If you follow @Redskins on Twitter, then you understand it is a national treasure. Most of the content in its feed attempts to spin the overwhelming negativity around the organization into something worth our time and money. Today, we got a prime example when this tweet went out:
“See, guys! We once drafted good players! Bet we could again someday, huh?!” But really, it’s nothing abnormal. Slightly sad and pathetic that the team is tracking the successes of former Redskins who go on to bigger and better things, but again, nothing abnormal for @Redskins. Then I read the article it is promoting. And boy oh boy:
“Leaving the Redskins was the best thing to happen to my career. I wouldn’t be here if that hadn’t happened.”
“But things just didn’t work out and I was blessed to go to an even better organization with the Broncos. That was probably the best thing to happen for my career because I’ve been in a good place, a good city, and have worked for some of the best people in the world.”
So, to summarize, leaving the Redskins was the best thing to ever happen to Champ Bailey because he went to a better organization. Seems pretty cut and dry. Because that’s exactly what he said. But Gabe Hiatt, official Redskins team blogger, didn’t see it that way:
In fairness to Bailey, I think he was showing love to his employer of the past 10 years rather than throwing shade on the club that drafted him.
Kinda like how they claim the Redskins team name isn’t “throwing shade” on an entire race of people, you see. [/rimshot] [but seriously, they do this]
A lot of God talk for my taste, but whatever. Joe Gibbs! (Thanks to Mr. Irrelevant reader A Fine Messi for the heads up.)
Here’s Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris on what he thinks about math, stats, numbers, data, science, facts, universal laws, what have you (Vine via @BuzzFeedSports):
Read and/or watch the full interview with Larry Michael, if you can stand it.
We just bought a new family car, and our primary concern was if it had a third row. Something tells me Bryce Harper did not share that concern.
The team at Shoreline Motoring built this amazing ’69 Camaro for Bryce Harper. It is powered by a supercharged CTS-V stroker LSA engine. The full custom interior includes an integrated iPad mini and paddle shifters. It is built upon a full custom chassis with Wilwood brakes and center locking Forgeline FS3P wheels mounted to the Forgeline Flush-Loc center lock conversion kit.
Ooooh, an integrated iPad mini. Fancy. (via Nats Enquirer)
You’ve probably seen it already, many times many ways, but I just had to have it on my site. Alex Ovechkin’s breathtaking goal from last nights’ 5-0 win at Montreal:
It was Ovi’s 36th goal on the season. No one else has more than 28.
That’s FroMo, ‘Rak and Silverback, hanging out in Hawaii and looking like Baylor Bears. Too bad RGIII couldn’t join ‘em.
The Post’s Caps coverage is an ongoing debate, one that’s sure to be stirred by Mike Wise’s latest column:
It feels like it’s time to break up the nucleus, to shake up a roster with just three players not under contract for next season. It can only happen through a substantial trade, and that is why it is time for Mike Green to go.
Provocative! Russian Machine has the rebuttal:
Trading Green will solve exactly none of [the team's myriad] problems. It will just introduce more.
For the final word, my spirit leader for all things Caps, @japersrink:
No, really, they do. Here it is.
With the signing of Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees have spent $465 million this offseason. The Orioles have spent $4.5 million (on middle reliever Ryan Webb). Here’s what that looks like in one chart:
Dan Duquette says Baltimore may spend as much as $17 million more for the 2014 season, so there is that. How does Bronson Arroyo sound, you guys?
Fun column here from Chuck Culpepper, unless you’re a Skins fan:
“Make it 22 years of waiting for Redskins fans, a duration everyone but they hopes will extend into perpetuity, or until the owner sells the club.”
At this point, only seven NFL franchises (the Bengals, Dolphins, Vikings, Chiefs, Jets, Browns and Lions) have waited longer. I’m surprised it’s that many.