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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!
Burgold

Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

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I'm a firm believer of freedom of speech and protest. That said, I think not standing during the Pledge or during the playing of the National Anthem is wrong. Now, I support your right to stand up silently and not say the pledge (for religious or other reasons). I can even get behind you not putting your hand over your heart, but I do think you should stand.

I think part of it is that I look at some of these issues as a matter of harm. As a young Jewish boy, I wasn't harmed in being asked to sing Christmas songs during the school assembly. I remember being invited to be part of a Presidential prayer breakfast during an inauguration. When the priest asked everyone to rise I did. I didn't say the prayers, but I did stand. These are the little slights we bare as being part of the community.

So, when I read about Kaepernick choosing to sit during the National Anthem, part of me gets it and most of me doesn't. He says he's doing this because he's frustrated with racial inequality. Is not standing a good gesture to announce that disquiet?

I don't think so because no one knew why he wasn't standing. They just saw it as a sign of disrespect. More, as a QB in the NFL he has a tremendous platform to use his voice or his money to make an actual difference. That makes the act of sitting seem hollow as far as gestures go.

If you believe that police abuse is one that deserves action and comment than ACT and COMMENT! As a side note, I see this police abuse issue as more of a local issue than a national one as it doesn't involve federal abuse of power, but local ones. If that's true it makes protesting America by sitting even less effective as a statement.

I suppose Kaepernick's action did generate some attention and so I may be wrong, but I think it garnered a lot less than the NBA and WNBA players who wore protest t-shirts and got fined for it. I respect the latter statement more if for no other reason... their actions were unambiguous and clear.

In other words, stand up for your beliefs and your country. Don't sit on your arse and sulk.

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None of my business if you do or don't. I do, but if someone else decides not or refuses to remove their hat, I don't have a problem with it.

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i see it this way, you have every right to sit during the national anthem and if you exercise that right then people have the right to rip you apart for it.

kapernick is finding that out the hard way right now.

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17 minutes ago, redskinss said:

i see it this way, you have every right to sit during the national anthem and if you exercise that right then people have the right to rip you apart for it.

kapernick is finding that out the hard way right now.

 

And he's not backing down which I applaud him for. 

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21 minutes ago, redskinss said:

i see it this way, you have every right to sit during the national anthem and if you exercise that right then people have the right to rip you apart for it.

kapernick is finding that out the hard way right now.

exactly..  he's a moron and a piss, poor qb..

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Just now, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

Maybe you're just a piss poor poster.  Ever think about that?

no..  i'm sorry you feel that way..

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Just now, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

I call it like I see it.  You contribute nothing.  Your contribution is Zero point Zero.

i'm sorry you feel that way..   great movie though

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1 minute ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

Sorry you are blind to the struggles of our fellow Americans.  Keep trying, it's cute.    

you seem like a very angry individual..  i'm sorry that i don't believe every form of protest deserves respect.  

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14 minutes ago, KLJ said:

you seem like a very angry individual..  i'm sorry that i don't believe every form of protest deserves respect.  

Angry?  Kid you know nothing about me. So step off.

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10 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

Angry?  Kid you know nothing about me. So step off.

 

Maybe you can step off as well.  Reading the above, you went after him and kept on.  You disagree, now please move forward so other views can be shared in this thread and its not just the two of you bickering

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6 minutes ago, zoony said:

 

Maybe you can step off as well.  Reading the above, you went after him and kept on.  You disagree, now please move forward so other views can be shared in this thread and its not just the two of you bickering

I will.  Sorry for the distraction.

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I don't know. I do think it's disrespectful,but geez if I had a dime for every time I've been to a sporting event or some other event that starts with the National Anthem and saw people keep talking,drinking their beer,eat their snacks,b.s. in the food or drink line,ect. I wouldn't need a powerball win. Life's too short for me to worry about those folks and in this case,young Mr. Kaepernick. If that's what he feels he needs to do to protest,so be it. I'm not a fan of it,(as I said,I think it's disrespectful),but I'm not going to get pissed either. I don't get in to this bull**** "If you don't like it so much,find another country" thing either. With that kind of reasoning,the American population would be down to about 23 people,(keeping in mind some were suggesting the same thing during the RNC not too long ago. :) ).  

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I couldn't care less whether a player sits or stands during the National Anthem before going out on the field to entertain me and risk major injury.  He's there to play football for profit, not to flatter my love of home and country.  It's a game and a TV show... not a big deal either way. 

PR kerfuffle.  Shrug.

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This is America. He chose to use his voice as being an American allows him to. Maybe you disagree with it but he definitely got people talking. And wasn't that the point?

I wouldn't do it personally but I certainly understand (and agree with) the why.

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I remember when Mahmoud Abdul Rauf did this in the 90s, set of a giant ****storm.

I guess Kaep got people talking but more seem to talk about if this is right/wrong and their opinions on him rather than whatever point he's trying to make.

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2 hours ago, Burgold said:

I'm a firm believer of freedom of speech and protest. That said, I think not standing during the Pledge or during the playing of the National Anthem is wrong. Now, I support your right to stand up silently and not say the pledge (for religious or other reasons). I can even get behind you not putting your hand over your heart, but I do think you should stand.

I think part of it is that I look at some of these issues as a matter of harm. As a young Jewish boy, I wasn't harmed in being asked to sing Christmas songs during the school assembly. I remember being invited to be part of a Presidential prayer breakfast during an inauguration. When the priest asked everyone to rise I did. I didn't say the prayers, but I did stand. These are the little slights we bare as being part of the community.

