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Holy Football Results

Holy Football Results

Victory is, indeed "divine!"... Congratulations to Rabbi Sholom Deitsch - our "Holy Football" Champion for 2012/2013! All season, a rabbi, a pastor and a priest predicted the outcome of every Washington Redskins game. In the end, Rabbi Shalom Deitsch took the prize to become our first "Holy Football Champion!"

Special thanks to Rabbi Shalom Deitsch, Father John Enzler and Pastor Ken Sun for taking time to give us their weekly predictions. Check out the final tallies below!

Score: 6

Week 1:21-17 Redskins W
Week 2:24-13 Redskins
Week 3:23-19 Bengals 
Week 4:34-27 Redskins W
Week 5: 43-21 Falcons
Week 6: 27-23 Redskins W
Week 7: 33-17 Giants W
Week 8: 27-21 Redskins
Week 9: 31-21 Redskins  
Week 11: 31-23 Eagles
Week 12: 29-21 Redskins W
Week 13: 27-23 Redskins W
Week 14: 21-17 Redskins
Week 15: 31-27 Browns
Week 16: 23-17 Redskins
Week 17: 21-17 Redskins
WILDCARD: 24-21 Redskins
Score: 4

Week 1: 27-19 Saints
Week 2: 24-17 Redskins
Week 3: 27-24 Redskins
Week 4: 20-14 Bucs
Week 5: 28-16 Falcons W
Week 6: 24-21 Vikings
Week 7: 24-21 Redskins
Week 8: 25-20 Steelers W
Week 9: 32-21 Redskins
Week 11: 21-19 Eagles
Week 12: -- No Guess
Week 13: 27-20 Redskins
Week 14: 23-20 Redskins
Week 15: 24-21 Redskins W
Week 16: 27-17 Redskins W
Week 17: 35-28 Redskins
WILDCARD: 24-21 Redskins
Score: 4

Week 1: 31-27 Saints
Week 2: 35-24 Redskins
Week 3: 34-31 Bengals W
Week 4: 24-21 Bucs
Week 5: 35-31 Falcons
Week 6: 24-21 Vikings
Week 7: 35-28 Redskins
Week 8: 35-31 Redskins
Week 9: 28-21 Redskins
Week 11: 21-17 Redskins W
Week 12: 24-21 Dallas
Week 13: 31-28 Redskins
Week 14: 31-21 Redskins W
Week 15: 21-17 Redskins
Week 16:35-21 Redskins
Week 17: 35-27 Redskins W
WILDCARD: 28-24 Redskins

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NFL owners unanimously approve new national anthem policy

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NFL owners unanimously approve new national anthem policy

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that allows players to remain in the locker room if they prefer but requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance.

This new policy subjects teams, but not players, to fines if any team personnel do not show appropriate respect for the anthem. 

Teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction separately though. 

The NFL Players Association released it's own statement after the news was made official.

 

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In a surprise twist, Barry Trotz takes The Hot Lap ahead of Game 7

In a surprise twist, Barry Trotz takes The Hot Lap ahead of Game 7

TAMPA—Head Coach Barry Trotz skated the hot lap prior to Wednesday’s Game 7 at Amalie Arena, taking over the superstitious tradition from captain Alex Ovechkin.

Why the change?

The Caps lost Game 5 here on Saturday. And when the Caps lose on the road—the only place where the morning-skate-starting hot lap takes place—a new skater is selected.

The weird tradition began in the first round at Nationwide Arena in Columbus when Jay Beagle grew tired of waiting for the ice to freeze over following a fresh Zamboni cut. Beagle's teammates implored him to wait a little longer for the ice to cure, but he grew impatient and took it upon himself to kick off the skate by racing around the rink, a la the fastest skater competition at the All Star Skills competition.

Ovechkin took it over prior to Game 6 in Pittsburgh because the Caps had lost Game 4 at PPG Paints Arena.

Ovechkin proudly carried on the tradition as Washington won three in a row—Game 6 in Pittsburgh and Games 1 and 2 of this series vs. Tampa Bay.

Following the Caps’ 3-2 defeat in Game 5 here, though, it was expected that a change would be made.

And on Wednesday morning the baton changed hands, with the least obvious of all the Caps busting his 55-year-old hump around the rink much to the delight of his players and assistants.

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