Thursday, January 10, 2013
Are the Ravens your team now?
The hearts of D.C. are broken and RGIII's knee might be too. But the playoff rolls on even if the Redskins don't. So we want to know what team you'll be rooting for to win the Super Bowl, or if you even care at all. (I mean, hockey's back just in time.) Will you be sporting purple to support the Maryland's other team, the Ravens? Who's your team now? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Rushern L. Baker III and King County Executive Dow Constantine have agreed to wear the opposing team's jersey in public if their team is not victorious Sunday.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is confident in his Washington Redskins. So confident that—after winning his bet against Howard County Executive Ken Ulman—he's taking his football wagering across the country to King County, WA. “This is a very exciting time for Prince George’s County and hosting an NFL playoff game for the first time since 1999 means a great deal to this region and the team’s legion of fans,” Baker said. Baker's "coffee bet" is against King County Executive Dow Constantine on Sunday's NFC wildcard playoff game between the Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. What's at stake? The loser will wear the other team's jersey during a public event, and the winner will receive a case of coffee from the other city. The …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
State Comptroller Peter Franchot says Sunday's matchups in Landover and Baltimore will bring in $2.5 million each.
While Sunday's football schedule is shaping up to be a dream day for fans of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, it's also a financial boon for the state. The Redskins and Ravens games—each hosting Sunday's NFL wild card round playoffs—are expected to net approximately $2.5 million in taxes for Maryland, state comptroller Peter Franchot told The Washington Post. Franchot said the increase in taxes is expected to come from "sales of high-priced playoff tickets, souvenirs, and concessions as well as taxes on bonuses for players and coaches," among other places, according to the report. “When both teams are in the playoffs, there’s a synergistic impact where folks just feel better in Maryland, and when folks feel better there’s more…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Who will win the battle of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., regional foes?
The brawl between the beltways takes place Sunday in Landover. We can only hope it takes place on the field and not in the stands or at your local bar. But speaking of which, check out the scripted banter between the two fans in the YouTube video we've included. Where do your allegiances lie? We know how Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker feels about RGIII—afterall he was dubbed RBIII this week. Are you an RGIII fanatic, too? Or do you view the Redskins "as the other team from Maryland," like the Ravens fan said? TELL US: Who are you pulling for on Sunday and why? Give us a score prediction and a key for the game in the comments. — At the game or watching it with friends? Add your fan photos to this post to show your true …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman presents a wager to Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker -- if the Redskins against the Ravens win Howard County will be lit up burgundy and gold.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is fed up and he wants Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker to know. “I’m sick of hearing about the Redskins’ new quarterback,” Ulman said in a statement. “RG III will be TWO little and TWO late to handle the stifling Ravens defense," he said, referring to Redskins' quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III. Ulman and Rushern are supposed to attend this weekend's "Beltway Battle" between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens at the Redskins' stadium. Ulman issued a challenge to Baker in advance of the game: if the Redskins win, he'll light up the Howard County government buildings in the Redskins' colors, burgundy and gold—and he'll wear an RG3 jersey to work. But if the Ravens win? Then …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Check out photos from the event.
A few players from the Washington Redskins paid a visit to Hollywood Elementary School in College Park last week. The annual event, cohosted by the Redskins Foundation and the United Way, aimed at teaching kids healthy lifestyles and the importance of staying active. Brandon Banks and Joshua Morgan talked to the kids about what it takes to be a professional football player. Check out the photos from the event.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Redskins stunned the Saints in New Orleans, 40-32; the Ravens rolled over the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Monday Night Football.
Could week 1 have possibly gone any better for the two NFL teams separated by merely an hour on I-95? The Washington Redskins were road underdogs featuring a rookie, albeit highly-touted rookie, quarterback playing in a hostile environment against a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback. The Baltimore Ravens faced adversity of their own, missing the NFL's 2011 Defensive MVP, Terrell Suggs, and coping with the recent death of former owner Art Modell. Both teams passed week 1 tests with flying colors. The Redskins, led by No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III, stunned the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, at the Louisiana Superdome. The Ravens rolled over the Cincinnatti Bengals on Monday Night Football, 44-13. We want to know your impressions on the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for Off. Adrian Morris, but on Saturday, FedEx Field will honor the fallen officer in their own way.
Prince George's County Police announced that Off. Adrian Morris, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 20, will be honored with a moment of silence at FedEx Field Saturday. At 4 p.m. before the Redskins game, FexEx field will remember Morris, who died Monday when the vehicle he was driving veered off the roadway and crash into a ditch. Morris and his partner Off. Michael Risher were pursuing two suspects who were allegedly involved in a theft in Laurel. Risher was injured as well, but was later released from the hospital. Morris, 23, grew up in Laurel and was a 2 and 1/2 year veteran of the force. His funeral is set for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Woodstream Church, 9800 Lottsford Road in Mitchellville, at 10 a.m. Internment will immediately …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Should they trade up in the draft to get Baylor's Robert Griffin III, try to sign free agent Peyton Manning, stand pat with Rex Grossman, or acquire someone else?
Football frenzy is climbing high in Washington and dreams of the next Redskins quarterback are aplenty with next month's NFL Draft on the horizon and yesterday's release of former Indianapolis Colts starter Peyton Manning. Rumors are swirling that the Redskins should go all-in for Robert Griffin III, Baylor University's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, in the 2012 draft, a move that would cost the team an abundance of draft picks. But many fans are already clamoring for Peyton Manning, a four-time league MVP and Super Bowl champion, who would only cost the team a large paycheck from owner Daniel Snyder. Alright, Redskins Nation. Weigh in on our poll and tell us why you voted a certain way in the comments!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
About 10 miles from the Redskins stadium, there are plenty of Washington fans in the area. But will they support the Ravens this weekend?
The Ravens might be Maryland's team, but with FedEx Field about 10 miles away, this area is more likely a part of Redskins Nation. At least, that's the way Marcus Afzali sees it. “When the Redskins are doing well, which isn’t often, the number of Redskins jerseys to Ravens jerseys isn’t even comparable," the College Park councilman said. In addition to being a part of the Washington suburbs, the area does have serious ties to the Redskins, like former Eleanor Roosevelt High School player Travon Bellamy, who now plays for Washington. Then there's Josh Wilson and Kevin Barnes, former Terps who moved on to play for the Skins. But the Redskins haven't competed in a playoff game since losing in the wildcard round against Seattle in the 2007 …