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  • Interview with Doc Walker: Part 1


    The University of Maryland hosted a sports injury symposium at Knight Hall Wednesday night titled “Sports Injuries: the Risks of Playing the Game from Kids to the Pros.” Among those in attendance were Dr. Stephen Haas, a retired physician for the Wizards, Capitals and Nationals, Sean Sansiveri, NFL Players Association Staff Council; Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director of USA Football; Katie O’Donnell, 2009 National Field Hockey player of the Year from the University of Maryland; Mark Hyman, author of “Until it Hurts” and adjunct professor at George Washington University; and former Washington Redskins tight end and current ESPN 980 and Comcast SportsNet media personality, Rick “Doc” Walker.

    Following the event, I had the chance to speak with Doc about a wide range of topics. In the first of a three-part interview series, Doc talks about his post-career injuries, the Catch-22 that NFL players face with concussions and job security, expanding NFL rosters, his dislike of the Scouting Combine, and whether the 49ers should trade for Darelle Revis.

    Photo Courtesy of DocWalker.com.

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    End of an Institution – The Hogettes Disband


    Photo courtesy of Hogettes.org

    After 30 years of dedication and unabashed support, the super fan group The Hogettes are disbanding. The decision was made by Michael Torbert, known as Boss Hogette.

    Widely recognized for their hog noses and dresses, The Hogettes were formed in support of the Redskins famous, dominant offensive line from the called The Hogs. From there, the group’s popularity grew immensely and became engrained in Redskins society. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Vote YES for Question 10


    As a Marylander who lives in close proximity to Washington D.C., politics are unavoidable for me, especially when election time rolls around. These days, Marylanders are urged to vote for Question 7, Question 4, etc. Being inundated with political commercials is a quick way to ruin one’s football-watching experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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    How the option helps the Redskins


    I was rewatching some of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and wanted to make a quick note of how the misdirection from the triple option can fool opposing defenses.

    This play began with 6:06 left to play in the first half against a very solid Minnesota defense.

    Clearly we all know Robert Griffin III is the straw that stirs the Redskins’ drink. Here is visual evidence that shows how his amazing athletic ability helps fool one of the better defenses in the league. This is what happens when you have the right pieces involved along with the ability to mislead based off of that talent. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Clinching a Dream


    Last night, the Washington Nationals did what was unthinkable just less than a handful of years ago. They clinched one of the toughest divisions in baseball.

    Upon winning the National League East, the Nats officially dethroned the reigning five-time division champion Philadelphia Phillies. Despite the 2-0 victory for the rivals who reside two hours up I-95, a changing of the guard managed to take place in their presence.

    At 96-64, winning the NL East pennant is a culmination of years of last-place finishes (five of eight since moving to D.C. to be exact) and a lack of a support system from Major League Baseball when ownership as well as major league and minor league talent were absent.

    For D.C. baseball fans, this title was 79 years in the making, with the last pennant coming before World War II. The success of this miraculous 2012 team will not only transition fans from an older era recalling the days of the Senators but will introduce proper baseball to a newer generation.

    Just for fun, here is video of Gio Gonzalez calling Nats owner Mark Lerner “The Pimp With the Limp.” Imagine Robert Griffin III calling Dan Snyder by that name.

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    Week 2 Thoughts and Observations


    After an amazing and outright shocking performance in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last Sunday, Redskins fans aren’t quite sure how to react heading into their Week 2 matchup against the St. Louis Rams. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Nats Finish Road Trip With 8-2 Record


    Since returning from the All Star Break, the Nationals have been on fire, posting a 24-11 record and most recently compiling eight wins during a 10-game road trip. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Back to Camp


    As the Redskins return to practice in Ashburn after their 7-6 win over the Buffalo Bills, I will be doing the same for the final time this summer. I plan on providing quality updates for everybody during practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins Rides To Be Held Sunday August 19th


    Just a reminder to Redskins fans and car enthusiasts that Redskins Rides will be held at Redskins Park next Sunday, August 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Nationals Targeting Pitchers, Catcher Before Trade Deadline


    One day after the Nationals split four games with the division rival Miami Marlins in their first series following the All-Star break, news comes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Washington will be looking for some arms and a catcher before the trade deadline approaches. Read the rest of this entry »

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