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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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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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Last I checked, Skins colors were still burgundy AND gold, yet we continue to see white pants with tiny gold accents on the helmets and shoes. Now, I'm not totally opposed to wearing white pants once a season, but I liked the return to the old school burgundy jerseys/gold pants last year. It made us look like the Redskins again.

Exactly.:)

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Why are so many people worried that they did away with the gold pants??? Just because they used the white pants for the unveiling doesn't mean that's all we'll ever see.

Btw, I hope we see a gold alternate jersey. :fingersx:

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I was hoping there would be some changes. Like the Oregon Ducks. Ah well...

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They don't even look like jerseys...the neck of the "elite" one looks beyond stupid.

I don't mind them. The regular one looks like a definite step up from the Reebock Replicas...those things were a POS. The Nike "game jersey" seems much better. Of course, we'll have to wait and see for sure, but from what I can tell, I'd say it's a step up from the Reebock ones.

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I think a gold jersey once or twice a year would be pretty neat w/ burgundy pants. I know the Steeler game left a bad taste in the mouth of a LOT of folks when it comes to the All Burgundy combo. While I didn't think it was horrible, I wouldn't like it exclusively. As far as the helmet.... I'm pro native face till I die.

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Has there been an announcement of when they'll release the Alternative jersey for us?

Read on twitter, that Orakpo (at the event) said that the Redskins were one of the few teams to go all out for their alternate.

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The teams themselves have final say over the uniforms. Bruce has often chose to wear the white pants at home, along with the gold. The gold isn't gone, it just will just flipflop with the white like the last two years.

And I wonder what our new alts are... 80th anny unis? Gold helmet/jersey?

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$100 for a replica, what a ripoff.

Reebok only charged $75

Kind of bummed about that as well. But it seems like the quality of the replicas is a little better than the Reebok counterpart.

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Kind of bummed about that as well. But it seems like the quality of the replicas is a little better than the Reebok counterpart.

I was hoping they would stay around $75. $100 for a jersey is going to turn a ton of people away.

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I read that there is a team "motto" stitched on the inside of the collar of every jersey, unique per team. The Panthers have "Keep Pounding"; an honorary to Sam Mills. Does anyone know what the Redskins' one is, or have a list for the other 31 teams?

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I was hoping they would stay around $75. $100 for a jersey is going to turn a ton of people away.

No doubt - including myself. Weren't the mid-grade Reebok's $99? Or were they $125?

Eh who am I kidding, I'm sure I'll shell out the hundo for an RGIII :ols:

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I read that there is a team "motto" stitched on the inside of the collar of every jersey, unique per team. The Panthers have "Keep Pounding"; an honorary to Sam Mills. Does anyone know what the Redskins' one is, or have a list for the other 31 teams?

"Stop Losing" ?

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