Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Transportation to Nationals Park from Broadlands location is set for all weekend and holiday games; Reston Town Center in the works.
Planning to head downtown for a Washington Nationals game this season? Let Clyde’s and Ballpark Bus complete the day. Last year, Ballpark Bus launched its service for a selection of Nationals games, depending on advance sign ups. This season the bus will operate out of Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm during every weekend and holiday game for the 2013 season, starting with opening day April 1. "We were really asking a lot of our passengers to sign up before service was guaranteed," founding partner Brian Bowman, of Ashburn, explained in a recent release from the group. "It was painful but necessary at the time. We are very grateful to everyone that took a chance on us last year, and are incredibly proud that we can now offer this service in the …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
SPEAK OUT: Should the coach have taken Redskins' quarterback out of the game sooner?
The talk after the Washington Redskins tough loss Sunday in its playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field: RGIII's injured knee. Star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III played hurt and went down with an injured knee in the fourth quarter. On Twitter, the debate was fast and furious about when RGIII should have exited the game. Here's a roundup of what some were saying: What do you think? Do you think the coach should have pulled RGIII out of the game sooner?
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Washington Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in one of four NFL wildcard games.
The Washington Redskins have spent the last five years traveling the road back to the NFL playoffs — but it's been a heck of a ride. Next stop: Sunday's wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. All this hailing to the Redskins should seem familiar. In 2007, the Redskins also made the NFL playoffs as a wildcard team. And, just like this year, that 2007 playoff game was against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's hope the similarities end there, because the Seahawks won the last time around. That game, though was in Seattle. Sunday, the Redskins are at home for the first time in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Can Robert Griffin III — RG3 — pull off another run against …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Fans from across the region descended on Ashburn for the annual meet and greet.
A crowd of 24,650 attended the Washington Redskins’ annual Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park Saturday, taking advantage of an opportunity to rub elbows with and obtain autographs from the teams’ players. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Loudoun County Chairman Scott York (R-At Large), each of whom received a personalized jersey in recognition of the team’s decision to keep its headquarters in Loudoun County. The next training camp practice open to the public begins about 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, with parking lots open at noon and gates open at 1 p.m. Visit the team’s website for more information about summer training camp, presented by RE/MAX.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
At least for the near future, Washington’s NFL team stays in Ashburn
Richmond won much of the attention when Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the Washington Redskins would remain in Virginia and hold summer camp in its capital beginning in 2013. The hidden gem in the announcement for Loudoun was the team’s intention to keep its regular season training facility and headquarters at Redskins Park in Ashburn. “We are a proud business partner,” said Mitch Gershman, the team’s chief marketing officer. “We look forward to staying in Loudoun for years to come.” Get news updates by signing up for the Ashburn Patch Newsletter. The Loudoun Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formalized its commitment to the team—$2 million over four years—as part of a marketing agreement. “I’m just delighted that you all are staying here in …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
A day for fun and fundraising - and a special guest from the Washington Redskins.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Lake Anne Elementary School on Friday held its inaugural Dolphin Dash - a Fit for Funds fundraiser. The PTA has raised $9,000 for the school, and the money will go to things like SMARTboards for Lake Anne's new classrooms. This event encourages children to exercise and stay fit. Every class ran for 15 minutes in the front parking lot to accompanied by music and parent/staff cheerleaders. Lake Anne welcomed a special guest - Washington Redskins Defensive Lineman Stephen Bowen. Bowen gave the students high fives as they ran and signed autographs. Top fundraisers will win prizes like a special lunch and limo ride with principal Brendan Menuey, and a signed jersey from Bowen. Lake Anne parents - do you have pictures from the Dolphin …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Who would you rather see in the burgundy and gold, Manning or RG3?
After 14-seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning was released and is a free agent. The Washington Redskins are planning to make an aggressive effort in bringing Manning to the DMV, according to the Washington Post. The Post also reported that it’s unclear if the Redskins will try to make a push to draft Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III in April. Colts owner Jim Irsay did not want to pay Manning a $28 million bonus that was about to come due because he does not believe the player can fully come back from his third neck procedure in 19 months, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Redskins along with Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, and the New York Jets all have been rumored as possible …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Redskin reaches settlement with alleged victim.
Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has reached an agreement with the alleged victim in his Reston road rage incident. A Fairfax County judge on Tuesday dismissed the assault charge against Haynesworth after the player reached an agreement with the man who accused him of assault last winter. The case was scheduled to be tried in court this week. Under Virginia law, a judge can dismiss misdemeanor assaults under a provision called "accord and satisfaction," in which a victim says he has been made whole, usually by a financial payment, said Haynesworth's attorney, Steven Merril. "Virginia has a longstanding law in which people involved in a misdemeanor case can ask the court that it be dismissed," said Merill. "This avoids using …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Redskin accused of assaulting a man in a Reston incident.
The assault trial for Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, scheduled to begin Thursday, has been postponed until next week. Haynesworth is facing misdemeanor charges related to an alleged road-rage assault in Reston in February. Haynesworth may be in the process of settling the matter with the alleged victim, which is allowed under Virginia law. The trial is now scheduled for next Tuesday. Police say a man accused Haynesworth of punching him in a traffic altercation in Reston. The man told investigators he made a gesture at the driver of a pickup truck he thought was following too closely on the Fairfax County Parkway near Reston Hospital. The two vehicles stopped and the truck's driver, later identified as …