BY ERIC GARLAND: CSNMidatlantic.com
It’s no secret that things have gotten heated among presidential candidates as each fight for their party’s nomination - especially on the Republican side.
Whether it be GOP debates or Republican candidates on the campaign trail, classic one-liners, jokes, attacks and insults have been hurled at will.
During a radio appearance Monday, former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley threw some jabs of his own at former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who the team recently released.
Cooley's comments stirred up quite a reaction from both current and former Redskins players, and suddenly, a skirmish ensued that resembled those between the GOP candidates.
So that got us thinking, would you be able to tell the difference of who said what?
Below are selected lines that either GOP candidates said to each other, or lines that both current and former Redskins said in the midst of the Cooley-RG3 controversy. Out of the 10 quotes, half are from the candidates, and the other half are from the current and former Redskins.
Some words have been redacted because they are either a curse word, or something that would give the answer away.
So it’s quiz time! Can you tell who said what? No cheating, but if you’re stumped, the answers are at the bottom of the post.
1. “Yelling and cursing at people doesn’t make you a tough guy.”
2. ”Have no words for this… I can’t hold my words. Somebody get me on a radio station or a TV.”
3. "This guy's a choke artist, and this guy's a liar."
4. “I saw a little bit of what buddy said about [name redacted] yesterday, that’s why I said he’s lame as [expletive].”
5. “I’m relaxed, you’re a basket case. Don’t get nervous.”
6. “When I see him, I’ma smack the [expletive] out of him.”
7. “I watched him meltdown and let me tell you, it was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. “
8. “Everyone thought he was the odds-on favorite… he’s a low-energy individual.”
9. “Get this BUM [name redacted] off the radio and TV please…”
10. “The press conference was unprecedented, and it showed a little b—- in him."
1. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): To Donald Trump, during Thursday’s GOP debate in Michigan.
2. Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois: In a tweet, responding to Chris Cooley’s RG3 comments.
3. Donald Trump: Attacking both Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during a GOP Debate on February 25.
4. Redskins tight end Niles Paul: In a tweet, responding to Chris Cooley’s RG3 comments.
5. Donald Trump: To Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a GOP debate on February 25.
6. Former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo: In a tweet, responding to Chris Cooley’s RG3 comments. Orakpo is now with the Tennessee Titans.
7. Donald Trump: Attacking Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during a GOP debate on February 25. Trump was referring to Rubio’s spat with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) from a prior debate.
8. Donald Trump: On former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) not having enough energy. Trump’s comments came during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in December of 2015.
9. Former Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo - In a tweet, responding to Chris Cooley’s RG3 comments. (Terrance Knighton, who played for the Redskins in 2015, responded to the tweet with popcorn emojis.)
10. Chris Cooley - Commenting on when RG3 took the podium to express discontent with not starting in a game that the team won.