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BREAKING: RG III announces Redskins will NOT play tonite until Congress reaches an agreement
one man's opinion...

Posted on 12/30/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by ken5050

In a stunning development just moments ago, that left reporters in the room absolutely speechless, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III held a sudden press conference and announced that the entire Redskins teams had voted unanimously to NOT play tonight's game against the Dallas Cowboys until Congress reaches a deal to solve the fiscal problem.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: ahat; childish; firstsixtookbait; getoverit; kenisajerk; kenislame; labelthisashumor; notfunny; satire; timewaster; vanity
The game with the Cowboys, which will decide the NFL East title, was moved to prime time tonight, because of great interest.

The teams had arrived at FedEx field about noon, to begin warm-ups and pre-game preparations. About 3PM, the Redskins suddenly all left the field, and went into their clubhouse for a closed-door meeting.

An hour later, Griffin emerged, and went before the microphones, after giving the media 5 minutes notice that he would have a "major announcement."

Initially, there was speculation that he was not going to be able to play because he had re-aggravated his injury.

Instead, RG III spoke, only occasionally glancing down at a piece of paper he held in his left hand.

"While tonight's game is very important, far more so is the need for Congress, and the President to come to an agreement on the fiscal issues that we face. Accordingly, my teammates and I have unanimously voted that we will NOT take the field for the game tonight until Congress comes to an agreement. As concerned citizens, we care great;y about what happens in out community, and our country. We have all been following this issue closely for several weeks, talking about it, and when the NFL announced that they were moving the game to 8PM tonight, well, it all just sort of came together. We feel we can make a difference."

"We fully understand that we may forfeit this game, and thus the division title, and our playoff chances, but this is far more important than football. We are well aware that many members of Congress are great fans of the Redskins, and hope that this will motivate them to take action."

"We have no idea if the Cowboys will agree with our position, and support it, or if they will claim victory, and the title, by forfeit. We are just now informing them of our decision. We do welcome their support, and hope they will agree to stay here with us, all night if necessary."

"We are prepared to stay here all night, and the fans are welcome to remain here with us, and if Congress comes to an agreement at 1 AM, then we're prepared to play the game starting at that time."

RG III did not take any questions, and left the room and returned to the clubhouse, which remains closed.

As yet there has been no reaction or comments from any political leaders, but there have been some comments from sportwriters.

Suspended ESPN reporter Rob Parker Tweeted, "I said he was a corn-row brother, and a Republican. ESPN should rehire me immediately."

FOX Sports columnist Jason Whitlock said, "This is unreal. Most of the Redskins are black. You think they'd support Obama. But they're all in the top 1%, and they are obviously more concerned about their own income taxes than the Redskins loyal fans."

NFL commissioner Roger Gooddell said he was waiting to see an instant replay of RG III's comments before deciding if it was reversible.

Griffin was very calm during his brief remarks, and displayed no nervousness. One reporter in the room slyly noted that based upon his age, 22, RG III would be constitutionally eligible to run for president in 2028.

1 posted on 12/30/2012 1:45:01 PM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050

Idiots. The liberal media controls the minds of most of the idiots in this country.

Give them bread and circuses while they enslave us. circus = the stupid football


2 posted on 12/30/2012 1:47:13 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: ken5050

I think they’re just afraid to play the Cowboys with Hillary still being “questionable” for tonight’s game due to a concussion.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 1:49:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: ken5050

Fantasy football


4 posted on 12/30/2012 1:50:20 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ken5050

The GOP must hold, no deal. let them go over the media’s stupid cliff. Lay off the entire federal government starting with the IRS,FDA, EPA, FCC,FEC, OFCCP, HUD etc.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 1:50:25 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

I do not believe it. Obama and Reid couldn’t care less and the Redskins owner will lose millions.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 1:50:31 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Democrat_media
This has got to be a joke. Very few people making that kind of money really give a rats’ rectum if Congress and the Poser make it harder on the middle and lower classes.
7 posted on 12/30/2012 1:50:42 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ken5050

Lol, you’d think people would notice the “humor” tag on the article. Nice work :)


8 posted on 12/30/2012 1:52:41 PM PST by fred4prez
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To: ken5050

This is like ‘’Shut up and sing!’’ — in this case, ‘’Shut up and play!’’

What about the people who bought tickets to the game?


9 posted on 12/30/2012 1:53:09 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: ken5050

First the crooks steal our bread, and now they withhold the circus? RIPOFF!!!


10 posted on 12/30/2012 1:53:41 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: ken5050

No reference linky


11 posted on 12/30/2012 1:54:10 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: ken5050

I cannot find confirmation.

Hoax or Sarcasm?


12 posted on 12/30/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: vetvetdoug

still it is true that in the “fiscal cliff” Bs the Republicans have to hold the line and not cave.

