Apparently this Sunday’s matchup between Drew Brees and Robert Griffin III won’t be the first time to two go head to head. During a post-practice presser in New Orleans yesterday, Brees revealed that he has played against RGIII before.
“Funny enough, myself, Jimmy Graham and Tim Tebow played him and a couple of other guys in the Madden Bowl at Super Bowl last year in Indianapolis,” Brees said. “We actually beat him on a last-second touchdown to Lance Moore. We were the Saints. I can’t remember who they were, but that was fun. It was the first time I met him. I congratulated him on the Heisman. Obviously that was before the draft. We didn’t know he’d be picked up by the Redskins and we’d be opening up against him.”
Let’s hope life doesn’t imitate art.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* The Nats hit six home runs again last night, becoming the third team since 1920 to hit that many in consecutive games.
* After all of the buildup, it’s almost RGIII time.
* Jason Reid says Alfred Morris may have been a steal for Shanahan.
* Andy Roddick is now officially retired.
* At Options Charter, football offers an alternative for troubled youth.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
A fun RGIII Twitter story...
@dietrichcoolass Ha Ha they really did explain it that way— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 6, 2012
@dietrichcoolass Yea the ref blew the whistle, looked around and didn’t know what to call— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 6, 2012
TWEET OF THE NIGHT II
Getting re-tweeted by the Count has to be a career highlight for F.P. Santangelo...
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Cubs manager Dale Sveum on how the Nats are playing:
“It’s just men playing against boys right now.”
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT II
Drew Brees on RGIII:
“You figure it’s only a matter of time before he takes this league by storm. I just hope it doesn’t happen on Sunday.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
All 12 of the Nats’ home runs in the past two games here.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Cubs at Nationals, 7 p.m. on MASN2. Yankees at Orioles, 7 p.m. MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.
PLAYER QUESTION OF THE DAY
Note: This appeared on our Facebook page yesterday. Now go like our page and don’t forget to keep tweeting/emailing/messaging questions.
This one is from reader @swiftplatt, who wanted to know why Bryce Harper alternates between high socks and long pants. From Harper: “Day games it’s high socks, night games it’s low. So anything before 7:05 is high. It’s pretty much like my ‘suns out, guns out’ thing. I’ve always done it that way.” Suns out, calves out. Now you know.
REFEREES ARE FUN
Here’s a high school ref taking a poorly-executed pass to the noggin. (via Prep Rally)