Friday, January 4, 2013
The Washington Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in one of four NFL wildcard games.
The Washington Redskins have spent since 2007 traveling the road back to the NFL playoffs -- but it's been a heck of a ride. Next stop: Sunday's wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. All this hailing to the Redskins should seem familiar. In 2007, the Redskins also made the 2007 NFL playoffs as a wildcard team. And, just like this year, that 2007 playoff game was against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's hope the similarities end there, because the Seahawks won the last time around. That game, though was in Seattle. Sunday, the Redskins are at home for the first time in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Can Robert Griffin III -- RG3 -- pull off another run against the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Metro will stay open an hour later Dec. 3.
If you are relying on Metro for part of your trip home from the Redskins game Monday night, you are in luck. Metro will remain open an extra hour to accommodate fans leaving the Redskins game Monday against the New York Giants at FedEx field. According to a Metro news release, the last Blue Line train in the direction of Franconia-Springfield will leave the Morgan Boulevard station at 12:25 a.m., and the last Blue Line train to Largo Town Center will depart at 1:33 a.m. Metro customers will be able to transfer to other lines at the following stations: Though Metro entrances will close at the normal time, riders will still be able to exit from the stations.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Washington Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker and rookie running back Alfred Morris stopped by the school to present the grant and encourage kids to exercise.
Two Washington Redskins players stopped by Godwin Middle School today to present school officials with a $10,000 NFL Play 60 grant to fund intramural athletic programs at the school. While at the school, defensive lineman Chris Baker and rookie running back Alfred Morris took some time to talk to the assembled students about the importance of exercise and proper diets, and challenge them to exercise 60 minutes a day as part of the NFL Play 60 program. "Child obesity is really big in the United States nowadays," Baker said. "In order for you guys to be great athletes, you have to eat well. You have to exercise every day. To become an NFL athlete or a professional athlete, you have to be at the top of your game at all times. You have to …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Governor and Mrs. McDonnell will be at Fred Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge
Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell will pay a visit to Prince William County to attend a debut of the Redskins Youth Fitness Zone at Fred Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge. The Fitness Zone is part of a commitment by healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline and the Redskins' to "Play 60," a program to help in the battle of childhood obesity by encouraging children to participate in physical activity for sixty minutes a day. According to a press release from the governor's office, Gov. and Mrs. McDonnell will be joined at the debut by Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen, Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and Tanya Sander, wife of team owner Daniel Snyder.