Morning Pixels: RGIII wants you to know he feels okay

December 13, 2012

Robert Griffin III is no dummy, and he has learned pretty quickly to use the media to his advantage when he wants to send a message out. During yesterday’s presser, RGIII was asked about his ability to plant and throw following Sunday’s injury.

“Planting and throwing is not a problem. You know, I went and did some planting and throwing out here all day,” he replied. “I don’t know if you guys saw the wave. I waved at you guys. Just letting you guys know I’m okay.”

Sure enough, in the video below, you’ll see RGIII giving thumbs-ups, pointing and waving at the media during practice. So, passing the message along. RGIII says he’s feeling okay, you guys. 

And because the world seems to be on RGIII injury watch, here’s a photo gallery of the rookie quarterback practicing. 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* Boz on sports-as-art: “But sometimes it helps us see issues more clearly if we concede that Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Alex Ovechkin are artists in the process of creating, or celebrating, or bungling, or being cheated by fate of their life’s work.”

* RGIII feels “really good” about his chances of playing Sunday.

* The Terps have won nine straight, but Turgeon still wants more from the team. 

* A look at what life would be like if James Harden had joined the Wizards. 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

RGIII on race:

“For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I strive [for]. I am an African American, in America, and that will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.”

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Cartier Martin saying hi to his son after last night’s Wizards game in Houston.


via @caseyreporting

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

Lots of stuff, none of it local. All TV/Radio listings here

DRUG SMUGGLING FAIL OF THE DAY

Over 30 cans of marijuana were shot into Yuma, Ariz., using a cannon. Points for creativity, I guess.

OMG OF THE DAY

If you want to spend a minute not breathing and almost crying, here’s a family of ducks trying to cross a busy freeway. 

 

 

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