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  • George Michael, Channel 4 Stop Playing Ball Together

    12/26/2008 4:52:49 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 25Dec 08 | Paul Farhi
    He added: "John Riggins asked me, 'How can they fire us when we're number one?' I said, 'John, it's not about ratings. It's about money.' They simply wanted to cut overhead. When it comes to how you treat people, I have one way. And I don't waver on it." "His abrupt departure yesterday ends not only his long association with the station, but also those of Redskins greats John Riggins and Sonny Jurgensen and sportswriters David DuPree, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, all of whom were regular panelists on Michael's weekly shows."
  • Redskins win equals McCain win

    11/03/2008 7:13:54 PM PST · by RaiderRose · 36 replies · 2,153+ views
    ESPN
    The ESPN guys for Monday night football showed a stat for the Redskins' games before the last 5 or 6 elections--if the Redskins lose, there is a change of party in the White House; if the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins the White House.
  • Redskins owner Daniel Snyder hosts Iraq war vet

    09/22/2008 5:14:13 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies · 402+ views
    Sportsw Illustrated ^ | September 22,2008 | Peter King
    I doubt many in our military deserve leave more than Army First Sgt. Mike McGuire, who is deep into his second long tour in Iraq, overseeing a platoon of men hunting Improvised Explosive Devices on the most dangerous roads in the country. I am so pleased he'll be coming home to the States -- to Missouri, his home, and then to a ceremony in western Pennsylvania honoring the memory of fallen comrade Allan Bevington, and then to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit a wounded man in his platoon, Nick Koulchar. McGuire e-mailed the other day to say: "Getting...
  • NFL Player Posts Photo Of His Genitals (Just Damn!)

    09/17/2008 10:09:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 58 replies · 3,076+ views
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley apologized Monday for posting an explicit photo of himself on his Web site.
  • Green: 'I belong here' (Hall Of Fame speech)

    08/03/2008 9:14:14 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 12 replies · 190+ views
    ESPN ^ | August 3, 2008 | n/a
    Thank you. Deacon Jones said I would cry. You bet your life I'm going to cry. You bet your life I'm going to cry. You bet your life, I will. That's my boy. That's my boy right there. It ain't this in that. It's that [son]. Thank God. What a great day. What a great day. I want to thank the committee, the selection committee, the ones who put me up here, some men and women that watched my career over those 20 seasons and said he should be here and he should be here now. Thank you, guys, and...
  • Skins trade for Dolphins' Taylor after Daniels goes down

    07/21/2008 3:15:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 98+ views
    ESPN ^ | Updated: July 20, 2008, 10:53 PM ET
    After losing defensive end Phillip Daniels for the season, the Washington Redskins moved quickly to fill the void. The Redskins acquired Jason Taylor from the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Dolphins will receive a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-rounder in 2010.
  • Plea deal struck for (Sean) Taylor murder suspect; A fifth arrested

    05/14/2008 8:21:25 PM PDT · by RDTF · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Naples News ^ | May 14, 2008 | AP
    One of the four Lee County men initially arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of NFL player Sean Taylor, has accepted a plea deal. In exchange for complete, truthful testimony in the upcoming trials for the other defendants, Venjah Hunte, 20, of Fort Myers, will plea guilty to second degree murder and armed burglary. He will then serve 29 years. Hunte's plea deal announcement coincides with the arrest of a fifth suspect in case, 16-year-old Timmy Brown, who was taken into custody last night. Under the plea agreement, without Hunte's satisfactory testimony, he would instead be sentenced to two...
  • India’s Game, U.S. Spice

    04/19/2008 6:31:23 AM PDT · by samsonite · 11 replies · 3,113+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 15, 2008 | TUNKU VARADARAJAN
    IN the blink of an eye, India has gone from faith, prudence and chastity to ... Brittany, Courtney and Tiffani. On Sunday, a team of Washington Redskins cheerleaders landed in Bangalore to help create India’s first cheerleading squad. According to the Redskins’ Web site, the cheerleaders will “conduct a national audition of Indian women.” The aim of the exercise is to set up a squad of indigenous pompom wielders for the Bangalore Royal Challengers, one of eight teams that will play in the Indian Premier League, a rich new Indian cricket league. “Cheerleading is a unique American spirit and the...
  • Redskins interested in trade for Chad Johnson

