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  1. kleese

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    A Festivus for the rest of us...
  2. kleese

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    I need a screenshot!
  3. kleese

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    If they had hidden mics in that little shed behind the practice field where Riggo and the Hogs went after practice.... I bet they could have gotten some really juicy and salacious audio. My guess is that Joe Gibbs himself was probably the topic at times. Point being, this is nothing new. This is just some loser who decided to capture a screenshot on a private message and publish it. In that regard I feel bad for Foster. That said, what’s out is out and he said it so now he has to deal with the consequences. As an employer I am sure employees have said bad things about me and our company in confidence to their friends, coworkers, etc. I have no desire to know about it and wouldn’t necessarily fire someone for it. But it’s also hard to just ignore what gets out. Social media really sucks 80% of the time.
  4. kleese

    Redskins vs Jaguars Prediction Thread: 2018 Disappointment Superbowl

    Oh, it’s a disease. But I’m glad I’m still infected. It would be even worse if I had no desire to watch the game on Sunday. But I do. Do I think JJ is going to lead us to three wins? No. Do I even think we will win Sunday? Eh, not really. But do I let my mind wander to the Disney-esque possibilities if he DID? Yeah, sure. I think the one thing that really kicks around in my brain is this... if we win Sunday, no matter how ugly it is, no matter if it’s a 3-2 final, the reality is that we will absolutely be in the thick of the race over the final two weeks, whether we like it or not. And it’s not that wild that we’d control our own destiny. Heck, there is even a scenario where we could beat the Titans and then clinch the next day before we even get to week 17. So yes, even while the world is crumbling around us, the building hasn’t officially landed on me yet, so for now I’m gonna still hope that Superman comes and catches it before it does.
  5. I’m a little confused... was that a screenshot from a text exchange? A private text exchange?
  6. I am SO rooting for that if for nothing else then for the comedic purposes you mentioned. I can't imagine what it will be like if we win, the Vikings lose and the Eagles lose.... even though the Eagles losing doesn't matter to us in the big picture because we control our destiny against them--- if they lost this week, we won, and the Vikings lost... then at the end of Sunday we'd be the current 6 seed. Not one of the teams "in the hunt," we'd be IN. It would honestly be hilarious around here-- like "let's burn it down, this has been a miserable season.... oh and let's try to clinch a playoff berth in Nashville this week."
  7. kleese

    Redskins vs Jaguars Prediction Thread: 2018 Disappointment Superbowl

    The Josh Johnson Disney script gets Act 1 on Sunday... Redskins 16, Jaguars 13
  8. So with the Vikings pooping their pants in Seattle, here is the update. Redskins make the playoffs at 9-7 if ONE of the following this happens: —Bears lose 3 –Cowboys lose 3 –Seahawks lose 3 –Vikings lose 1 And I REALLY didn’t want to do this, but what the heck...Redskins make the playoffs at 8-8 if ALL of the following happen: —Vikings lose 2 –Eagles lose 1 of 2 before us —Packers lose 1 So believe it or not, the Redskins CAN’T be eliminated this week. Even if they lose to the Jags they are guaranteed to take the field against the Titans still mathematically alive. And if they beat the Jags? Well, then they will be REALLY alive.
  9. kleese

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    You are probably right about Kirk... I am fine with them slashing prices or removing seats to add a little more value to the experience, especially for STH. But I really think it goes well beyond price. Let's just say they fire Allen/Gruden and put a FO structure in place that fans (at least on paper) are OK with. We will then say they have a "normal" off-season where they don't do anything amazing, but don't do anything the fans hate either. I STILL think they'd have trouble getting butts in the seats for the games early in the season even if they cut prices by 50%. The problem is people don't CARE about the Redskins anymore. It isn't just anger at this point. There are no marches in the street or revolts. The Redskins just aren't a "thing" anymore. Those of us who have held on for dear life are probably here for good, but there aren't that many of us. It's really hard to sell something when no one is interested in your product. I don't think it's just that the product is bad... I don't think people desire the product even if it was good-- that's the issue in my eyes. The train has left the station. I think this is a years and years type of a fix. The one thing that COULD speed up the process is if they somehow landed a Mahomes-esque QB. A young guy that was both great and exciting.
  10. kleese

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    This. The Redskins aren’t dying. They are dead. As many others have said, it’s been a slow process and this year is probably the year that everyone REALLY noticed it. I’d say the end of the RG3 “era” was the last straw for a lot of fans. I don’t think Jay ever really had a chance with the fan base— there has really been no excitement or “juice” during his time here despite the fact he’s actually produced better results than basically any coach we’ve had since Gibbs I. This is why they should NOT be in a hurry to find some sort of quick fix or kickstart for the fans. Again, they are dead. It’s over. The generation they missed is missed. The fans they’ve lost are lost. The only way to “fix” it is to build back about as slowly as it was torn down. If they can get someone in place that starts making incremental good decisions then the fans will take notice of that...but it will take time. People aren’t gonna show up next year, period. I don’t think there is anything they can do to get the fans excited for 2019. Even if they draft a QB, fire Allen and Jay and hire a coach people generally like. I think there would still be a “let’s see how they mess THIS up” mentality. This is something they will need to prove over a series of years. I kind of get the impression that Lafemina gets that. I hope he sticks around.
  11. I agree about 2007 in that the first of those four wins... at home on Thursday against the Bears, I was barely invested in that game. I wasn’t even pondering playoffs at all. The Bills loss right after ST death totally zapped me. I watched that Bears game in a zombie-like state. I think it was after that weekend that I finally realized we still had a decent chance. And I started to get kind of excited for Giants game. I think the same thing would happen this week. Most people will be very meh about this Jags game. But if we win it and especially if we get help from somewhere else on Sunday, you’ll see a LITTLE chatter about the Titans game and the possibilities.
  12. It's actually like an annual tradition at this point, not only the thread, but the back and forth with those who either don't understand the premise or are so annoyed/angered by the premise. Like you said, I don't think there is ANY Redskins fan in America that truly believes we are about to finish 3-0. Heck, there probably aren't very many that think we have much of a chance to finish 1-2. But for me, as a fan, as long as we have reasonable control over our fate, that is enough motivation for me to watch on gameday. And if I watch, I like to at least know that what if's.... so this Sunday I'll go ahead and fire up the TV's on the deck, thrown some Skins gear on, get some food and drink and have our game on at Jax while watching the Vikings and Cowboys on the other TV. It is entirely possible by 3pm central (or potentially much earlier) that it will be clear we have lost and at that point my motivation for doing all of that will almost certainly be gone for the 2018 season. It's something I look forward to ever year so I'll squeeze the juice on the lemon as much as I can before finally throwing it in the trash. For me this week is all about one thing... will it end Sunday or will they extend it so that I have interest in the Titans game?
  13. kleese

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    Meh, I see no point in pulling the trigger right now. One of the big Snyder criticisms in the past was that he was overly reactionary. And there HAVE been some rumblings that he is very upset with Allen and that Bruce could be on his last days. It’s just early to make this call. It’s entirely possible he’s more or less made up his mind and is just allowing the season to play out first.
  14. Math man, math. Every year this is a very difficult concept to explain.
  15. If we win out and Bears lose out, we would have same NFC record, it then goes to common opponents (I believe). We would win there. Bears would be 0-3 against Packers and Giants and we were 2-1 against those teams.