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Tarik El-Bashir runs the 40 yard dash


Tarik El-Bashir runs the 40 yard dash

In a big day for CSN Washington talent out at Redskins Park, Redskins reporter Tarik El-Bashir decided to get in on the action. 

After a breif discussion of El-Bashir's speed among the Redskins reporters, Associated Press reporter Joseph White challenged El-Bashir to a 40-yard dash. When the race started, El-Bashir got out to a lead, but things fell apart quickly; ie Tarik did a faceplant onto the turf about 10 yards into the race.

"It might have been a little slippery," El-Bashir said. "I probably should not have slipped."

Since the first race ended without a true winner, El-Bashir and White lined up for a rematch.

White won the second race by a few feet, El-Bashir admitted. Unable to confirm White's age, El-Bashir said that the AP reporter was probably 10 or 15 years older. 

Despite his slip in the first race, which left El-Bashir with bruised ribs and carpet burns, and a legitimate loss in the second, he remained upbeat about his time. 

"I was clocked at 5.9 [seconds]," he said. "Not bad for a 37-year-old guy who hasn't run in 20 years."


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is trying to make landlines cool again with this Redskins phone

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is trying to make landlines cool again with this Redskins phone

There was once a time in America — before cell phones became everyone's fifth limb — where people would rely on these things called landlines, which had these things called cords, which plugged into these things called walls, and they'd call each other at home. This was back during VCRs and when humans would play outside. It was a strange period.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently yearns for that long-lost era, however, because the NASCAR driver just bought himself a new house phone. But this ain't your run-of-the-mill, "I bought it at the electronics store in the nearest shopping center" house phone.

No, he found himself something much better. Check this beauty out:


From now on if you call my house I'll be answering with my helmet phone. #ebaygold

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That's right — Earnhardt Jr., who reps the Redskins as hard as any famous person, actually took the time to go on eBay and purchase that gorgeous relic. Dare we say he made a (waits for the crowd to get quiet) good call?


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Dallas sportscaster really doesn't want you comparing the Cowboys' O-line to The Hogs

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Dallas sportscaster really doesn't want you comparing the Cowboys' O-line to The Hogs

You'd think that comparing an offensive line to The Hogs — that famous unit who played a major role in the Redskins' best days in the 1980s and '90s — would come across as a compliment.

But one Dallas sportscaster didn't take it as such when a CSN reporter tried to do so. 

On Wednesday's edition of Countdown to Training Camp, Newy Scruggs joined Chris Miller and Doc Walker to talk about the Cowboys. During that discussion, Miller asked Scruggs if the team's revered offensive line could end up as the second coming of The Hogs.

Scruggs responded by calling that thought disrespectful. Not disrespectful to The Hogs, however.

"We've already had a great wall in Dallas that won three Super Bowls, OK?" Scruggs said with a tone that was a mix of annoyed and incredulous. "Why can't they be that next version? Let's not compare them to something that's over in Washington."

To see Scruggs' full answer to Miller's question and his entire explanation for why he didn't like it, watch the video above. And for any Redskins fans who don't like the way he spoke about The Hogs, here's the man's Twitter. Now, tweet away.