The start of something good

It ended sooner then a lot of fans and media members would have liked, but for one week, it was beyond cool covering the Nationals and Orioles in the postseason. The atmosphere at both Nationals Park and Camden Yards was so electric and brought me back to the days growing up in the Philadelphia area when the whole region went nuts for each Phillies postseason ... read more

Hand on the stove

Watching Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III get knocked out of the game against the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion was hard to watch but necessary to happen. Everyone in the media saw this coming from the day he was drafted. When the Cincinnati Bengals got to him a few games ago, I was convinced that he was going to get bounced out of game very ... read more

The kids, the kicker and the coverage

The Washington Redskins pulled out a victory on the road to improve to 2-2 against a much better 1-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in person than they are in the standings. The game was close but did not need to be. Here are my thoughts. The Kids: Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris are continuing to have rookie seasons to remember. RGIII just crossed off ... read more

This fall is going to be fun

For the longest time around Washington, D.C., the Redskins have owned the fall. Not this autumn, however. They have company, as the Nationals clinched a playoff berth Thursday night. The building was electric as they defeated the Dodgers and you really do get the feeling that more electricity is coming this way. This franchise has come along way from playing in RFK, the name spelled ... read more

The good, bad and ugly (part one)

I'm calling this "The good, bad and ugly (part one)" because I fear that this theme will play out multiple times this Redskins season. During Week 2, here is how I saw it, starting with the worst first. The ugly: Josh Morgan knew going in that St. Louis' Courtland Finnegan was a very accomplished instigator. Look at some of Finnegan's recent work. Yet Morgan still ... read more

Expectation turning into execution

So the Redskins score 10 points in every quarter to match the jersey number of the player who took all the expectation and turned it into execution. Robert Griffin III was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1. That's right - the entire NFC. He is the first Redskins player to win the award since Clinton Portis in Week 5 of ... read more

I like the III, but let's not forget about the five

As we start another football season, I just want to caution Redskins fans that this could still could be a little dicey before it gets better. They had five wins last year for a reason. I know the burgundy and gold has this fantastic talent at quarterback and, by all indications, Robert Griffin III will not embarrass himself on the professional level. But I am ... read more

Football player or funnyman?

This past week was a pretty emotional one for Clinton Portis. The former Redskins running back officially retired Thursday from the NFL as a member of the burgundy and gold. On the very next day, at the team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon, he was named to the "80 Greatest Redskins of All-Time" list, as selected by the fans and a special voting committee. Then on ... read more