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Simon Says: A Lesson We Can All Learn From Eli Manning

Simon Says: A Lesson We Can All Learn From Eli Manning

"Simon Says" is an opinion column by WUSA9.Com's D.C. Community Web Producer Simon Landau. Follow him on Twitter @LandauDC. Opinions are his and his alone:

Just a short time after Super Bowl 46 had come to its thrilling conclusion, New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning stood on a podium and hoisted his brand new championship trophy high, wearing his New York Giants Super Bowl champions t-shirt and hat, and sporting the same awkward grin that has been made famous by nine-year-old boys all over the country after winning their first youth soccer tournament.

WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

Congratulations to the winner of our Facebook Photo Caption Contest, Charlene Woods. Did you watch the Super Bowl?

This photo (provided by US Presswire) is of NY Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw running for a touchdown with :57 left on the clock.

The theory is that the New England Patriot allowed the Giants to score the touchdown, so they could get the ball back with one timeout and enough time to make a final drive. The Giants ended up winning Super Bowl XLVI 21-17.

See PHOTOS from the Super Bowl.

DPR Holiday Schedule


From the D.C. Government:

In observance of the holidays, all DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities are closed Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th. DPR will again close for New Years beginning Saturday, December 31th through Monday, January 2nd.

Wilson Aquatic Center, 4551 Fort Drive, NW in Ward 1 and the William Rumsey Aquatic Center, 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE in Ward 6 will be open on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

VIDEO: Who Is The Most Fashionable Washington Redskin?

Yesterday, December 6, Macy's and the Washington Redskins teamed up with the Macy's at Metro Center to donate 300 coats, gloves, and hats to underserved children from the D.C. Metro area.

See photos from the event here.

While I was there, I asked some Redskins who they thought was the most and least fashionable player on the team.

Check out the video above to see what they had to say.

Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.