In a league full of glad-handing and ass slapping between competing teams, I actually care about the organization and fan base that has supported me throughout my 8-year career
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The 3rd Annual Cooley’s for the Cure will be held on Monday, October 10. The event will be at Clyde’s in Ashburn. This year proceeds will go to two different organizations
If you are ever in Leesburg, VA please come check it out. 12 South King Street
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
But in light of this week’s game, I’ve been put in an interesting position regarding my fantasy football team. I have Phillip Rivers at QB but, since he has a bye and my backup, Ben Roethlisberger, plays against my defense, the Redskins, I don’t know what to do. Umm...sorry Big Ben, I got mad respect, but I go against this defense everyday, and I haven’t seen a QB this year have a good day against them. So I think I will have to go with a free agent, Kyle Orton. Ball out for me man.
Well that was easy, but I haven’t even come close to the point of this post. See, Chris Cooley’s Fantasy Football Video was a bit hit. While you people loved it, I began to experience some negative backlash after the video was posted. Maybe its cause people have a tendency to be naive, or sometimes we see things at face value instead of seeing the overall picture. For instance how many of you have come up to me and said, “You’re not very good at fantasy football are you?” Why, cause the power of editing, and a premature comment gave everyone the wrong impression?
As I remember it, I said, “I’ll take Lendale White,” and Chris replied, “That’s a gay pick.” But what you don't see was when that actually happened...in the 6th round, not the 1st. So while you all were probably watching, laughing, and saying, “Yea, what a gay pick Colt. You’re so funny Chris. We love you.” Please!!! The power of editing a video can be very misleading and my first pick in the draft was actually Randy Moss. Plus, Lendale has the 3rd most fantasy points by a RB, so maybe it would have been smart to grab him in round 1. Now let me ask you this, is my pick gay now Chris?
Look folks I’ve been playing tackle football since 4th grade, never missed a year. I love this game, I really do, but a great lesson needs to be learned from our fantasy football video. When it comes to the media, don’t always believe what you see. I’m not even sure if I’m even doing well in Chris’s league, but I do know this, Lendale White is carrying me regardless. So I’ll end this post with the infamous words of Good Will Hunting… Chris, do you like apples? Lendale White is better than all three backs on your team… how do you like them apples?????
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It seems uncanny that in my most productive start to a football season I only have 1 touchdown. Even crazier, the touchdown I caught wasn't even from our quarterback, it had to come Randel El on a reverse pass. As well as Jason and I have done statistically this year, we have not connected for even one touchdown. Weird.
Over the past four seasons I have averaged a touchdown pass every 8.5 receptions, compared to 1 in 40 this year. At least I'm not on my own fantasy football team. Oh wait, I'm on JC's, so that doesn't add up. Also weird.
Now, by no means am I complaining, I'll take the scores any way this team can get them. I'll also celebrate the wins whether I even touch the ball or not, but I have to wonder why I can't find my way into the end zone.
First of all we have been kicking all kinds of field goals. Back to the fantasy world, Suisham is on my team, so I can't be too upset. While this team has done an outstanding job of getting the ball down the field, we have been average at finishing drives. That's something that will continue to get better as the season goes on. Also, the times we do get down inside the 10 Clinton has been running it in on first and second down.
Second thing to consider is I'm out of the game plan when we get in the red zone. Completely untrue. Our offense installs the red zone plan every Friday morning and week after week I walk out of the meeting thinking I'm gonna not only score, but maybe get two or three. The third thing is that while I've been consistent, I haven't had a play over 28 yards. If I had a Santana Moss spin move I would have for sure broke a big one, I might even have as good a touchdown dance as Tana up my sleeve, but I guess no one could really know?
So at this point nothing would surprise me in the red zone. I could score 8 touchdowns in the last 8 games and I guess I won't be surprised to only get one or two. One things for sure with Zorn, I'm going to catch a bunch more footballs, giving all kinds of opportunities to get in to the red zone.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The scariest thing that ever happened to me was right here in this room. Early in the night I had gone up the steps to set up the camera. When I got up there I set the camera, my flash light, and a spool of fishing string on the railing then went downstairs. After doing a few things I went back up to start recording and noticed that the fishing string wasn't on the railing. "Whatever" I thought and just blamed it on a busy night. I thought I must have misplaced it...until, later on, we were standing by the staircase and all of the sudden, I get hit in the chest with something. When the item hit the ground I knew immediately what it was, the spool. We flipped on the light and checked around, but John and myself were the only two in the room and the spool was lying right there on the ground...The only thing I thought after hearing this was, these guys are good story tellers, not that ghosts are real, and to the jail we went. The first thing we did was check everything out, taking pictures and after everyone had had their tour, we dove into the real stuff, an EVP session. We all stood up in the room where James Clark was shot and John tried to get his spirit to talk (I am a huge skeptic of all of this, not scared, and totally amused at what is happening in the jail). So twenty minutes go by with nothing and John goes to get one of their female team members. She comes up to try the same thing, talking with the ghosts (which was amazing...she actually started crying). But the results were the same, nothing.
