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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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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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