When Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III addressed the media for the first time during training camp last month, he admitted that he hadn't really explored the city that he now calls home.
"Not much, because wherever I go, it's a pretty crazy scene," Griffin said. "I've gone to the movies, I went on a bus tour in D.C., I went to the U.S National Team [soccer matches], the games up there [at FedEx Field], so that was fun. But other than that, I really haven't done too much. I've tried to stay out of the city, make sure I stay focused and stay grounded rather than always being out, always being the focal point of everything. Sometimes, you just need to sit back, sit on the couch and drink Kool-Aid or something."
Tuesday, the NFL released footage of what could possibly be the bus tour that RGIII was referring to above. What he apparently neglected to tell us was that he attempted to be a tour guide while driving around a city that he just moved to. I'm sure you can guess how that went.
I can forgive Griffin for confusing the Jefferson and LIncoln Memorials (my roommate, who has lived here for five years, recently told me that he thought Lincoln was the first President of the United States) and thinking that the White House "looks more beige" because it kind of does. All of that probably made for an interesting tour. Too bad his family were the only people around to hear it.
Either way, don't quit your day job, Bob. No, really, don't. I trust you more as a tour guide than Rex Grossman as a quarterback.
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