Minnesota does not have clean hands when comes to the Redskins

News snippets say there will be “thousands” of Redskins name protesters in St. Paul before the start of the Redskins vs. Vikings contest. Or should I call it the Red Racists vs the Pagan Plunderers? It’s a free country. Believe what you want, but for the University of Minnesota to point fingers is the pot […]


Rep. Van Hollen: Congress should stay out of Redskins name change debate

A Democratic power broker in the U.S. House of Representatives hopes the Washington Redskins change their team name (of course) but says Congress should not force the issue. Here’s the story. It’s election season. I’m being bombarded by email messages, usually in the form of a survey, from elected officials at every level of government. […]


Bashaud Breeland, David Amerson and the future of NFL Cornerbacks

Beating the Cowboys is huge, enough to justify even a bad season.  It’s even bigger to beat them in Dallas.  Even bigger than that is doing it Monday Night Football.  Even bigger than that is being the unanimous underdog. The biggest shocker however was the incredible performance by rookie Bashaud Breeland and 2nd year newbie […]

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How the Redskins can beat the Cowboys

Let’s be real. The Redskins are awful and the Cowboys are looking great with the best record in the NFL. Yet the Redskins can beat the Cowboys using ‘guerrilla’ football tactics.  Some Redskins’ old time fans remember the season the Redskins were dominating and threatened to have an undefeated season with just two games left.  […]

The Redskins are in no hurry to sign Brian Orakpo to a new deal.

Brian Orakpo is not done in DC, Redskins fans

Gee, to go by social media, Brian Orakpo is done in DC. Schoolchildren and sports fans can be so cruel. Orakpo is lost to the Redskins for the season after tearing his right pectoral muscle in the Titans game. He twice tore his left pectoral muscle. It led to the loss of substantial time in […]

News to some Redskins fans: Orakpo loss a “major blow”

“His production may not be where people think it should be but he’s still been playing very good against the run and has been disruptive in the passing game and that will be a big loss.”

~ Jay Gruden speaking of Brian Orakpo

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2011 Draft shows Jerry Jones may be the smartest owner in the NFC East

One of the joys of being an NFL fan is to laugh at Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder. It’s no laughing matter to Cowboys and Redskins fans. We see those owners as the biggest obstacle to their team’s success. The Cowboys’ eye-opening 5-1 start appears to be linked to their Draft strategy, which may change […]


What next for the Washington Redskins? Read this.

Just when you think the Redskins could not get any worse, they open the season 1-5. Fans have the luxury of giving into despair. Players do not. There are 10 games left. Time enough to prove that a down team is not OUT. Here’s what key players can do right now to make things better. […]

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The Real Story Behind the Seattle Loss

It’s not that Redskins season is over (it is). It’s not that the Redskins still need to find their identity (they have one – they are a very good, bad team). It’s not that the Offensive Line is the weak link of the team (everyone knows it is). The real story behind the scenes was […]


Kirk Cousins vs. Russell Wilson: College Edition

Before Kirk Cousins dueled Russell Wilson in the NFL (Cousins stepped in for an injured RGIII in that infamous 2012 playoff game), they shared a remarkable duel in the Michigan State – Wisconsin series. I have an academic attachment to both schools and watched these games with great fascination. My rooting interest is more Spartans […]

Redskins season all but over?

Editor’s note: Hog Heaven contributor Scott Hirsch vents his frustration.


Every NFC East team that played today has won, and every one of those teams looked light years better than the Redskins.

The “we have the talent ” quote ends Monday night.



Washington can use some good news before the Seahawks fly in

Hog Heaven hates Giants, no matter what coast they hail from. The Nationals can’t score more than three runs in 27 innings of trying. To make the NLCS, the Nats must win three of three from the baseball Giants. We’ve read this script before. That Thursday night beat down by the football Giants feels as […]

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Redskins special teams: it’s coverage, stupid. Out of the box answers?

Redskins fans are dissatisfied with special teams  ̶  dissatisfied with everything right now. Special teams frustrated fans the most for a very long time. Kickers and returners catch fan’s ire. But, folks, coverage is the devil. Defense is how teams win possession, but special teams is how teams win field position. The Redskins were in […]