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I don't know if this falls under your answering ability, but I'll try.
About a month ago, my daughter's family lost their home to a fire that completely destroyed everything except the clothes they had on and their cars.  They also lost their beloved dog and two cats.
It has devastated the family.

My 14 yr-old grandson, Wyatt, was a big fan of the Washington Redskins, and especially admired RG3, the quarterback.  He lost all of his Redskin memorabilia in the fire.
Do you know if I might be able to obtain an autographed picture of RG3 to try and cheer him up?  Or do you have an address where I might contact the right people to help with this?

Any help would be appreciated.
Vivian

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Vivian,

First off, I am sorry to hear of your daughter's losses.  

I would certainly hope that the Redskins could provide a picture of RG3.  However, if they do not, please understand that people will make up a story like this in order to play on the emotions of the athlete.

I suggest that you write the Redskins public relations department (no name is needed) and present your case.  If you have a newspaper clipping of the fire, it may dissuade any suspicions.  Sedn your request to ...

The Washington Redskins
Community Relations
21300 Redskin Park Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147

Good luck.  

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Jim Considine

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I can answer statistical questions about professional football played in the United States. I am especially strong on the subject of the Baltimore Colts from 1947 through 1983, Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. My services are best used when an older, obscure question is posed. The newer NFL records are easily accessible through www.NFL.com I do not appraise memorabilia. I am not an expert on Canadian Football, though I will take a shot at any questions you might pose. The subject of my expertise pertains to "American Football", as opposed to "Futball" or the game we refer to in the USA as soccer. --------------------------------------------------------- I have a good understanding and recall of the folklore about Baltimore football. Some of this information may be subjective in nature. I will give the best answer possible if this is the case.

Experience

I am an NFL Statistician with the Washington Redskins. I grew up during the days of the Baltimore Colts in the 1960's. (Please refer to the movie "Diner" for more information about the Baltimore Colts fans)

Organizations
Washington Redskins Statistician, 2005-2010 Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2003

Publications
The records were used by author Jon Morgan in his book, "Glory For Sale". The records have been part of the Baltimore Ravens Media Guides since their inaugural season in 1996. I was interviewed for the cover story of The Press Box, a local, monthly sports tabloid newspaper. http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=5594

Education/Credentials
I researched and was able to piece together the statistical history of the AAFC Baltimore Colts 1947-49, and the 1950 NFL Colts. This information was used by The Baltimore Ravens for their 1996 Media Guide. The records were entitled "Baltimore Football Records". It was considered "unofficial" since the AAFC league records were not incorporated with the NFL records when the leagues merged. The reason that this information was created was due to the fact that the NFL had prohibited the 1996 Baltimore Ravens from bringing the records, colors, and team name from the Cleveland Browns. The Baltimore football records were presented in order to create a frame of reference. The Ravens have kept these records since 1996, adding and amending as the Ravens football team challenge these records.

Awards and Honors
I was awarded two game balls from the Ravens and was recognized for my work as the top game day employee.

Past/Present Clients
Baltimore Ravens, Wise Guides, Washington Redskins

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