Earlier this week, the media got their first look inside this season’s Redskins locker room, with Robert Griffin III’s locker as the highlight stop on the tour.
Dave Sheinin rather poetically wrote up what he saw, and this passage is of particular interest.
A large, green Incredible Hulk figurine on the top shelf, above the typewritten words, “Be Unstoppable.” Five more smaller figurines on the shelf below, ranging from Spiderman to GI Joe, above more inspirational slogans: “Conquer Every Obstacle,” “Sacrifice,” “Army Strong,” etc. Another text block lower down: “KNOW YOUR WHY.”
Finally, a longer declaration: “Forget about being MVP; Forget about being in the Pro Bowl. Those are nice consolation prizes if you don’t get a SUPER BOWL RING.”
Super Heroes and inspirational sayings is the most RGIII locker ever.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Medical experts weigh in on the Strasburg shutdown.
* Randy Edsall has taken steps to fix Maryland’s football program, but still has work to do.
* Some of the Redskins are getting a second chance at a first year.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
I always have the most awkward handshakes with white guys lol— Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul84) August 15, 2012
TWEET OF THE NIGHT II
Now I know why moving companies exist. Spent the last 4 hours moving furniture into my apt. Exhausted. Big thanks to Chris Cooley 4 the help— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) August 16, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Joe Gibbs on Charles Oakley’s football player-like size:
“I go to the pro basketball game every time and they always said I was queer for tight ends. I had more tight ends running out there with the Redskins, and I look out there and I go, ‘That’s where the tight ends are, they’re playing in the NBA.’”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
After 75 years of losses, the U.S. men’s national soccer team earned its first win on Mexican soil last night. This was the winning goal...
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Sad Tim Lincecum...
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Boston at Baltimore, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
Felix Hernandez pitched a perfect game last night. It was the 23rd in baseball history and the first for the Seattle Mariners.
PROPHETIC THING OF THE DAY
These kids in a PSA from 1995 knew a thing or two about the internet’s potential.