    02/12/2008 8:59:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 308+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | updated 12:24 a.m. ET, Tues., Feb. 12, 2008
    The Washington Redskins may be looking to help their rookie coach Jim Zorn, as they are interested in pursuing a trade for disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson, according to the Washington Post. The report said that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was eager to add a top-notch receiver to his roster, and had Johnson at the top of his list. It also said that Johnson, according to two league sources, was "eager to land a hefty new contract from Washington."
  • Sean Taylor autopsy results revealed

    02/07/2008 8:47:37 PM PST · by fso301 · 14 replies · 93+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | 02/07/2008 | AP
    'Skins safety likely shot in both legs by 9mm handgun Posted: Thursday February 7, 2008 6:45PM; Updated: Thursday February 7, 2008 6:52PM MIAMI (AP) -- The bullet that killed Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor ripped first through his right leg and then the left, and possibly came from a 9mm handgun, an autopsy released Thursday said.
  • Redskins fire defensive coordinator Williams

    01/26/2008 11:18:28 AM PST · by Salo · 22 replies · 152+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/26/08 | Jay Glazer
    Can the Redskins' search get any more screwy? Still without a head coach, FOXSports.com has learned that Washington has fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams is widely considered one of the best and most aggressive defensive minds in the NFL, and his unit was the strength of the Redskins' playoff run. Still, the highest paid defensive coordinator in the NFL, is without a job despite having one year remaining on his contract. Williams shouldn't be unemployed for long, as the St. Louis Rams have already requested permission to interview him and the Jacksonville Jaguars have shown interest as well. Williams...
  • Redskins Expected to Name Fassel as New Coach (Zorn OC and Ryan DC)

    01/23/2008 4:53:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 47+ views
    washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2008; 5:21 PM | By Jason La Canfora
    The Washington Redskins are expected to name Jim Fassel their new head coach and Jim Zorn has emerged as the top choice to be their new offensive coordinator, sources said this afternoon, but no deals have been finalized. The hang-up is that the Redskins also want to name Rex Ryan as the team's new defensive coordinator, sources said. Ryan has been the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens for the past three seasons. But the Redskins have been stymied in their attempts to hire him because the Ravens still retain contractual rights that allow them to block Ryan from taking...
  • Fassel looking like favorite for Redskins job

    01/22/2008 2:42:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 65+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01.22.08
    im Fassel has become a top candidate for the Washington Redskins coaching job after a third interview with owner Dan Snyder. The former New York Giants coach met with Snyder on Monday, according to a person familiar with the selection process. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Redskins haven’t publicly stated the names of any candidates.
  • Redskins Interview Williams for Head Coaching Job

    01/12/2008 8:22:52 PM PST · by RDTF · 1 replies · 72+ views
    wjla ^ | Jan 12, 2008 | not specified
    The Washington Redskins interviewed assistant coach Gregg Williams for their head coaching vacancy Saturday, granting an audience to the leading in-house candidate for the job. A person familiar with the selection process said Williams became the third person to interview with owner Dan Snyder, who is seeking a replacement for Joe Gibbs. The person also said the Redskins are interested in Indianapolis Colts assistants Jim Caldwell and Ron Meeks, either of whom would put the Redskins in compliance with the "Rooney Rule" that requires at least one minority to be interviewed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the...
  • Redskins, Schwartz could be a fit

    01/12/2008 8:27:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 238+ views
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com ^ | Posted: Friday January 11, 2008 2:34PM; Updated: Friday January 11, 2008 2:43PM
    You can hold off on the notion that Redskins assistant Gregg Williams is a slam dunk to replace the re-retired Joe Gibbs in Washington, in light of the news that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder started his coaching search Thursday by interviewing Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. And this was no cursory three-hour, keep-your-name-on-file interview either. Snyder and Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato met for about nine hours with Schwartz at Sndyer's mansion overlooking the Potomac River.
  • Redskins' Gibbs steps down

