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Oxford American Celebrates New Book

6 Oct

For more info, go to www.oxfordamericanmag.com

Chris Cooley Rocks!

6 Oct

Fun little snippet with Chris Cooley of the Redskins — love it!

Eagles Fans Show No Class, but Good Arms

6 Oct

The dude in the center needs a bra and a few less Philly Cheesesteaks

During his appearance on Elliot In The Morning today, Chris Cooley discussed yesterday’s egging of his team bus by Eagles fans in admiring tones:

“You know what, though, they’re good shots,” he said of the Philly fans. “They’ve been practicing. You could see them coming in; they were leading the bus. It was good egging.” The Redskins Blog told a similar tale. Herewith, the Redskins discuss yesterday’s performance from the Eagles fans and their love of eggs.

“Oh yeah, they just come raining down when you pull in there,” Casey Rabach said. “You know, I don’t know how many we got hit with, but it looked like a hailstorm.”

“They were lighting it up,” Devin Thomas said.

“I’m talking about whoop,” Malcolm Kelly said.

“I’m talking about the middle of the bus, like, bammmm, like busted and everything,” Kedric Golston said. “I ain’t never been thrown eggs at. I mean, at Philly, they throw everything.”

“My bus only got hit with one egg, but I had my headphones on listening to music, and it was like two windows back, and all you hear was thump,” Mike Sellers said. “Everybody starts cracking up, it was like, ‘Oh we got here, here it comes.’

“It must have been one of those big ones too, an ostrich egg,” Golston said.

“It was crazy, though, because the egg was actually thrown in front of the bus,” Kelly said. “It was like a quarterback almost; you throw it to where the receiver’s gonna be at. I was very impressed.”

“Very impressed,” Thomas agreed. “If they ever had a replacement [team] in Philly, they’d have to get that dude for quarterback, because he hit that thing on point.”

“You would think it would probably happen in Dallas or something,” Sellers said, “[but] they’re nicer fans than Philly fans.”

“The only thing we ever had happen in college was they tried to rock our bus and stuff,” Thomas said.

“Nah, that happened to us: OU-Texas game,” Kelly said. “They were throwing nachos, drinks. Everything, everything you could name.”

“We didn’t get no eggs,” Rock Cartwright said of his bus yesterday. “I just know we got flipped off. By everybody, kids and everything.”

“You’ve got the six -year olds flipping you off, and the dad’s patting them on the back,” Rabach said.

“They give us the bird, we wave,” Sellers said. “The universal greeting, I guess, for Philly.”

“Grandma’s mooning you,” Jon Jansen said.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” Rabach said.

“I’ve had some old ladies moon us, oh yeah,” Jansen said.

“It’s hard to tell from the backside, to tell you the truth,” Rabach said.

“Oh, you can tell,” Jansen said. “When it’s an old lady, you can tell.”

“Even all the fans after the game were flipping [us] off, and we had a couple guys that were gonna moon ‘em,” Cooley said on Elliot. “We were flipping ‘em off back. Our windows are so tinted, I really don’t think they can see us.”

“That just makes ‘em happy, that they can [tick] you off,” Rabach said.

“All they’re looking for is a rise out of you, a reaction,” Jansen said.

“That’s Philly,” Rabach said.

“That’s what makes it fun,” Jansen said.

‘Skins are on a roll — can they keep it up?

6 Oct

Quarterback Jason Campbell has yet to throw a pick in 2008
Great win over the Eagles on Sunday — the Rams, Browns, and Lions are next.
Barring a letdown, they could be 7-1 before butting heads with the Steelers and Cowboys at home.
Here’s the Eagles re-cap from ESPN.com …  The Redskins completed a remarkable two-week swing with a 23-17 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field to improve to 4-1. This is no longer an upset-minded team. Quite simply, this has all the makings of a playoff team.Washington withstood a furious start by the Eagles, and then spent the final three quarters dominating every aspect of the game. Eagles coach Andy Reid was left mumbling something about putting his team in the right position, which for now is dead last in the NFC East.A week after gashing the Cowboys for 144 rushing yards, the Redskins picked up 203 against the Eagles. Philadelphia came into the game giving up 53.8 yards per game, but Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts combined for 70 in the first half alone. Portis finished with 29 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown.With the Redskins facing fourth-and-1 at the Eagles’ 38-yard line with 2:48 left, Zorn never hesitated to call Portis’ number. The running back plowed forward for three yards to seal another huge division win. And when Zorn emerged from the visiting locker room later, Portis’ family members were waiting on him.

“I hope you don’t think I abused your son today,” Zorn said to Portis’ mother. Some of you might recall that Portis was critical of Zorn’s play-calling after the loss to the New York Giants, but that game’s now a distant memory.

On Sunday, the Redskins couldn’t have asked for a worse start. The Eagles scored on their first possession, and following a Redskins three-and-out, rookie DeSean Jackson returned a punt 68 yards to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead.

That’s when Zorn made an important decision. He stuck with a game plan that included a steady dose of running plays to the left side and passes to Chris Cooley. With the Eagles taking Santana Moss out of the game, quarterback Jason Campbell stayed calm and relied on other players.

“It would’ve been easy to get away from the game plan and get pass happy,” Campbell told me after the game. “But it was too early for that. We had a good game plan, so we just decided to stick with it.”

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