Morning Pixels: Redskins, Wizards beat defending champs back-to-back

December 5, 2012

The Wizards’ win over the Heat last night marked the second time in as many days that a Washington team beat the defending champions in their respective sports. Both games had one thing in common — Robert Griffin III.

As the final seconds of last night’s Wizards game kept ticking, chants started raining down from excited fans in the stands. But they weren’t for the home team that was about to beat one of the best teams in the NBA. They weren’t even for the biggest star on the court, LeBron James.

“RGIII! RGIII!” 

Even the combination of a seemingly impossible Wizards win and the presence of King James wasn’t enough to compete with the appearance of RGIII at Verizon Center. 

“You don’t ever come somewhere expecting that everyone is going to love on you,” RGIII said in a courtside interview last night. 

I think the ship has sailed on that. It’s safe to say that people “loving on” the rookie quarterback is the new normal from here on out. 

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* The Wizards knocked off the Heat, 105-101.

* The Redskins’ running attack paved the way for a win.

* Speaking of the running game, here’s Mike Wise on Alfred Morris’s lack of ego.

* Last year’s Nats success helped convince Dan Haren to sign with Washington.

* Tom Boswell approves of the Nats’ moves

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Martell Webster, on the number of Heat fans at Verizon Center last night:

“Did you hear the announcements? They call LeBron’s [name], it’s like, ‘Geez,’ We won on the road at home. How crazy is that?”

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY


Rob Carr/Getty Images

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT

Happy Wizards postgame chatter:

 

WHAT TO WATCH LISTEN TO TODAY

Maryland Eastern Shore at Maryland, 7 p.m. on 980. All TV/Radio listings here.

 

CONTEST OF THE DAY

Apparently D.C. has a professional Ultimate Frisbee team (new to me), and they’re letting the fans pick their new logo. You can vote here

 

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