2015 Congressional football game (Photos)

MPD officers line up before the opening ceremony. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Capitol Police officers line up before the opening ceremony.

MPD officers march in formation before the national anthem is sung. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Capitol Police officers march in formation before the national anthem is sung.

An MPD officer watches the opening ceremony. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
A Capitol Police officer watches the opening ceremony.

KHA, a D.C. born-and-raised singer, sang the national anthem. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
KHA, a D.C. born-and-raised singer, sang the national anthem.

Mean Machine # 21 David Valadao, R-CA, poses with two referees. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine # 21 David Valadao, R-CA, poses with two referees.

Kids lined up on the field to high five players as they walked out. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Kids lined up on the field to high-five players as they walked out.

Guards players #12 Scott Grossi, #69 Timothy Cullen and #99 Irvin Washington face their team members before the game begins. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players #12 Scott Grossi, #69 Timothy Cullen and #99 Irvin Washington face their team members before the game begins.

Guards players wait to high five members of the Mean Machine as they run through the high five line. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players wait to high five members of the Mean Machine as they run through the high five line.

Guards # 21 Kim Kennedy jogs off the field.  (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards # 21 Kim Kennedy jogs off the field.

Guards players #55 Jonathan Sacks confers with #21 Kim Kennedy between plays. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players #55 Jonathan Sacks confers with #21 Kim Kennedy between plays.

Mean Machine #4 Joe Kennedy, D-MA, and #33 Markwayne Mullin, R-OK, take a breather in between plays. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine #4 Joe Kennedy, D-MA, and #33 Markwayne Mullin, R-OK, take a breather in between plays.

Guards #20 James Blassingame doesn't seem to mind the weather. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards #20 James Blassingame doesn’t seem to mind the weather.

Despite the bad weather, fans young and old came out to support the teams. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Despite the bad weather, fans young and old came out to support the teams.

Some were certainly not happy about the heavy rain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Some were certainly not happy about the heavy rain.

Even someone's dog had team spirit. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Even someone’s dog had team spirit.

Players from both teams line up, waiting for the Mean Machine quarterback to snap the ball. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Players from both teams line up, waiting for the Mean Machine to snap the ball.

Mean Machine # 31 Pete Aguilar, D-California, shares the field with Guards # 27, James Davis. Davis is the Guards team captain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine #31 Pete Aguilar, D-California, shares the field with Guards #27, James Davis. Davis is the Guards’ team captain.

The referee runs to make the call on the play that caused both players to hit the ground. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The referee runs to make the call on a play that caused both players to hit the ground.

Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-MA, jockeys with #22 Arren Dodson of the Guards for possession of the ball. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-MA, jockeys with #22 Arren Dodson of the Guards for possession of the ball.

Neither of them got the ball. It went straight over Kennedy's head. (WTOP/ Dana Gooley)
Neither of them got the ball. It went straight over Kennedy’s head.

#A-10, Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ, played for the Mean Machine.

#000, Harry Dunn of the Guards, doesn't seem to mind the rain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
#000, Harry Dunn of the Guards, doesn’t seem to mind the rain.

Members of the Guards pose for a photo with an MPD officer. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Guards pose for a photo with Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine.

Guards player #22, Arren Dodson, after running through the high-five line. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards player #22, Arren Dodson, after running through the high-five line.

Mean Machine #34 Herschel Walker takes photos with his fans. Walker is a retired NFL player who previously played for the Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings and Giants. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine #34 Herschel Walker takes photos with his fans. Walker is a retired NFL player who previously played for the Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings and Giants.

Big man, little fan. #000 Harry Dunn of the Guards poses with a young fan. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Big man, little fan. #000 Harry Dunn of the Guards poses with a young fan.

Members of the Guards celebrate after their win. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Guards celebrate after their win.

Guards team members hold the trophy up in victory. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards team members hold the trophy up in victory.

"Good game, good game," could be heard as players shook hands after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
“Good game, good game,” could be heard as players shook hands after the game.

Mean Machine # 4 Joe Kennedy Jr. greets a fan after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine # 4 Joe Kennedy Jr. greets a fan after the game.

The Guards pose for a postgame victory photo. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The Guards pose for a postgame victory photo.

Members of the Mean Machine and the Guards pose with a representative from Our Military Kids, a charity honored by the event. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Mean Machine and the Guards pose with a representative from Our Military Kids, a charity honored by the event.

The Mean Machine team poses for a photo after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The Mean Machine team poses for a photo after the game.

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MPD officers line up before the opening ceremony. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
MPD officers march in formation before the national anthem is sung. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
An MPD officer watches the opening ceremony. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
KHA, a D.C. born-and-raised singer, sang the national anthem. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine # 21 David Valadao, R-CA, poses with two referees. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Kids lined up on the field to high five players as they walked out. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players #12 Scott Grossi, #69 Timothy Cullen and #99 Irvin Washington face their team members before the game begins. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players wait to high five members of the Mean Machine as they run through the high five line. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards # 21 Kim Kennedy jogs off the field.  (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards players #55 Jonathan Sacks confers with #21 Kim Kennedy between plays. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine #4 Joe Kennedy, D-MA, and #33 Markwayne Mullin, R-OK, take a breather in between plays. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards #20 James Blassingame doesn't seem to mind the weather. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Despite the bad weather, fans young and old came out to support the teams. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Some were certainly not happy about the heavy rain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Even someone's dog had team spirit. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Players from both teams line up, waiting for the Mean Machine quarterback to snap the ball. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine # 31 Pete Aguilar, D-California, shares the field with Guards # 27, James Davis. Davis is the Guards team captain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The referee runs to make the call on the play that caused both players to hit the ground. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy, D-MA, jockeys with #22 Arren Dodson of the Guards for possession of the ball. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Neither of them got the ball. It went straight over Kennedy's head. (WTOP/ Dana Gooley)
#000, Harry Dunn of the Guards, doesn't seem to mind the rain. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Guards pose for a photo with an MPD officer. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards player #22, Arren Dodson, after running through the high-five line. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine #34 Herschel Walker takes photos with his fans. Walker is a retired NFL player who previously played for the Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings and Giants. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Big man, little fan. #000 Harry Dunn of the Guards poses with a young fan. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Guards celebrate after their win. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Guards team members hold the trophy up in victory. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
"Good game, good game," could be heard as players shook hands after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Mean Machine # 4 Joe Kennedy Jr. greets a fan after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The Guards pose for a postgame victory photo. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
Members of the Mean Machine and the Guards pose with a representative from Our Military Kids, a charity honored by the event. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)
The Mean Machine team poses for a photo after the game. (WTOP/Dana Gooley)

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Oct. 28, a team of members of Congress, as well as former NFL players, took the field against a team of Capitol Police in the seventh Congressional Football Game. The Capitol Police’s team, the Guards, beat the Mean Machine, 7-6.

While there was friendly competition on and off the football field, the members of Congress and the Capitol Police were there to have fun and raise money for several charities connected to the event.

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