The GOP must hold, no deal. let them go over the media’s stupid cliff. Lay off the entire federal government starting with the IRS,FDA, EPA, FCC,FEC, OFCCP, HUD etc


13 posted on 12/30/2012 1:55:05 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: vetvetdoug

It was the only way Obama could get the GOP to budge on the Fiscal Cliff situation. Satire s a funny thing. You know our world s really messed up whenits hard to tell the difference between shock satire and the truth...lol


14 posted on 12/30/2012 1:55:55 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ken5050

Satire, Humor, Irony


15 posted on 12/30/2012 1:58:00 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: ken5050

Very, very well done. The best part is how many this could hook...


16 posted on 12/30/2012 2:00:59 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: ken5050

Cut off all alcohol on the Hill and they might just buckle down and get something done.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 2:04:54 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ken5050

Obvious bullshit, you should have labeled it as satire.

“RGTREE” isn’t running the NFL.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 2:05:19 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: ken5050

AW MAN, JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL!!!

:o)
19 posted on 12/30/2012 2:10:53 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ken5050

Semi-Satire News had taught me to look for the source. Very Well Done!!


20 posted on 12/30/2012 2:14:46 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: ken5050

America’s Team wins by default. Seriously though, let’s hope the Cowboys beat Team Federal Government. No decent human being roots for the Redskins, no matter how great RGIII may be.


21 posted on 12/30/2012 2:16:05 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: ken5050
The Cowboys are playing the Indians in Washington? This must be satire! I can't believe Washington would let a team be named the Cowboys.


22 posted on 12/30/2012 2:16:21 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ken5050

Watching the Hawks game - no mention and neither on Drudge. Think this is wishful thinking.


23 posted on 12/30/2012 2:24:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ken5050

Rude, childish time-waster. I wish these fake news stories were against the rules of FR.


24 posted on 12/30/2012 2:25:24 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: WKB

There was no such warning in the headline. This is nothing more than some punk ringing your doorbell and then running away.


25 posted on 12/30/2012 2:26:59 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Unless he leaves a brown paper bag at the door step!!!


26 posted on 12/30/2012 2:28:50 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: ken5050
You Know....

No Linky = Vanity label
Although it is kinda funny

27 posted on 12/30/2012 2:29:19 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: fred4prez

Needs to have more obvious warning such as Vanity in headline. Looking for tiny keys isn’t natural to everyone.


28 posted on 12/30/2012 2:30:42 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ken5050

No one reads the keywords these days. if someone were to post a thread entitled, “the world has ended”, many people would assume that it just hadn’t gotten to their time zone yet


29 posted on 12/30/2012 2:40:30 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

If there was a warning, then people wouldn’t waste their time. The whole point is the prank. I’d really like it to stop. Why should readers have any sense of humor having their time wasted?


30 posted on 12/30/2012 2:40:58 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle; ken5050
Rude, childish time-waster. I wish these fake news stories were against the rules of FR.

I couldn't agree more!

Or at least the word "SATIRE" in all caps should be in the thread title.

31 posted on 12/30/2012 2:41:05 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: ken5050

Not on ESPN. This is a stupid hoax.


32 posted on 12/30/2012 2:43:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ken5050
It's humor, folks. Get with it.

FMCDH(BITS)

33 posted on 12/30/2012 2:46:32 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ken5050

You have to be careful with posts like this. Too many people give it a quick read and believe it. Worse yet, some pass it on via email.


34 posted on 12/30/2012 2:56:51 PM PST by Baynative
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To: fred4prez

You have to admit that in this upside-down world, it’s perfectly believable to believe...anything!


35 posted on 12/30/2012 3:11:05 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ken5050
Hey, it almost makes sense that Dem comgressmen and football players would unite in solidarity.

International Union of Concussed and Brain-Damaged Americans

(Apologies to legitimate mentally-challenged people)

36 posted on 12/30/2012 3:15:39 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: John Semmens

You got scooped John .....:o)

Merry New Year !


37 posted on 12/30/2012 3:17:15 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: bigbob
Cut off all alcohol on the Hill and they might just buckle down and get something done.

You cut out the booze, and after the DT's, Boehner will melt in a little puddle in the corner!

38 posted on 12/30/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

lol


39 posted on 12/30/2012 3:27:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ken5050

40 posted on 12/30/2012 3:43:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: ken5050

It is just rude to post something like this without putting the word satire in the heading.


41 posted on 12/30/2012 4:34:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: ken5050
OMG...posters think this is real...
42 posted on 12/30/2012 5:07:12 PM PST by Popman
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To: JohnBrowdie
No one reads the keywords these days. if someone were to post a thread entitled, “the world has ended”, many people would assume that it just hadn’t gotten to their time zone yet

LOL....that's spot on

43 posted on 12/30/2012 5:16:08 PM PST by Popman
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To: ken5050

It’s already been scientifically proven. If you cheer for the Redskins, you’re a bad person.


44 posted on 12/30/2012 8:20:28 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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