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Jabar Gaffney’s Twitter Faux Pas #2

Jabar Gaffney has had a solid year on the field for the Redskins. Traded for Jeremy Jarmon (who was cut by the Broncos) in the preseason, Gaffney is having a career year and will most likely end the season as the Redskins leader in receptions and receiving yards. He’s also entertained announcers and bloggers with the squirrel he’s smuggling in his pants. The NFL uniform police actually asked Gaffney to stop stuffing his pants with a sock, to which Gaffney had to reply that it wasn’t a sock (true story).

Anyway, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the entertainment Gaffney has provided on Twitter. New to Twitter, it didn’t take long for Gaffney to tell a Cowboys fan to “get a life or kill urself.” As a Redskins fan who doesn’t take Twitter comments too seriously, I find this quite amusing. Despite his promise that he was “done wit this twitter shit,” Gaffney has continued to tweet. It was this past weekend when Gaffney dropped this tweet in response to his teammate and friend Donte’ Stallworth, who happens to be the guy who convinced Gaffney to join Twitter.

As a person who has an uncanny ability to tell jokes that are inappropriate, I can relate well to Gaffney’s tweet. On the surface the tweet is harmless and it’s inappropriateness is unintentional. Stallworth and Gaffney are merely quoting lines from the movie ‘Life‘ starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The problem I see here is that Stallworth actually has killed somebody, while under the influence of booze! Fortunately for Stallworth he had a much better attorney than Rayford Gibson and Claude Banks…Stallworth served just 30 days in jail.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, December 19, 2011

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LaCanfora/Russell Twitter Banter Yields Interesting Nugget

Jason LaCanfora, current reporter for the NFL Network and former Redskins beat writer, had some interesting things to say in a Twitter feud with current Redskins beat writer stooge Chris Russell.

The topic was the Redskins and while Russell was obviously backing Mike and Kyle Shanahan (Russell is basically a Redskins employee) LaCanfora was against the Shanahan’s personnel decisions to date. In the middle of the back and forth LaCanfora dropped the bombshell above…Trent Williams has 11 failed drug tests since August!

11 failed test in 3 months…that’s a problem. Who’s Williams’ roomate, Rashaan Salaam? There’s no reason any fan should count on Williams being a part of this team moving forward. Another failed test and he’s banned for a year, and LaCanfora’s reporting he failed 11 this season.

Looks like we need another left tackle to go with a franchise quarterback.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Brandon Banks Girlfriend(s) Seem Like A Lot Of Fun

First there was this . Now comes another play by play from Brandon Banks via his twitter account:

Props to Banks on the proper use of a semicolon, something I butcher on a regular basis here on this blog. I believe what Banks is describing is known in some circles as a 2 point conversion…you can look it up on if you enjoy dirty humor.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Redskins Thoughts About The CBA In 140 Characters Or Less

I went on Twitter (follow me!) and asked several Redskins what their current feelings were regarding the NFL CBA/lockout. Several players were kind enough to respond, below are their tweets.

LB Lorenzo Alexander

@fatpickled frustrated that we couldn’t have a transparent negotiation to get a fair deal done so we could play and give fans what they wantless than a minute ago via TweetCaster

OT Clint Oldenburg

@fatpickled Its a travesty for everybody involved. I will advise fans to not believe much of the info in the media. Most is not factual.less than a minute ago via web

LB Robert Henson

@fatpickled I think it’s unfortunate butni believe in DSmith and his ability to get a deal doneless than a minute ago via HootSuite

WR Anthony Armstrong

@fatpickled It’s frustrating that the #CBA couldn’t get resolved. Both sides need to sit down and continue talks. I know De will get a dealless than a minute ago via Plume

CB Reggie Jones

@fatpickled ready for a solution so we can get this ship sailing… ~$HOWTIMEless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android

Henson again, summing it up best for all of us

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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World’s Thinnest Books

Vinny Cerrato's Bible

Below is how I spent my Sunday night…coming up with fictional book titles. The World’s Thinnest Books was a trending topic on Twitter last night…the premise being the author of said book wouldn’t know much about the topic of said book…thus it would be one of the world’s thinnest books. May sound dumb to some, but I went kind of crazy playing along. I swear I could come up with thousands of these…and if it’s still trending later tonight, well I just may. You got some funny ones? Tell me about them in the comments section….

