The Washington Redskins have had “Slingin’” Sammy Baugh and “Captain Bubbly” Joe Theismann under center in the team’s illustrious history, but some are already handing rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III his own nickname:
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One of the coolest experiences of the NFL’s Super Bowl Media Center is the huge ballroom that becomes known as Radio Row.
As you weave your way through the ocean of tables and radio personalities, you’re overwhelmed by the cult of personality. On one side, there’s Herm Edwards discussing his recent comments on the destination of Peyton Manning. On the other side, Miss America sits in on the set of the NFL Network, while Joe Theismann schmoozes CSN Washington:
But as you push past the crowd, the far side of Radio Row holds a golden gem: a tribute to the patriotic sacrifice that NFL players have made for their country in times of need. Prominently featured in that display, is none other than your Washington Redskins; a team with deep historical ties to service.
According to the display, more than 1,200 active NFL players have answered America’s call since its inception in 1920. These conflicts have included World War II and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East.
Redskins highlighted in the display included Cliff Battles, a running back sensation in the 1930s: Read more »
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