It's Pandemonium at Redskins Training Camp
On Friday, the Redskins were in full swing once again. In spite of temperatures reaching into the Mid-90's, the team was going full speed in the competition.
This, of course, led to some UFC style matchups. Well, my definition of UFC anyways. Mostly stupid, pointless hugging and shoving, nothing to get really worked up about.
You see, Niles Paul was working against Lorenzo Alexander, Markus White got a shot in unexpectedly. Seriously? Guys hit each other without warning them first? Maybe this explains why the Redskins have been largely ineffective for the last two decades. They thought you were supposed to call your shots before delivering them, thus giving the other teams an advantage they otherwise would have never had.
What happened, you ask? After Markus hit a completely unaware Niles Paul, Niles snapped and went after White. I like to imagine it was a sissy-slap fight, because hitting someone wearing a helmet is just plain stupid.
At any rate, at least you can see there's some real passion on this team this year. In years gone by, they probably just debated calmly, agreed to disagree and went out after practice for some Chai Tea or somthing else girly.
Ultimately the two players shook hands, kissed and made up for the media. But I'm seriously hoping this leads to a laundry list of ever-escalating pranks between the two for the rest of the pre-season. How great would it be to flip open the Washington Post and see the headline: "Niles Paul Victim of Burning Dog Shit Gag" ?