From Kent Barnes. Follow him on Twitter @KentBarnes, email him at kent[AT]borderstan.com.
Hail to the Redskins!
The last time the Washington Redskins had a home playoff game we were only eight days removed from averting the Y2K disaster. Thirteen years and another failed apocalypse later, playoff football returns to the District Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm.
After going through 13 different starting quarterbacks in the last 12 seasons, the Redskins traded several valuable draft picks for the right to select dynamic quarterback Robert Griffin III, otherwise known as â€śRG3.â€ť RG3 immediately became a favorite of District area fans thanks to his infectious personality and highlight reel play on the field.
Braves on the Warpath!
Despite RG3â€™s immense potential, the Redskins stumbled to a 3-6 start and appeared destined to miss the playoffs yet again. But Griffin and fellow rookie sensation Alfred Morris led the team on a seven game win streak to end the season.Â That streak culminated in Sunday nightâ€™s thrilling 28-18 victory over the hated rival Dallas Cowboys, which gave the Redskins their first division title since 1999.
Fight for old DC!
FedEx Field is sure to be rocking Sunday night as the Redskins faithful cheer, sing, and will the team to victory against the Seattle Seahawks. If you canâ€™t make it to the stadium, join fellow fans at one of these local bars instead:
- Stoneyâ€™s Bar and Grill â€“ 1433 P Street NW
- Touchdown â€“ 1334 U Street NW
- Nellieâ€™s Sports Bar â€“ 900 U Street NW
- Solly’s Tavern â€“ 1942 11th Street NW
- Duffy’s Irish Bar â€“ 2106 Vermont Avenue NW