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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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I'm in. I'll donate $50 if the skins DON'T make the playoffs. I'll donate $100 if we make it to the Super Bowl regardless of the game's outcome.

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Originally posted by Kevin B.

Alright, I'll play...

$100 that we make the playoffs.

CLARIFICATION: If we don't make the playoffs I'll pay $100 to ES. (I can't root against it!?)

If I lose I want to change my username again!

I have edited my post to CLARIFY that I am not betting both ways. My bet is simple, if WE DO NOT MAKE THE PLAYOFFS I pay $100.

Somebody confused me and put me in both ways, again I am only paying if we DO NOT make the playoffs.

Nice job on the rest of this!

:cheers: :cheers:

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I admire all you fans that have stepped up and put your faith in our team. I also have respect for the other teams that have also got involved in this thread. Much respect to all!!!!

Now I know there's more fans out there and I know you can afford 50 bucks so, show your faith in our team (that's if you believe). You'll spend this amount just watching one game next season. C'mon???? My vision is to see every fan involved in this thread. Step up....

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When we DO make the playoffs teams will fear us, period.

Good thread, rayprils. Way to step up for the team and the site.

:cheers:

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i'll bet $100 that we make the playoffs.

i'll also bet $100 that we do not make the playoffs.

yes, i'll be making a $100 donation either way. :) really, it's the least i can do.

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So are we betting for or against the Redskins? I don't get it, I think I'll just buy a hat or something.

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Originally posted by Beaudry

So are we betting for or against the Redskins? I don't get it, I think I'll just buy a hat or something.

It depends on your perception. I am putting up $250 if the Skins don't make the playoffs, meaning to me that I am so confident that the skins will make the playoffs that I am willing to give up $250 if they don't.

Others perceive the situation as why should you give money if they don't make the playoffs, they probably perceive the situation that they will be so happy when the skins finally make the playoffs that they are willing to donate to the site. I am donating $500 when the skins win the next Superbowl based on this thought process.

Either way, the site is guaranteed a large donation without having solicited it and we can show them some love for building and maintaining such a great site.

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Ok Huly is in!

I will pay $100.00 if the skins do not make the playoffs. Consider this We are depressed money!

If they do make the playoffs I will be paying a butt load more as I will be sending Pez to every game to root for our boys!

Also just an early reminder next year off season we will have another get together fundraiser for this AWESOME board!

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FYI: Huly's pledge brings the total for the "Not Making the Playoffs" over the total for the "Making the Playoffs" by $10...

*hint* *hint*

*nudge* *nudge*

:D

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Ok, why does the black extremeskins hat have a white button on it? That's just weird.

Out of curiosity, before this thread what has been the largest $$ donation to ExtremeSkins that wasn't from the owners?

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I think someone (rayprils?) donated $500 when the Skins didn't make the Superbowl.

I plan to do some donatin' once I start my new job :D

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Originally posted by Beaudry

Ok, why does the black extremeskins hat have a white button on it? That's just weird.

Out of curiosity, before this thread what has been the largest $$ donation to ExtremeSkins that wasn't from the owners?

Not sure, but I believe that both rayprils and EagleSteve have donated $500 at a single time.

Originally posted by Huly

Ok $20 if they do make the play offs!

Thanks Huly! :)

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Originally posted by Heavy Jumbo

Just curious, how much does it cost to run this site for 1 year?

Just the fan to blow away all the BS has to cost a thousand dollars!

I'm pretty sure that the site is charged per use for each smilie. :cheers::rolleyes:;) :cool: :mad: :D:(:) :laugh: :doh:

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Originally posted by Heavy Jumbo

Just curious, how much does it cost to run this site for 1 year?

One million dollars!

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Originally posted by SoCalSkins

It depends on your perception. I am putting up $250 if the Skins don't make the playoffs, meaning to me that I am so confident that the skins will make the playoffs that I am willing to give up $250 if they don't.

Others perceive the situation as why should you give money if they don't make the playoffs, they probably perceive the situation that they will be so happy when the skins finally make the playoffs that they are willing to donate to the site. I am donating $500 when the skins win the next Superbowl based on this thought process.

Either way, the site is guaranteed a large donation without having solicited it and we can show them some love for building and maintaining such a great site.

Agreed. No matter what happens, we need to show some love to this site. What better to include some bets as donation for a good cause. If you're going to lose money to your bookie, why not give it to Extremeskins?? I still can't believe we haven't gotten more people participating on this thread. C'mon people. $5,$10 or etc.

Simple...

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Originally posted by SoCalSkins

I will also donate $50 if Ramsey does not throw over 3000 yards.

LOL..

Creative SoCalSkins...this is going to be fun....Take care bud.

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anymore believers out there??? Do you believe that we will make the playoffs??? Let us hear from you. Put up your donation bets..... Let's go....

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with over 29k members and all we get is 51 bets. unbelievable!!!

All these fans here and where is the loyalty?? donate a dollar and make your prediction. It's fun to show your faith this season and consider it a good cause. This site is the best and why not have around for life with our support. Can I get one dollar bets please??? make your predictions?? I noticed SoCalSkins made a good prediction regarding PR throwing for 3 thousand yards. what's your creative pick??? let's hear the dollar players...

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