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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII hysteria continues


Is Robert Griffin III the most popular not top draft pick in recent NFL history? Has there ever been a city that would be so disappointed if the consensus top pick somehow fell to the home team? Just in the past week, we’ve seen stories of RGIII Redskins license plates, RGIII Redskins family jerseys, and RGIII sandwiches.

And then came Saturday’s autograph signing in Chantilly. WHICH WAS THE LEAD STORY ON WUSA’S NEWS BROADCAST. To repeat, an autograph signing featuring a player that might possibly be drafted by the Redskins in the future was the most important local news story of the day.

According to Mike Jones, “Griffin signed more than 100 Baylor helmets and more than 50 Redskins helmets. He also autographed Baylor and Redskins jerseys, as well as photographs.”

And, as seen here, via SB Nation DC, at least one of these “HOPE-style posters. Gonna be a lot of weird collectibles out there if the Colts decide to get freaky.


BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
Sunday’s paper featured an A1 centerpiece on the Nats, their ballpark, and their neighborhood. “This is still a start-up franchise, but you’re seeing a great story unfolding,” COO Andy Feffer told Marc Fisher. “We’re at a tipping point, a seminal moment for a franchise.”

The Caps play their most important game of the season for the 15th time on Monday night, although truth be told, they could drop this one and still be ok. Also, Tomas Vokoun might be done for the year.

Jayson Werth parked illegally in front of the Lincoln Memorial and ran up the steps.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
JaVale McGee at least has a strong understanding of his public image.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Jayson Werth is looking forward, away from the scent:

“Last year is just one year. I got six more years on this contract, and I plan on playing after this contract. I’ll look back and 2011 will be a fart in the wind.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Reed Doughty posted this photo on Twitter, with the caption: “Pretty sure this fish isn’t gonna help me win this bass tournament. Hopefully will hook some bigger ones tomorrow.”

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Caps are in Tampa at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. It’s the most important game of the year. The Wizards host Milwaukee at 7 on CSN+. And if you’re a sports fan, maybe you’ll be watching the national title game, Kansas and Kentucky, at 9 on WUSA. All TV/Radio listings are here.

BURGERS
Some of my readers started a Web site called DMV Burger Wars. It’s about hamburgers. They say it’s a “one-stop spot to find the most comprehensive listing and ratings of burgers in the DC Metro area.” If you have a Web site about food that you’d to see linked here, let me know.

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Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, JaVale McGee, Jayson Werth, Reed Doughty

 
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