Five O’Clock Club reunited
Unless you’re highly invested in who will claim a second string spot on your favorite team’s roster, preseason football can be…well…boring. Not to worry: Riggo and the Hogs are here to spice up your Thursday night Redskins-Patriots game.
Redskins greats John Riggins, Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, Jeff Bostic and Doc Walker appear in a Papa John’s commercial that will air during the game. The ad features the crew hanging out in the back of a semi full of pizza boxes. See photos from the shoot below, and check out the game tonight for the full cut, produced by 44Outdoors.
The DMV dog will destroy your life
Looking for the authentic DMV food experience, all shoved together inside the friendly confines of a hot dog bun? Presenting the DMV dog at Nats Park: a treat for the culinary masochist deep inside your gut.
The concoction starts with a footlong half smoke, a food staple of the District, often associated with Ben’s Chili Bowl. From there, it is “smothered with Maryland crab cheese,” taking it in a similar direction to Baltimore’s heralded Crab Mac and Cheese dog. But then it jumps off the deep end.
As a coup de gras (yes, the strike of grease), the offering is topped with Virginia ham, because why not.
Behold, the elusive beast, for all to see. Warning: just looking at it may make your heart hurt.
A Redskins alternative: The Rednecks
WASHINGTON -- There have been many suggested alternatives for the Washington Football team name ever since the debate over its appropriateness heated up over the last year. One T-shirt company in San Francisco is offering its solution, requiring only a minor change in design, and just a few letters away from the original.
Behold: The Rednecks.
With the traditional feathers swapped out for raccoon tails, the logo features a goteed, mutton-chopped Caucasian, with a bandana sweeping back a majestic mullet, sunglasses tucked in behind his head. The shirt retails for $18.00 on the company’s website.
The company has sold about 1,500 shirts in the first week. That makes it “easily five times the average for the first week of a new shirt,” the company’s creative director told Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.
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After signing autographs, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, asks for a favor in return, he has Vincent Silver, Jr., left, and Evan Washo sign his shoes after training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Richmond, Va.. At right, Griffin's niece Jania Hope Moton wears his helmet. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)
Ninety-five percent of Philadelphians think Taney is better than Phillies
After a few graphs, a poll asks readers whose defense is better: The Dragons’, or that of the Philadelphia Phillies. As of just before noon on Monday, 94.5 percent of respondents picked Taney.
Coming from the city that booed Santa, that actually sounds just about right.
“Let’s stop beating around the bush … Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has. Now, Robert is learning to work out of a pocket. He doesn’t look as smooth or as comfortable throwing the football. I mean, your eyes will tell you everything you need to know.
“It’s going to be a decision that Jay Gruden is going to have to make,” Theismann said. “Right now, Robert Griffin III is his quarterback. Now, if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn’t be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe he would have to go to.”