During his once-a-week presser at Redskins Park, Robert Griffin III gets asked a lot of questions. Most of them are football-related, but thanks to the moratorium on asking the rookie questions outside of team-approved interviews, sometimes reporters have to use the weekly opportunity to ask their non-football questions.
On Wednesday, Comcast SportsNet’s Gary Carter was one such media member, and he asked the rookie if he’s surprised at his own marketability, despite not having “a Madison Avenue look.”
“It could be a changing of the tide,” Griffin responded. “You never know. Of course, I’m not clean-cut, don’t have a fade or bald head. I’ve got hair. That’s just what it is. It shows people that maybe there is a changing of the guard. It’s not always what you look like. It’s what you represent.”
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* John Feinstein says the Wizards need Gary Williams.
* Georgetown basketball expects to weather the storm in the Big East.
* Kai Forbath has made the Redskins look smart.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Someone please get this on video…
I know Im late but I need to learn how to do this Gangnam Style dance lol
— Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul84) November 29, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Denard Span on getting the trade phone call from Mike Rizzo:
“That’s the greatest feeling any ballplayer can have: when you’re wanted. When a team does whatever it has to do to get you, it’s a good feeling. I could hear it in is voice, how excited he was. It gave me some life.”
PICTURE OF THE DAY
RGIII’s Assasin’s Creed inspired kicks, via RGIII
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Wizards at Knicks, 7:30, Comcast SportsNet
WEIRD PHOBIA OF THE DAY
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers recently tweeted, “I like DC. I wanna come back and visit the memorials even though I’m scared of statues.” Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today followed up with Lillard while he was in town this week, and got the scoop.