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Philadelphia Eagles 33 WASHINGTON REDSKINS 27

It wasn’t that close…

In the pregame radio show, Sonny Jurgensen kept saying “Joe THEEZMAN” as it was “Joe THEEZMAN’s birthday.” By the way, this wasn’t the first time the Skins got blown out on Joe THEEZMAN’s birthday — it happened in 1985 in Dallas. Cowboys fans sang happy birthday to him after his fifth interception I think.

Sonny also said, about three times, that “Robert Griffin III needs to go down to Nats camp and learn to slide.” Remember, Sonny is a hipster Nats fan.

So, that was about it for Skins highlights, wasn’t it? Oof.

Don’t worry though, Siri still loves the Skins

When was the last time a night game with the Eagles didn’t end in a awful loss?

I was flipping back and forth between the Skins and Nats and I stopped flipping because Gio Gonzalez was dealing. The Nats were outscoring the Skins for most of the night.

It is going to be a grumpy Tuesday morning I think.

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RGIII: A little perspective on Redskins QBs and leg injury coverage

Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III‘s torn knee ligaments are getting a lot of attention right now. However, anything short of broadcasts from his hospital room are an example of DC sports media showing restraint. To put it in perspective, here’s a clip from 1985 after Joe Theismann broke his leg:

Memory is a fickle thing, but I’m pretty sure Theismann’s injury was the lead story on the local news for a few nights with live shots from his hospital room. That’s because Redskins football…is serious business. More so back then. Why, in the 1980s, the biggest three possible stories in D.C. were the following (in no particular order):

Redskins
SNOW
Panda cubs

Sadly, the cubs never survived, but SNOW was always big (theoretically just like now, haven’t been able to confirm lately) and the Redskins dominated everything.

Do long-time Washingtonians agree with me that the Redskins were a bigger deal back then than now? Let me know.

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A brief 2012 Washington Redskins post-mortem (with a chainsaw)

That Washington Redskins season sure was unexpected. I had them at 6-10, they reversed it, won the NFC East and hosted a playoff game. Robert Griffin III surprised expectations by any metric and Alfred Morris came out of no where. It was fun to be a Skins fan.

DC = DRAMA CITY

I won’t add much to the way it all ended other than I know why Mike Shanahan left RGIII in and it was still a poor decision against the Seattle Seahawks.

I just hope they don’t blame the grass field for it and get some improved grounds-keeping instead of a rug.

For the record, this is not as bad a loss as Game 5 in the NL Division series last year. The Washington Nationals losing to the St. Louis Cardinals was much worse and I took that pretty well.

THE DC SPORTS EXPERIENCE SUMMED UP WITH POWER TOOLS

One deep-thinking individual, Chris Cox, likened being a D.C. sports fan to taking a chainsaw to one’s own footwear.

That was before the game. Ultimately, those boots died for that loss. Cox was profiled in the Charleston (S.C.) City Paper in 2011. HTTR good sir. h/t @dcsportsbog

A BLEAK PERIOD AWAITS

12 days until Caps Opening Night (finally)

36 days until Nats pitchers and catchers report

84 days until Nats Opening Day

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