On Sunday Dan pointed out that Robert Griffin III had taken a black marker and written the word “heart” on his pregame warmup gear. The rookie quarterback has a history of adding inspirational sayings to his clothing, so it wasn’t a huge deal.
Until we realized that he was using the “H” in the word to cover up a Nike swoosh.
The NFL is in its first year of an apparel deal with Nike, and as we all know, RGIII is an adidas guy. Not so subtle, Griffin.
A league source told ESPN yesterday that the clever modification did not sit well with the league.
“It won’t happen again,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
I asked RGIII about it at yesterday’s press conference and he played coy.
“I have not heard from the league yet,” he said with a smile. “That’s all I’ll say about that.”
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* John Lannan replaces Strasburg. Nats win.
* Boz says the Orioles are not just a fluke. Hey look. Orioles.
* Notre Dame is joining the ACC for all sports except football and hockey.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Well, this is just adorable.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Ian Desmond,on the Mets facing John Lannan:
“Tonight, these guys were over there licking their chops. They finally get to face a starter that’s not throwing 95 or 96. He comes and shuts them down.”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Rays at Orioles, 12:30 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
Dustin Pedroia finding out mid-game that his wife is in labor.