A Marine lieutenant calls his hometown station, saying he is coming home early from a combat tour of Iraq and Afghanistan and wants to surprise his wife — with the cameras rolling.
But because Lt. Denver Edick’s wife is a cheerleader for the Washington Redskins, the easy score turned into a turf battle in which ABC, the network that pitched the idea, wound up barred from FedEx Field, while the team handed the ball to the NBC station in town, which happens to be its broadcast partner.
The Washington Redskins once again declare war on their fans. Brilliant.
While searching for an update on the Washington Redskins – Flozell Adams situation, I ran across this.
How cool. Rich Tandler and I used to spend hours fiercely arguing Redskins/Cowboys back in the early 1990s during the pre-World Wide Web era, on CompuServe. That was in another life for me – a couple years before I even knew Linda B – before the ‘Boys had won their first Super Bowl of the Jerry Jones era, back when Rich was managing a restaurant in Midlothian, VA.
Rich was almost as erudite as I, and somewhat more knowledgeable, thus a worthy opponent. Plus he was always a gentleman, so I am glad to see him in the big time. Good on ye’, Rich!
In the first 14 months of his contract, Haynesworth has been paid $32 million. Under the terms of his contract, Haynesworth is guaranteed another $9 million.
It would be sad to watch, if I were not a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Anyways, Mike Wise does an exemplary job chronicling the follies of this club footed organization.
Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles know Donovan McNabb better than anyone. And they were inexplicably okay with trading him to another team in their own division.
Think about that while you’re rushing to the team store for your new No. 5 jersey.
You have to go to the Washington Post Web site to read him, which kind of sucks, but then again you can avoid that by listening to his show which is outstanding entertainment.
This is turning out to be a hell of a football weekend. I think the Cowboys and the Redskins should be put on a special track, winner gets a chance to take a shot at Boise State in the Orange Bowl.
Both Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones need to focus on stadiums and theme parks and hire someone to run the teams. Lots of money spent (Washington) and talent acquired (Dallas) and very little to show for it over many years.
Not much of true interest, as far as I’m concerned, until this evening. But watching the Washington-St. Louis game, at the start of the 4th quarter, I must say I appreciate the Redskins allowing the game to stay so close, because it is more interesting that way.
UPDATE: 12:00 left in the 4th. After recovering a crucial turnover, the ‘Skins quickly stink up the joint and end up punting from their end zone. It is going to be up to the defense as so often in the past.
UPDATE II: ‘Skins pulled it off, not exactly in impressive fashion especially on the offensive side of the ball – but a win is a win.
UPDATE III: Anyone see the Dallas-New York opening? Pretty impressive visual extravaganza, akin to an olympics.
UPDATE IV: After seeing President GW Bush and John Madden sitting together at the game, tell me this: Don’t you feel better about Bush now, than you did 6 months ago?
UPDATE V: The Cowboys are looking bad. Really bad. Badly coached. Does this ring a bell? Yes, like the past 15 years of Dallas Cowboys history.
UPDATE VI: At 1:20 left in the 2nd quarter, the overall game seems close, but the Giants are making the big plays off Tony Romo’s mistakes. 20-14 NY
UPDATE VII: But the Boys bring it back to 20-17 at the end of the half. Cool. Now we have to listen to the NBC moron Olbermann.
UPDATE VIII: Dallas takes the lead 24-20 with three minutes left in the 3rd. If they can overcome their many mistakes to pull this game out it will be a huge morale victory going forward. In any case, they have shown they can play with the NFCs best. In September. That’s our challenge.
UPDATE IX: The Gints are looking good – well, not exactly good, but better than us for sure. 27-24 with 12 minutes to play. They make the plays we can’t make.
UPDATE X: 3:40 left, Cowboys ahead 31-30. Up to the defense.
UPDATE XI: Giants win. Well, I’d rather have the Cowboys lose in September, and perhaps build more character for December, because that is when they have had the problems. They have been the kings of September for several years now.
As all of our readers know, I have deep feelings about the Washington Redskins, and therefore I hope I can garner some support from all of you in my effort to convince Daniel Snyder that Terrell Owens is exactly what the ‘Skins need right now.
- For one thing, the Redskins need some pizazz. They are sorely lacking in the pizazz factor with one of the most uninteresting, unmemorable and totally unrecognizable payrolls in the solar system. The Shell station in downtown Kansas City has more nationally recognizable employees than the Redskins. T.O. would cure that problem in an instant.
- That old whatsisname Redskins quarterback (see, I told you) has been developing without a go-to receiver. Even if just for a couple years, that quarterback-guy would really benefit from some time with a top tank wide receiver. Terrell Owens helped Tony Romo become a Pro Bowl quarterback. Imagine what he could do for whatsisname.
- It has been a long time since Washington has had that all-important big presence in the middle of the field, that receiver who can run into the teeth of the defense and come up with the ball and gain the hard yardage. T.O. would give them that. With all of the question marks on this team, a sure handed, big-bodied receiver would be just what the doctor ordered for offensive improvement.
- Money. T.O. sells the merchandise. Dan Snyder surely can build a stronger organization going forward with better jersey sales. The ‘Skins need a star to get them through the current economic slowdown.