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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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Season 1: Week 14 is underway. Advance Friday (AT THE LATEST) 11:59 p.m. EST

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We're advanced to week 14

It is YOUR responsibility to check the owners thread and contact them on ES or via PSN. If your opponent is not on ES, PM me and let me know, and I will get you a time set up with your opponent.

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Bears, where you at!?!?!? Need to get our game 2 started.

---------- Post added December-30th-2011 at 08:39 AM ----------

Nick, looks like Saints vs. Bears is on there twice. One at Home for Bears and one at Home for Saints above lol

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Bears, where you at!?!?!? Need to get our game 2 started.

---------- Post added December-30th-2011 at 08:39 AM ----------

Nick, looks like Saints vs. Bears is on there twice. One at Home for Bears and one at Home for Saints above lol

I just wanted to make sure y'all saw that the Saints play the Bears.... :D

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I just wanted to make sure y'all saw that the Saints play the Bears.... :D

haha nice.... getting a little nervous about the Bears guy... whats his name on here? Ill send him a PM on here.... cus I wont be home most of the weekend and I dont want to have to sim or get advanced on

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haha nice.... getting a little nervous about the Bears guy... whats his name on here? Ill send him a PM on here.... cus I wont be home most of the weekend and I dont want to have to sim or get advanced on

Dirk McGirk

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Nick appreciate everything you're doing, one tiny suggestion though. If it's possible could we put the ES names of the opponent on the list as well.

For example, Mahons 21 Bengals v JoeyT Fins or something.

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Nick appreciate everything you're doing, one tiny suggestion though. If it's possible could we put the ES names of the opponent on the list as well.

For example, Mahons 21 Bengals v JoeyT Fins or something.

That would be convenient. There is a thread with that info already, though.

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I for some reason can't find any threads on this topic, is there some place you guys are all discussing this? It's week 3 and I'm yet to play a game.

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I for some reason can't find any threads on this topic, is there some place you guys are all discussing this? It's week 3 and I'm yet to play a game.

It's week 2. Your opponent isn't on ES, but has tried contacting you on PSN. Can you get your game in today sometime? If so, let me know, and I will let Broncos owner know.

If not, I'm going to advance.

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It's week 2. Your opponent isn't on ES, but has tried contacting you on PSN. Can you get your game in today sometime? If so, let me know, and I will let Broncos owner know.

If not, I'm going to advance.

If there is one thing that I think warrants changing, it's that we need everyone using the same means of communication. PSN is kind of a pain in the ass to use unless you have a keyboard hooked up to your PS3 and, even then, the message notifications can be damn easy to miss. We either need to get the non-ESers on ES or just figure something else out.

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It's week 2. Your opponent isn't on ES, but has tried contacting you on PSN. Can you get your game in today sometime? If so, let me know, and I will let Broncos owner know.

If not, I'm going to advance.

So I'm not Playing sinister jay?

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What happens when you contact your opponent and they don't reply?

Let me know, and on the day of advance, if they've not gotten back to you, I'll boot them and you can play the CPU.

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Who am I playing this week? I'm the titans. I hope I dont lag as bad as I did in week 1 :(

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Who am I playing this week? I'm the titans. I hope I dont lag as bad as I did in week 1 :(

The Broncos. ECPoison is the guy you want to get in touch with on PSN, he is not on ES.

For future reference, if you log in to the league manager site and click on statistics you will see the full schedule for the week we're in. You can also go into the franchise in the game and look at who your opponent is on the main screen.

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Who am I playing this week? I'm the titans. I hope I dont lag as bad as I did in week 1 :(

Broncos should've contacted you on PSN. I'll let him know you're ready to play. Any specific time?

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The Broncos. ECPoison is the guy you want to get in touch with on PSN, he is not on ES.

For future reference, if you log in to the league manager site and click on statistics you will see the full schedule for the week we're in. You can also go into the franchise in the game and look at who your opponent is on the main screen.

I just started my job as a teacher and that site is blocked on their network. I tried lol.

I might be able to do it tonight if he wants to. I'll hit him up on the PSN if he's on there

I'm getting a TON of lag when I play online. I have a nat 3 which sucks but it doesn't seem to affect any other game in the way that it does this one. I could barely kick the ball because the power meter would keep moving like a second after I clicked it. I tried lowering the nat type but frontier forces you to use their crappy routers that gives that nat. After I get my paycheck I might split the different with my dad and get cable.

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The EA network isn't great, either. There's usually a little lag like that on kicks even in games where you're playing someone near you. I seriously doubt that NAT is the big problem.

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Who am I playing this week? I'm the titans. I hope I dont lag as bad as I did in week 1 :(
Im the Browns....Let me know when you want to play

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Advanced to week 5!

---------- Post added January-12th-2012 at 10:54 PM ----------

Also, to darrelgreenie and mahons21, I booted you since your opponents got no replies from you about playing. Just join back in before the next advance and play your opponent when you can,

Mahons, you're my opponent; let me know when you're good to go.

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