I saw in another thread that Sean Astin (Rudy) is a Redskins fan, so I started think about which other Celebrities were Skins fans:
Matthew McConaughey - Actor
SI: How does a kid from Texas become a Washington Redskins fan?
McConaughey: I'll tell you how. I grew up in Texas. Born in Uvalde and raised in Longview, which is two hours east of Dallas. So when you are six years old why do you start liking a team? Well, when your favorite food is hamburger and they have a linebacker, No. 55, named Chris Hanberger. And then you find yourself up late watching Westerns and rooting for the Indians instead of the Cowboys. So you become a Redskin fan. Then you have people like John Riggins who becomes your favorite running back. Everybody in town loved Tony Dorsett, so you have to stand up for Riggins. I was at the last game at RFK, the first game at Fed Ex and the first game at Jack Kent Cooke.
(Matthew McConaughey below)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - left turn maker
Earnhardt Jr. Spends Day at Redskins Camp
Friday, August 12, 2005
As if Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't have enough going through his mind Sunday afternoons, the Washington Redskins fan gets his favorite football team's scores radioed to him -- while he's racing.
Earnhardt, who has followed the Redskins since he was about 8 years old, was a guest yesterday at Redskins Park, where he spent one of his few days off watching training camp from the sideline.
"My fans tell me when I lose, it ruins their week," said Earnhardt, who is NASCAR's most popular driver. "When the Redskins lose, it ruins my week. My dream growing up was to be a Washington Redskin."
The highlight of Earnhardt's afternoon came at the end of practice when he met Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs , who owns one of NASCAR's most successful teams. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Tony Stewart won Sunday's NASCAR race in Indianapolis and assumed the Nextel Cup points lead.
Asked if he would ever consider driving for Gibbs, Earnhardt said: "That would be awesome. Everything he's been associated with has been a success. . . . [But] today had nothing to do with racing."
Gibbs joked that he can't afford Earnhardt.
"If I had $100 million, I could do that, and that's what he left out," Gibbs said. "He makes about $50 million a year, so if I could top that, we might have a chance."
-- Tarik El-Bashir
Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
My buddy told me he has season tickets...
Friday, October 14, 2005
6:07:15 PM EDT
Hearing the Who
Craig Biggio Is an Awfully Nice Guy
I continue to be amazed by the guests who call in to our little podcast that could. Yesterday we interviewed my second favorite ballplayer of all time, Cal Ripken Jr.*, and today Astros 2B/CF/C/HOF Craig Biggio gave eight minutes of his time before warming up for tonight's NLCS Game 3. And before calling us, he did a PTI interview. PTI, then SBL. That makes my day.
The interview will be a part of Monday night's SBL, but you can hear the clip now and here's some of the ground we covered:
-- Why this year will be different for Houston.
-- Bagwell's HOF chances.
-- Bagwell's chances of pulling a Kirk Gibson this October.
-- Biggio's participation in a Coors Light Knighting Ceremony (really).
-- How Biggio changed his approach to hit a career-high 26 HR this year.
-- Why umpire Doug Eddings is public enemy #1 (and also a d-bag).
-- Comparing Mr. October 2005 Chris Burke to Biggio.
-- Being a Redskins fan (!).
Jimmy Kleinsasser - Minnesota Vikings
I'm sure growing up you had a favorite NFL team. Let's say it was the Bears, for the sake of this question -- you're a big Bears fan, know all the players, their stats, etc. How would you deal with being drafted by Green Bay or Minnesota? -- Douglas Dorta, Dallas
The opportunity to play is so much more important than which team I go to in the draft. Wherever I land, I'll be happy -- you just have to take it and run with it. I've been a Redskins fan all my life, but I could put on anybody's uniform and be proud to play for them.
Darrell Armstrong, G Dallas Mavericks
Tuesday, December 20, 2005; Page E02
Mavericks guard Darrell Armstrong was so happy his beloved Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys that he grabbed a microphone before Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and hollered, "How 'bout those Redskins!"
It's going to cost him $1,000 ...
Please feel free to add anyone else you can think of.