(sorry mods, but the other thread seems to have been abandoned lol...so I'm gonna put all the links in this thread and keep the OP updated)
ESPN: Doubters drove RG3 to elevate game (from Warpath1041's original thread)
Someone else posted this on the RG3 thread, figured it should be here as well:
Griffin Lucks Out Being No. 2
The Redskins will draft Griffin. Griffin will be a day one starter. And Griffin will be the Rookie of the Year.
The guy who will be drafted ahead of him doesn’t stand a chance.
A rookie starting quarterback is only as good as his surrounding cast. Unfortunately, most rookie starters become rookie starters for a reason — they play for rebuilding teams which cannot surround them with quality talent.
Griffin and Luck, like most rookies, will be flanked by less-than-stellar offensive weapons. As Table 1 shows, however, the Redskins have some serviceable puzzle pieces in places. The Colts have Reggie Wayne and crossed fingers.
Third and gold: The story behind RG3's name is as good as his game
LONG BEFORE HE was known as a Roman numeral, 16-year-old Robby Griffin sat at the hospital bed of his terminally ill great-grandmother, 83-year-old Mattie Wright, who refused to let go of Robby's palm. She kept murmuring, "Robert Griffin ... Robert Griffin ... Robert Griffin." Out of respect, the teenager didn't pull away until she fell asleep.
On his way out of the hospital, Robby seemed pensive and asked his father why she had squeezed his hand so long. "She lost her son young -- my daddy, your grandfather -- and you remind her of him. You know who I'm talking about, right?"
Robert Griffin I.
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forbes.com: SUBWAY Inks Robert Griffin III As It's Newest Famous Fan
SUBWAY has signed former Baylor quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III to an endorsement contract. RG3, as he is known, is to become SUBWAYS’s latest Famous Fan. RG3 is expected to be taken with the second overall pick in next week’s NFL draft, a slot the Washington Redskins currently hold, giving the quick service restaurant a solid “FAN” in the Washington, DC market. SUBWAY currently has over 25,000 locations in the United States.
Next week, SUBWAY will build an RG3 bust from its currently featured “Smokehouse BBQ Chicken” at a SUBWAY store in midtown Manhattan. Print ads will appear in Sports Illustrated and USA Today with commercial spots likely following.
Other SUBWAY famous fans include: Blake Giffin (Could make for an interesting commercial with a play on the Griffin last name), Apolo Ohno, Carl Edwards, CC Sabathia, Michael Phelps, Ryan Howard, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Jay Glazer, Ndamukong Suh & Nastia Liukin.
---------- Post added April-20th-2012 at 01:55 PM ----------
foxsports.com: Griffin brushes off 'selfish' report
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, the expected second overall pick in next week's NFL Draft, rejected Thursday an anonymously sourced report that labeled him a selfish player.
"I think the people that know me — and even the people in the media have seen — know I'm not a selfish guy," Griffin told CBS Sports in Florida, where he is training at the Gatorade Sports Science Lab.
The claim by two unnamed NFL scouts appeared in a draft preview compiled by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn.
[...]The 22-year-old Baylor star said he realizes it is normal for rumors to circulate about players leading up the NFL Draft.
"You could say [I'm] surprised, but you never know," Griffin said. "It's just when the draft gets closer, everybody's going to try and find something wrong with you to try and pull you down, so I'm not going to sit here and argue that."
---------- Post added April-20th-2012 at 02:00 PM ----------
ROBERT GRIFFIN III: 14 Things You Need To Know About The Phenom Who Already Has NFL Junkies Drooling (slideshow)
No big schools wanted him to play QB in college. He was ranked under "Athletes" not "Quarterbacks"
---------- Post added April-20th-2012 at 02:08 PM ----------
Robert Griffin III commits gaffe on Twitter
By the way, for any of you that don't know what either of these women look like:Robert Griffin III is one of the top two prospects in next week’s NFL draft.
Hopefully his accuracy on the field is better than it is with identifying players on the United States women’s soccer team.
Robert Griffin III @RGIII
Well....just met the U.S. Women's Soccer Team and @alexmorgan13 shook my hand and said she is a big fan #Awesome
Robert Griffin III @RGIII
@alexmorgan13 would love a follow and return the favor
@RGIII I think u met @TobinHeath today but hopefully I'll see u around. Good luck in the draft!
@alexmorgan13 well I'm sure our paths will cross superstar
Tobin is on the left, Alex on the right.