With the anticipation and excitement for the NFL season to begin, we Washingtonians have a lot to be excited about in rookie Quarterback, Robert Griffin III.
Last month, the Newseum featured a rare site that raised the level of excitement! Starting at 8pm until about midnight on August 23rd, the Newseum projected a 74-foot mural of the Redskins rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III on the first amendment tablet. Dubbed “Light Up DC”, this was an “official” welcome for RGIII.
The Newseum said they don’t just do this for anyone, but they wanted to honor one of the most anticipated quarterback match-ups before the first Redskins home game this year. RGIII faced Andrew Luck at FedEx field the following Saturday in a game that had everyone watching. Adidas approached them with the idea, and they thought it would be a great way to welcome the new sports figure into the community.
As soon as we heard this news, we knew we had to drive downtown to see it. We parked a few blocks away and walked over to the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the Newseum. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a larger-than-life video of RGIII that Adidas prepared. Fans were encouraged to tweet #lightupdc and see their tweets on the wall as well. RGIII was shown doing drills and with the football. Our favorite part of the mural was when they put “Welcome RGIII to DC” and a few of the pictures of him throwing the ball.
Being a long-time DC resident and Redskins fan, this definitely got us pumped up for the season. Hail!