    01/08/2008 6:17:04 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 86 replies · 196+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | Tuesday January 8, 2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, the Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with Gibbs' decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because the news had not been officially announced, said Gibbs would make his resignation known later Tuesday morning and would discuss it at 3 p.m. news conference.
  • Joe Gibbs resigns as Redskins coach

    01/08/2008 6:29:52 AM PST · by period end of story · 7 replies · 97+ views
    AP via YahooNews ^ | January 8, 2008 | Joseph White
    Joe Gibbs resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. The Redskins said in a statement that Gibbs will remain part of the Redskins family and serve as a special adviser to owner Dan Snyder. Gibbs was to discuss his decision at a 3 p.m. news conference at Redskins Park. The Redskins will begin a search for a new coach immediately. Among the certain candidates are two former head coaches on Gibbs' staff, Gregg Williams and Al Saunders.
  • Redskins Complete Emotional Renaissance by Making Playoffs With 27-6 Win Over Cowboys

    12/31/2007 7:45:08 AM PST · by pgkdan · 116 replies · 258+ views
    AP ^ | 12/30/2007 | JOSEPH WHITE
    LANDOVER, Md. (Associated Press) -- From disarray to dominance, the Washington Redskins will enter the playoffs as the hottest team in the NFC. And with the hottest quarterback in the conference. And maybe the hottest running back. And with a defense coming off a game in which it allowed exactly 1 yard rushing.
  • (Redskins) Reed Doughty finds himself with the opportunity of a lifetime

    12/02/2007 9:07:12 AM PST · by RDTF · 18 replies · 288+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2007 | Mike Wise
    It came when a beloved teammate lost his life. How do the Redskins play without SEAN TAYLOR? Reed Doughty has no idea how to replace a teammate who died in the middle of the season. How to feel. What to think. Or even how to go about his game-day duties today amid the mourning and sorrow for Sean Taylor at FedEx Field. "There's not really any choices," the starting free safety of the Washington Redskins said. "This is my job." -snip- In two short years with the Redskins, Doughty has gone from being very fortunate to have a job in...
  • 4 arrested in murder of Redskins' Taylor

    11/30/2007 9:31:32 PM PST · by bamahead · 169 replies · 301+ views
    Yahoo!/AP ^ | December 1st, 2007 | LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL
    MIAMI - Police said two men and two juveniles arrested Friday in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor went to his home intent on stealing, not killing. The suspects didn't expect Taylor to be there, said Miami-Dade County police Director Robert Parker, but Taylor was recuperating from a knee injury and had returned home from Washington. When Taylor surprised them, he was shot. Police spokeswoman Linda O'Brien identified the four suspects as: Venjah K. Hunte, 20; Eric Rivera Jr., 17; Jason Scott Mitchell, 17; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18. O'Brien said the charges for each had...
  • Andy Garcia: (Sean) Taylor saved my niece's life

    11/28/2007 8:06:21 PM PST · by RDTF · 36 replies · 1,241+ views
    miami herald ^ | Nov 28, 2007 | OSCAR CORRAL
    Actor Andy Garcia hailed his niece's slain boyfriend, NFL star Sean Taylor, as a ''free safety until the end'' who showed bravery in the last moments of his life to protect his family. Garcia is the uncle of Jackie Garcia, Taylor's girlfriend, who was in the house when Taylor was shot Monday morning, and who hid under the sheets with the couple's 18-month old baby when Taylor confronted his killer. Garcia and her family have kept quiet, declining to speak to the media. Their silence was broken by Andy, who spoke highly of Taylor. ''His heroic action on that tragic...
  • Sean Taylor Dies in Miami

    11/27/2007 6:29:31 AM PST · by WL-law · 80 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2007; 8:51 AM | By Amy Shipley and Jason La Canfora
    MIAMI, Nov. 27 -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday from the gunshot wound he suffered a day earlier in his Miami home. ... Police are investigating the incident as a possible home invasion. ... The bullet severed Taylor's femoral artery, causing massive blood loss. He underwent seven hours of surgery ... Taylor confronted one or more intruders early Monday morning at the bedroom door of the house he shares with his fiancee and 18-month-old daughter, and was shot in the upper thigh near the femoral artery, Sharpstein said. ... No arrests were made. In a statement, Miami-Dade...
  • Redskins Sean Taylor Critically Injured in Miami Shooting

