Congrats to ODU’s Heinicke!

The ODU sophomore quarterback won the Walter Peyton award, the FCS' equivalent of the Heisman. This is a big deal and my congratulations to Taylor!

Skins 17, Giants 16

How could I have forgotten to post this yesterday? 😦 Monday night, the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants by a single point. What a game! At 6-6, the team is tied for second place in the NFC East, one game behind the team they just beat. Three Four games are left, with two … Continue reading Skins 17, Giants 16

Life after football: Tre Johnson

I ran across this article today about former Redskin Tre Johnson. We don't often hear about pro players after their careers end, unless it is something negative. Johnson's story is far from that. I always understood that lineman were pretty smart, if not the smartest players on the field. Johnson, after obtaining undergraduate and graduate … Continue reading Life after football: Tre Johnson

‘Skins beat ‘Boys

Besides all the good food, the best part of Thanksgiving Day was the Washington Redskins defeating the Dallas Cowboys. And the 38-31 victory took place in Dallas, no less 🙂 Supposedly, this puts the 'Skins back in the playoff hunt but I'm not that optimistic. A lot will have to happen for the team to … Continue reading ‘Skins beat ‘Boys

Quick hits local edition 10/1/12

Election set in 89th - Governor Bob McDonnell has set December 18 as the date for the special election in the 89th House district. The seat became vacant when Kenny Alexander was elected to fill the remaining term of Senator Yvonne Miller, who died in July. Three candidates will vie for the Democratic nomination. No … Continue reading Quick hits local edition 10/1/12

Skins: 1-1

Why am I not surprised that the Washington Redskins lost yesterday? Such is the life of a fan - the ups and downs, and in recent years, a lot of downs. Sunday's game certainly was a downer. The 'Skins defense needs a lot of work. I'm not going to blame the loss on that boneheaded … Continue reading Skins: 1-1

Weekend roundup 1/21

A quick look at some of the stories and other stuff from the past week. VA Republican primary: still Romney v Paul This was my lead last Saturday but it appears it is now final. Rick Perry appealed the judge's ruling but the appeal was denied. Absentee ballots have been printed and voting has begun. … Continue reading Weekend roundup 1/21

Weekend roundup

A quick look at some of the stories and other stuff from the past week. VA Republican primary: still Romney v Paul The week started off with a ruling by Judge John Gibney to delay the printing of the ballots for the March 6 primary. When he put the ruling in writing the next day, … Continue reading Weekend roundup