So as we were leaving we thought our night was a failure because we didn't hear or see any ghosts. But before we pulled away, the ghost hunters told us that EVP's are generally heard upon reviewing the recordings after. They told us it was likely we got some good stuff while there. And, we scored. They actually recorded two EVP's that night. One is a response the John's question. You can clearly hear "No." And the second, I have no clue what it is saying, but it is there. Check 'em out.
Now even though I am not convinced that ghosts exist, everyone can to decide for themselves. Tell us what you think! Is Brentsville jail really haunted? Either way I consider the night a success. I mean who wouldn't want to do a ghost hunt with real Ghostbusters!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Casey Rabach should be a front runner for the Pro Bowl. Anchoring an offensive line that paves the way for the best runner in the NFL should be deserving of nothing less than that honor. To have CP headed for his first MVP season, allow Jason to complete 30 plus passes to three separate receivers, and to say things like this, "Oh yeah, I've thrown up on the field. That happens a lot, yeah. Guys puke all the time." makes him the number one center in my book.
Today proved to be no different. CP rushed for his fifth straight 120+ yard game and Jason completed 82 percent of his passes and the Skins had 439 total yards! If you ask me, that's a pretty damn good day at the office. Unfortunately for the fans, the score didn't reflect what the game could have been thanks to turnovers and penalties. But, a win is a win.
It's crazy that all of that happened and I haven't even mentioned Santana Moss. Even though he has the Lions record in fantasy football, the man straight knows what to do when it comes to the real thing. Today, he could not have been better. I mean Santana was so good today that players from both teams tried but couldn't bring him down!
After a sloppy win today and the first half of the season in the books I am confident to say that I, like many fans, couldn't be more thankful that the Redskins are 6-2. If they can repeat in the second half we're looking at a 12-4 record, a 2000 yard running back, 3 receivers with 60+ catches, and hopefully a large group of guys joining Rabach in Hawaii to celebrate winning in February. But for now, Monday night and the Steelers is all that matters.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This post is a lot like that TV show on MTV. The one where they say, “You think you know…but you have no idea” and in this case, you have no idea. My name is Colt Brennan. I'm a 6th round rookie QB, grew up in So Cal, played college ball in Hawaii, so I’d say I am a pretty laid back kind of guy. I wonder if they took that into consideration when they decided to issue lockers? Considering they saw fit to put me between Chris Cooley and Jason Taylor. At first you may think, "what an awesome experience," I get to be between two pro bowlers, potential hall of famers, dancers. Every day. For the next 5 months. What dream right? More like what a nightmare.
Chris (considering this will be posted on your blog) you’re a cool guy and it’s been pretty fun easing my way into the NFL watching you on a day-to-day basis. You make everyday a little different. But you’ve also made everyday for me a nightmare...
It all started when Jason decided to be tough guy on me one day, warning if I ever got in his way, or touched any of his stuff he would, "beat my ass.” Following this encounter something happened that soon became an everyday event. At first it was funny, but it eventually became a huge pain in my ass. Whenever Chris got his chance, he would do something. For example: he would take a fresh pair of Jason’s Jordan’s (probably sent directly by Michael Jordan) and hide them in my locker. Or maybe take all my dirty laundry and stack it high in front of Jason’s locker. Or better yet, being the great artist Chris is, he drew cartoons (depicting Jason doing… things not meant for children) and taped them on Jason's locker. In the end, who got blamed for it all? I did. Some stuff he probably actually believed was me, and some stuff he knew that I had played no part in any of it yet still tried to give me the blame. Why? Because he started to gain a lot of enjoyment by seeing me in agony.
Chris then started to lose interest, and he wouldn’t try so hard to implicate me into screwing with Jason, yet things kept happening. Like stolen shoes and computer print outs (that didn’t make Jason look so manly) and Jason began retaliating. All of the sudden I’d find my clothes and stuff piled far from my locker in the middle of the room. I began coming to my locker and seeing white tape out lining the boundaries where I was allowed to go (of course the space was not even reasonable), but that didn’t matter. At this point I suspected that Jason was actually messing with his own stuff just to find reason, to mess with me. Like wrapping my helmet up in tape or dismantling it, just to be a pain. Perhaps his best feat was lacing my helmet and visor with Vaseline, which meant I spent the practice in a slippery helmet and no visor, because I couldn’t see out of it (the Vaseline took forever to wipe off).