    11/26/2007 7:18:35 AM PST · by Dysart · 198 replies · 480+ views
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  • Suisham, Redskins Boot Dolphins in OT(16-13)

    09/09/2007 2:08:28 PM PDT · by milestogo · 10 replies · 202+ views
    Suisham, Redskins Boot Dolphins in OTWashington 16, Miami 13 By JOSEPH WHITEThe Associated PressSunday, September 9, 2007; 4:43 PM LANDOVER, Md. -- Jason Campbell's first pass was intercepted, his starting right tackle was gone by halftime, and he only completed 12 passes.Still, the Washington Redskins quarterback had Antwaan Randle El helping him and the meager Miami Dolphins as an opponent, and that was enough for a 16-13 overtime victory Sunday.The Redskins took a positive first step as they try to rebound from Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs' worst season. Shaun Suisham kicked a 39-yard field goal 5:36 into the...
  • Report: Arrington in serious condition after crash

    06/18/2007 1:33:51 PM PDT · by misterrob · 22 replies · 1,269+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 06/18/07
    Former Redskins and Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington has been seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash in the Washington D.C. area, WTOP Radio is reporting. WTOP has been told by Prince George's County Fire that Arrington is in serious condition after a crash near Route 50 and the Capital Beltway. Arrington has reportedly been taken to Prince George's Hospital Center. Arrington was the second overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Redskins. After six seasons in Washington, Arrington played for the Giants in 2006. Arrington was a free agent after being cut by the Giants after suffering a season-ending...
  • Former Washington Redskins LB Kevin Mitchell Dies

    04/30/2007 4:11:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 702+ views
    Leesburg Today ^ | 04.30.07
    Kevin Mitchell, a former linebacker for the Washington Redskins and resident of Ashburn, died this morning. Mitchell was 36. After retiring from the NFL, Mitchell stayed in the Ashburn area where he lived during his playing days.
  • Deployed Airman cheered by escort duty (Washington Redskins Cheerleaders)

    03/26/2007 3:22:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 911+ views
    Blackanthem Military News ^ | Mar 26, 2007 | Army Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Deployed life, though full of many new experiences, is not usually something people would envy you for. The exception to this would be the friends and co-workers of Senior Airman Brandon M. Smith, who was forced to endure two weeks with eight of the most beautiful women to wear Kevlar. Smith, a 28-year-old from Harrah, Okla., escorted Washington Redskins cheerleaders and their crew to forward operating bases and airfields in Afghanistan from Feb. 20 to March 3. Deployed from 56th Services Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Brandon landed the job as Morale, Welfare and...
  • Redskins Could Come Home To RFK (NEW STADIUM IN DC?)

    12/23/2006 1:35:27 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies · 3,059+ views
    www.nbc4.com ^ | November 17, 2006
    ASHINGTON -- There's been some talk around town of a plan to bring the Redskins back to RFK Stadium, and D.C. Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty said he'd like to see Washington's football team playing again in the city instead of the suburbs. On Wednesday, News4 first reported that both current D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and Council Finance Chairman Jack Evans have talked to team owners about building a new, domed stadium on the site of RFK. On Thursday, Fenty agreed the idea was worth pursuing. Officials have said the plans are not specific, but the vision is of a new stadium...
  • WETA May Fill Classical Music Gap Left by WGMS

    12/18/2006 9:45:23 AM PST · by sitetest · 68 replies · 1,295+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 16, 2006 | Paul Farhi
    Bach might be back on Washington's airwaves, even if the region's only classical music station, WGMS, drops the format. Public broadcaster WETA (90.9 FM) is considering dumping its news-and-talk programming and returning to being a classical broadcaster if the music dies on WGMS, WETA's management said yesterday. In a special meeting Thursday, WETA's board voted to give station executives the green light to consider switching back to classical if WGMS drops the format. Dan DeVany, WETA's vice president and general manager, said the station "could move very quickly" back to classical if circumstances warrant.
  • Redskins Owner Set to Buy Last Classical Station

