A lot of God talk for my taste, but whatever. Joe Gibbs! (Thanks to Mr. Irrelevant reader A Fine Messi for the heads up.)
Stephen Colbert featured Maryland congresswoman Donna Edwards last night, and he worked in a shot at her hometown Redskins:
Maryland’s 4th also includes FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, the most offensive name in professional sports … other than the Arizona Asian Kids Are Good At Maths.
Set your DVRs for NFL Network, next Wednesday at 8 p.m. as they debut a new John Riggins doc, which includes this quote from Riggo about Joe Gibbs:
“I would not recommend this to anybody — meeting the boss with a beer in each hand, but, me being me … so, I drank my beer and I drank Joe’s, and we sat down and ate breakfast.”
Robert Griffin III was on with Jay Leno last night and was pretty much the most likeable version of himself, which is to say he was the most likeable person ever. The full interview is above, starting with the band playing “Hail to the Redskins” and ending with RGIII beatboxing. Yes, he even makes beatboxing likeable. [Real Redskins]
Nats lose to Pittsburgh as Andrew McCutcheon homers twice. [WaPo]
NL pitchers are showing Bryce Harper quantifiable respect. [MLB Nation]
Battle of the Beltways features winning teams for first time. [Nats Journal]
Ian Desmond’s slugging is up, which makes him serviceable. [Nats Baseball]
The Nats bench is honored via fancy-looking Goon Squad t-shirts. [Bog]
O’s get two-game sweep at KC, Adam Jones hits 13th HR. [Camden Chat]
O’s are baseball’s first team to reach 25 wins. [Baltimore Sports Report]
Recapping Jan Vesely’s rookie season. He was the 6th pick. [Truth About It]
ODU is leaving the CAA. Here’s what it means for JMU. [JMU Sports Blog]
Get an early look at John Riggins’ outdoors-y outdoors show. [Bog]
“When I had John Elway my face never got this red.”
Nice work, SNL, with the Charles Barkley postgame translator app sketch.
Apologies for this site’s recent inactivity. I’ve been mostly computer-less these past two days, plus I have a job, kids, etc. It’s a real sob story.
Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy this SNL clip recently unearthed by Fatpickled. It’s set just before Super Bowl XXII and stars Carl Weathers as Doug Williams, just before Doug Williams became Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams.
Oh, and Phil Hartman as Jimmy the Greek too. Phil Hartman was the best.
That would be my Dad, he was watching the Caps game at a bar downtown and got called back to work
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Here to recap Episode 1 of HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals” is Mr. Irrelevant Pittsburgh Sports Correspondent Jason Dailey (aka Mr. Yinzer). Be nice. Also, check out Greg Wyshynski’s stellar recap over at Puck Daddy.
1. Bruce Boudreau will be all right. The Caps are mired in the slump of slumps. If they don’t turn it around soon, there may be a change behind the bench. But not to worry, if Boudreau gets sacked, he could have a role in “Casino 2”. He dropped enough F-bombs in two minutes to make Rex Ryan blush. Very entertaining.
2. I’m glad it wasn’t the Crosby-Ovechkin hour. The first episode was a great look into the sport of hockey and the players and their personalities. The banter with the refs, in the locker room, and on the road is what makes 24/7 a great show.
3. “Mustache Boy” is a great tradition. Every month, the Pens have a shootout to see which player will wear a mustache for the month. Then they call him Mustache Boy. (Ed. note: I wish the Caps did this.)