Post by MikeLowery on Oct 17, 2018 10:53:19 GMT -5
Genuine question based on a tweet i saw. Feel free to delete once answered. I’m hoping for the best.
In civilian confrontations with cops, only one person has been professionally trained. Whether dealing with criminals, folks with tempers, or the mentally ill, shouldn't the trained officer be held to a higher standard of "I feared for my life?" If not, what's the point of them having to complete a training to walk around with a firearm?
NBC Sports Washington Redskins reporter Rich Tandler died Tuesday night, the network confirmed Wednesday. He was 63. No cause of death was announced.
Tandler covered the Redskins for various publications for more than a decade, creating the Real Redskins blog in 2004 and joining NBC Sports Washington in January, 2011. A George Mason University graduate and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, he authored three books on the Redskins, including “Gut Check: The Complete History of Joe Gibbs' Washington Redskins.”
“Rich’s kind and warm nature made him a good friend and an especially close colleague to many of us at NBC Sports Washington,” Damon Phillips, NBC Sports Washington’s general manager, said in a statement. "His passion for his work and the Redskins was inspiring, and made him a critical part of many of our successes over the past seven years. This is a very big loss for the sports community. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.”
The Redskins will pay tribute to Tandler at FedEx Field this weekend, team spokesman Tony Wyllie said. No one will sit in his longtime press box seat — Row 1, Seat 15 — again.
Rich was a very good man and began his trek as a writer from this group of folks at the emerging Skins web sites, a group that included John Keim. I didn't always agree with Rich, but he worked his craft up from the bottom to where he is today, beginning with his book "Redskins: A to Z", which was sold on this site for a time. He truly earned his stripes.
A short tale: Before he became a beat writer he was always around the Redskins practices. I gave him one of the DVR's we were manufacturing back when we introduced the technology in the 90's, but it proved to be more trouble than it was worth. I think he had more questions for me than he did the players when he was learning to use it.
RIP my friend....its been a good run. You will be missed....*sigh*
Godspeed Rich, and Prayers for the Tandler family.
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2018 11:20:17 GMT -5 by Carnack
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This is sad news indeed. I bought 'Gut Check' and 'The Redskins' From A To Z (both of which he signed for me) and they are a treasured resource for Redskins lore. I also enjoyed meeting with him at a Hogfest, he had a wealth of knowledge and was generous in sharing it.
I consider him a part of our larger CPND community and send my prayers and condolences to his family.
Post by CapitalD56 on Oct 17, 2018 12:40:17 GMT -5
A good man. Always had a smile on his face when I saw him on NBCWashington covering the Redskins. When I think Redskins reporters, Tandler is right up there with John Keim. Seemed to have positive things to say about a team/organization that has very few positives going for it.
Sad, sad news. Been away from the board for a while, but wanted to drop in and offer my condolences for Riich and his family. I never knew the man personally, but enjoyed all his books and other writings.
"We’re devastated to learn of the loss of one of our most loved and valued media members, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington. His dedication to covering the Redskins over the past 14 years has made him an irreplaceable presence among our media corps, and he will be in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family, our family at NBC Sports Washington, and the entire Redskins community. He will be truly missed.”
This is awful news to hear, Rich (along with John Keim and Rick Snider) was the go to writer and reporter for the serious Redskins fan for many years.
By that, I mean guy with in depth knowledge of football and the organisation, who was always prepared to answer and debate the finer points of the Redskin life.
He was beholden to no one and gave refreshingly honest takes on the team and the games whilst always being on the forefront of developing media.
There's no real vignette I can offer other I remember him starting a chat box on his Real Redskins site and covering a final away game in San Diego during which Malcolm Kelly had his one shining moment. However, the game was dire and it ended up just me chatting to Rich from across the Atlantic about a game we were struggling maintain enthusiasm for (Zorn's last game iirc).
But he loved the Redskins, football at large and he never really tired of giving us the news and his views up until the end.
I just get saddened by the thought that it's all over now and memories are what's left.
RIP, mate 😢
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2018 13:43:54 GMT -5 by Scotskin
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Traded Kendall Fuller & 3rd round pick (no other team offered more than a 2nd). Signed to 4 year $24m py extension with $71m gtd (no other team offered an ext) 2018 rankings FO DYAR - 27th, FO DVOA - 27th, QBR 85.7 (27th), Adj QB rating - 50.3 (25th) and the list goes on Thats inferior to - Mullins, Winston, Fitzpatrick, Keenum, Dalton, Flacco, Carr, Manning - all paid less.
Had the pleasure of talking to Mr. Tandler many times over several camps. I always enjoyed his insightful comments that were never condescending like many journalists. He was a genuine nice man and I will miss him. RIP, Rich!