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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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Tarhog & TK-IV II I's Redskin's History 101: Sammy Baugh

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Originally posted by China

Very interesting, thanks. :cheers:

One question though, abouth this line:

Since the AFC as we know it didn't become part of the league until after the merger with the AFL (after Baugh was retired), giving us American and National conferences, what was the NFC? Was it still the National Football Conference? What were the other conferences?

Actually, thats an error. The Redskins (in addition to their 2 NFL title game wins during the Baugh era) won 5 NFL East titles. The 1937 NFL then was divided into two conferences, the NFL East, and the NFL West and was broken down as follows:

NFL East:

Washington (formerly Boston) Redskins

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates

Brooklyn Dodgers

NFL West:

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

Detroit Lions

Chicago Cardinals

Cleveland Rams

Teams were added (and some subtracted) in the ensuing years. Thanks for catching that!

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Fantastic article. Thanks!:notworthy

It would be great to save each article on a "Redskins History 101" section on the site so people can easily reference it.

When thought of in terms of accomplishments relative to the era played, Sammy was probably the greatest Redskin... I know this has been a thread numerous times... just my humble opinion.

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Originally posted by Monk in the Hall!

Fantastic article. Thanks!:notworthy

It would be great to save each article on a "Redskins History 101" section on the site so people can easily reference it.

When thought of in terms of accomplishments relative to the era played, Sammy was probably the greatest Redskin... I know this has been a thread numerous times... just my humble opinion.

You have excellent instincts, because thats exactly what we intend to do : )

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Originally posted by Tarhog

You have excellent instincts, because thats exactly what we intend to do : )

We do?

:D

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Originally posted by TK-IV II I

We do?

:D

Shhhh. You're messing with my spin man.

Actually, we may try to tie the player chapters into the player database so when you search for a particular guy, its right there as a link, rather than a separate forum.

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Originally posted by Tarhog

Shhhh. You're messing with my spin man.

Actually, we may try to tie the player chapters into the player database so when you search for a particular guy, its right there as a link, rather than a separate forum.

Great idea.

;)

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Grade A material Guys!!!! Alot of us here including the young and upcoming folks that are fans of the Skins has the chance to really read and see the History of this franchise. I cant say enough about How grateful I am to root for the best damn team in the NFL!!!! Thanks again guys!!!:notworthy

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Originally posted by Tarhog

Actually, thats an error. The Redskins (in addition to their 2 NFL title game wins during the Baugh era) won 5 NFL East titles. The 1937 NFL then was divided into two conferences, the NFL East, and the NFL West and was broken down as follows:

NFL East:

Washington (formerly Boston) Redskins

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates

Brooklyn Dodgers

NFL West:

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

Detroit Lions

Chicago Cardinals

Cleveland Rams

Teams were added (and some subtracted) in the ensuing years. Thanks for catching that!

Thanks for the clarification.

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Tarhog & TKIV ... great stuff. I have seen all of this information and the clips over the years when ESPN used to run the old NFL Film vault stuff late at night. I was a junkie for those kinds of things and a few times they would have pieces on the early years of the NFL and Baugh always came up.

I have not seen all these pieces like this in one concise place and this was really great. Also the article that someone linked from him 5 years ago was really awesome. These are the things that make this site such a great place to spend my free time!

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Originally posted by bnacpa

Tarhog & TKIV ... great stuff. I have seen all of this information and the clips over the years when ESPN used to run the old NFL Film vault stuff late at night. I was a junkie for those kinds of things and a few times they would have pieces on the early years of the NFL and Baugh always came up.

I have not seen all these pieces like this in one concise place and this was really great. Also the article that someone linked from him 5 years ago was really awesome. These are the things that make this site such a great place to spend my free time!

Thanks Brian, that means a lot coming from you! We're just getting warmed up baby ;)

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Wow, busy day! This thread was already on the 3rd page!

Not so quickly will I let THIS ONE fall into oblivion! This is a MUST READ for anyone who calls themselves a fanatic of the Redskins!

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Thank you. Very well done.

Any video clips of Sammy playing defensive back?

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Originally posted by jpark

Thank you. Very well done.

Any video clips of Sammy playing defensive back?

Haven't seen any, but I'll keep my eye out...I'd like to see him kick as well : )

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