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ESPN plays the race card with robert griffin III

(photo by Brian Murphy) Since the day he arrived in our nation’s capital, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has quickly become one of the biggest names in professional sports. As with the case with every public figure in today’s society, his every move — both on and off the field — is heavily dissected and discussed ad nauseam. He hasn’t even played a full NFL season and RGIII has already had a huge impact on the National Football League. […]

darrel young: we’re all brothers working together

(photo by Brian Murphy) [Editor’s note: This season, the Washington Redskins have asked my brother, Joel Murphy, and I to occasionally write feature stories for the team’s official website, Redskins.com. This article, which was written by Joel, is our latest contribution, so please check it out.] Like most Americans, the holidays are a special time for Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young. Growing up with his parents and his older brother David, Young remembers staying up until 11 p.m. on Christmas […]

i’m living the dream: football card edition

(courtesy photo) Over the weekend, the wife and I sat down to watch the ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary “You Don’t Know Bo.” For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a detailed look into the mesmerizing two-sports career of Bo Jackson. During one of the early commercial breaks, I explained to my wife that Jackson is the reason, to this day, I stay away from the stock market. Confused — as any reasonable human being would be — she struggled […]

young players are making a difference for redskins

(photo by Brian Murphy) A little over one month ago, the Washington Redskins were done. A disappointing loss at home to a 1-6 Carolina Panthers team all but assured another forgettable season for the burgundy and gold. After dropping a game to a last-place team riding a five-game losing streak, head coach Mike Shanahan sure sounded as if he was admitting the competitive portion of the 2012 season was in the books. “You lose a game like that, now you’re […]

redskins-ravens playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “The Memory Remains” by Metallica The Washington Redskins defeated the Baltimore Ravens in a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Their 31-28 overtime win came courtesy of the backup quarterback, who was thrust into action with the game on the line in the fourth quarter after the face of the franchise — quarterback Robert Griffin III — was knocked out of the game with a knee injury. Even after the offense scored an improbable 11-yard touchdown with 29 seconds […]

photos from the sidelines: week 14

(photo by Brian Murphy) At some point, we’re all going to have to stop and admit that there just might be something special about the 2012 Washington Redskins. Of course, that didn’t appear to be the case as this team limped into the bye week with a 3-6 record thanks in large part to a three-game losing streak. Now though, the Redskins appear fully capable of beating anyone and everyone — even when they’re not playing their best football. The […]

joshua morgan channels tragedy into giving back

(photo by Brian Murphy) [Editor’s note: This season, the Washington Redskins have asked me to occasionally write feature stories for the team’s official website, Redskins.com. This article is my latest contribution, so please check it out.] The mind of a child is a beautiful thing. An oversized cardboard box or a couple cushions from a sofa provide ample opportunity for a week’s worth of entertainment. In most cases, if someone asks you what you want to be when you grow up and […]