Tag Archives: NFL

Ryan Kerrigan Wants You to Buy His Jersey (Video)


Via WTOP, this is HILARIOUS. Not quite as good as his earlier man on the street during training camp though. RGIII has the best selling NFL jersey in league history. Watch how Ryan Kerrigan pranks some unsuspecting Modell’s shoppers and tries to get them to buy his jersey instead of RGIII’s.

Enjoy.

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Robert Griffin III Addresses Media in Philly and D.C. (Video)

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III talks to the D.C. media following practice on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

In this video, he answers question from the sports media from Philadelphia, PA via conference call.

NY Tribe Launches Radio Ad Over the Term ‘Redskins’

Via The Washington Times

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname that is often criticized as offensive.

The Oneida Indian Nation said the first ad will run on radio stations in Washington before the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in its season opener Monday night. In the ad, Oneida NationRepresentative Ray Halbritter says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should “stand up to bigotry” by denouncing “the racial slur” in the team’s name.

“We do not deserve to be called redskins,” the Oneida leader says in the ad. “We deserve to be treated as what we are _ Americans.”

The radio ad said Goodell had rightly been critical this summer after an Eagles wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur against African-Americans.

The ads launch as the Washington Redskins this year face a fresh barrage of criticism over their nickname, with local leaders and pundits calling for a name change. In May, 10 members of Congress sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Goodell urging the team to change the name.

Read more at this link.

Brian Banks is Still an Atlanta Falcon And That’s a Good Thing

Deviating from the Washington Redskins for a moment because I am really pulling for LB Brian Banks to make the Atlanta Falcons roster. I’m hoping that in the end, he makes the practice squad at least.

If he does, it’ll be the feel good story of the 2013 season.

Via PFT

The first round of cuts are done and Brian Banks is still on the Falcons’ roster.

You might think that Tuesday’s deadline loomed large for a player trying to resume his football career after almost 10 years away from the game after being wrongfully convicted of rape while in high school, but Banks said that he wasn’t sweating a visit from the Turk. Banks said that he knew he had worked as hard as he could to make a good impression on Falcons coaches and was prepared for any outcome.

The ‘No Fun League’ Cancels Alfred Morris’ Home Run Swing (Video)

The NFL has put the kibosh on excessive TD celebrations like Alfred Morris’ home run swing (see above) which is (now was) a salute to the kids in Little League.

Via CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Beware the military salute!

The National Football League will reportedly be cracking down on excessive celebrations and taunting this upcoming season.

Pro Football Talk reports that that referees working training camps have been warning players about celebrating too much.

The taunting rule is nothing new in the NFL, but what some critics have dubbed the “No Fun League,” officials will now go a step further to enforce the rule.

The NFL rulebook states that a team will be penalized a loss of 15 yards if a player commits these acts: “sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.”

I can see banning things like the sack dance, throwing or shoving the ball, pointing, and standing over an opponent but, the home run swing and military salute?

C’mon National Football League.