Chris Lingebach

Chris LingebachChris Lingebach is a writer for,, and blogs for under the on-air pseudonym ‘Blue Shorts.’

He’s unfurled extension cords, hosted radio shows, and steadily risen through the ranks the last five years. Company man. Read some of his work here.

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Veteran broadcaster Greg Gumbel will be paired with former NFL quarterback Trent Green in his rookie season as an NFL broadcaster for CBS.

CBS Announces 2014 NFL Broadcast Pairings

CBS has announced pairings for its 2014 NFL broadcast coverage, partnering newcomer Trent Green with veteran play-by-play announcer Greg Gumbel. See the full lineup, including newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott.


Dan Rather speaking on DC 50's "NewsPlus with Mark Segraves."

Dan Rather Says ‘No’ to Redskins Name Change

Legendary former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather says “no,” the Redskins name should not be changed.


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Bryce Harper’s New Rawlings Commercial: ‘My Time to Achieve Greatness’

Bryce Harper still be sidelined until July, but that hasn’t stopped him from unleashing his second national endorsement commercial in as many months, releasing a new spot for Rawlings Sporting Goods on Monday morning.


Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band perform at Consol Energy Center on October 27th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Nils Lofgren of E Street Band Recalls Writing ‘Bullets Fever’ in 1978

Legendary musician and Bullets fan Nils Lofgren (guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) recalls the magical experience of writing “Bullets Fever” in 1978.


DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins celebrates on the sidelines after intercepting a pass from Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day at Cowboys Stadium in 2012. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Philly Radio Hosts Warned Redskins Are Team Eagles Should ‘Worry About’

What’s the perspective of the Redskins outside Washington, DC? One NFL Network analyst warned Philadelphia sports radio hosts Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes the Redskins are the team the Eagles need to “worry about” in 2014.


Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder speaks to the media after receiving the Maurice Podoloff Trophy at the 2013-14 KIA Player of the Year award during a press conference on May 6, 2014 at the Thunder Events Center in Edmond, Oklahoma. (Credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Durant Wins Mother’s Day 2014 with MVP Speech (Watch)

Kevin Durant unequivocally wins Mother’s Day 2014 with his nearly 26-minute tear-jerking NBA MVP acceptance speech Tuesday night. Watch it again, here for ideas of what to say to your own mother on Sunday.


Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their win over the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on Jan. 6, 2013 in Landover, Md. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Speaks Out Against Redskins Name

Richard Sherman wishes the NBA’s Donald Sterling controversy would have been a catalyst to reignite the conversation over Washington’s controversial team name.


Former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, also known as ‘Agent Zero’ and ‘Hibachi.’ (Credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Should Gilbert Arenas be Invited to Sit Courtside for Wizards-Pacers Game 3?

Gilbert Arenas confidently declared himself the newest “Wizard heckler” on Instagram, and the time may finally be right for the organization to welcome its prodigal son back into the family, with an invitation to Wizards-Pacers Game 3.


Tanard Jackson "might" be given a chance by the Redskins. (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Confirmed: Redskins Terminate Tanard Jackson’s Contract

Only hours after Bruce Allen said recently reinstated safety Tanard Jackson “might” be given a chance to make the Redskins, the team has decided to terminate his contract, Pro Football Talk reports citing the NFL’s transaction wire.


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Former Skins VP Laments Drafting Jason Campbell Over Aaron Rodgers

Ex-Redskins VP of Operations Vinny Cerrato looked back on previous drafts, reflecting on players he would have, and wouldn’t have drafted, like Aaron Rodgers and instead of Jason Campbell, while addressing a few other notable Redskins rumors.