orakpo that she had heard some less-than-flattering reports on his golfing abilities and, after a little bit of bravado, Orakpo acknowledged that it might be an area of some concern.

“I mean, I’m great on the Wii, you know?” Orakpo said. “When you’re swinging that remote, I can get a hole in one in that, but we’ll see on this real life course.”

They certainly did get to see, and thanks to the magic of Comcast SportsNet’s cameras, so can you.


Me, I’m just happy to hear that, like me, Brian Orakpo is only good at golf on the Wii.

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Video From The Golf Course With Jason Campbell

Posted by Matt Terl on July 7, 2009 – 2:36 pm

As recently pointed out in the comments here, Comcast SportsNet has video of Jason Campbell’s reaction to the Tiger Woods/Tony Romo pairing last week. I don’t know that I’d go so far as to call them “choice words,” but it’s an entertaining video nonethless.

http://comcastsportsnet.tv/common/global_flash/player/spe.swf?flv=vidcast_10379&sid=102&d=comcastsportsnet.tv Read more »

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Wednesday, July 1: Happy Canada Day (But Not For Campbell And Randle El)

Posted by Matt Terl on July 1, 2009 – 2:01 pm

This morning, Congressional Country Club in Bethesda played host to the Earl Woods Memorial Pro Am, the opening event in the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods. As you may have heard, Woods himself elected to have an NFL player in his foursome, but since it wasn’t one of the Redskins I didn’t see too much of that.

Instead, I walked the back nine with Jason Campbell, Antwaan Randle El, Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, and PGA Tour pro Mike Weir while they hit balls. (And, in the case of Campbell and Randle El, hit and hit and hit and hit….)

Here’s how Campbell described his performance to me after the fact: “I had a couple good shots, but a little too much inconsistency. I’m nowhere near the professional level at golf, but I had fun.”

Anyone who has followed athletes and their post-game quotes at all can translate this one, with its telltale keywords “inconsistency” and “had fun”. Read more »

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Golf Leads To Entertaining Wardrobe Choices

Posted by Matt Terl on May 20, 2009 – 11:38 am

Let me start by promising that this site isn’t going to turn into The Official Golf Blog of the Washington Redskins. In fact, these pictures are from an event last week — the Redskins Annual Partner Invitational Golf Outing, or something like that — that I didn’t even attend. But a few of the pictures were interesting enough for me to ask about.

Stephon Heyer, for example, apparently showed up underdressed by the course’s standards, so they asked if he would consider changing into some more traditional, khakis-and-collars-level golf attire. Heyer happily agreed. But the pro shop didn’t quite stock clothes sized for a 6-6, 314 pound man, and he was forced to squeeze into slightly-too-small shorts and shirt.

I’m guessing the golf cart just shrank in the wash.

Heyer’s ensemble was the product of a mildly amusing sequence of events, and it does look uncomfortable, but it’s not nearly enough to challenge Clinton Portis‘s socks for the title of Most Fantastic Redskins Golf Wardrobe.

No, that honor goes to the pants that safeties coach Steve Jackson was wearing. Read more »

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Tuesday, April 28: Golfing With Redskins

Posted by Matt Terl on April 28, 2009 – 3:41 pm

I stayed at Redskins Park for the Brian Orakpo press conference yesterday, so I missed the reported mobbing of Jason Campbell by the local media. It sounded like quite the scene, with Campbell surrounded and fielding endless questions in his characteristic classy manner, and his teammates staying rock solid in support of him. Kelli Johnson’s piece for Comcast SportsNet gives a good overview of that angle on things.

By the time I arrived at the Lowes Island Club golf course for the Jason Campbell Leukemia Golf Classic, the players had scattered across 36 holes of golf and were just generally having a good time hacking away at the ball and enjoying the warm weather.

As the name suggests, the tournament benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and from that standpoint yesterday was an unmitigated success. The event raised over $225,000 for the group, a marked jump from last year’s successful effort. Campbell, by all accounts, actually helps to plan the event, attending meetings and working with the group, not just lending his name.

There were two things worthy of special note yesterday.

One of them is vastly more important than the other, so that’s where I’ll start. Read more »

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