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Redskins in the black hole

I didn’t go to Oakland for the Redskins game, because I don’t like to be away from a computer screen for more than 10 or 15 seconds at a time. Luckily, the wonderful traveling D.C. press corps made me feel like I was actually there by posting compelling and atmospheric photos featuring black hole freaks. And I mean that word as a compliment.

Thus, in case your attention was focused on the television screen, please enjoy this collection of images.

Above, it’s 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen. He has just finished asking Mr. Vader for his opinions on the best MLB prospects coming out of Oakland’s short-season A ball affiliate in Vermont.

Not willing to cede such coverage to its local rival, ESPN 980 got in on the act. Here, for example, is Chris Russell, posing with the natives. After this photo, Russell explained to these fans how the Redskins could yield 50,000 yards in a single game and it would still not be Jim Haslett’s fault.


Russell’s colleague Chris Cooley took a brief break from his 17-minute internal monologue about route tree diagrams to pose for this photo.


And ESPN 980’s Doc Walker stopped by as well, where he asked whether any black hole residents were possibly dressed as wildebeasts or Gila monsters.


Then there was GM Bruce Allen, himself a former Oakland executive. Here he is, explaining to the Raiders fans just how many Redskins alumni members he has talked to in the past 24 hours.


Redskins fans also posted their own photos. But I shouldn’t make fun of them. Frankly, I shouldn’t make fun of media members, either, but luckily I will never have to face any of them in person owing to how I never leave my computer.

(One of these is via @recordsANDradio.)


Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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Dan Steinberg · September 30, 2013