Last night, the Washington Redskins defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants at home to extend their season-long winning streak to three games.
Tonight, several Redskins players were on hand to watch the struggling Washington Wizards take on the defending NBA champion Miami Heat in D.C.
Not many gave the Wizards a chance to pull off the upset; but, wouldn’t you know it — Washington was victorious once again.
The Wizards earned their second win of the season by hanging on to defeat the Eastern Division-leading Heat, 105-101, in front of a standing-room crowd at the Verizon Center.
Among those taking in the game from the Redskins were quarterback Robert Griffin III, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, wide receivers Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss and Joshua Morgan, tight end Fred Davis and long snapper Nick Sundberg.
Griffin III — who was sitting courtside next to the Wizards’ bench with his fiancée, Rebecca, to his right and Orakpo two seats to his left — tweeted this immediately after the game:
My first Wizard's Game? Was a great one!—
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 05, 2012
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A slow news day during the Redskins offseason affords me the occasional opportunity to catch up on news about other Washington area sports teams.
But only because I’m looking for a viable Redskins connection.
According to a piece done by NBC-4′s Sarah Kogod, the NBA’s Washington Wizard players have hotel aliases that keep the fans (and distant family members) at bay while they’re trying to relax on the road.
There were some humorous names on the list, but the best belongs to point guard and DC native, Roger Mason Jr.:
“I used to use ‘Doug Williams,’” Roger Mason told us. “He was my favorite Redskins football player.”
Mason describes himself on Twitter (@MoneyMase) as a Redskins fan for life. Born in 1980, Mason has seen the best of times with this franchise, including the magical ride of the 1987 Super Bowl winning Redskins team.
Even in the lean years, he has and will continue to bleed Burgundy and Gold. Since the beginning of the 2011 season, he tweeted no fewer than 25 times about his favorite NFL team. Sometimes it was excited, sometimes depressed, sometimes reflective, and sometimes focused on the future.
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When the Washington Wizards won the NBA’s Draft Lottery last night, there was immediate cheering and rejoicing that the team would select University of Kentucky point guard John Wall with the first overall pick. Redskins second-year defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, a Kentucky grad, was so immediate that he tweeted “Wall to the Wiz!!!” a solid minute ahead of the pick actually being announced.
“Yeah,” he told me today, laughing. “I had a connect in the room prior to ‘em comin’ back from commercial break.”
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