    12/11/2006 6:09:00 AM PST · by sitetest · 103 replies · 1,692+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 8, 2006 | Paul Farhi
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has reached a preliminary agreement to buy classical music station WGMS-FM in a deal that would expand his budding sports-talk radio empire and likely be the swan song for the area's only classical outlet. Snyder and the owner of WGMS, Bonneville International Corp., have established a price for the sale but had not formalized the deal as of yesterday, people close to the negotiations said. They said, however, that an agreement could be wrapped up within days. "They made an offer that [a seller] can't refuse," said one executive involved in the negotiations. He requested...
  • Portis May Be Out For Season

    11/15/2006 4:54:20 AM PST · by Salo · 8 replies · 282+ views
    ESPN ^ | Nov. 14, 2006, 10:22 PM ET | Len Pasquarelli
    Already sidelined by the broken right hand that he sustained on Sunday afternoon, Washington Redskins star tailback Clinton Portis will undergo surgery on his left shoulder, ESPN.com has learned, and will finish the least productive season of his career in the least palatable manner, on injured reserve. The Redskins have not yet officially placed Portis on injured reserve, but three league sources confirmed on Tuesday night that the season-ending move is imminent. Portis will be replaced in the starting lineup by five-year veteran Ladell Betts, one of the NFL's top No. 2 tailbacks. Portis injured his right hand in the...
  • Bledsoe, Cowboys overpower 'Skins 27-10

    09/17/2006 9:04:20 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 274+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 17 Sept 2006 | JAIME ARON
    IRVING, Texas - Drew Bledsoe and the Dallas Cowboys got a big lift from a receiver in their home opener. No, not by T.O. — it was from their other big-play guy, Terry Glenn. While Terrell Owens botched his home debut with drops and penalties, Glenn set up Dallas' first two touchdowns, then scored a third with a 40-yard catch, sending the Cowboys past the Washington Redskins 27-10 Sunday night. Bledsoe threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, and would've had even better numbers had his receivers not missed so many passes that hit their hands. Owens...
  • Gibbs: Portis won't play against Cowboys

    09/15/2006 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 28 replies · 251+ views
    Foxsports (AP) ^ | 9-15-06 | wire
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs ruled Clinton Portis out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, an announcement that surprised Portis and created yet another twist in the running back's injury saga. "He didn't practice today. ... If a guy doesn't practice, he's not going to play," Gibbs said.Gibbs said Ladell Betts, T.J. Duckett and Rock Cartwright will be the running backs against the Cowboys. Portis was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on the injury report, with Gibbs citing the pounding Portis took in the Monday night season opener against Minnesota."It's really just because of soreness,"...
  • Star-struck Snyder can't win Super Bowls, so he collects trophies

    09/13/2006 7:22:11 PM PDT · by Dysart · 12 replies · 233+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 9-13-06 | Mike Freeman
    The little man with the gold bouillon probably could not resist. Tom Cruise was for sale. So what does a billionaire squirt who already owns an NFL team, a theme park, media companies, and a few dozen yes men do next to feel important? He purchases a movie star, of course. They looked so cute together in the owner's box the other night, didn't they? Cruise with his flaming brunette hairdo, dark sunglasses at night and Army Ranger security force, and Snyder with his bloated, overrated team. It's a match made in megalomaniac, Napoleonic-complex heaven. When Cruise was blasted from...
  • Cruise Family to Join Snyder at Redskins' Opener (Tom Cruise and Gen Pace in owner's box)

    09/11/2006 7:53:16 PM PDT · by milestogo · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2006 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Cruise Family to Join Snyder at Redskins' Opener By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, September 11, 2006; 4:30 PM Landing a superstar for your owner's box? Mission possible! Dan Snyder asked Tom Cruise to join him at tonight's Redskins game at FedEx field -- and not only did Cruise accept, he's bringing along fiancee Katie Holmes, daughter Isabella, and son Connor. Even better: The Cruise family -- including baby Suri -- are staying at Snyder's Potomac home. Cruise isn't the only celeb tonight; also expected in the owners' box are actors Jamie Foxx, Peter Berg...
  • Redskins safety Taylor has deal to avoid jail time

