Thursday, January 10, 2013
Are the Ravens your team now?
The hearts of D.C. are broken and RGIII's knee might be too. But the playoff rolls on even if the Redskins don't. So we want to know what team you'll be rooting for to win the Super Bowl, or if you even care at all. (I mean, hockey's back just in time.) Will you be sporting purple to support the Maryland's other team, the Ravens? Who's your team now? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Sunday's home playoff games in Landover and Baltimore will bring in $2.5 million each, state comptroller Peter Franchot told The Washington Post.
While Sunday's football schedule is shaping up to be a dream day for fans of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, it's also a financial boon for the state. The Redskins and Ravens games — each hosting Sunday's NFL wild card round playoffs — are expected to net approximately $2.5 million in taxes for Maryland, state comptroller Peter Franchot told The Washington Post . Franchot said the increase in taxes is expected to come from "sales of high-priced playoff tickets, souvenirs, and concessions as well as taxes on bonuses for players and coaches," among other places, according to the report. “When both teams are in the playoffs, there’s a synergistic impact where folks just feel better in Maryland, and when folks feel better there’s…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Linebacker Ken Harvey will be at Best Buy, as part of a unveiling ceremony Saturday
Former Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey will be at the Germantown Best Buy on Saturday, as part of the chain’s ceremonial redesign unveiling. Best Buy is located at 20914 Frederick Rd., at Milestone Center. Harvey will be available for pictures at noon. The company officials also plan to present a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, a Best Buy representative told Patch. The event is one of several regional celebrations Saturday, an attempt to build buzz around new store designs. Clinton Portis was scheduled to make an appearance at a Best Buy in Alexandria, VA; Brian Mitchell was set to be at a Best Buy in Sterling, VA, a company spokeswoman said. -- If you go … WHAT: Best Buy reopening, with appearance from former Redskins…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Redskins hope the highly talented quaterback can bring the team succes on and off the field.
If you're wondering why everyone in your office is sporting braids and insisting on being called by their initials Friday morning, you can thank one person—Robert Griffin III. Last night the Washington Redskins selected Griffin—more commonly known as RGIII—with the second overall pick in the NFL draft, culminating a months long lovefest with the highly talented Heisman winning quarterback out of Baylor University. With the pick, the Redskins and their fans hope to end a generation’s worth of mediocre play at football's most important position, and bring an infusion of excitement to a team seemingly incapable of escaping the gravitational pull of its black hole of futility. RGIII's physical gifts are a big reason for the buzz he has …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Greater Greater Washington argues a teen curfew might not be what's needed, and a Facebook group for Chevy Chase Elementary alumni.
Looking for someplace new on the Internet? Here is Patch's weekly round-up of must-see Web destinations, selected specifically for Montgomery County.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
A listing of local events for Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28
With Thanksgiving feasts and Black Friday deals behind us, it's time to catch some holiday spirit! The 15th annual Winter Lights Festival kicks off this weekend at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. Drive through 3.5 miles of peaceful winter wonderland filled with nearly 400 illuminated holiday figures. Hours are from 6 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; the park closes an hour earlier on Sunday. The cost is $15 per car; admission is cash only. New this year - unless you are driving! - purchase special holographic viewing glasses for $2 per pair. The Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton also opens this weekend. This nighttime winter garden walk features nearly one million twinkling lights. On weekends, Friday …