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(photo by Brian Murphy)

Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, it’s time for another round of “caption this.”

The game is fairly simple, as you hopefully know by now. We supply the photo and you bring the witty reader-submitted captions. You might not win any cool prizes, but you’ll be formally recognized for being better than your peers and will get some love here on the blog.

Here’s our humble offering for this photo to help get folks started:

“Always the innovator, Redskins coach Jim Zorn experiments with popup targets to help improve quarterback Jason Campbell’s downfield accuracy.”

Think you can do better? Leave a comment below with your best caption.

[Editor's note: The winner is Paige with a caption of, You know it's bad when the players start doing the wave out of boredom.”]

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I'm a D.C. sports blogger, professional photographer and an eternal pessimist. All I want in life is for Al Iafrate to finally call and admit he's my father.


  1. October 21, 2009

    Running back Rock Cartwright incorporates a new strategy for the Skins: synchronized swimming moves on the line. Razzle-dazzle, boys.

  2. October 21, 2009

    I’m a little tea pot…..

  3. October 21, 2009

    When asked what other sports franchise had equally horrible ownership as the Redskins, he began to spell it out “Wild Bill” Hagy style.

  4. October 21, 2009

    He is just show us how many TDs the Skins offense can score

  5. October 21, 2009

    “We’re gonna play at the Y-M-C-A. We’re gonna play at the Y-M-C-A. There is not any doubt, there’s no reason to shout…. Y-M-C-A.”

  6. October 21, 2009


    Sherm Lewis’ new playcalling is a hit when Cartwright wins BINGO night.

  7. October 21, 2009

    [In voice of Dick Button] “…and Cartwright completes the most divine double axel we’ve seen so far at these Olympic games…simply faaaaabulous!”

  8. October 21, 2009

    Instead of the Wild Cat to throw in a little flair, the Redskins incorporate, “The Lord of the Dance” formation.

  9. October 21, 2009

    Y M C A

  10. October 21, 2009

    Desperate to earn the nickname Twinkle Toes from HomerMcFanboy, Rock Cartwright has taken to using his ballet moves during games.

  11. October 21, 2009

    1) I seem to be getting more out of my ballet lessons…


    2) Let’s see who can hit the target first, Campbell or Collins!

  12. October 21, 2009

    We like to try and score this many touchdowns in the redzone!!

  13. October 21, 2009

    You know it’s bad when the players start doing the wave out of boredom.

  14. October 21, 2009

    HAAAANG ON SLOOPY, HANG ON, “O H I ….”, wait wrong stadium.

  15. October 22, 2009

    “i’ve had it up to here with you snyder!”

  16. October 23, 2009

    The Redskins unveil their new series of officially-licensed Christmas ornaments. The Rock Cartwright figurine hangs from the third strings of lights, Dan Snyder sits on top of the tree in his private helicopter and the Mike Sellers ornament wanders the wrong way and ends up hanging from a Menorah.

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