Category Archives: Chris Cooley

DMV: Cooley Quite Accurately Calls Haynesworth ‘A Piece Of Dump’

Chris Cooley with some *REAL TALK* for Fat Albert Haynesworth. [Bog]

Dexter Manley called Troy Aikman a “queer” on air, and he’s sorry. [Bog]

Shanahan says Meriweather learned lesson. Doesn’t sound like it. [Insider]

Sounds like RGIII’s other knee is fine, despite a little scare. [The Insider]

Numbers don’t lie: RGIII has a bit of a fumbling problem, damn it. [Bog]

The Skins passing game is down a full yard/attempt in ’13. [John Keim]

Snyder meeting with Goodell this week. The topic? “Redskins”. [The Insider]

Redskins team buses had to stop for protesters in Denver. [The Insider]

The Skins are trying like hell to deal Fred Davis. Good luck. [The Insider]

This guy ran a marathon while juggling and dressed as RGIII. [FTW]

Brandon Banks scored two TDs in one game. A CFL game. [Pro Football Talk]

A Grantland guy likes the Marcin Gortat deal. Another does not. [Sharp, Lowe]

This does a good job of taking the piss out of Ted Leonsis. [Kevin Broom]

Caps lose late-night tilt in Vancouver, 3-2. Record drops to 5-7. [Japers’ Rink]

Adam Kilgore on why Mike Rizzo went with Matt Williams. [Nats Journal]

Here’s a little Lou Reed/Velvet Undergound playlist I made. [Spotify]

Chris Cooley, Blocking Tight End?

Just noticed this for reasons unknown: Chris Cooley hasn’t caught a pass since returning to the Redskins two months ago. Here’s the breakdown (snap counts via Pro Football Focus via CSN Washington):

— 7 games
— 79 snaps*
— 2 targets
— 0 catches

That’s kind of odd for the most prolific pass-catching tight end in franchise history, no? Meanwhile, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul aren’t really tearing it up, either. They’ve combined for 30 catches and 424 yards on the season. Or, about what Cooley used to do in two months.

* That’s the rough equivalent of a full game, so you know.

Forty-Seven Endearing Things About No. 47, Chris Cooley

The Skins released Chris Cooley today. We were pretty big fans, you know. Here are 47 reasons why:

1. He wore short shorts in practice.

2. He wore short shorts over long tights in practice.

3. He was drafted by Joe Gibbs, who’s “queer” for tight ends.

4. He left his car running for nine hours while attending a Caps game.

5. He and his brother competed in (and lost) the Mottram-Cooley throw-off.

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The Redskins released Chris Cooley just now. My personal history with Cooley — editing him at Yahoo! Sports, beating him in the Mottram-Cooley throw-off, etc. — aside, it’s safe to say he was one of the best Skins of the past 20 years. He certainly was a fan favorite.

He’ll be missed, and, if his playing days are over, he has an awesome broadcast career ahead of him, should he want it. I hope it’s in the D.C. market that loves him so. I also hope Fred Davis stays away from that reefer.

Update: Here’s video of Cooley’s goodbye press conference.

DMV: Read Chris Cooley’s Must-Read Response

I hired him to blog for Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner once upon a time, so keep that in mind when I say this: When he puts his heart and some time into it, Chris Cooley is the best athlete blogger I’ve ever seen. If you don’t believe me, read his missive on those who are attacking him for saying he enjoyed watching Tony Romo lose a game. [Cooley Zone]

Four pleasant surprises for the Skins through four games. [Hogs Haven]

The Redskins are the NFL’s 8th-most popular team. [Bog]

“The locked-out Wizards fan’s guide to the Capitals.” [Capital Comment]

Bryce Harper, rooting for the Yankees on Twitter. [Nats Enquirer]

Nats blogger eulogizes the Nats season on a nat’l blog. [Big League Stew]

SLAM says John Wall is the NBA’s 25th-best player. [Bullets Forever]

Maryland’s new football truck is “pretty badass.” [Testudo Times]

Springarn has a 4’11”, 93-pounder on the varsity football team. [WaPo]

Words and pics from Jens Lekman’s show at 6th & I Synagogue. [DCist]

I wrote a thing about Steve Jobs, kind of, on my Tumblr. [Mottram Station]

DMV: Did the Skins Diss Cooley?

The Redskins said they’d honor Chris Cooley for breaking their record for catches by a tight end, and then they didn’t. It’s a minor but interesting slight, as Cooley, a fan favorite, set the mark in Week 1 and wasn’t recognized for it then or in Week 2. Now the Skins don’t return to FedEx until Week 6. [Fatpickled]

Watch Skins tailgaters burn a Haynesworth jersey. [Bog]

In-depth analysis of key plays from Skins-Cards. [Hogs Haven]

Five observations from Skins-Cards. [NBC Washington]

Jack Kogod debuts at Washingtonian, frets about Rex. [Capital Comment]

Vince Young says there’s a VY impersonator in D.C. [NBC D.C.]

Mike Morse can’t seem to hit when playing leftfield. [Nats Blog]

Speculation on why the Nats really installed those BP nets. [Nats Inquisition]

GQ footage of Ovechkin shooting a commercial for Nike. [Alex Ovetjkin]

Maryland’s reportedly pushing for the ACC to expand to 16. [Testudo Times]

Mason G Andre Cornelius suspended for credit card fraud. [Mason Bench]

Ten interesting findings from WaPo’s D.C. fans favorability ratings. [Bog]

DMV: Cooley Plays Football With Regular Guys Because Cooley Is Awesome

Chris Cooley satisfied his gridiron jones by playing flag football with a bunch of dudes and there are fun highlights, including some guy stealing a jump ball from him (above), him registering a sack, rumbling downfield, etc. Notice there are none of him trying to throw. [Capital Games]

McNabb says something about proving people wrong. [Redskins Blog]

McNabb’s birthday party materials are kind of bizarre. [Bog]

These Redskins nesting dolls are the worst thing ever. [Redskins Blog]

More pics of the construction going on at FedEx Field. [Redskins Blog]

Nats win in improbable fashion on Wil Ramos’ walk-off home run. [WaPo]

See many, many scenes from the Nats’ walk-off celebration. [Bog]

Giving credit to Jim Riggleman for the Nats’ success. [Capitol Punishment]

Danny Espinosa is running away with Rookie of the Year. [Goessling Game]

Jayson Werth shaved his beard! [Nats Enquirer, Nats Inquisition]

The Nats should still be sellers, if anything, at the deadline. [Nats Baseball]

Pudge celebrates the 20th anniversary of his ML debut. [Nats Journal]

Bryce Harper went 0-2 in the South Atlantic League ASG. [WaPo]

O’s lost to Pittsburgh 9-3 as both teams wore sweet throwbacks. [Sun]

The latest on the Wiz possibly moving up for Enes Kanter. [Wiz Insider]

John Wall wears a Flyers hat, which is kind of weird. [Truth About It]

Nick Backstrom is No. 7 in the NHL in jersey sales, surprisingly. [Bog]

Terps may be playing more games at M&T Bank Stadium. [Testudo Times]

Ex-JMU player/current Eagle Akeem Jordan was arrested in H’burg. [PDN]