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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!

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What should we do with the donations?

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How about purchasing pairs of tickets to games next year and then randomly picking winners from those that made the bet? Sort of raffle style.

I like that idea!!!!

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I think that by supporting the ES tailgate you would be doing the closest thing to the original intent of the bets.

I live in Japan and never go to any of the games but I still voted for that since it sounds like something cool that probably costs a ****load of money and time to arrange 8 times a season.

It would also be cool if the site started up a new donation thing so that we could all help pay for the tailgate since the site itself it totally paid for now.

Either that or we could do what some other teams have apparently done and buy us a few home game refs. :D

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This is sort of the way I feel about it...I mean, I was going to happily donate the $300 to the site because you guys were running it out of pocket. Now that you've got the Danny's checkbook behind the site, these bets ARE kind of disingenious.

On the other hand, a bet was made, so I feel obligated to man-up and pay the money I pledged (50 bucks so far). The money going to charity sounds like the best idea in my opinion, because its something every ES member can benefit from (if you don't feel good about donating to charity, then you are a cold individual). The tailgate, while it is definitely a good thing, there are what, maybe 100 members that will benefit from that? And something like 20 or 30 members that will continuously benefit? There are a LOT of fans from different locations who will never be able to benefit from this. Luckily, I will be going to the 12/24 Giants game, but I still think this is a bad idea for the money. Huly, Pez, et. al, what you guys do is wonderful, and I don't know how you support the tailgate, but I do believe it is your choice to do so. I would feel the same way if I lived across the street from Fed-Ex and went to every tailgate, so its not because I'm ~5500 miles away.

And the charity idea is chosen, I definitely think a poll should be created with 5-10 different choices and then voted on by the members. That is the fairest way, imho.

The raffle thing is a bad idea as well, because that is COMPLETELY the opposite of what this bet was originally intended for. I for one would be extremely ticked off if the money I originally intended to help offset the cost of this site went to some random person's game tickets. Maybe that's just me...

Another idea that just came to me is setting up an ES charity? That would probably be a lot of work (and I'm by no means volunteering to do it :silly: - also, being that I'm 5500 miles away, I'm probably not the best choice anway), but it could be pretty cool....maybe taking poor inner city kids to Skins games or something like that. Or buying jerseys for them, or something. Since you have "insider" access to the Skins, you'd probably be able to get discounted prices. Just a thought...it would be specific to the site (not some random charity) and would help spread the Redskins love. You could even set up for the kids to be on the sidelines for the games, meet the players, etc. A lot of good could come from it. Just a thought...

I bet you could convince the Danny to match any donations made as well! I'm actually kind of excited about this idea, the more I think about it. If you want, I'd be willing to do a little research into starting a charity. Or maybe some of the lawyers on this site already know some things about it...?

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Have a big party at fed ex for the fans.well call it the 12TH MAn fandango.

Or if not at fed ex do it in the parking lot .Fed ex would be better,have highlights on the jumbotron,maybe some players to sighn autographs,

Do it for the fans we have endored alot .

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OK after a little thought on this, if/when the playoff spot is secured, I'll just mail a check to IHeart. Honestly I don't care (is that bad?) where the money goes... I originally pledged it to the site, and that's where it will go. Or if not IHeart, one of the other mods... up to you guys just let me know.

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Inital payment for ES hats and Shirts, which you then sell in order to buy more so that we can wear 'em proud!

I like this idea a lot!!! :cheers:

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I thought a bump for this thread was necessary. I completely missed what was decided to do with all this money. I really didn't agree with some of the uses mentioned in this thread...

So.... immediately after the Skins clinched a playoff spot I handed a crisp new $100 bill to Pez & Huly for all their efforts regarding the "Unofficial Tailgate" this season.

Yeah thats right I bet that I would pay up $100 if we made the playoffs. So I paid up, to who I felt deserved the money.

I urge the others who lost their bets others to start paying up too!

HTTR!!

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Before we go any further, the Mod Squad is in the process of coming to a conclusive decision on this. Obviously its in each "betters'" hand to decide what to do with their money. We will provide our suggestion later today or early tomorrow.

