Morning Pixels: RGIII sets jersey sales mark

December 18, 2012

My daughter and I were at Montgomery Mall last Friday. There’s a Redskins team store there. So I popped my head in.

The store was selling RGIII capes and RGIII Fatheads, RGIII baby outfits and several varieties of RGIII t-shirts, RGIII kid jerseys and RGIII throwback jerseys and RGIII authentic jerseys, with two full displays of nearly 100 percent RGIII stuff.

Sure, there were also Kerrigan and Cooley and Orakpo jerseys for sale. But everyone in line seemed to be holding Griffin apparel.

Which fits in with a new report from ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell: RGIII has sold more jerseys in a single season than any NFL player over the last six years. The league bases these figures on sales from NFLShop.com, and doesn’t have data from previous years. But the record is based on April 1-March 31 sales, so Griffin needed just nine months to set the mark.

By training camp next year, figure every third Redskins fan in the crowd will be wearing No. 10.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* After a fairly stable season, the Skins offensive line now has two injured starters and a backup who was suspended by the league.

* Mike Shanahan says RGIII will play as soon as the doctors clear him.

* Boz says the Redskins are back. Also, Kirk Cousins is “tradeable, keepable and adorable.”

* John Wall talks about his injury and recent doctor’s visit, was able to elevate about two inches off the ground on his jumper after practice.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

There seems to be some confusion about exactly what was wrong with John Wall, but his description sounds gruesome.

“I was in the beginning stage of breaking my knee cap. It was lucky I caught it before it broke and I would already know what my timetable was, of missing the whole season.”

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

The Wizards host Atlanta at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. Richmond is at Kansas at 7 on ESPN2, and VCU hosts Western Kentucky at 7 on NBC Sports Network. All TV/Radio listings are here.

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

The Redskins’ offensive line drew headlines for its tweeted support of Jordan Black, but I prefer this one from Chris Chester.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

How many D.C. sports stars can you pay tribute to in a single license plate? Via @recordsANDradio.

 

THIS REDSKINS OFFENSE

Via Mister Irrelevant: “RGIII and the Shanaclan are on pace to score 435 points, which would place them fourth in franchise history. They have a good shot to pass that ‘99 team for third place, and they’ll almost certainly finish no worse than fifth.” Rundown here.

 

WARNER ON GUNS

Mark Warner, given an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, wants to take some kind of action. And “his resolve to pursue a solution solidified over the weekend while attending a Washington Wizards game,” where he was approached by a half-dozen people, including Colin Powell.

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