So thus, this has been my life for the past couple months, and I’ve come to realize what I am this year, and what maybe a lot of rookies are across the league. I’m their pawn, which they maneuver for their pure enjoyment! But don’t worry all you people out there, this past week, I cut Jason’s shoelace on his custom Jordan cleats. I did it discretely, so when Jason put his cleats on Friday and made his way to the practice field, he leaned down to tighten his shoe, he pulled tight, and. POP! There went his shoelace. They [equipment staff] had to run and get some new shoes for him to wear at practice that day, and at first he thought it was just a random occurrence. Well when he finally looked around and saw an out of the ordinary number of eyes watching and smiling, he knew something was up. He Blamed Chris!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
There is only one thing that comes to mind, I think would compare to the shot I took in the leg. And that is to have Barry Bonds back in his prime take a upper deck home run swing into the back of your leg and just get floored by it and see if the damage would be the same. The day after the game was awfully painful for me and felt like I got trampled by an elephant. Anyway I hope you guys like the pictures, as proof of the punishment we players endure week in and week out to play in the NFL.
To my ultimate surprise however, is that Arby's is the only one that left a lasting impression (also the only one I had twice). It is made with amazingly soft marble rye upon spread with 1000 island and it holds together the perfect amount of sauerkraut and corned beef and melted swiss cheese. It, my friends, is worth the 5 dollars every time.
So far to date not one Reuben I have ever had can ever compare to the one they make at Arby's. But I will continue to hunt for one that does and if I find it, I will gladly crown it champion of my sandwich world. And please, if you live in northern VA and you know where to find a good Reuben sandwich I want to hear about it. Because I found this website and they don't have one VA listing!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Feel free to submit your post game limerick in the comments. We will pick the best and send the winner a free 8x10. Any vulgar poems will be deleted.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I love that if you are lucky enough to hang with Pacman, chances are you'll be questioned by one or more policemen.
If you make Pacman mad, you might get spat on.
For taking out a full ad in The Tennessean, promising "he'll win back trust" of his teammates and fans." "To my family, teammates, coaches and fans, I recognize that I have lost the right to ask for your patience and understanding," Jones wrote. "However, I will do everything in my power to regain your trust and respect."
I love that his closest personal advisor is Deion Sanders.
For enjoying him some nightlife (who cares what the Commissioner of the NFL says).
First for having a bodyguard and second for throwing down with said bodyguard after getting a little tipsy.
For releasing a hip hop album through his own recording label, National Street League Records. Let it Shine Pac, Let it Shine.
Jones and American rap artist Nelly patronized the club on the evening in question. Nelly, along with someone known only as Richard Rich, began to shower the stage with hundreds of one-dollar bills; an act known as making it rain." Jones then joined Nelly by throwing his own money for "visual effect." Club promoter Chris Mitchell then directed his dancers to collect the money. According to the club's co-owner, Jones became enraged when one of the dancers began taking the money without his permission. He allegedly grabbed her by her hair and slammed her head on the stage. A security guard intervened and scuffled with members of Jones' entourage of half a dozen people. Jones then allegedly threatened the guard's life. During this time, Mitchell and a male associate left the club with a garbage bag filled with $81,020 of Jones' money and two Breitling watches, which police later recovered.Finally, I love Pacman for making Mr. Jerry Jones a bit red in the face.
After club patrons left following the original confrontation, the club owner claimed a person in Jones' entourage returned with a gun and fired into a crowd, hitting three people, including the security guard involved in the earlier skirmish. The guard was shot twice, and one of the people hit--former professional wrestler Tommy Urbanski--was paralyzed from the waist down. Jones maintains that he did not know the shooter, although the club's owner insists that Jones did. On March 26, 2007, the Las Vegas Police recommended to the city's district attorney that Jones be charged with one count of felony coercion as well as one misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of threat to life.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I feel like there are a few things that need to be addressed. We showed up and played our asses off last Sunday. No one under estimated the St. Louis Rams, we knew that they were a good football team and I don't feel like we were playing down to a different level. I was happy with how hard our team played and how we fought back to take the lead close to the end of the game. Problems arise when you turn the ball over three times and commit costly penalties deep into drives. Yes, I was a culprit of both offences and I could make excuses for them, but I'm not going to. Instead, I'll keep running my ass off when I catch the ball.