So, when I read about Kaepernick choosing to sit during the National Anthem, part of me gets it and most of me doesn't. He says he's doing this because he's frustrated with racial inequality. Is not standing a good gesture to announce that disquiet?

I don't think so because no one knew why he wasn't standing. They just saw it as a sign of disrespect. More, as a QB in the NFL he has a tremendous platform to use his voice or his money to make an actual difference. That makes the act of sitting seem hollow as far as gestures go.

If you believe that police abuse is one that deserves action and comment than ACT and COMMENT! As a side note, I see this police abuse issue as more of a local issue than a national one as it doesn't involve federal abuse of power, but local ones. If that's true it makes protesting America by sitting even less effective as a statement.

I suppose Kaepernick's action did generate some attention and so I may be wrong, but I think it garnered a lot less than the NBA and WNBA players who wore protest t-shirts and got fined for it. I respect the latter statement more if for no other reason... their actions were unambiguous and clear.

In other words, stand up for your beliefs and your country. Don't sit on your arse and sulk.

 

You tell him to ACT and COMMENT, well what do you think he was doing? You don't have to like the act but he is doing what you want. If Kaep simply spoke out, people would tell him to shut up and play football. What he did was continue to bring attention to a real issue in the midst of people making fantasy lineups

While I personally stand for the pledge and the national anthem, I do find it interesting that we like to condemn the person or people protesting if we don't like the way they protest. To me, we get very caught up in a "first world" problem  and the act of the protest when we should be continuing the discussion on the point he is making. 

 

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I'm trying to get emotional over this but I can't. Its not like he spat on the American flag. At the end of the day he's getting paid millions of dollars to entertain us playing a game, I really don't care about his political beliefs.

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He wanted to make a statement and what he is doing will draw and has drawn a lot more attention to his message than if he just stood at a podium. While at first I thought it was disrespectful towards our armed service members (but I still recognize his right to sit no matter how I felt), I waited for his explanation and now him sitting doesn't bother me. If he feels the flag doesn't symbolically represent the rights and values it used to and soldiers are dying in vain to protect those values like liberty and justice for all, who am I to argue with his perspective of the world. His perspective isn't some looney toon fantasy world either, so if he wants to sit... Let him sit. But, he should be prepared for the backlash and it sounds like he is. This was a calculated decision on his part and not some knee jerk thing he thought up 2 minutes before the start of his first preseason game. He is trying to start/continue a discussion that some people are afraid to talk about and others frankly are too ignorant to contribute anything of value. When I say ignorant people, I mean the ones that respond to Kaepernick's action with blind racist comments and "If you don't like America you can get out". I give a tip of the hat towards his determination and putting his money where his mouth is, he could stand to lose a lot if he continues to sit and will be scapegoated as being a distraction if the 49ners suck. Here is the article where he explains why he is sitting:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691874/article/colin-kaepernick-ill-continue-to-sit-during-national-anthem

 

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8 hours ago, Burgold said:

I'm a firm believer of freedom of speech and protest. That said, I think not standing during the Pledge or during the playing of the National Anthem is wrong. Now, I support your right to stand up silently and not say the pledge (for religious or other reasons). I can even get behind you not putting your hand over your heart, but I do think you should stand.

I think part of it is that I look at some of these issues as a matter of harm. As a young Jewish boy, I wasn't harmed in being asked to sing Christmas songs during the school assembly. I remember being invited to be part of a Presidential prayer breakfast during an inauguration. When the priest asked everyone to rise I did. I didn't say the prayers, but I did stand. These are the little slights we bare as being part of the community.

So, when I read about Kaepernick choosing to sit during the National Anthem, part of me gets it and most of me doesn't. He says he's doing this because he's frustrated with racial inequality. Is not standing a good gesture to announce that disquiet?

I don't think so because no one knew why he wasn't standing. They just saw it as a sign of disrespect. More, as a QB in the NFL he has a tremendous platform to use his voice or his money to make an actual difference. That makes the act of sitting seem hollow as far as gestures go.

If you believe that police abuse is one that deserves action and comment than ACT and COMMENT! As a side note, I see this police abuse issue as more of a local issue than a national one as it doesn't involve federal abuse of power, but local ones. If that's true it makes protesting America by sitting even less effective as a statement.

I suppose Kaepernick's action did generate some attention and so I may be wrong, but I think it garnered a lot less than the NBA and WNBA players who wore protest t-shirts and got fined for it. I respect the latter statement more if for no other reason... their actions were unambiguous and clear.

In other words, stand up for your beliefs and your country. Don't sit on your arse and sulk.

This is the whole problem. Equating racism to the school Christmas song. U and most white people have no concept about what you are talking about. 

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African Americans have fought in every military conflict however we are marginalize by this country, and it's system.  If Colin feels the way to address racism is to make a small sacrifice then so be it. I hope he understands that his gesture will cause a lot of people to hate him. But if his actions bring light to the racial problem in America I feel he would honor the men and women that died for the idea of a country where people can express themselves freely. I hope we start asking why people can set up businesses in the black community but you will never see a black business in a white, asian, or middle eastern community. If it helps make a better future for us all then it was worth the sacrifice. Black people own .5  of 1percent of wealth in America. How can Colin triumph against such overwhelming odds. People are more concerned with him standing but not the problem. 

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