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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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So Jerry Calls me From The Sales Office...........

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And tells me he has season tickets for next season.

A pair for 6535. 25 percent down up front which he said was like 1600. Before I could even respond, he said he'd throw in tailgate passes AND parking passes for the first two seasons, and he wants me to come down next weekend to see 'em.

Mind you I inquired 5 months ago and spoke breifly, and he called me out the blue today

Damn how many of ya'll gave up ya tix LMAO???

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Right now unfortunately I think a lot are giving them up due to the economy, plus, those are pretty expensive tickets, we pay $2300 for 4 and parking.

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There is no waiting list, bro. You can have as many season tickets as you would like.

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There is no waiting list, bro. You can have as many season tickets as you would like.

...if you are willing to buy club seats, which is probably what he's offering.

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I've been on the list close to 5 years. The only call I got was for some sort of over priced dream seats a month after I signed up. I declined and the guy on the phone was rather rude saying something like, "well I guess you'll have to wait a long time then."

I'm probably on the list twice come to think of it. I'm not holding my breath.

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I've been on the list close to 5 years. The only call I got was for some sort of over priced dream seats a month after I signed up. I declined and the guy on the phone was rather rude saying something like, "well I guess you'll have to wait long time then."

I'm probably on the list twice come to think of it. I'm not holding my breath.

Well, the guy who called you is probably out of work at the moment after all the firings in the ticket sales areas. So, maybe being a rude **** has its karmic payback eventually.

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Must be in the EZ then.

Edit: ...unless he bought them like ten years ago.

Mark, the price they were quoting me to re-up my clubbers which were about on the goal line were $2850 per seat, so the ones they're offering this dude may be out a little more, maybe on the 10?

But that's still a hell of a lot of money to pay per game.

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Mark, the price they were quoting me to re-up my clubbers which were about on the goal line were $2850 per seat, so the ones they're offering this dude may be out a little more, maybe on the 10?

But that's still a hell of a lot of money to pay per game.

No, he's being offered these from a buddy. So the price his buddy is paying could be the year 2000 price, and if so, there's probably an escalator clause. I do have a feeling club prices went up substantially in 2000 since it was the first full off-season Mr. Snyder was in control.

2008 club prices for the season:

Zone D, Endzone: $2,800 each

Zone B, Inside the 20 to the goal line: $3,700 each

Zone A, Between the 20s: $4,650 each.

Add $131.70 Amusement tax to the prices above.

Orange Parking: $350.

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Speaking of club seats, did anyone get a call last season after the first Giants game about a buy one get one free club seat offer? I did, it was a good deal since it was just for one season.

Alas, I had just bought Caps season tickets so I couldn't afford it.

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NFL Sunday ticket.

1. No line at the bathroom.

2. Instant replay.

3. Tivo to record it if they're playing at the wrong time.

4. Temperature just where I set the thermostat.

5. No one spilling beer on me.

6. No one yelling "You suck!" in my kids ears.

7. No one fighting in the seats down the aisle.

8. 800 other channels when we lose.

And did I mention there's no line at the bathroom?

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Speaking of club seats, did anyone get a call last season after the first Giants game about a buy one get one free club seat offer? I did, it was a good deal since it was just for one season.
That's a new one, I think. I"ve never heard of that.

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NFL Sunday ticket.

1. No line at the bathroom.

2. Instant replay.

3. Tivo to record it if they're playing at the wrong time.

4. Temperature just where I set the thermostat.

5. No one spilling beer on me.

6. No one yelling "You suck!" in my kids ears.

7. No one fighting in the seats down the aisle.

8. 800 other channels when we lose.

And did I mention there's no line at the bathroom?

AMEN BROTHER!

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I love the 'Skins as much as any person, but no way in hell I'd ever throw that kind of dough for tickets.

Trust me, you will save mad money buying tickets through stubhub or razorgator. Even if you bought them for every single game. I like experiencing different parts of the stadium each time I visit.

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NFL Sunday ticket.

The Redzone channel in HD is just pure NFL sickness.

If everyone had that option attendance would be down 50% league wide in this economy.

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I got a call earlier this week with an "upgrade offer". They offered me 2 end zone clubs for $2800. He said its normally $2800 a seat, but they were offering me $2800 for a pair in the end zone. Its like getting a club seat for free. He said it was a 3 year deal, 20% down, the rest by the end of June. After 3 years, I'm guaranteed lower bowl. I turned them down.

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I've been on the list close to 5 years. The only call I got was for some sort of over priced dream seats a month after I signed up. I declined and the guy on the phone was rather rude saying something like, "well I guess you'll have to wait a long time then."

I'm probably on the list twice come to think of it. I'm not holding my breath.

he is being offered club seats, if you wanna drop 3k on each ticket then you can have those seats too

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I am still deciding whether or not to renew my tickets. Last year was my first year. I started in 405 row 5. Those December games were brutal and with this economy. I am not sure about next year.

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NFL Sunday ticket.

1. No line at the bathroom.

2. Instant replay.

3. Tivo to record it if they're playing at the wrong time.

4. Temperature just where I set the thermostat.

5. No one spilling beer on me.

6. No one yelling "You suck!" in my kids ears.

7. No one fighting in the seats down the aisle.

8. 800 other channels when we lose.

And did I mention there's no line at the bathroom?

You forgot:

No hour long leaving the game traffic.

No depressing drive home after the team blew yet another winnable game.

No Eagles, Giants, Pukes, Other, team fans ruining your gameday experience.

No 1000% markup on Beer, burgers, etc.

No large donation to Snyder's wallet so he can further destroy this team.

I'm sure there is more.

I still can't believe that people actually pay several thousands a year to watch 8 games, which at least 1/2 of them you leave pissed for a long time afterwards.

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A pair for 6535. 25 percent down up front which he said was like 1600.

$6535?? For skins tickets?? Man what a boatload of crap that is. Given the product Ol Danny boy has given us I've reached the point that he'd have to pay me to go and see these clowns.

Man I'll bet DS is laughing all they way to the bank.

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$6535?? For skins tickets?? Man what a boatload of crap that is.

I hear ya. I'm really surprised we don't hear from more of these people on the board. 99% of us don't pay to watch **** and are still royally pissed.

Now if I had to pay 6000+ to watch them lose to the winless Rams and go 1-2 to divisional opponents while scoring only 27 points combined against them. I'd be slightly more disgruntled, well maybe not slightly.

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I got a call earlier this week with an "upgrade offer". They offered me 2 end zone clubs for $2800. He said its normally $2800 a seat, but they were offering me $2800 for a pair in the end zone. Its like getting a club seat for free. He said it was a 3 year deal, 20% down, the rest by the end of June. After 3 years, I'm guaranteed lower bowl. I turned them down.
Wow. So it's confirmed. That's pretty amazing, really. In '97 those EZ seats were going for $995 each - so with this new deal, that's an increase of just over 40% over a twelve year span which is actually somewhat reasonable. And that 1997 price was before the club concourse was enclosed and finished.
I still can't believe that people actually pay several thousands a year to watch 8 games, which at least 1/2 of them you leave pissed for a long time afterwards.
Yeah, but it's not just that we "watch 8 games." It's the whole experience, particularly the tailgating and the camraderie and friendships you develop over the years. That is a HUUUGE part of the game day experience for most of us regulars, I think.

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