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Redskins locker room goes nuts after Popeyes delivery


Redskins locker room goes nuts after Popeyes delivery

Here's a word of advice: Find something that makes you as happy as Popeyes chicken makes the Washington Redskins, because, according to fourth year safety Trenton Robinson's Instagram, Popeyes chicken makes the Redskins very happy.

Just a day ahead of a very important preseason game against the Ravens (well, as important as a preseason game can be, at least), the Burgundy and Gold elected to have the people at Popeyes deliver some of their delicious chicken, buttery biscuits and cajun fries to the team's locker room. And according to a video posted on social media by Robinson, that move was an extremely popular one.

When that Popeyes chicken get delivered to the locker room everybody gets excited #HTTR family

A video posted by trenton30 (@trenton30) on Aug 28, 2015 at 9:10am PDT

In Robinson's video, we see numerous players and coaches get fried up -- sorry, fired up -- for the fried chicken. 

First, there's offensive coordinator Sean McVay successfully executing the play call known as, "Popeyes bag, right hand dive," with running back Alfred Morris cheerfully swaying back and forth behind him, eating his part of the meal. 

Then, the camera pans left to cornerback David Amerson, who's shimmying with excitement over the food's arrival.

Finally, there's Trent Williams riding a PhunkeeDuck (becoming another D.C. athlete to do so this summer) and singing passionately (there's no sound, unfortunately, so we don't know what he's singing) as he, too, chows down on some of Louisiana's finest cuisine. 

The team's reaction to the delivery is reminiscent of Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation when he sees a piece of steak or a dog when they see a tennis ball -- just pure, unbridled joy. And for a bunch of guys who've had a rough past week or so, it's nice to see them enjoying their time in the locker room.

Now, anyone have any idea how much the final bill would come out to be for a team that currently has 90 players on the roster, plus coaches? Seriously, the Popeyes that took the Redskins' order may just be able to shut down for the next six months with the profits they made on Friday, considering how many big men needed to be fed.


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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

NBC Sports Washington lost an important piece of its family this week when longtime Redskins reporter Rich Tandler died on Tuesday. He was 63.

Tandler joined NBC Sports Washington in 2011. He began his writing career in his 40s after working in restaurants and created his blog, Real Redskins, in 2004, which became the longest-running blog on the team. He also wrote three books on the Redskins and posted an estimated 2,300 consecutive “Need To Know” posts, becoming a must-read for Redskins fans as part of their morning routine.

“We’re devastated to learn of the loss of one of our most loved and valued media members, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington,” Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “His dedication to covering the Redskins over the past 14 years has made him an irreplaceable presence among our media corps, and he will be in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family, our family at NBC Sports Washington, and the entire Redskins community. He will be truly missed.”

The team will hold a moment of silence for Tandler before its game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and will keep his regular seat on press row empty. On Wednesday, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith offered his “thoughts and prayers to his family.”

“Rich’s kind and warm nature made him a good friend and an especially close colleague to many of us at NBC Sports Washington,” NBC Sports Washington General Manager Damon Phillips said in a statement. “His passion for his work and the Redskins was inspiring and made him a critical part of many of our successes over the past seven years. This is a very big loss for the sports community. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.”

Fans, Redskins players, fellow reporters, and friends of Tandler paid tribute to him on social media.

“Incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of NBCSW’s Rich Tandler. He was a great talent and an important voice in the DC sports community. Our thoughts are with his wife @MissSkeetersmom, his family and his family at @NBCSWashington,” Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis wrote on Twitter.


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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?


Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance?