60 Turns 31

Happy birthday to LT Chris Samuels, who turns 31 today. His girlfriend Hazel Cox got him a cake and some balloons, and organized the fans sitting around her to sing “Happy Birthday” to Chris as he came off the practice field.

Next Mike Sellers came and presented a gift of his own.

There were a couple more of them along similar lines, each with a cute little saying on it. “For the plane,” Sellers said.

Samuels was scheduled to speak to the media from the podium today, and as he waited for Coach Zorn to wrap up, he kept his eyes up, cautious, looking for the rest of his offensive linemates. “I already got it figured out. I’m gonna be doing the interview, and they’re gonna come throw that cake on me.”

It was Clinton Portis who got him first, though, although only with water. Then the line brought out the cake, emblazoned with a picture of a harp seal, and sang “Happy Birthday to Seal.”

“They say I look like Seal,” Samuels said, “but Stephon [Heyer] hasn’t got room to talk.” Despite a bit of threatening back-and-forth with Randy Thomas, Samuels managed to avoid wearing the cake (at least until later, when at least some of the cameras had disappeared).

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9 Responses

  1. Couldn’t make out what the gift was from Mike Sellers -???

  2. Oops. It’s a sleep mask, embroidered with cute nighty-night style phrases.

  3. I wish I could see these vids at work but I can’t. I’m glad to see the love they all have for one another. They are just like big kids! LOL

  4. Matt,

    You’ve got to figure out a way to embed these videos directly into your blog here. It sucks having to open up a new window to watch a 10 minute clip.

    Anyhow, on a good note, I’m continuing to enjoy the blog, you’re doing a great job.

  5. David –

    I agree with you completely. We’re still working out some of the technical kinks here, but this is way up on my list of things to square away. Hopefully soon.

    And I’m glad you’re enjoying things….

  6. Great picture of Samuels with the cake in his face over at the Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2008/Jul/28/face-full-birthday-cake/

  7. embed these videos please….

  8. I don’t see what the big deal about opening a single window to watch a video. I think you are doing a great job, Matt, and it is too bad that there are a lot of whiners and nitpickers that make irrelevant things like this stand out like.

    On a side note, which is actually the topic, hilarious stuff. Keep it up!

  9. […] still cake on the stage from yesterday’s Chris Samuels birthday festivities, as well as some on the mike. When Coach Zorn takes the stage for his press conference, the first […]

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