    06/01/2006 2:08:45 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 6 replies · 172+ views
    Redskins safety Taylor has deal in assault case Associated Press MIAMI -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor reached an agreement with prosecutors to drop felony charges against him and pleaded no contest Thursday to two misdemeanors in an assault case, avoiding any jail time that might have derailed his NFL career. The deal calls for Taylor to be placed on 18 months' probation, talk about the importance of education at 10 Miami-Dade County schools and contribute $1,000 for scholarships to each of those schools. He must also pay $429 in court costs. The 23-year-old Taylor had been scheduled to go...
  • Redskins deal Ramsey to Jets for 6th-round pick

    03/17/2006 1:14:52 PM PST · by mainepatsfan · 65 replies · 430+ views
    Redskins deal Ramsey to Jets for 6th-round pick By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com Finally completing a trade that had been rumored for weeks, the New York Jets on Friday afternoon acquired quarterback Patrick Ramsey from the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round choice in the 2006 draft. Given the uncertainty over the availability of Chad Pennington, who is rehabilitating from a second rotator cuff surgery five months ago, the Jets considered a variety of options for bolstering their quarterback depth chart. As recently as earlier Friday, the Jets were still in discussions about a trade that would have brought them Falcons backup...
  • Gay Ex-Giant Alleges Bowl Discrimination(Gloria Allred barf alert)

    NEW YORK - Former Giants lineman Roy Simmons and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred want an investigation into whether Simmons was denied access to the Super Bowl media center because he is gay and HIV positive. Simmons and Allred held a news conference outside NFL headquarters Thursday before delivering a letter to the league asking it to look into why Simmons wasn't granted a media pass. Simmons requested a credential for the center Feb. 2, three days before the Super Bowl. He also asked for two tickets for the game, which the Pittsburgh Steelers won 21-10 over the Seattle Seahawks, and...
  • Redskins' Taylor faces 46 years in prison

    01/27/2006 9:41:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies · 498+ views
    MIAMI (AP) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor faces up to 46 years in prison after two additional assault charges were filed against him Friday. Michael Grieco, an assistant state attorney, said the charges reflect Taylor's alleged threatening of three people with a gun in an armed confrontation over an all-terrain vehicle on June 1. Taylor, 22, now faces three counts of aggravated assault, each of which carries a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum of 15 years in prison. He also faces one misdemeanor battery charge that carries a potential one-year prison term. Trial is scheduled to...
  • **** Official Friday Silliness Thread ****

    01/13/2006 5:44:50 AM PST · by BJClinton · 1,278 replies · 20,390+ views
    OFST | 01/13/2006 | TheUsualSuspects
    Wheee! Friday. Mr. August sez: Time to be silly.
  • Taylor Not Likely to Be Suspended

    01/08/2006 7:39:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 355+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 9, 2006 | By Mark Maske and Jason La Canfora
    Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said he has contacted league officials regarding the ejection of Redskins safety Sean Taylor from Saturday's playoff victory in Tampa Bay and is certain Taylor will not be suspended for Saturday's NFC semifinal game at Seattle. Game officials said that Taylor spat in the face of Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman, issued Taylor a 15-yard penalty and ejection and did not penalize Pittman for a retaliatory slap to Taylor's head.
  • Redskins at Bucs: Game of the Year so far?

    11/13/2005 4:24:01 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 75 replies · 976+ views
    Fox TV | 11/13/05 | me
    Bucs win 36-35 at home? TD's trade all 2nd half, bouncing back and forth between a tie and a Redskins lead. Redskins block the tying kick with 58 seconds left, but are called offsides. Bucs then go for two, is ruled a touchdown (though it appears pretty clear from replays that he was down and then moved the ball across, but not clear enough to overturn the initial call of touchdown.) Still 58 seconds left. What a great game!
  • NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND - SATURDAY

    01/07/2006 8:32:13 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 649 replies · 4,674+ views
    Today on ABC, the first matches of the Wild Card Round will be played! At 4:30 PM... Washington (10-6) at Tampa Bay (11-5) And at 8:00 PM... Jacksonville (12-4) at New England (10-6) WHO SHALL WIN?
  • Back where they belong

