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Joe Gibbs Says Goodbye

joe gibbs onthebuzzer.comWashington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs called it quits on Tuesday.  Gibbs had been with the Redskins for 4 of his 5 year contract but decided to step down early, citing family reasons. I’m saddened to see Gibbs leave.  He was one of the links to the days of old.  Plus, it seemed that the Washington Redskins had turned a new leaf.  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me and I’m still emotional about the death of Sean Taylor and the ‘skins’ Cinderella story.  Then again, maybe Gibbs leaving is a good thing.  Time to rebuild this franchise, again, clean house.  Get some new players, trade away some old ones.  Only time will tell, but thanks for memories old timer.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Redskins’ Clock Strikes Twelve

redskins onthebuzzer.comRedskins quarterback Todd Collins first interception in 10 years came in the 4th quarter with under 6 minutes left to play.  By the time his second pick came, the game was well out of reach. Both were returned for six. It was fun while it lasted for the Redskins, who only a few weeks ago, were reeling over the loss of their teammate Sean Taylor. Then after climbing back into playoff contention, the ‘skins clinched a wild card birth and were forced to travel to Seattle to play a team who this blogger considered, overrated.  Down 13-0 in the 4th quarter, the ‘skins struck fast and twice in less then 2 1/2 minutes,  going up 14-13. Then, after a botched kick return, the ‘skins had a chance to put the game away but could not hit pay dirt. A missed field goal later, and boom, they’re down 21-14.  Collins’ first pick would ice the game for the ‘hawks.  Now, the Seahawks will go to Lambeau to face Brett Farve, his arm, his running game, his passing game and his defense.  Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren’s return to cheese country will be the focal point of the media.  As for the ‘skins, keep your heads up.  After all that you’ve been through…definitely a successful season.  P.S. fire your kicker.

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Washington Redskins: Angel Looking Down on Them

hog.jpgIf you don’t think Sean Taylor is watching his team, think again.  The Washington Redskins are going to the playoffs folks.  Sure they beat up on the Dallas Cowboys 2nd team.  But who cares??? After dealing with the death of Sean Taylor and losing to the Bills at home in week 13, the ‘skins have won 4 in a row and are heading to the post-season.  I’m not saying they’re winning it all, but in the NFC, anyone’s got a chance.  Let’s not forget they still have 1,000 yard rusher Clinton Portis, QB Todd Collins who hasn’t thrown an interception in 10 years, WR Santana Moss and a decent defense.  Watch out for those hogs or hoggettes or whatever…

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sad Day in Sports, Sadder Day for Redskins

sean taylorsean taylorThe Washington Redskins took the field against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, at home.  Instead of playing for their fallen teammate Sean Taylor, the Redskins just couldn’t put it together.  They fell as a result of a last second field goal by Ryan Lindell. It’s a sad day when anyone gets shot, or any young person for that matter.  When you have an athlete with so much potential, a future as bright as Taylors’, it doesn’t help matters either. I’m not sad that the Redskins lost, though it would’ve been a nice ending to a story that most didn’t believe would conclude like this.  Life has full of unexpected turns, don’t take anything for granted and live it the way you want to, live it for yourself and nobody else.

December 3, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sean Taylor: Rest In Peace

onthebuzzer.com sean tayloronthebuzzer.com sean taylorOn Tuesday morning, Washington Redskins Safety Sean Taylor died after being shot by an intruder in his house, the day before. This guy was an athlete, a husband and a father.  The saddest part, he was just a kid, at the young age of 24.  So many times we see the same things, athletes surrounding themselves with troubled persons, “homies” from their younger days, not wanting to “sell out” and leave them behind.  That didn’t seem to be the case with Taylor, who though he had his own share of troubles, seemed to have turned the page in life after the birth of his child and his only pro-bowl appearance. I’m not gonna judge this guy, or give my opinion as to should’ves, could’ves and would’ves, all I can say is that we should all learn a lesson from this, in that nothing is guaranteed these days, not even life itself.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment