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And a Quarterback
Shall Lead Them

Weekly Standard, by Geoffrey Norman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/7/2012 2:39:00 PM

The guy was a political science major, he knows about politics, he’s clever, he’s smart, he’s funny. It’s what people talk about at dinner parties, it’s what people talk about in the office, and it has united Washington in a way that I have never seen before. This according to Sally Quinn who knows more about – and has more invested in – Washington dinner parties than anyone alive. The figure about whom she gushes is the rookie quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III. Or, as he is universally known, RG3.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 12/7/2012 2:46:39 PM     (No. 9054022)

RG3 is good, and seems like a great guy. But, it´s been less than one season. As Bill Parcells once famously said about a rookie, let´s not put him in Canton yet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/7/2012 2:46:41 PM     (No. 9054023)

The odds of an Colts - Redskins Superbowl? The Powerball sounds like a better bet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 12/7/2012 3:00:55 PM     (No. 9054044)

Cam Newton is going to lead Carolina to this years Super Bowl, just go back to the end of last season and listen to the experts. Griffins exciting and athletic. Wait until he takes a big shot and gets knocked out of a few games. He´ll be a too short pocket passer. Ravens will do a number on him this weekend.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/7/2012 3:13:27 PM     (No. 9054070)

DISCLAIMER: Giants fan here.

So, I calculated the odds of a rare event happening the same way twice in one 3 month span to the same person:

5 trillion to one that the ´fumble´ was a fumble and not a planned forward pass.

And the love he is being showered with? I´d say it was comparable to UhhhbamaLove, but at least RGIII did SOMETING to deserve it......

9 darn penalties, sweet cheebus Coughlin , get a grip on yer´ team.......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JudithC, 12/7/2012 3:15:14 PM     (No. 9054072)

RGIII is a great guy. Odds are that if he ever had the misfortune of shaking hands with the putrid Sally, he´d have his hand boiled.

As for a Super Bowl this year? It´d be a better bet that Obama stops lying.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: geoman, 12/7/2012 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9054083)

Griffin is a fine, Christian young man and was the epitome of the scholar-athlete in HS and college. He may not last long in the NFL but comparisons to Cam Newton are silly. The only thing they have in common is the Heisman. Griffin´s parents are both career Army veterans and they ensured their son was well grounded, regardless of his star athlete status. His mantra to young aspiring athletes is God, Family, School, and then Sports. I only hope DC doesn´t do to him what it does to a lot of well-meaning politicians.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/7/2012 3:46:41 PM     (No. 9054110)

The chances of the Redskins getting to the playoffs this season are slim. But RG3 will lead them to a Super Bowl four years from now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 12/7/2012 4:03:25 PM     (No. 9054149)

Whatever he is or isn´t, whatever he does or doesn´t accomplish -- if I never, ever hear the sophomoric "RG3" again, it will still be too soon.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 12/7/2012 4:46:14 PM     (No. 9054205)

Yeah, soon we´ll be hearing "C3PO just got sacked by Optimus Prime!!!!"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/7/2012 4:50:52 PM     (No. 9054216)

He´s got all the tools, but he´ll run one too many times and land on IR. They all do.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 12/7/2012 5:02:27 PM     (No. 9054228)

#9: The assumption is as incorrect as the reading of #8. My sole comment was that the run-it-into-the-ground use of a not-at-all-clever play on Griffin´s name is grating.

[Don´t anyone start calling the baseball player KG2, OK?]


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Reply 12 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/7/2012 5:21:27 PM     (No. 9054265)

They were calling him RG3 at Baylor in his freshman year. It stuck. At least he didn´t have to make one up like ´Catfish´ hunter.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/7/2012 5:24:31 PM     (No. 9054273)

. . . and Robert truly is a great guy. He had excellent grades at Baylor, graduated early, and that ain´t easy at Jerusalem on the Brazos. He knows how fortunate he is, but he also worked HARD to get where he is. He knows it isn´t forever, but he´s enjoying it while it´s here. When he gets through with the NFL, he has said he´d like to go back to school and finish what his original goal - make it through Baylor Law School.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/7/2012 7:55:47 PM     (No. 9054438)

And he´s a conservative and a Christian.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: smobooks, 12/7/2012 8:49:56 PM     (No. 9054467)

Patriots fan here living in Redskins territory. I love watching RG3 play. He has so much fun on the field, and his smile is infectious. My teenaged son´s friend goes to the same church as RG3. I asked her if she ever talked to him. She said no because he´s "always too busy praying and stuff."

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