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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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Donita35

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U lot? D lot? screw it, I am going to just freelance like Lavar. If you see #21 with burgundy duct tape covering up Smoot's name wandering around south Philly, its me.

Were you up near section 407 for the Raiders game? I think I saw you.

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Someone burn a brat for me and then throw it at an Egal for me, willya? I'm 1000 miles south watching the game!

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Following the rules of the board, Mark the Homer suggested that we use this tread to talk about the particulars of going to the Linc on Sunday. Anyone interested?

Donita

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I really like the idea of meeting at the Maryland House that someone suggested earlier. (I sorta forgot who). Is anyone else interested in meeting there and following each other to the game? That way we could arrive at the stadium in a bunch a scare the Eagles fans.

Bring your gunz!!!!! Cause we gonna beat their azz, and after the game, those fans are gonna be pissed. :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :dallasuck

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Bring your gunz!!!!! Cause we gonna beat their azz, and after the game, those fans are gonna be pissed. :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :dallasuck

Although I admire your enthusiasm, will you tell us if you are in or out. ;) :laugh:

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I'm bringing my flags -- that's four flags on three decent sized flag poles: a 21 footer, a 17 footer, and a 12 footer. Yeah, I upgraded from last year. Plus my Redskins Fans Parking Only sign. The Eagles fans will love that.

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Although I admire your enthusiasm, will you tell us if you are in or out. ;) :laugh:

Im out, I got some close Philly fans that I have to harass in person when the Skins lay the smack down. Have fun though :cheers: :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck

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Im out, I got some close Philly fans that I have to harass in person when the Skins lay the smack down. Have fun though :cheers: :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck :eaglesuck

That is too bad. We could use those guns to protect us. :) Just kidding. I would like to add that last year wasn't so bad, granted they were out of contention, but overall people just said mean things like, "the only thing I would like to screw in Washington, are their lady fans." You know, crap like that. So, this time I am going to wear no makeup, baggy jeans and a big coat. :mad:

For the most part, the tailgate was awesome. I really hope that we can get that turnout plus more. Lot D4 is the spot folks.

Donita

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Since the weekend is here, I thought is was necessary to finalize our plans for tailgating at the game in Philly on Sunday. How 'bout it?

I am planning to arrive at the game at 7:00 am or so in lot D4 (same as last year). It would be nice is you guys could join me.

Donita

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Some mod took that Caravan to Philly thread and merged it into another thread and then stuck it in the tailgate section that nobody reads. Good thinking!

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133765&page=9&pp=15&highlight=caravan+philly

We're not going to rally everybody together unless everybody sees the thread! Sheesh. Sometimes you have to wonder if an Eagles fan has infiltrated the ranks of the mods.... ?

I suggest we use this thread until they move it, then we restart another one here until they move it, etc., until game time.

The plan is, everybody who can meet at Maryland House do so and try to get there around 10:30 Sunday. It's at mile marker 81.0, which is 16 miles north of the Baltimore beltway on I-95. It's a left hand exit. We'll leave at 11 and caravan to the Linc together with Redskins car flags flying.

Those who are late or are coming from another direction, try to meet us at (EDIT) one of the Wachovia Lots, which can be accessed via Broad street. You can get maps and directions here:

http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/home.jsp

Edit: At first we planned on Lot U, but I've learned there is no tailgating allowed at Lot U. I called the Philadelphia Eagles and they recommend we park at one of the Wachovia lots. The Philadelphia Eagles told me to take I-95 N and you'll see the stadium on the right, then take the Broad St exit, then get on Broad st, and turn right onto Pattison St, and from there the Wachovia lots are accessible. They are marked Lots A through Lots H. PM me and I'll give you my cell and you can call me for our Lot location after we arrive and park at around noon Sunday, but we are planning on Lot D. I'll have a 20 foot flag pole flying the American flag, and a Redskins flag just below it. It will be visible from quite a distance.

Halter91 will have a turkey fryer to cook wings in, so you might want to bring some wings, and some hot sauce and butter to drizzle on them. Otherwise, if you can, bring hamburgers, dogs, brats, buns, chili, dips, chips, cheese, crackers, whatever, and of course, beverages, if you can. If you can't bring food, show up anyway! I'm sure there will be plenty of food to go around. A number of people will have grills. The main thing is SHOW UP! All Redskins fans are welcome, whether you have food or not!

Weather forecast for Philly Sunday: Partly Cloudy, High 47

Please bump this thread.

THANKS!

Just a iece of advice from an Eagles 11 year season ticket holder. You better leave way before 11:00.... The Wachovia lots usually fill up by 11:00. Also, I would go 1 exit past the Broad street exit and take Packer Ave. Thius will bring you in the back door from the Jersey sidce. it eliminates a lot of traffic at the Broad street exit. If you take Packer Ave, it will lead you right into the old Vet lot. Basically you will be parking in the New Citizens Bank Parking Lot. I would park in R W, or X See Link

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/articles/plainArticlesNewsDetail.jsp?id=26140

P.S. This is the last piece of friendly advice I give to my fellow football fans.

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I live in b.more and have two tickets, but am kinda freaked out about being in philly wearing my skins gear. Which Maryland house are you all meeting at?

If "freaked out" is all that happens to you up there consider yourself fortunate. Better sit close to Mama Portis.

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