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That's good to hear. The Extremeskins tailgate should get half. 25% to charity and 25% to get tickets for Extremeskins users.

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This is sort of the way I feel about it...I mean, I was going to happily donate the $300 to the site because you guys were running it out of pocket. Now that you've got the Danny's checkbook behind the site, these bets ARE kind of disingenious.

On the other hand, a bet was made, so I feel obligated to man-up and pay the money I pledged (50 bucks so far).

I kind of feel the spirit of the bet has been violated with the acquisition of ExtremeSkins by the Washington Redskins.

I didn't mind supporting the message board because you guys were on your own and needed the financial assistance. On the other hand, Dan doesn't need any of my money. So my vote would be to call off the bet.

With that said, I have read that you guys need to take money out of your own pockets to finance the road-trips you make with the team. If this is the case, I would support a fund that you guys could draw from to reimburse your expenses. I'm not talking about the purchase of cigars and ****tails, but for your meals, parking at airports, car rentals, etc.. :2cents:

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I have no idea how much loot you guys are talking about here so maybe these aren't doable, but I have a couple of suggestions.

1. I would give a portion to the ES tailgate.

2. I would use some money to try to set up some kind of fan day with the players for ES members. Maybe you could have a party with some of the players at a restaurant in DC, or maybe something out at Redskins Park. I, being geo challenged, wouldn't be able to go, but I bet that would be a ton of fun for extremers in the DC area.

3. I would get some really good tix for some of the geo challenged extremers. A lot of us geo challenges are originally from that area, and love to go to games, but by the time you add up travel costs and the tix it becomes pretty darn expensive. You could do a random drawing, or you could select various members that you want to give the tix to. If you do a random drawing, I would only qualify members for the drawing that had contributed to the site in the past.

:2cents:

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I have no idea how much loot you guys are talking about here so maybe these aren't doable, but I have a couple of suggestions.

1. I would give a portion to the ES tailgate.

2. I would use some money to try to set up some kind of fan day with the players for ES members. Maybe you could have a party with some of the players at a restaurant in DC, or maybe something out at Redskins Park. I, being geo challenged, wouldn't be able to go, but I bet that would be a ton of fun for extremers in the DC area.

3. I would get some really good tix for some of the geo challenged extremers. A lot of us geo challenges are originally from that area, and love to go to games, but by the time you add up travel costs and the tix it becomes pretty darn expensive. You could do a random drawing, or you could select various members that you want to give the tix to. If you do a random drawing, I would only qualify members for the drawing that had contributed to the site in the past.

:2cents:

Number 2 is the best idea.That would be a first for any fans site across the league.It would be one for the history books.

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I'm a big fan of the Joe Salave'a foundation... (being Samoan and all)

To Empower, Educate, and Encourage the youth by providing educational opportunities, sports clinics, and complimentary programs. The foundation is able to achieve its mission through financial contributions from local and off-island businesses and individuals.

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I think the best way to donate the money (though I didn't get in on the bet) would be to give it up to the kids on Die Hard's team. What better way for a bunch of footbball fans to spend their money they bet on a football team, than to help kids trying to have fun playing the sport we love?

Hell, you never know, we may get the next Baugh or Jurgenson or Green from his team in the future.

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Iheart, I think its great to donate for any good cause, hurricane victims are donated and granted by the States Government as they should be, never hurts to add a lil more to help a man get on his his feet.

But at the same time this site brings alot of fans together and gives updates to news about our team and even brings many other fans to the site to make the season fun again now were contenders.

Whats donated to this site should be used for extremeskins to better this site any way it can. Im all for that and very thankful a few men got together to give us fans a place to speak oppinions and rival with other fans, this is a great site and thats why many other teams fans show up, never hurts to make things better ;-)

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Steve,

We've actually decided to go with an alternate suggestion which is to request that people that want to donate to something ES related send their donations to a charity related to supporting young kids playing football. See Die Hard's posts in the "April Fools" thread.

Of course, it's up to those people who made pledges/bets whether they want to pay, and if they don't that's absolutely their prerogative--and no judgment will be made by any of us in any way no matter what each person decides.

Thanks to everyone for their ideas. :)

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