I’m not going to try to explain this one, but the past 48 hours or so have made it clear that a large majority of Redskins fans — or at least, a large majority of vocal Redskins fans — would be thrilled if the team lands DeSean Jackson.
Sharing their enthusiasm is cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who has famously jawed with Jackson for years yet expressed every bit of the sign-Jackson euphoria that ran rampant on the Internet over the weekend.
“He’s a threat whenever the ball is in hands,” Hall said Friday night, via CSN Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir. “It automatically makes the special teams better. … He’s a deep threat. You can’t put eight in the box. Man, if we could pull that off. … I was a little disappointed early on in free agency, but if we could pull that off, hell, that would make my day, make my year.”
Others who would celebrate: bloggers who track page views, and sports-radio hosts who track ratings, and manufacturers of “Offseason Champs” t-shirts.
opening day… opened the lines for Nats. ONE call… talk about DJax at top of show… 3 straight segments of calls. #truth— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) March 31, 2014
As a co-host of a sports talk radio show in Washington, let me lead the parade for the #Redskins to sign DeSean Jackson— thom loverro (@thomloverro) March 30, 2014
TWEET OF THE WEEKEND
The Norwegian ambassador has Natitude.
PHOTO OF THE WEEKEND
So much to look at here. But especially Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, with the high-leg kick. The Terps, by the way, upset top-seeded Tennessee to march into the elite eight.
In case you’ve forgotten one of RGIII’s sponsors in recent weeks.
Very thankful to God for the support he has given me through family, friends, fans & companies I am blessed to endorse #ThankYouAll— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 31, 2014
MUST READ OF THE DAY
This is long, but Adam Kilgore’s profile of Ian Desmond’s new role inside the Nats organization is both well done and filled with a bunch of details I’ve never heard. He also speaks very frankly about why he wouldn’t take a deal for less than what he thinks of as market-value, even if he doesn’t care about the money and wants to remain in Washington:
“If you said, ‘Hey, Ian, we want you to play here for the rest of your career.’ Okay. Yeah, absolutely. Duh. Where do I sign up?” Desmond said. “At the same time, there have been a lot of people that have come through this game that have sacrificed a lot for us, the players that are coming through now. I don’t want to sign a deal — and this isn’t to say they’ve offered me this — but I don’t want to sign a deal that is so bad that a future shortstop gets screwed because I signed a terrible deal. I’m not going to be that guy, that kink in the chain. I’m going to get a fair deal, or I’m just going to wait.”
WEIRD THING OF THE DAY
“Twerk” was an answer in the New York Times crossword puzzle.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats are in New York at 1 on MASN2. The Wizards are in Charlotte at 7 on Comcast SportsNet. All radio and TV listings are here.