I've also heard that this "blog" is distracting my attention from football. I may not be playing as well because of a website. For anyone with this concern I will assure you that sitting in front of my computer for a half hour every day is not much different than if I was gonna watch TV. No one's bitching if I'm at my house watching Seinfeld. Also, adding a couple funny improv videos every week really isn't that big of a deal. Finally, because I'm sharing some fun with everyone doesn't mean I'm dying for attention, we just like doing the stuff were doing. (If this explanation didn't appease everyone than consider that this is the best start to a season I've had in my career. Forget about just stats, which are pretty damn good, the last five games are the best I've ever played. Hopefully that helps.)
That shit being said, it was great getting back into work this week. After the last two days of sulking I was up early and with a great attitude, three cups of coffee didn't hurt either. By 8:30 this morning I had Yoder in referees position in the lobby of Redskins Park. Later in the day we were busy coming up with lude ab routines in the weight room.. Double dogs and eagle ups might have to make a video appearance later in the week. Practice was outstanding, which wasn't a surprise considering this is a blue collar working team that is excited to get back on track. We will be back on track.
One last thing I've been thinking about all weekend. Josh Brown, wtf, just miss the kick.
One more thing, our new punter is not skinny.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
- First is Romo - Its crazy that he will be back just in time to play us at FedEx but I wouldn't want to give the Cowboys fans any excuses of why we beat them the second time around. With his injury comes Roy Williams. Interesting that instead of signing a younger QB the Cowboys decided to add another high paid receiver to their arsenal.
- Giants lose - There are a few reasons that this is good. One, I know that watching this last night helped ease the pain of the Rams loss. Second, the Skins now have all the motivation they need for this weekend against the Browns.
- Old Seahawks become new Redskins - Shawn Alexander is an interesting move yet I can't wait to see him back up Portis in his old system. I'm sure he will be a good addition. Ryan Plackemeier...I guess since Chris can't punt going this route was a better decision.
- Doughty on IR - this sucks for Reed but thanks to Horton and his phenomenal play the team will be fine.
- Pacman Jones = Smartest man alive
- Finally, Pro Bowl voting is now open so please vote for Chris and the rest of the Skins from the link on the right.
Now I know that isn't what everyone wanted but Chris will be back in action soon. And so will Vladimir. "What can Brown do for you?"
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Chicago at Atlanta - Atlanta
Baltimore at Indianapolis - Indianapolis
Detroit at Minnesota - Minnesota
Oakland at New Orleans - New Orleans
Cincinnati at NY Jets - Jets
Carolina at Tampa - Carolina
St. Louis at Washington - Washington
Miami at Houston - Houston
Jacksonville at Denver - Denver
Dallas at Arizona - Arizona
Philadelphia at San Fran - Philadelphia
Green Bay at Seattle - Green Bay
New England at San Diego - San Diego
NY Giants at Cleveland - Giants
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
When I played football the team that won the game was usually the better team. When Donovon McNabb plays, it doesn't matter who scores more, has better stats, and leaves the field victorious. All that matters is how you feel inside.
I [Donovan McNabb] believe that we lost to teams we should have beaten. Not because I think they are not good - they are. But I still believe we are better; we just didn't show it.He must not have watched game film because going 30 minutes without a first down didn't show the Eagles being better. 4 straight 3 and outs didn't do it. And I'm pretty sure getting out-rushed 203 to 58 and being booed off their own field definitely didn't prove the E-A-G-L-E-S to be the superior team. But either way, a fact is fact and the Eagles were the only NFC East team to not make the playoffs last year and they are right on track to repeat this year. So if they know in their heart's that they are a better team after losing games, I guess they don't know what "better" is.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
With a shelf life in excess of 10 years, this bacon makes a perfect addition to your food storage program and it is great for every day use. Take some with you when you go camping, hiking or hunting - keep a case in the boat, RV, cabin or anywhere that you may need to prepare a meal but don’t have refrigeration!!Even though Yodes has no part in the business, it got me thinking what foods would other Redskins sell. I did sandwich material.
Portis's Pulled PorkPlease submit your ideas today.
Campbell's Chunked Chicken
Tana Man's Tuna fish
Samuel's Special Sauce
Landry's Lunch Meats
Cooley's Cold Cuts
Monday, October 6, 2008
I finally put a touchdown on the stat sheet. I knew I was going to have a great opportunity to help the offense this week and really I felt it was a compliment to Santana Moss. Although he was catch-less, he opened up all kinds holes for the rest of us. I also have to say a big thanks to our offensive line, as well as our running backs. Rushing the ball for over 200 yards defiantly doesn't hurt the play action for a tight end.
