A slow news day during the Redskins offseason affords me the occasional opportunity to catch up on news about other Washington area sports teams.
But only because I’m looking for a viable Redskins connection.
According to a piece done by NBC-4’s Sarah Kogod, the NBA’s Washington Wizard players have hotel aliases that keep the fans (and distant family members) at bay while they’re trying to relax on the road.
There were some humorous names on the list, but the best belongs to point guard and DC native, Roger Mason Jr.:
“I used to use ‘Doug Williams,’” Roger Mason told us. “He was my favorite Redskins football player.”
Mason describes himself on Twitter (@MoneyMase) as a Redskins fan for life. Born in 1980, Mason has seen the best of times with this franchise, including the magical ride of the 1987 Super Bowl winning Redskins team.
Even in the lean years, he has and will continue to bleed Burgundy and Gold. Since the beginning of the 2011 season, he tweeted no fewer than 25 times about his favorite NFL team. Sometimes it was excited, sometimes depressed, sometimes reflective, and sometimes focused on the future.
In Week 1, he tweeted (presumably) his view of the Redskins-Giants action at FedExField, adding, “A little too loud in here for Eli!!! leggo Skins!“:
He also threw his support behind a current Redskins player, and someone that he would like to see in Burgundy and Gold in the future:
He even had an moment of personal reflection following the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in Indianapolis:
All-in-all, it’s nice to see Mason embracing his local team, and good luck to the Wizards after the NBA All-Star break.