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Robert Griffin III Ties Redskins QB Record

Midway through the 2nd quarter against the Buccaneers, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III took off up the middle for a rushing TD, his 4th of the season. This ties him with Joe Theismann and Eddie LeBaron for most rushing TD's by a QB in a season.
Griffin had an opportunity in the first quarter, but fumbled the football at the 1 yard line, and the ball rolled into the endzone and the fumble was recovered by returning WR Pierre Garcon.

QB Power Rankings – Week 3

Rankings are based on previous week’s ranking in addition to how the player has played to this point throughout the season. This isn’t a ranking based solely on this week alone.


1. Matt Ryan (1) [ ]             He’s still dominating. He finally threw his first interception, but even with Michael Turner not being a huge part of the game, Ryan still managed to lead the Falcons to a decisive win.
2. Eli Manning (5) [ ]             Eli decimated the Panthers’ defense. Ever since the Buccaneers stumbled and Eli shredded their defense in the 4th quarter, he has been lighting it up.
3. Christian Ponder (19) [ ]             Largest jump of the week, and rightfully so. Ponder isn’t doing anything super-amazing to blow anyone away, but he is playing smart, controlled football. Beating the “best defense” in football through the air and on the ground helps his case as well.
4. Ben Roethlisberger (3) [ ↓]             Ben’s dropping slightly, but only because Ponder and Eli have played incredible eno…

Redskins vs. Bengals: Keys to Victory

The Redskins face the Bengals in Washington's home-opener. The 3 keys to success are:

Keep the Crowd into it! The fans need something to cheer about, so give them something to cheer about. This is a new season. A new atmosphere. First home game of RGIII. Be quiet when he's commanding the team, and when the defense is on the field, don't let London Fletcher hear himself think. If 87,000 fans can rock FedEx Field, the defense will play with energy. Stop the run, make a play, offense scores on a deep pass.. anything to energize this crowd even more than it should be.
Keep RGIII comfortable. Block for him, call plays that suit his first home appearance, make the crowd comfortable with him and the entire team. If you can keep him comfortable, you'll keep him confident.
Special teams NEEDS to improve. If Brandon Banks can get a long return with a holding or clipping call, the crowd will go nuts. If the team blocks well and doesn't give up returns or allow blocked punts …

Dinner with Barack — Barack Obama

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QB Power Rankings – Week 2

I know this is a little late, so I’ll try not to let the week 3 game between the Giants and the Panthers influence my rankings.

1. Matt Ryan             He has played tremendous football so far this season, spreading the ball around, playing fast, and making smart decisions. His 5 TD’s:0 INT’s ratio speaks volumes towards his placement on this list after defeating the Chiefs with ease and outplaying Peyton Manning’s Broncos.
2. Philip Rivers             It hurts me to say this, but this guy has been performing. There’s no run game in San Diego, there’s no star receivers (if you don’t count Gates) and Rivers is still playing some of his best football of his career so far.
3. Ben Roethlisberger             Yes, he suffered defeat at the hands of Peyton Manning and got punished by the Broncos’ defense, but he responded with an excellent performance against the Jets (even if they were without Revis).
4. Robert Griffin III             Bias aside, Griffin III is for real. His lone INT was a rare po…

Redskins Lose Orakpo, Carriker for Season

Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker out for season with injury - NFL.com: "A season of promise for the Washington Redskins has taken a cruel turn with injuries to Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker on defense.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday that Orakpo, his star outside linebacker, tore his left pectoral in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams." ...

Redskins vs. Rams: Keys To Victory

I've got three keys to victory this week, but I'll expand upon my keys with a few players who need to play particular roles well.
1. Stop the run. This Rams team isn't intimidating, because last year's team lost a run game. This year's team hasn't run effectively one week into the season, but they're a running team with a coach and gameplan which rely on running the rock. If you get beat on the ground, Sam Bradford will beat you through the air. Shut them down, make Bradford try to beat you, and force turnovers.
2. Run the football. I said on Twitter last week that if the Redskins' passing game could be even 3/4 as efficient as they were against the Saints, that they'd not have to worry so significantly about literal handoff rushes. It was very Peyton Manning-esque. Short routes with close to guaranteed completions to keep the clock moving and take chunks of yards up the field. Morris can run, and teams can run vs. St. Louis. Passing won't be a…

Sean's Schooling

S econdary Education – English: my major. I made a promise to someone some months ago that I would get back to school. It was a promise I’d made to several people over the years since high school and put off again and again for various “reasons”. It wasn’t until I made this last promise that I realized truthfully that I didn’t have reasons for putting it off, but excuses. My opinion of school and education in the United States is well-documented. I’m vocal in my dislike of the entire system—school in the United States does nothing to evolve the mind and mental capacity of our youth. But there are avenues offered by college that aren’t offered to the ordinary citizen, and these avenues provide a rich experience for the studious. Being back in school is both painful and a joy. The costs of education and the financial anchoring of the student should be a crime. It is extortion; it is robbery; it is bribery; it is homicide. Financial Aid offers benefits, a little ease, but you’re still respo…

Elaborating On Sean's Congratulations

Thank you Sean. That is correct. Today, after that long summer I was whining about earlier, I finally became a graduate. I'm graduating with a first class honours degree in Biomedical Science (for you Americans a first class is the equivalent of a 4.0 GPA). Needless to say I'm over the moon! 7 weeks until graduation day! I can't wait!!

Song Of The Day (13/09/12)

This should really be more of a songs of the day or artist of the day post, yes that would be more appropriate.

I just wanted to share Rita Ora with you all. I think she's brilliant - never fails to get me up and dancing! Some of her songs are great to workout too as well.

Firstly, I give you How We Do (Party)




Followed by, R.I.P



And finally, she features on this song with DJ Fresh - Hot Right Now



I hope you like her as much as I do!

Reflecting on Summer 2012

So summer has come to a close and in spite of a few things I’ve actually had a good time. I need to apologise for not blogging, but I’ve had tendonitis in my hands and arms, caused by typing – so I really need to stop typing, or get myself a new strange looking keyboard. Tendonitis meant that I couldn’t take my final year exams in May, so my summer was slightly ruined by that – the state of limbo wasn’t fun. I couldn’t go travelling like I intended but I did spend a lot of the time studying which I hope pays off. I had to do my exams at the end of August and my results are out in 2 days. I’m extremely nervous and still in limbo which put a bit of a downer on my birthday yesterday. 

But back to my summer… Living in London the summer of sport has been amazing. I’m so proud of my city and country for putting on two spectacular shows. The Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games were breath-taking. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to visit the Olympic Park – amazing experience, great at…