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Redskins will remove 25 million pounds of snow

With a brand new G.M. and daily coaching rumors in Washington, it’s easy to forget Jim Zorn still has three more games to coach.

And there is much work to be done before Zorn hits the field again Monday night. 

The Redskins announced they will bring in more than 1,200 workers to clear snow after the largest pre-game snowfall in team history.

The Redskins will have to remove 25 million pounds of snow in all from Fedex Field. The Redskins even consulted with team officials from four other snowy locales on how best to handle the storm.

So while we debate whether it’s worth going out to get some milk tonight, we salute the 1,200 folks giving the Redskins a hand.

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47 Responses to “Redskins will remove 25 million pounds of snow”
  1. BDiddy says: Dec 19, 2009 6:38 PM

    They’d be better served by removing 180 pounds of team owner.

  2. Desides says: Dec 19, 2009 6:39 PM

    So much for global warming.

  3. eagles_2031 says: Dec 19, 2009 6:42 PM

    throw haynesworth in there and that is another fat ass ton of crap…

  4. Route36West says: Dec 19, 2009 6:43 PM

    Hopefully the Redskins are hooking these guys up with tickets for helping.
    Hey if the Eagles said they would give me a ticket to tomorrows I would happily help them move some snow tonight. I have already done it for 3 hours because of my ridicolously long driveway.

  5. somlucci says: Dec 19, 2009 6:43 PM

    hope they didnt flout the Rooney rule while selecting the 1200 workers else Florio will come down on them hard

  6. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 19, 2009 6:47 PM

    Did they follow the Rooney Rule and hire minorities to shovel the snow?

  7. Akshun says: Dec 19, 2009 6:48 PM

    Hopefully they do what the Eagles did for their 04 NFC Championship game and offer everyone that helps move snow free tickets and everything to the game

  8. SkinsYes says: Dec 19, 2009 6:49 PM

    Hailll to the Redskinssss!!!! Snow or not it’s going to be a good game… LETS GO SKINS!!!

  9. sniperhare says: Dec 19, 2009 6:50 PM

    Glad I live in Florida.

  10. JimmyY says: Dec 19, 2009 6:55 PM

    Guess we’ll have to tough it out in the 75 degree sunshine in SD. Tough job but someone’s got to do it.

  11. filthylucre says: Dec 19, 2009 6:56 PM

    Someone should ask Dexter Manley. That dude knew how to move snow.

  12. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Dec 19, 2009 6:58 PM

    LOL @ chunky soup sales

  13. CH³NO² says: Dec 19, 2009 7:00 PM

    Man, I’m sure glad I turned down those tickets I got offered! It’s one thing to sit and watch the skinz lose, yet another to freeze to death while doing it!

  14. EskinSux says: Dec 19, 2009 7:07 PM

    LOL @ filthylucre

  15. rhino272 says: Dec 19, 2009 7:07 PM

    before you salute the 1200 folks, remember the ravens used 700 inmates….so these might be 1200 inmates you are saluting

  16. HammarHead says: Dec 19, 2009 7:08 PM

    “we salute the 1,200 folks giving the Redskins a hand.”
    Or is that 1200 folks in the stands?

  17. m2002m says: Dec 19, 2009 7:13 PM

    You might want to go get that milk. Florio gets pretty cranky without the bottle of warm milk before bed.

  18. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 19, 2009 7:13 PM

    Who ever goes to the game to begin with is nuts. Especially in this weather, its NASTY. Redskins should just let the team clear snow because their def. not good at playing football.

  19. Bazooka Joe says: Dec 19, 2009 7:19 PM

    chunky soupy sales says:
    December 19, 2009 6:47 PM
    Did they follow the Rooney Rule and hire minorities to shovel the snow?
    Yes and for two reasons.
    1. You would lose white people in the snow.
    2. Minorities are used to dealing with 10+ inches. Anything more than 2 inches and white people can’t handle it.

  20. last starfighter says: Dec 19, 2009 7:28 PM

    Desides says: December 19, 2009 6:39 PM
    So much for global warming.
    ——————————————————I’m so sick of hearing some idiot make this comment every time it snows in the north during winter. First off its called global warming, not North East US warming. Second, the planet is getting warmer on average as has been predicted and this shows up as the poles melt. It just boggles the mind that some people have decided that global warming is somehow a partisan issue. Pathetic

  21. b033011 says: Dec 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    So what. Sounds like a regular home game for the Patriots and Bills. Big deal. I am surprised Florio didn’t add something about Moss in this story.

  22. smiley says: Dec 19, 2009 7:30 PM

    I expect as always for the Skins to win with or without snow. By the way. Do u know how long its been to have two DEs in double digit sacks for us? That’s Big Al.

  23. smiley says: Dec 19, 2009 7:33 PM

    As for global warming….think 1,000 years from now idiot…not just today.

  24. Mya Coxslong says: Dec 19, 2009 7:47 PM

    Michael Irving also knows a lot about moving snow. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he showed up.

  25. RichattheLake says: Dec 19, 2009 7:54 PM

    last starfighter is like most of his ilk, absolutely humorless. These posts are mostly for FUN, you remember fun don’t you? Relax already. If so many meteorologists & scientists didn’t agree with planet warming plus people that threw away a lot of information that can’t be retieved, it wouldn’t even be an issue would it? It’s not a partisan issue with me, I’m a Democrat, I just happen to think Al Gore is one of the world’s biggest hypocrites. I know where I live, the summers have gotten progressively cooler & the winters progressively colder the last 4 years. But thru all of this looming danger, I haven’t lost my sense of humor. Twenty-five million pounds of snow is a lot, with or without planet warming or whatever the politically correct term for it is.

