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RGIII claps back

with tweets that say he still doesn’t care

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Steven Adams

learns a quick lesson in American racial politics

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Daily Dose: 5/17/16

A Mississippi school district finally gets it

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Welcome

to the information mixtape for your grind

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Black hockey fans

some are just discovering the game others have loved for years

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Chance The Rapper

throws Frank Ocean a serious alley-oop

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

Rougned Odor

will throw hands if he has to, and always has

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.

The 76ers take the plunge

and become the first NBA team to put sponsors on their jerseys

5:13 PMBob just can’t help himself.

In the story “The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII,” The Undefeated’s Jason Reid analyzes why the once extremely promising star in the NFL found himself run out of town in Washington by a team that wasn’t particularly excellent either way. It painted a picture of a young man who was concerned about far too many things other than winning football games at best and completely self-absorbed at worst.

On Wednesday, Robert Griffin III posted a message on Twitter that could be considered a comeback of sorts to Reid’s opus. Berea, Ohio, is 358 miles from Ashburn, Va., but not so far that a critical piece might not still sting the man who won rookie of the year in 2012 as Dan Snyder’s prodigal son.

How? Easy. The Internet. It’s 2016. As for this line — “How does a man hit a target he does not have?” — that’s an interesting question coming from a guy who, after demanding to become more of a pocket passer, had trouble hitting his downfield… actually, nevermind.

Is the pressure on Griffin extreme? Sure. This is the bed he made and it went extremely awry at one of the most toxic franchises in the history of the league. But the longer he chooses to keep trying to portray a larger-than-life social-media presence, his persona as a diva is not going to go away. Especially not with his former coach Mike Shanahan jumping at every single chance to throw dirt on him. It’s like an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch with these two.

Ooh, this we like. Sort of an artsy, Instagram filter feel here with the Polaroid setup? Nice. But it’s awkward because there’s a grammatical error and the capitalization on said word sort of makes it seem like he’s referring to himself as a king, which is also just a tad grandiose for a quarterback who might not even be starting come Week 1.

It was nice to see him actually running around, doing drills and playing football. As a fan of his former team, I’d gotten so used to just seeing him standing on the sideline in pads. When Griffin completes his first touchdown pass in Cleveland, it’ll probably be a familiar feeling.

Then he’ll remember that he’s in Cleveland.