Ex-Redskin of the Week: Rep. Heath Shuler (D, NC), U.S. House of Representatives
There were plenty of candidates for ex-Redskin of the Week this week. It's November, so Norv Turner is winning. Jason Campbell led the Raiders to a win over the Chiefs. Gregg Williams' defense handled the Panthers, though that's not saying much. Even with a bye, Denver's Brandon Lloyd is the league-leading receiver, and I hate him for it.
Hog Heaven goes outside of athletics to the somewhat more important sport of national politics. This week's candidate was a candidate. Heath Shuler, a Democrat, survived last week's Republican onslaught to win re-election to his U.S. House seat representing the 11th District of North Carolina. He won with 54 percent of the vote, far higher than any fan contest he would in around here.
Here's what caught our eye. Shuler, a conservative Democrat, thinks his party would be better served by replacing Nancy Pelosi with conservative leadership in the House--leadership that just might include Heath Shuler. He made his case with a Redskins reference, to wit: "We weren't successful with me at quarterback, so I lost my job."
For that statement recognizing the cultural significance of the Redskins in Washington, Shuler wins my vote as Ex-Redskin of the Week.
Ex-Redskin of the Weak: None
Point after: OMG! I just noticed that Heath Shuler wore jersey No. 5. McNabb is doomed.