Posted on December 23, 2008 by Matt Terl
- So the 49ers are growing throwback mustaches to go with their throwback uniforms this Sunday, which has prompted an outbreak of Redskins Mustache Nostalgia. Leading the photographic charge is Mr. Irrelevant, with the Sports Bog combing through the archives for text ‘staches. The Clint Didier picture above is my contribution.
- Riggo’s Rag argues both sides of keeping Coach Zorn, while Fatpickled takes a bittersweet run through the ifs of 2008.
- The epic struggle of Chris Cooley attempting to conquer a gingerbread house.
- Oh, and also: FOX 43 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, will still be broadcasting the Redskins game, even after the flexing of the schedule. Just a public service announcement to save people from having to call the station.
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Posted on December 17, 2008 by Matt Terl
Photo by Ned Dishman
- London Fletcher was decidedly unhappy with not being named to the Pro Bowl squad, and rightly so. His rant on the subject, as transcribed by Ryan O’Halloran, is surprisingly entertaining reading, especially for the Susan Lucci reference.
- Stet Sports Blog does a good job working the positive spin on Jim Zorn’s first year here, and it’s a pretty compelling case.
- Meanwhile, over in Philadelphia, our upcoming opponents are receiving unsolicited playcalling advice from wide receiver Hank Baskett’s Playmate girlfriend, one Kendra Wilkinson. Shockingly, Ms. Wilkinson’s advice is to throw the ball to her man more often, but she does specify which routes she think he’d excel at and why, which is nice. Jessica Simpson was much less specific when she did something similar.
Filed under: Week 16 | Tagged: links | 21 Comments »
Posted on December 15, 2008 by Matt Terl
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Well, as usual on Monday mornings, it’s quiet at the Park so far — quieter than usual, actually, as every single person I’ve bumped into has been morbidly grim after yesterday’s loss.
I’ll have updates over the course of the day — Coach Zorn’s press conference, of course, and any players who come in despite the day off — but so far, I really have nothing new to give you beyond what we all saw. If you want to wallow in depressing postgame quotes, Dan Steinberg has you covered. If you’d like to move back to a more hopeful time, a time before 1:00 yesterday, and learn more (much more) about Clinton Portis, make sure you read Barry Svrluga’s insightful profile from Sunday’s Post. Rich Tandler and Hogs Haven both have thought-out, sad postgame musings, if that’s what you’re in the mood for.
Or you could amuse yourself with this YouTube video (warning: contains vulgar language) that ProFootballTalk posted. It’s a Cowboys fan heckling ESPN’s Ed Werder, and if you’ve ever felt like the media deliberately drums up controversy around your team, this guy does something you’ve probably always wanted to do. Yes, he’s a Cowboys fan, but in this case I think we’re all on the same side. If nothing else, it’s a good way to get your mind off this depressing Redskins slide for five minutes or so.
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Posted on December 12, 2008 by Matt Terl
Photo by Ned Dishman
- David Elfin has the injury summary that I missed in my practice update, including a report that Jon Jansen won’t be making the trip. For the record, the official injury report has Jansen listed as “doubtful,” but we’ll see.
- The Curly R’s Ben Folsom was able to get a look at the inside of FedExField the other day at a Jason Campbell charity event, and he has quite the comprehensive post on the subject: photos, videos, text … well worth checking out.
- And The Om Field has part one of a very detailed look at the team’s approach to the offensive and defensive lines.
Filed under: Week 15 | Tagged: links | 17 Comments »
Posted on December 9, 2008 by Matt Terl
Experiencing some technical difficulties today, so here are some links to peruse while I try to get things sorted out at my end.
- Yes, the Redskins are still alive for the playoffs, and no, the scenarios aren’t that complex yet. Rich Tandler has the detailed version, and Mister Irrelevant lays it out a bit more simply. (Even shorter version: root FOR the Redskins and AGAINST Dallas and Atlanta until doing that isn’t possible anymore.)
- Brian Murphy at Homer McFanboy takes a look at the Redskins home record over the last five years, which is pretty grim, and tries to figure out why.
- And just in case it takes longer than I expect to regain normal service, ESPN’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback is characteristically verbose today, and should take a good while to fully read and digest. And I’ll be back soon, hopefully.
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Posted on December 1, 2008 by Matt Terl
Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
- Chris Cooley responds in amusing fashion to the criticism that he’s not focused enough on football. Also, for those of you who are genuinely interested in a behind-the-scenes of the Cooleys and their blog, NBC’s Dan Hellie has you covered.
- Rich Tandler has an interesting, semi-statistical, semi-anecdotal argument against benching Jason Campbell, and it’s one I definitely agree with. Meanwhile, I’m surprised given the Zorn connection that no one has picked up on item 1A of Peter King’s “Things I Think I Think” and run with that as a potential future QB doomsday scenario. (Not that I actually think that it’s going to happen, but I’m surprised no one’s talking about the possibility.)
- And Chris Chase takes a look at the list of various NFL teams with winning overall records, but losing records at home.
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Posted on November 24, 2008 by Matt Terl
While I was looking at the various links in the Sean Taylor auction post, I came across this story about the NFL trying out a live game broadcast in 3-D this weekend. And, while the concept of 3-D NFL broadcasts sounds pretty terrific to me in general, thinking about it in conjunction with Taylor made me deeply wish that his hit on the punter in the Pro Bowl had been available in 3-D.
Anyhow, a few other links:
- Brian Murphy has been doing terrific work at Homer McFanboy this season, and I’m looking forward to seeing his expanded Caps coverage. Until then, though, this look back at Zorn’s hiring through the prism of the Seattle game will suffice.
- Over at All Hail, Washington Redskins, Warren Montgomery looks at what Jason Campbell has learned, and what he still has to learn, based on Matt Hasselbeck’s performance yesterday.
- Coach Zorn has to love the headline on this Washington Times postgame article on Clinton Portis: “No Practice Makes Perfect”.
- And the ever-reliable DC Sports Bog aggregates much of the in-Seattle reaction to Jim Zorn’s return. Just about all of it is worth reading, and, hey, another funny picture in short shorts.
Filed under: Week 13 | Tagged: links | 11 Comments »