Thursday, January 10, 2013
Are the Ravens your team now?
The hearts of D.C. are broken and RGIII's knee might be too. But the playoff rolls on even if the Redskins don't. So we want to know what team you'll be rooting for to win the Super Bowl, or if you even care at all. (I mean, hockey's back just in time.) Will you be sporting purple to support the Maryland's other team, the Ravens? Who's your team now? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Rushern L. Baker III and King County Executive Dow Constantine have agreed to wear the opposing team's jersey in public if their team is not victorious Sunday.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is confident in his Washington Redskins. So confident that—after winning his bet against Howard County Executive Ken Ulman—he's taking his football wagering across the country to King County, WA. “This is a very exciting time for Prince George’s County and hosting an NFL playoff game for the first time since 1999 means a great deal to this region and the team’s legion of fans,” Baker said. Baker's "coffee bet" is against King County Executive Dow Constantine on Sunday's NFC wildcard playoff game between the Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. What's at stake? The loser will wear the other team's jersey during a public event, and the winner will receive a case of coffee from the other city. The …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman presents a wager to Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker -- if the Redskins against the Ravens win Howard County will be lit up burgundy and gold.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is fed up and he wants Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker to know. “I’m sick of hearing about the Redskins’ new quarterback,” Ulman said in a statement. “RG III will be TWO little and TWO late to handle the stifling Ravens defense," he said, referring to Redskins' quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III. Ulman and Rushern are supposed to attend this weekend's "Beltway Battle" between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens at the Redskins' stadium. Ulman issued a challenge to Baker in advance of the game: if the Redskins win, he'll light up the Howard County government buildings in the Redskins' colors, burgundy and gold—and he'll wear an RG3 jersey to work. But if the Ravens win? Then …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Redskins stunned the Saints in New Orleans, 40-32; the Ravens rolled over the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Monday Night Football.
Could week 1 have possibly gone any better for the two NFL teams separated by merely an hour on I-95? The Washington Redskins were road underdogs featuring a rookie, albeit highly-touted rookie, quarterback playing in a hostile environment against a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback. The Baltimore Ravens faced adversity of their own, missing the NFL's 2011 Defensive MVP, Terrell Suggs, and coping with the recent death of former owner Art Modell. Both teams passed week 1 tests with flying colors. The Redskins, led by No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III, stunned the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, at the Louisiana Superdome. The Ravens rolled over the Cincinnatti Bengals on Monday Night Football, 44-13. We want to know your impressions on the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for Off. Adrian Morris, but on Saturday, FedEx Field will honor the fallen officer in their own way.
Prince George's County Police announced that Off. Adrian Morris, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 20, will be honored with a moment of silence at FedEx Field Saturday. At 4 p.m. before the Redskins game, FexEx field will remember Morris, who died Monday when the vehicle he was driving veered off the roadway and crash into a ditch. Morris and his partner Off. Michael Risher were pursuing two suspects who were allegedly involved in a theft in Laurel. Risher was injured as well, but was later released from the hospital. Morris, 23, grew up in Laurel and was a 2 and 1/2 year veteran of the force. His funeral is set for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Woodstream Church, 9800 Lottsford Road in Mitchellville, at 10 a.m. Internment will immediately …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
About 10 miles from the Redskins stadium, there are plenty of Washington fans in the area. But will they support the Ravens this weekend?
The Ravens might be Maryland's team, but with FedEx Field about 10 miles away, this area is more likely a part of Redskins Nation. At least, that's the way Marcus Afzali sees it. “When the Redskins are doing well, which isn’t often, the number of Redskins jerseys to Ravens jerseys isn’t even comparable," the College Park councilman said. In addition to being a part of the Washington suburbs, the area does have serious ties to the Redskins, like former Eleanor Roosevelt High School player Travon Bellamy, who now plays for Washington. Then there's Josh Wilson and Kevin Barnes, former Terps who moved on to play for the Skins. But the Redskins haven't competed in a playoff game since losing in the wildcard round against Seattle in the 2007 …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
About the HES PTA, Outback and a shut out against Buffalo.
Happy All Saints Day, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. In case you need to get a babysitter, there’s a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss early recommendations for infrastructure improvements to University Hills neighborhoods at St. Mark’s Church on Adelphi Road. 2. Have you read this article? 3. The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA is having a short meeting/ presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. 4. What’s new on deck for Outback Steakhouse? Solve the puzzle and find out! 5. First shut out of Mike Shannahan’s career—against Buffalo! Suh-weet! (Yes, you needed to know this!)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Former football standout Larrone Moore is in training camp with the Colts, who host Washington on Friday, while Anthony Young is a key player at Frostburg State.
Bryan Pierre, in nine years as the head football coach at Northwestern High in Hyattsville, has led the Wildcats to a playoff appearance in 2003 and several seasons around the .500 mark. Pierre, a former teacher at Hyattsville Middle School, has helped send some of his standouts on to the college level - and beyond. He has had much success with wide receivers who have excelled after leaving the Wildcats. One being Larrone Moore, who finished his college career last season at Delaware State as a wide receiver and as of Wednesday was in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. The Colts will host the Washington Redskins on Friday night in a pre-season game. "I wish the game was at home," Moore told Patch in a telelphone …
Friday, October 15, 2010
With the beautiful weekend weather on tap, Patch offers suggestions for outdoor activities.
This time of year, everyone wants to be outside taking in the fresh, cool air and beautiful foliage. Here are some quick-hits for things to do this weekend: The Patuxent Nursery Fall Festival -- Pony rides, giant straw maze, live music, train rides, rock-climbing wall, pumpkin painting, free cider and cookies and games. BBQ also available on site. The nursery is located at 2410 Crain Highway in Bowie. Pick your own apples at Becraft's Farm, 14722 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring. On Saturday, there's a great opportunity to join the park rangers for a morning of canoeing at Lake Artemesia in College Park. All the required equipment will be provided. You can also enjoy fishing out there. This opportunity is only for people above the age …