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Yup, Alex Ovechkin is giving RGIII advice on surviving Washington

Sep 9, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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Alex Ovechkin has been one of, if not the, biggest sports star in Washington, D.C. for years now. But now with the NFL season starting and the NHL possibly locking out, he’s got time to advise the city’s newest sensation.

Chuck Gormley of shares with us Ovechkin’s helpful hints to Redskins rookie star Robert Griffin III on how best to make it in the nation’s capital.

“I think he’s good right now,” Ovechkin said. “He has to be himself, that’s the most important thing. It doesn’t matter what other people say or if he’s going make a bad play or a good play. He just has to concentrate on his own [game].”

Not to read too deeply into what Ovechkin is saying, but that sounds exactly like what he does for himself. Ovechkin has always been his own guy in Washington: Exuberant, electric, and exciting, and it’s paid off well in almost every way. That Stanley Cup title still eludes him, but two MVP awards is pretty good.

If RGIII manages to follow Ovechkin’s advice to the letter, Ovi might not be the biggest star in the city for much longer.

  1. ravenscaps48 - Sep 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    People Helping People

  2. capsrockva - Sep 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Nice job Ovi

  3. husky2score - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM


  4. mattybo - Sep 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    If he listens, look for RG3 to switch his sponsor from subway to twinkies this offseason.

  5. id4joey - Sep 10, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    But, the ultimate is to win the cup, and that is a huge knock against him. The good players win MVPs the great ones win cups.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Sep 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM

      Awful players also win cups. They don’t win MVPs. This isn’t the nba, this is a team sport. Not winning a championship doesn’t define greatness early as much.

      • bigedpvd - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

        umm….then why is Dan Marino looked at not as “The Best QB Ever” but as “The Best QB that never won the Superbowl?” Ovi will never be “GR8” until he wins a Cup and the Conn Smythe. End of story.

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