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Sack Vick, Feed a Dog: Animal Shelter

To raise awareness of pit bull plight, group will match tackles with food

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania animal shelter has put a price on Michael Vick’s head—sort of. Main Line Animal Rescue ran an ad in the Washington Post promising to donate five bags of dog food to local shelters every time a Redskin sacks Vick during their Oct. 26 game. “We... More »

Redskins Drop Suit Against Granny Who Defaulted on Seats

72-year-old fan let off the hook for $66K judgment

(Newser) - The Washington Redskins have relented and told a court to drop a $66,000 judgment against a grandmother who defaulted on a contract to buy season tickets, the Washington Post reports. Pat Hill, a 72-year-old real-estate agent, couldn't afford to make payments after the housing market crash and is among... More »

Redskins Sue Cash-Strapped Fans, Win Millions

Team has sued 125 fans, made $2 million

(Newser) - Over the last 5 years, the Washington Redskins have won $2 million in judgments after suing 125 season ticket holders who wanted out of their multiyear contracts, the Washington Post reports. Many say they’re loyal fans who simply fell on hard times, but the Redskins insist that lawsuits are... More »

Tiger, Obama to Hit the Links Together—Someday

(Newser) - Tiger Woods won the DC-area AT&T National yesterday, but don't expect him to be done with Washington just yet, the Post reports: He and President Obama plan to play 18 holes together. “We'll get it done sometime down the road,” Woods said yesterday about his discussions with... More »

Six Flags Files for Bankruptcy

(Newser) - Theme park operator Six Flags has declared bankruptcy, Bloomberg reports. The company has not had a profitable year since 1998 and is burdened with $2.4 billion in debt. Six Flags underwent a wide-ranging reorganization starting in 2005 when Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder became chairman. The company, whose 20... More »

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins... More »

NFL's Sammy Baugh Is Dead

(Newser) - Sammy Baugh, who helped revolutionize the NFL's passing attack at a time when teams ran almost every down, died today at age 94. Baugh joined the Washington Redskins in 1937 in the leather-helmet era when passing was reserved for desperate situations. Baugh passed whenever he liked and led the 'Skins... More »

Cowboys Nearly Cough Up 17-Point Lead

Colts stun Texans with late surge; Redskins run over Eagles

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys nearly blew a big lead today, and the Indianapolis Colts overcame one against the winless Houston Texans:
  • The Cincinnati Bengals whittled down the Cowboys' 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, but blew it when receiver Miles Austin couldn't catch an endzone pass, Dallascowboys.com reports. Cowboys 31,
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Pats Top Jets 19-10 Without Brady at Helm

Manning sparks Colts rally; Giants win 12th straight road game

(Newser) - Matt Cassel stepped in to lead the Tom Bradyless New England Patriots today, as Peyton Manning sparked a late Indianapolis Colts rally and Eli Manning showed why the New York Giants are champs:
  • Tom who? In his first start since high school, Matt Cassel led the Patriots to a 19-10
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Cowboys NFL's Richest at $1.6B

Average team worth over $1B

(Newser) - The NFL is the richest pro sports league in the world, with the average value of each franchise topping $1 billion, reports Bloomberg. The combined value of the league jumped 7% from last year and has more than tripled since Forbes began ranking the teams 10 years ago. The jump... More »

Giants Beat Skins in Opener

(Newser) - The New York Giants kicked off their Super Bowl title defense with what else—defense. Playing without Pro Bowl linemen Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora, the defense limited the new-look Washington Redskins to 11 first downs and 209 total yards and gave indications that these Giants are back for another... More »

Champ Giants Still Underdogs

Season opener to test New York, Washington

(Newser) - They’re the Super Bowl champions, but when the New York Giants take the field against the rival Redskins to begin the NFL season tonight, they’ll feel like underdogs. “Nobody really has a lot of respect for us,” says Plaxico Burress. “Even when we won the... More »

Miami Deals Taylor to Redskins

'DWTS' defensive end leaves Dolphins in exchange for 2 draft picks

(Newser) - Dancing With the Stars hunk Jason Taylor is a Dolphin no longer. After spending his career in Miami, the defensive end will head for Washington after the teams agreed on a trade that sends two Redskins draft picks to the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reports. "I love Miami, will... More »

The Draft's Winners and Losers

The Chiefs came out on top, but who botched their picks?

(Newser) - The Chiefs made all 13 of their 2008 draft picks count by tapping defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and picking up sleepers, writes Mel Kiper Jr for ESPN. The Cowboys would have made out equally well but didn't draft a wide receiver, and the Redskins got big guns despite trading out... More »

Redskins Name Zorn Head Coach

Former Seahawks star was recently hired as team's offensive coordinator

(Newser) - Two weeks ago, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder shocked the NFL by hiring Jim Zorn as offensive coordinator before he had hired a head coach. Today, Snyder topped that by making Zorn his head coach, reports the Washington Post. "I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a... More »

Giants Reward Spagnuolo for Staying

Defensive coordinator gets huge contract after spurning Redskins

(Newser) - The Washington Redskins loss is the New York Giants gain. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo took himself out of the running for the Redskins coaching job and instead accepted a three-year contract from the Giants yesterday, reports for New York Times. The contract, which pays $2 million a season, makes Spagnuolo... More »

Monk Leads Hall of Fame Class

Redskins teammate Green will also enter Canton in August

(Newser) - What has been a rough season for the Washington Redskins got a little brighter yesterday when both Darrell Green and Art Monk were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, reports AP. New England linebacker Andre Tippett, San Diego/San Francisco defensive end Fred Dean, Minnesota/Denver tackle Gary Zimmerman and ... More »

Redskins Dump Williams and Saunders

Coordinators replaced while head coach job remains unfilled

(Newser) - Last week it looked like Gregg Williams would be the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Today Williams is looking for a job. Williams, the Redskins defensive coordinator, and Al Saunders, Washington's offensive coordinator, were released by the team today, according the Washington Post. Greg Blache takes over for Williams... More »

NFL Exit Puts Gibbs Back in NASCAR Seat

Ex-Redskins coach will devote more time to his racing team

(Newser) - When Joe Gibbs stepped down as Redskins' head coach yesterday at age 67, it wasn't to head off to the golf course—Gibbs is expected to retake the reins of his NASCAR team, reports USA Today. "I guess it's a good thing I never moved into his office,"... More »

Gibbs Blindsides 'Skins, Resigns

Hall of Famer unexpectedly retires again after team's unlikely playoff run

(Newser) - Joe Gibbs is retiring again, stepping down as both coach and president of the Washington Redskins, the team he’s spent a total of 16 years leading, the Washington Post reports. Gibbs will stay with the team somehow, perhaps as a consultant to owner Dan Snyder. No announcement of a... More »

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