    01/01/2006 5:07:39 PM PST · by MJY1288 · 14 replies · 325+ views
    Portis carries Redskins into playoffs   NFL.com wire reports PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 1, 2006) -- Joe Gibbs and the Washington Redskins are back in the playoffs. Clinton Portis ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Redskins to a hard-fought 31-20 victory over the woeful Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Washington (10-6) clinched the NFL's final playoff spot and its first postseason berth since 1999 with its fifth straight win. The victory also eliminated Dallas from contention. The Redskins play Tampa Bay (11-5) in an NFC wild-card game next Saturday in their first playoff game since losing 14-13 to the Buccaneers...
  • 20 Years Later, Theismann Revisits Replay

    12/27/2005 6:07:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,287+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/05 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
    ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 22 - It was one of the ghastliest sports injuries captured on television, and Joe Theismann had spent 20 years avoiding the replay. He would turn his head if clips were being shown of the tackle by Lawrence Taylor that snapped his right leg during ABC's broadcast of "Monday Night Football." Although he initially agreed to watch a tape of that Giants-Redskins game with a reporter, Theismann then resisted. "Why would I want to watch that?" he said. But after a break, he returned to a viewing room in the Redskins' complex, where he works out and...
  • Sources say Parcells is considering retirement

    12/24/2005 6:55:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies · 1,320+ views
    ESPN ^ | December 24, 2005 | ESPN.com news services
    At age 64, the toll of another long season has Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells privately contemplating a final retirement -- even as team owner Jerry Jones is urging the coach to sign a contract extension. Sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the death of Parcells' brother at midseason is one of the events that has triggered the coach's thoughts of retirement. If Parcells stays in Dallas, it's because he truly likes the team he has assembled, even though his work is not complete.
  • Washington DC news media cannot turn the page on Dallas V Washington

    12/20/2005 2:21:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies · 276+ views
    12/20/2005 | Perdogg
    The Washington Dc metro area cannot stop taking about Washington beating Dallas. The local sports radio spent 6 hours on Monday morning, following by an additional 3 hours in the afternoon. In that amount of time, the game could have been replayed twice. I guess it shows that how rare of a win this is. Even WMAL's local programming cannot help but to interject comments about the game.
  • No one bigger than the game

    11/09/2005 9:59:45 AM PST · by 7thson · 51 replies · 1,220+ views
    NFL ^ | Nov. 8, 2005 | Lincoln Kennedy
    I'm sure by now you and everyone else in the football world is tired of hearing about Terrell Owens. Believe me, I'm tired of talking about it. But when I think of this situation, I can't help but be reminded that in this day and age, "bad" behavior is still often rewarded in the end. Whatever happened to the good old days when older players kept the young ones in check? When a rookie came into the game and veterans taught them respect by having them do things like pick up laundry bags or sing at the training table or...
  • Hey FOX SPORTS you suck!!!

    10/23/2005 12:51:06 PM PDT · by redskins1 · 129 replies · 1,332+ views
    OCTOBER 23, 2005 | rhonda mayfield
    I did not appreciate FOX SPORTS deciding what I am watching on Sunday!! They are finally showing a Washington Redskins game on regular television, and I invite friends over, we are watching the game, and tailgating!! Having a great day, Redskins are winning!! FOX SPORTS decides to change the game that we are watching, to the Packers / Vikings game. We can't even go somewhere to watch the game, because the NFL TICKET isn't showing it either, because it was to be shown on regular television programming. FOX SPORTS sucks, and I just wanted everyone to know!!! Who do they...
  • VPC Urges Redskins to Withdraw From Shooting Fundraiser With NRA

    10/12/2005 12:14:35 PM PDT · by holymoly · 41 replies · 988+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | PRNewswire
    Violence Policy Center Urges Washington Redskins to Withdraw From Shooting Fundraiser With National Rifle Association as NRA Lobbies on Capitol Hill to Overturn D.C.'s Gun Laws Redskins/NRA Event Announced Same Month That NRA's Magazine Attacks D.C. Mayor Williams and Police Chief Ramsey WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Violence Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization working to reduce gun death and injury, today sent Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder a letter urging him to "end all participation" by the Washington Redskins in a planned shooting event with the National Rifle Association on October 25, 2005, to...