Redskins Gonna Redskin: Robert Griffin And Chris Cooley Make Media Waves (Part Two)

Photo: Nick Wass/AP

Click here for Part One of our look back at Robert Griffin’s week with the DC media.

Two years ago, ESPN 980 (owned by Dan Snyder’s Red Zebra Broadcasting) shook up its daily lineup in a big way by adding Chris Cooley to their roster on a new afternoon drive show called “The Drive”.

The move would split long time co hosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, as Czaban stayed with “The Drive”, while Pollin and “The Sports Reporters” show would be moved to a 6-9am time slot on a sister station.

Redskins Gonna Redskin: Robert Griffin And Chris Cooley Make Media Waves (Part One)

Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press

When anyone closely affiliated with the Washington Redskins talks, people in the DC sports media world listen. Robert Griffin III and Chris Cooley are two of the biggest names affiliated with the Redskins, so naturally lots people tuned in this week for what both have had to say.

As a non-Redskins fan living in the DMV, the sports media crutch that is anything Redskins related has drawn more than a few eye rolls from myself and many other sports fans in the area. However, I understand that these media entities have ratings to hit and sponsors to please.

The Redskins Are Still Trying To Claim They Have A Season Ticket Waiting List


I love a good sales pitch, and the Washington Redskins do too. 

Since the days of RFK Stadium, when there truly was high demand to get season tickets for the 56,000 seat relic on East Capitol Street, the Redskins have marketed their bogus season ticket waiting list incessantly. Who knows, maybe it was an honest mistake since their marketing team doesn’t understand the difference between a page view and an impression.

However, a move to Landover, a change in ownership, a terrible product on the field and a stadium that swelled to 91,000 seats at its peak led to loads of cheap tickets (including season plan packages), empty seats and hollow claims from the Redskins front office.

Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead Giveaway Final Vote

The moment of truth has arrived as the first ever FSB giveaway reaches it’s final vote. Big ups to everyone who submitted entries for the contest, very much appreciated.

I had a tough time picking finalists, so I went with four instead of three. Voting ends Friday at 5pm, so get those votes in now! Voting form is at the bottom of this post.

Without further ado, the finalists:

David from Ohio, Original blueprints from 1992 of Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field), the home of the Cleveland Indians. Because when’s the last time you saw original blueprints of a Major League Baseball stadium in someones living room.