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PSPN: Connecting athletes with fans

We were honored to have Hall of Famer and Greenbay Packers great Willie Wood stop by the NBC4 Studios. Willie came with Bob Schmidt founder of the Professional Sports Players Network or PSPN. PSPN launches next weekend at the Collectors Showcase of America at the Dulles Expo Center.

PSPN is a new network that gives athletes and legends a platform to build their brand and connect with fans. It also allows sports heroes to bring issues to light- like the concussion controversy.

Bob Schmidt, who is the founder of the Lombardi Foundation and a co-founder of CSPAN says PSPN will eventually be a television network with talk shows and sports news. For more email

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VIDEO: Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar Party

It’s out!

We know who’ll be the QB come Sunday but you never know the creative way these ladies will heat up the sidelines! Get a preview– coverage from the Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar party. Video by L.I.A.M Productions. Check out more of NFL Cheerleaders Kick Off Edition!

The Cut: Redskins Cheerleaders 2011-2012

Full time students, career women, mothers and members of the armed forces by day and Redskins cheerleaders by passion. Together they light up the sidelines and proudly represent the burgundy and gold next season.More than 400 hopefuls spent the week auditioning and only 58 were left standing in the final round.The official roster was announced at the State Theater in Falls Church. 27 returning veterans and 13 rookies make up the 2011-2012 Redskins Cheerleading team. See the complete list of ladies who made the cut here



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Nicki Minaj paints DC pink

Hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj shut down DC’s The Park at Fourteenth for ‘Pink Sunday‘ – the exclusive after party for the I am Still Music Tour concert, held at the Verizon Center.  Nicki and her crew hit-up the invitation-only party to celebrate with local and international celebrities.


VIP guests included professional athletes like  Washington Capitals Nicklas Bastrom and Mike Green; Wizards Nick Young, Javale Mcgee, and Andray Blatche; and NFL players from the Dolphins, 49ers, Vikings and Cardinals.  Local celebrities like stylist/ TV personality Paul Wharton, K Street Kate’s Kate Michael, and stylist/ photographer duo James Cornwell and Tim Coburn also joined the party. ‘Pink Sunday’ was presented by Dave & Ray Ent. and The Standard Events.   By Rachel DeMita

Photo credit: Jim Folliard, Gearshift.TV Photography

Ringin' in 2011 with the Redskins

It was a packed house at the Ritz as the Washington Redskins welcomed 2011. We catch up with Darrell Green and Gary Clark who share their resolutions and what they believe the Burgundy & Gold has yet to resolve 😉

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Lombardi Gala raises big bucks with Redskins

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala held at the Washington Hilton raised over $700,000 over the weekend! All proceeds raised will benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Washington Redskins greats Charley Taylor, John Riggins, Brig Owens and Bobby Mitchell were in attendance to help honor the founder of Lombardi, John Potter. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi.

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Redskins Baby!

It’s Gameday AGAIN.. and shout out to the NFL for making maternity wear for sports fans! I feel great about this game because we’ve been on a roll this week. Gamecocks Won, Clemson Lost and Georgia Lost. Just need that Redskins win to make it complete! HAIL!

Hogettes Intro New Bobbleheads

Introducing 2 new Hogettes Bobbleheads, Jovette & Stoneyette! There $25 donation each, 100% proceeds go to  Children’s Hospital. Want one? Email

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Fans like McNabb Trade, What about Jason?

WATCH: The McNabb News Conference at Noon LIVE here via WUSA9 at noon

According to my deskmate and DC bulldog reporter Bruce Johnson most fans like the McNabb Trade.”

Related: 2010 Redskinette Auditions, 43 Make Cut

Bruce caught up with John Riggins and Lavar Arrington… as well as some locals  on the heels of hearing the news. I personally think this is a power move and suspect McNabb will probably be her for about two years. Those who criticize the fact he’s 34… 34?!?  people… I say take a look at Favre and Kurt Warner. Mcnabb can roll out of bed and throw a decent game, the man is good, you can’t debate it. As for our friend Jason Campbell.. haven’t heard from him yet but suspect that it’s a sensitive issue. There’s one thing I know about Jason though and it’s he’s a good hearted person that will probablly look at this as an opportunity to grow even more. .

Donovan McNabb introudce in DC Tuesday

Here is the official press release:


21300 Redskin Park Drive u Ashburn, VA  20147 u 703-726-7000


April 5, 2010


WHO:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb

WHAT: Introductory Press Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6: Noon

WHERE: Redskins Park Auditorium

The Washington Redskins will hold a press conference to welcome six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb on Tuesday, April 6, at noon at Redskins Park. Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan will introduce the 11-year veteran. 

The Redskins acquired McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in exchange for their second round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and a draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

McNabb currently has the third-highest winning percentage among active quarterbacks (92-49-1, .651) behind and Tom Brady (97-30-0, .764) and Peyton Manning (131-61-0, .682). 

Since entering the NFL in 1999, McNabb ranks third in completions (2,801), third in passing yards (32,873), fourth in passing touchdowns (216), 14th in quarterback rating (86.5) and third in passes of 25 or more yards (273). McNabb also holds the best interception percentage in NFL history (2.1%) among quarterbacks who have played in 75 or more games. 

Attached is a press release announcing the acquisition of McNabb. 


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