Sunday, March 31, 2013
Listen to pros read ‘A Little Skins Football’ and run drills in the Ashburn training facility’s bubble.
Are you a Washington Redskins Kids Club member and 5 to 8 years old? Sign up for one of the limited spaces to participate in “Little Skins Football” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at Redskins Park. The event is free for Kids Club members (which requires a membership fee). Players from the team will read portions of Richard Torrey’s book, A Little Skins Football Story and coach kids during an exclusive football mini-combine at the Redskins Indoor Training Facility along Loudoun County Parkway. The children’s book teaches kids about football drills and equipment, as well as how to be a team player. Commonwealth Orthopaedics will then lead a group warm-up before participants rotate through football drills include agility and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Transportation to Nationals Park from Broadlands location is set for all weekend and holiday games; Reston Town Center in the works.
Planning to head downtown for a Washington Nationals game this season? Let Clyde’s and Ballpark Bus complete the day. Last year, Ballpark Bus launched its service for a selection of Nationals games, depending on advance sign ups. This season the bus will operate out of Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm during every weekend and holiday game for the 2013 season, starting with opening day April 1. "We were really asking a lot of our passengers to sign up before service was guaranteed," founding partner Brian Bowman, of Ashburn, explained in a recent release from the group. "It was painful but necessary at the time. We are very grateful to everyone that took a chance on us last year, and are incredibly proud that we can now offer this service in the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Washington Redskins Quarterback had a bite at Clyde’s Monday.
Hotshot Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had dinner at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands Monday as he nurses his knee back to health. The young pigskin tosser known as RGIII has made an impact on Ashburn, not just with because his team’s headquarters, Redskins Park, is here, but also because of his apparent connection to the community. After the 2011 Heisman trophy winner appeared at a Broad Run High School football game in October that doubled as breast cancer awareness event, seniors at the school made a Twitter-infused pitch to lure him to their graduation ceremony this year. [Editor’s note: Time to check the status of that request.] All eyes are certain to be on RGIII when he takes the field this year after …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Star NFL quarterback attended Spartan football game; Class of 2013 launches Twitter campaign to lure him to graduation.
Friday, February 15
[Broad Run High School provided this article.] Broad Run High School’s Class of 2013 hit the Twittosphere this week in an attempt to lure Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to the school’s graduation ceremony this spring. Twitter users just might come across the message: “Spartans Caught GRIFFINFever! Won’t you B R graduationspeaker?” Hundreds of seniors, along with faculty and staff, have been “Griffining” in the stands of Broad Run’s stadium, the principal’s office, library, school store, gymnasium, cafeteria and on top of the hallway lockers, according to a message from the school. RGIII left a huge impression on the Broad Run community in October when he made a surprise appearance at the Pink’d game sponsored by Broad …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The NFC East Champs celebrate a season highlighted by NFL Rookie of the Year RGIII’s arrival.
Despite the disappointment in the playoffs, few would deny that the Washington Redskins are poised to continue winning next season as AP's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III recovers from knee surgery. The team beat the archrival Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the 2012 season to clinch the NFC East and the first home playoff game since 1999. On Monday, the Redskins released the team’s 2012 Season in Review, which can be downloaded via PDF to right on Patch, or by clicking here. The review includes: The file is in PDF format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free at get.adobe.com/reader. The team's headquarters in located at Redskins Park in Ashburn.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The NFL team updated fans with the statement about the quarterback’s knee surgery Wednesday.
Dr. James R. Andrews, of the Andrew’s Institute Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, issued the following update on injured Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III, commonly called RGIII. "Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a redo of his previous ACL reconstruction,” Andrews said in a press release. “We expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season. The goal of his treatment is to give him the best opportunity for a long professional career." Griffin had entered the Redskins playoff game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks with a previously injured knee and left the game …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Customers enjoy food and drink specials, big screen TV viewing, but not a win as the Redskins fell 24-14 to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL playoffs.
Leesburg restaurants, hoping to draw in football fans on Sunday, spent the afternoon preparing for the Redskins' first home playoff game since 1999. They got the fans – but their team couldn't secure a win, as the Redskins fell at home to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14. The Baltimore Ravens beat the the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 and will head to play the Denver Broncos. And though the Washington Redskins were taking to the field Sunday hoping to finish their day by packing for a trip to Atlanta to play the Falcons next week, now the Seahawks will head to the Georgia Dome instead. Before that, spirits were high in Leesburg. At The Green Turtle, the pregame excitement was building with fans arriving well before kickoff to watch the game on one of …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks are in.
The Washington Redskins fell to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 Sunday in a disappointing loss for a team on the rise. Despite the loss, the team clearly has a solid foundation for the future. After dominating the first quarter and storming to a 14-0 lead, Robert Griffin III hurt and already injured and braced knee. He continued, a move criticized by some, but did not finish the game. Seattle nearly evened the score by halftime at 14-13. Neither team could muster a score in the third quarter, but the Seahawks pushed through with another 11 points in the fourth quarter, while shutting down the Redskins for the win. Earlier in the day, the Baltimore Ravens knocked No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts out of the playoffs at …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Even the carpet has flecks of red and gold in Jimmy Duvall's Redskins man cave in Manassas Park.
For all the Washington Redskins fans out there who think you have the ultimate man cave, chances are you ain’t got nothing on Jimmy Duvall. When he and his wife, Tonya, decided five years ago to build an addition in the backyard of their Manassas Park home, he decided the new room over the garage would be his Redskins man cave. “I built it because we throw a lot of parties and I got tired of cleaning my house,” Duvall said. “It’s funny because I have a lot of friends who are (Dallas) Cowboys fans, but even they come up here and like it.” Redskins helmets, flags, plaques, jerseys, mugs, cups and scoreboards fill the walls and surround the windows. Even the carpet has flecks of maroon and gold. About 80 percent of the memorabilia Duvall owns…
Washington welcomes Seattle, while Baltimore lures the Indianapolis Colts to its nest to wrap up wildcard weekend.
Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-40s are expected around game time Sunday when the Washington Redskins welcome the Seattle Seahawks to FedEx Field for the final wildcard game of the 2012 NFL playoffs. The Redskins’ first home postseason game in 13 years marks the first return to the NFL playoffs since 2007 when the Redskins lost to the Seahawks in Seattle. If all goes well Sunday, home-field advantage will have the same impact it did in 1999 when the Redskins beat the Detroit Lions. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Maybe Robert Griffin III – RG3 – will pull off another run against the Seahawks like this Oct. 14 performance against the Minnesota Vikings? Check out the video of the RGIII touchdown run. Or will Alfred …