If you’ve been living under a rock, or you don’t spend any time on the internet, Thursday was a dramatic day for fans of the local D.C. football team. The NFL’s free agency period started and the Redskins didn’t disappoint. If you need a quick update on what happened, let me clue you in.
The team decided to not re-sign some pretty important players, so those players went to other teams. Their quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is allegedly dying to go to the 49ers for some reason and requested to be traded. The Redskins made it difficult for Cousins and it’s looking like he will stay, which is very awkward and kinda reminds me of that time I broke up with a boyfriend and he simply replied, “no”. They also fired their GM, Scot McCloughan, who didn’t make it to the NFL Combine to scout for some new talent due to taking care of some family matters. But, once McCloughan was fired, some sources decided to be wildly inappropriate and blame it on his alcoholism.
As Redskins fans, this has been an extremely tough time. People are fed up and they are calling into radio shows to say they’re done with the team, being really dramatic on twitter (mainly me but that’s not new), and even showing up at Redskins Park in Ashburn with pitchforks to protest.
But, Washington football fans, it’s important to remember there is always a silver lining. What if I told you there is a promiseland of sorts that you could retreat to? What if there was a place you could go to be a fan and not be ashamed of being a fan? Well folks, there is. The sport is hockey and your new team should be the Washington Capitals.
You may have noticed my photo posts on RMNB have been fewer in number this season. That’s because, in the fall, I landed the internship of a lifetime. I was hired by the Washington Redskins to shoot home games from the sidelines and professionally cover their events.
Now that the NFL season is coming to a close, I have been getting back into the groove of the spring semester at school. While I was working on assignments Wednesday night, I started receiving notifications from people tagging me in a photo on Instagram. The photo was posted by DeSean Jackson of the Redskins. Normally when this happens, it’s one of the players giving me credit for taking a photo. But in this photo, I was actually the focus of the shot.
Alex Ovechkin’s great sports watching weekend continues.
The night after watching Conor McGregor become the UFC’s first double champion, Ovechkin, along with wife Nastya and several friends, went to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, to see the Washington Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings. The Redskins would win 26-20, buoyed by four second half field goals by place kicker Dustin Hopkins. Vikings wide receiver and former Maryland Terripan, Stefon Diggs, had 13 catches for 164 yards.
The recurring theme of Ovechkin’s afternoon was him chanting LETS GOH REDSKINS dun dun duh duh dun to his phone.
On Sunday night’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group unveiled its proposed design for a new stadium for the Washington Redskins. It resembles a mix between a haphazardly placed boardwalk and Chicago’s Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”).
But if you look a little closer, you’ll see a great opportunity for hockey fans.
The renderings shows a surfer riding a gnarly wave in the stadium’s moat, a few sunbathers lounging on the beach, and some good-looking teens rollerskating in tank tops. But, for some reason, something about this doesn’t seem to fit . . . Oh, wait. Football season begins in September.
The Redskins’ fans would have about a month to enjoy this nice set-up before the Washington, D.C., weather sets in and turns that beautiful moat into a sheet of ice. Wait. A sheet of ice?!
Graphic via Hockey Night In Canada
Saturday, there was a bit of history in DC sports. The Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, and Washington Wizards all won on the same day for the first time in 32 years (and nine days). And if we’re counting just by days, it took 11,697 of them for this to happen again.
The Redskins’ 38-24 win over the Eagles gave the Skins the NFC East title (8-7 record) and a playoff berth. It was also the Redskins’ 600th win as a franchise.
Sunday afternoon, injured first-line center Nicklas Backstrom traveled to FedEx Field like Tom Wilson and Michael Latta did last week, to watch the Washington Redskins take on the St. Louis Rams. After a surprisingly drama-free week out of Ashburn, the Redskins won their first game of the season, 24-10, and are now 1-1.
Backstrom went to the game with his daughter Haley, his girlfriend Liza Berg, and his new personal trainer, Andreas Öhgren, visiting from Sweden.
Öhgren is helping Backstrom train at Kettler while recovering from hip surgery. In a recent interview with arbetarbladet.se, Backstrom gushed about Öhgren’s work with him.
Caps roomies/brobeans Tom Wilson and Michael Latta went to FedEx Field today to see the Redskins lose to the Dolphins. They were two of the few attendees who were wearing Redskins colors.
Wilson wore a Sean Taylor jersey. Latta showed his support for noted Caps fan, Ryan Kerrigan.
Tyler Seguin took over ESPN’s Twitter account tonight during game six of the Stanley Cup Finals. And it got confusing. During an impromptu couch selfie, Seguin took a shot of himself wearing a Washington Redskins hat. I’m not sure that’s going to go over well with his home fans.
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