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Kirk Cousins sends special swag to Michigan State

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Kirk Cousins sends special swag to Michigan State

Kirk Cousins and Michigan State -- both so hot right now. One led the Redskins to an NFC East title while the other is headed to the Cotton Bowl with a National Championship berth on the line.

Oh, and they're decked out in matching swag, too. According to For the Win, Cousins sent his alma mater 'You Like That!' shirts complete with his smiling face.

In case you need reminding, 'You Like That!' has become a motto of sorts for Cousins since he screamed those words at our Tarik El-Bashir back in October. 

Here's a look at the viral moment and the shirts it inspired:

How did the Spartans quarterbacks react? From FTW:

“I wear it all the time, I think it’s awesome,” said backup quarterback Tommy Vento.

“We call ourselves gunslingers, all the quarterbacks, and so as we graduate and move on and stuff like that, we all keep in contact. We’re all really close. It’s a tight-knit room.”

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“The whole ‘You Like That’ thing, it’s funny,” said starting quarterback Connor Cook, who was a freshman when Cousins was a senior. “I haven’t picked my t-shirt up yet, but we all have them.

“He’s a competitor and that’s what I saw at Michigan State my freshman year. He was never satisfied. Always watching lots of film, spending time with his teammates, working on his throwing. He always wanted more.”

The 'You Like That!' craze has reached a fever pitch in recent weeks, prompting Cousins to file to trademark the catchphrase.

But if the Spartans win Thursday, I doubt he'd mind them using it for free. 

MORE REDSKINS: Fans surround Kirk Cousins' car, chant 'You like that!'

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.

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Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

When you don't hear from someone you wanted to hear from, you typically follow up.

But on Sunday during the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers, Jay Gruden actually didn't follow up with Adrian Peterson about a plan the two first discussed leading up to kickoff.

Everyone associated with burgundy and gold should be OK with that, however, after seeing how things played out.

During his weekly, exclusive interview with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, Gruden explained how Peterson's injury situation almost prevented the running back from posting his crucial 17-carry, 97-yard stat line. 

"I talked to him before the game, had a sit-down with him," the head coach said. "I told him I was probably only gonna use him on short-yardage and goal line if that, you know? Because I want him to heal, we have a long season ahead of us." 

Heading into Week 6, Peterson was dealing with shoulder, ankle and knee issues. Plus, he's 33 years old at a position where that number is way more common on a player's jersey than in his bio under "age."

So, Gruden's concern made some sense, especially considering how necessary a productive Peterson has been to the 'Skins' success in 2018. Problem is, the two never connected again, so the coach's pitch count was never executed.

"He says, 'Oh, just let me go early, I'll let you know how I'm doing,'" Gruden recalled. "We let him go early and I never heard from him so I just kept him in there. He played great. He's a pro, he's a stud."

For those of you now wondering if this means you should start ignoring emails from your boss or not text your buddy back and still expect success, let's not get too carried away here. In this instance, a lack of communication worked for the future Hall of Famer, but that doesn't mean it's going to work for you.

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