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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!

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WEEK 15 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS vs COWBOYS NOW UP!!!

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Wow, watching the videos really illustrates how awesome that game was. Thanks for putting them together. The stadium was electric, the team was on fire. Most important win for this club in years. I'm still wired. It's going to be Wednesday or Thursday before I come down out of the clouds. :point2sky:

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That Taylor hit has to be on jacked up. When you see how Glenns neck buckled and the sound it made it s hould atleast be #5.

Who are you, Mr. Cleo or something. The ST/Glenn hit was on jacked up and it was #5, :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

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You dah man!

How about a video of the fans... chanting.... cheering.... etc? I was expecting one 'cause you said it was your favorite part of the game...

Bonus video of the week... 12th man!

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After watching Meshawn push the camera away about 60 times I realized that as he pushed it away he said"come on". I wanna know what he was saying when Dallas' kicker missed the fg. Does anyone know how to read lips?

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most of them are still on his site...(check OP)

the one that expired (my favorite) is the "We are the champions" video, which shows how sad the Cowboys players were on the sideline and on the field. Plus it has the chant "Hey, YOU SUCK" heard audibly over the TV...

I am hosting the file at my site at http://gotwang.info It is located in my forums under "sportstalk"

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most of them are still on his site...(check OP)

the one that expired (my favorite) is the "We are the champions" video, which shows how sad the Cowboys players were on the sideline and on the field. Plus it has the chant "Hey, YOU SUCK" heard audibly over the TV...

I am hosting the file at my site at http://gotwang.info It is located in my forums under "sportstalk"

i know i'm a little slow, but where is 'sportstalk' in that link?

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i know i'm a little slow, but where is 'sportstalk' in that link?

it's after you hit the "forum" link

or right here

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