  26. EskinSux says: Dec 19, 2009 7:56 PM

    Whenever i vacation during the winter, it’s always to a warmer climate…….So, i’m all for global warming…..Never had any thought’s of visiting any of the poles……

  27. PARavensJeff says: Dec 19, 2009 8:02 PM

    The Ravens used 700 inmates > Are you sure the state of Maryland, which is the landlord of M&T Bank Stadium didn’t bring them in to save $$$$ – Martin Owe’Malley is Governor & he has ran the state broke

  28. ben.there says: Dec 19, 2009 8:06 PM

    So global warming affects precipitation by preventing snow?? Let me guess, you’ve made it this far with just your H.S. diploma. Well, let me break it down real easy for ya. Water freezes at 32°F. If it’s 19° or so in Washington, instead of 16°, snow will still stick. You’re welcome!

  29. Captain says: Dec 19, 2009 8:32 PM

    Chuck Norris melted 25 million pounds of snow by peeing hard. He is that tough.

  30. dgreene78 says: Dec 19, 2009 8:37 PM

    In other news, a DC cop pointed a gun at a guy throwing a snowball today – apparently Synder also manages the Police force
    http://dcist.com/2009/12/police_officer_brandishes_gun_at_sn.php

  31. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Dec 19, 2009 8:56 PM

    Is Florio’s #1 rule for writers to “lob” us a story to lay on the funny anecdotes?
    eagles_2031 says:
    December 19, 2009 6:42 PM
    throw haynesworth in there and that is another fat ass ton of crap…
    Rewritten:
    Throw Haynesworth’s fat ass in there and it becomes 250 million and 1 tons of crap to be removed from FedEx field.

  32. mihan says: Dec 19, 2009 8:57 PM

    I swear this site has some of the damned dumbest people making comments. Climate change denying, race baiting, cries of reverse discrimination, and outright hate for one of the main writers here…Florio.
    Its really kind of sad.

  33. golongboyee says: Dec 19, 2009 9:04 PM

    Oh, they are clearing snow………I thought they were having an open tryout……

  34. Bigbluefan says: Dec 19, 2009 9:08 PM

    The Skins should get Hainesworthlesss out there and move some snow he needs to move something for that $$$$$$$
    Is Zorn in charge of snow removal or did they bring someone in to call the plows from the press box?
    The team has so much heat on them with new GM and Coach they could melt it by holding a training sesion
    Or just forfit

  35. TheWizard says: Dec 19, 2009 9:08 PM

    Second, the planet is getting warmer on average
    Yeah, sure.
    And petroleum is a “fossil fuel” made from dead dinosaurs.

  36. boysroll says: Dec 19, 2009 9:34 PM

    seriously? why r we even talking about the 4skins? they have been out of the playoffs in week 3….
    lets talk about the teams going to the playoffs….

  37. potuswin says: Dec 19, 2009 10:12 PM

    Hey “Last Numb-nuts” Really? The Global Warming Stupid stuff? The world may be warming or cooling; the only thing constant is change. You and I have nothing to do with it; have no effect on it; and don’t need to have our way of life taxed and changed to pay third world UN goofs so they can laugh at you for thinking it will change temperatures. Get out there and shovel Fedex Field and expel some useful CO2.
    Go Skins!

  38. kaj215 says: Dec 19, 2009 10:14 PM

    Good thing I’ll be sitting in the club level section for the game.
    Go G-Men!

  39. boysroll says: Dec 19, 2009 10:29 PM

    4skins blow…most dysfunctional org on the global both in professional sports in corporate america….talk about a bunch of chimps running a professional franchise.

  40. Setobakura says: Dec 19, 2009 10:33 PM

    Lets see if they move their front office as fast as they move this snow.

  41. DanSnyder says: Dec 19, 2009 10:42 PM

    boysroll, why do you troll every article posted about the skins with your useless comments? I’d also like to know why you end every sentence with multiple periods. Actually I’m pretty sure I could answer that.

  42. boysroll says: Dec 20, 2009 12:16 AM

    dansynder….enough said…lmfao. what a loser screen name……u probably look like him to y fing dork.

  43. sullijo says: Dec 20, 2009 2:09 AM

    Now, if only they would consult 4 franchises on how to run their football operations.

  44. BDiddy says: Dec 20, 2009 2:56 AM

    @ mihan….
    I hear you. I’m not sure which is worse on this message board – the grammar or the opinions.

  45. MikeF says: Dec 20, 2009 6:38 AM

    @Knuckledraggin’ Joe – LOL, nice, try to perpetuate all the urban myths you can. Apparently it’s all you have to go on.
    @mihan – you should have stopped after your first sentence. “Climate change denying?” Go donate all of YOUR income to a eugenics society if it makes you feel better, but please don’t try to pass pseudo-science as fact. It puts you on a par with Singledigitwonderlickscorin’ Joe.

  46. Desides says: Dec 20, 2009 12:32 PM

    @last starfighter:
    “I’m so sick of hearing some idiot make this comment every time it snows in the north during winter.”
    Personally, I’m so sick of hearing some idiot defend a temperature trend that doesn’t exist. The globe is on a cooling trend. It’s been cooling for well over a decade. Before that, temperatures had indeed been climbing, but insignificantly so: 1998 is not the warmest year on record of the 20th century as global warming advocates claim, but in fact 1934 is. Every other year was cooler than 1934.
    Oh, and your precious hockey stick graph is a total hoax, as the leaked CRU emails reveal.
    Global warming is a myth. Stating that it exists is like stating the Detroit Lions are a good football team: it flies in the face of verifiable facts.

  47. Start Colt Brennan says: Dec 20, 2009 8:33 PM

    Leave the snow, It will make that piece of crap stadium look better. FedEx field is a dump

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