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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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Art

Hotel Redskins Park.

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On Mr. Snyder's private airplane

Cheerleaders everywhere

Pepper Rogers pouring Coladas

Some 30,000 feet in the air

Up ahead in the distance

I saw a private landing strip light

The plane landed quickly and came to a sudden stop

I thought I was done for the night

There he stood on the runway

I heard Hail to the Redskins

And there standing next to him

The Coors Light girls and those twins.

Then he said, "Come with me please,"

And he walked down the runway

There was a full trophy case

He said, "Let's get some more of these"

Welcome to the Hotel Redskins Park

Such a lovely place

Such a trophy case (background)

Such a lovely case

Plenty of room at the Hotel Redskins Park.

Any time of year

You can sign right here (background)

You can find it here

You can sign right here

My mind was Lombardi drifting

He's put a Cross Pen in my hands

He shows me all his pretty, pretty toys

And his 85,000 fans

How they sing after touchdowns

Braves on the warpath

Some song to remember

Small contract against the cap.

So I called up my agent

Please bring me my wife

He said

We haven't had that visit yet right up I-95

And Mr. Snyder took my cell phone away

Let's set you up for the rest of your life

And then I heard the fans say

Welcome to the Hotel Redskins Park

Such a lovely place

Such a trophy case (background)

Such a lovely case

They're livin' it up at the Hotel Redskins Park

What a nice surprise

Let's go meet the guys (background)

Let's go meet the guys

Free agents in the lobby

Ten or 15 guys

And he said

We are all just family here

How much will this contract buy?

And in Mr. Snyder's office

They were sat before paperwork

They sign it with their gold Cross Pens

Because they can't say no to the jerk

Last thing I remember

I was looking for a little more

I had to get that contract up to the amount I had before

Relax said Mr. Snyder

We know you can't believe

You have to sign this contract

Because no one ever leaves.

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Very nice Art. Just read it with the original in the background. You must have WAY too much time on your hands.

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Time, my friend, is of no consequence when the team is on a roll :). Of course, my wife went to bed and said, "Is it beginning already?" "It" is the dark time of year for her.

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Originally posted by Art

Time, my friend, is of no consequence when the team is on a roll :). Of course, my wife went to bed and said, "Is it beginning already?" "It" is the dark time of year for her.

too funny art. i went home on friday all geeked up and pounced on my wife about the news. although she cheers for the skins cuz i do, she just rolled her eyes and said, "that's good, right?". i laughed and said i would have just taken fiorre and thomas and would have been happy.

now i can pounce on her again tonight and hopefully she'll be a bit more receptive...:laugh: :cool: :D

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I tried that last night. My wife simply said, "Hail to PMS." And that was it :).

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Art,

Excellent job. I sung the whole thing with the tune in my head and it really did fit. Isn't it incredible how the more things change, the more they stay the same. I took my girlfriend to dinner on Sat. night and began the dinner conversation with "Well, I haven't talked about the Redskins in a while, but I think now would be an appropriate time". And this was of course before the Hall signing.

Also of note, anyone else notice that the sun hasn't really shined here in DC for the last few weeks until Sunday and now again today? God loves the Redskins too.

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Nice. I remember reading this the first time you posted it. :)

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I hate this song. :mad:

HAHAHAHAHA well I guess you would, with the way ur FA has started so far, keep ur head up buddy

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