- The Yankees and Cowboys have joined forces, and the world trembles. But, someone in the PR department points out, wouldn’t the obvious next move be for the Redskins and Red Sox to form a counter-alliance? Imagine it, they said: Chris Cooley and Kevin Youkilis could have a beard-growing competition! Clinton Portis could be Big Papi’s new quirky pal now that Manny Ramirez is in L.A! Pete Kendall would have more people who could appreciate his accent! The possibilities are endless. I responded to this with an elaborate comparison to the Constructicons and Aerialbots, but everybody wisely ignored me.
- Chris Cooley has started his own poetry competition — and he’s doing limericks, which blows the haikus and senryus at Tuesday Morning Quarterback out of the water. When I started working in the NFL, I never, ever thought that the poetry class I took in college would come in handy. Ever.
- And I missed it before the game, but Rich Tandler points out that — despite the paltry history between the Redskins and the Browns, there was at least one significant game between the teams, in which four future Hall of Famers made their Redskins debut.