“Building A Team Thru The NFL Draft” by Dan Snyder & Vinny Cerrato

“How 2 Treat Your Lady” by Tom Cable…forward by Lawrence Phillips…

“How 2 Win Super Bowls…The Story of The 90′s Buffalo Bills”

“Gambling 101″ by Art Schilchter

“How I Took Down Disney…The Story Of 6 Flags” by Daniel Snyder

“How 2 Make Friends And Influence People” by Terrell Owens…forward by Andre Rison

“How 2 Be A True #1 WR” by Roy Williams

“The Night I Slept With Jennifer Anniston” by Fatpickle

“How 2 Compete In The AL East” by the Orioles

“Tackling 101″ by DeAngelo Hall

“How 2 Handle A Handgun” by Plaxico Burress

“Managing Your Money $$” by Antoine Walker…forward by Evander Holyfield

“Safe Sex” by Shawn Kemp

“How 2 Build A Winner” by Daniel Snyder

“Zorn’s playbook” by Jim Zorn Ch. 1 run portis Ch. 2 pass 2 cooley Ch. 3 sack… forward by Norv Turner

“Zorn’s playbook” by Jim Zorn… Cooley’s hurt? oh shit…this book will explode in T-minus 3 seconds…

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, November 9, 2009

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RevJT: Football And New Tech

The Twitterverse is all a Twitter about Tweets these days. Just writing that sentence has made my nose bleed, but it’s true! Even CNN is getting in on the Twitter craze (just look at how they’ve covered Michael Jackson and Iran lately) and NFL players are no exception. But it isn’t just Twitter that has this season hyped to be the tec-mo super bowl year of the century!

As soon as I got into Twitter I immediately saw how one day Chad Ochocinco would be tweeting from the end zone. I mean he’s gotta one-up Joe Horn…I mean he was only on a cell phone so naturally Ochocinco has to rock some sort of awesome tech to earn his fines this year. But while we read about how various players feel about Vick’s return, @DHall23 and his new site, and Chris Cooley’s burned horse there are far more tools out there to help us, the common fan, get in touch with not just the players but the game itself. Lets take a quick look at some of these new techs including Twitter:

  • and fantasy football: Fantasy football has come a long way since we all sat huddled around someone with a spreadsheet application or a white board drinking PBR and making fun of each other’s mothers. Now there is a vast landscape of draft tools, mock draft applications, and “cheat sheets”. Preparing for a fantasy draft is now like scouting. Seriously it borderlines on not even being fun sometimes…but only sometimes. If you head over to’s fantasy sports page you can get a listing of every players ratings according to ESPN’s experts and even a whole “Draft Kit” page that can break down each team individually.
  • Madden 10: I’ve been playing Madden games for many, many years. Now back in the day I was a Tecmo Bowl user (can you tell by the reference?) but as soon as Madden hit the PS2 I was hooked. This year’s version of the game might be the best yet! There are all kinds of things you can do BESIDES play fake football. You can adjust your teams budgets and buy video kiosks for your fake stadiums! Even without the lifelike tedium of program management the football game play is incredibly realistic and if you simulate a season or two you might just get a feel for how the Skins may fare this year.
  • Twitter: And here is the Twitter. Have you ever wondered what an NFL player does after a game? WONDER NO MORE! Now you can see how a populace revolts against their oppressive government (Iran) AND you can see how frequently a player watches cable programming. For those who doubt the insightful nature of Twitter I’ll repeat an earlier claim: CNN uses it as a reference.
  • Mobile content: I just got myself a Palm Pre. At the risk of this posting reading like one big ad I must say it is a killer device. Part of the Pre’s awesomeness comes from Sprint TV which comes loaded on it. Sprint TV allows you to stream certain content from providers. One of these providers is none other than the NFL Network. Today I watched video of a young Brett Favre (3 teams ago) running away from a rabid squirrel on the football field. This video invoked two reactions from me 1.) How did Favre get the toughness to survive so many consecutive games when he was running from a squirrel like a little girl with a skinned knee? 2.) I can literally get a football fix whenever and wherever I want. Now I watched this on my small mobile device while sitting directly in front of my big screen TV which had a REAL game (Ravens vs. Jets) but that just goes to show you that this year, more so than any other year, anything you could possibly want from the National Football League is right there at your beckon call.


It is only the second week of the pre-season and I’m already knee deep in player tweets, fantasy scouting reports, simulated season results, and squirrel fearing Favres. There is so much content out there that you’ll forget stuff you used to know. I used to be upset that the O’s are on their way to their 12th loosing season in a row…but now I’m surrounded by the NFL. Is it any wonder that its the largest league in the nation? Is it any wonder that we’re all already ready for some football? #HTTR!!!!

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Posted by Jason Anton    Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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