The last two weeks have been so much fun to be a part of this team and yesterday It sounded so good listening to all the Philly fans booing their beloved Eagles in their own stadium. Nothing could have been better watching those fans sulk on their way home after they egged our buses driving in, screamed "sucks" after every player on our starting offense was introduced, and then proceeded to talk shit to us all day. I rejoiced driving away watching sorry stragglers flip off our bus with tears in their eyes. Just another win in Philly for the Skins.
So now 4-1! I don't think I've been 4-1 since I played for the Cubs in little league baseball and I have to say that it feels pretty damn good. At least good enough to get back to work and I know the rest of the guys around me feel the exact same way. This is an exciting time to be a part of this team, as well as a great time to be a fan. Three cheers to the Redsking! Hip Hip Horray!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Also, big ass game today! This should be a good game for me to make some big plays. I mean, do I really not have a touchdown after week four? I'm gonna get to work today for this guy.
Pepper - Ashes
Jacks Mannequin - Resoloution
MGMT - Electric Feel
3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me
The Almost - Southern Weather
Counting Crows - Mrs. Potters Lullaby
Anberlin - A Day Late
Mercenaries - Oh No You Didn't
Foo Fighters - Walking After You
Ben Folds Five - You Don't Know Me
The Expendabales - Let Her Go
Trina - Pull Over That Ass Too Fat
Weezer - Pork And Beans
Ani Defranco - As Is
The Main - I Wana Love You
Chidios - Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minute On The Creek
Brand New - Jesus Christ
The Dangerous Summer - A Permanant Rain
Boys Like Girls - Five Minutes To Midnight
Saturday, October 4, 2008
After the HUGE win in Dallas, it was only customary to rub it in as ‘Cowboy Dan’ had mentioned to all my Cowpoke friends. I cannot stress how much this team has grown from the beginning of training camp to now. Coming into this week, I think the motto should be “Make it Three for Philthy,” pointing to their loss column. Redskins’ momentum is monstrous, and they will ride it into Philly.
On another note, my apartment was desperately trying to find a theme for our beer pong table. Our other friends had chosen just an ‘M’, or the school colors. But why settle for ordinary? I free-handed the Redskin logo onto the table which was pretty hard to draw— especially to that size. From there, I made the lines bigger with permanent marker. Swallowing our pride we strolled into a craft store and bought paint, grabbing the attention of every middle-aged woman in the store.
Painting the logo took five coats, just because of the green background we had to work with. From there we painted the rest of the table dark green and put “The MerkHouse,” our apartment name around the logo. Needless to say, our table is the envy of the rest of the campus—especially with a juggernaut team lighting up the middle. Just another piece of Redskin flare for a guru’s collection. We are proud to show our allegiance to Washington.
Hail to the Redskins!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
The second and could be the only GOW is between one loss Auburn and the should be ranked higher but they've only beat nobodies Vanderbilt. If Auburn loses the Commodores should jump into the top 10 but I don't see that happening.
"We're 4-1 and played a very tough schedule to this point and we haven't seen hardly anything from this offense," Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville said. "Once we get going, it's going to be much better."
Auburn's confidence + Vanderbilt's defense (364 YPG) = Tigers Win.
Other games that are worth paying attention to this week:
Illinois @ Michigan
Maryland @ Virginia (for VA/MD folks)
#23 Oregon @ #9 USC
Games with potential for major upset (please comment on these)
#4 Missouri @ Nebraska
#7 Texas Tech @ K. State
#16 Kansas @ Iowa State
#5 Texas @ Colorado.
There should be some great battles between these conference rivals with all home teams being the underdog. I say Colorado has the best chance for upset here but I guess we'll see tomorrow.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
There are so many questions I have about the logo. Does anyone know who designed it? Is it modeled after a real person? Is the man in the logo a Chief, a warrior, a medicine man, or just a regular member of a tribe? All these questions and no answers. I think the one topic that needs the most attention is, does he have a name. And if not, why don't we ask around to find out what everyone thinks. Lets all team up and work together and name logo man.
I thought that Mr. Redskin would be a good starting point. That was so general, plain Jane, and has no spark or excitement. Maybe Chief Touchdown would be a suitable fit. I decided to get so help from others and Colt Brennan came up with "Chief Running Pig" which fits since our O line is nicknamed "The Hogs." Plus the Hoggets still come to games, and we have been known the run the football.
Maybe we could call him "Twelve Braves" to symbolize 11 players and the crowd, kind of our version of the 12th man. But please, give us input and I will continue this story later this week with more ideas from players, coaches, and staff.