Mr. S

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  1. I worked for Toys R Us during my senior year of high school and one summer during college. That doesn't make me any more qualified to speak about the economics of the situation but I do want to see the store return. Frankly it seems their lack of innovation is what drove them to bankruptcy. They could not adapt knowing that people prefer Amazon and other online retailers. They should have trended towards experiences in store and increased the benefits of coming into the store v. shopping online in general. The Fair Lakes store had a restaurant and carousel at one point. They are following a similar model to Best Buy in allowing other brands to "lease" space within the store and then train Best Buy employees to sell the product. This benefits both Toys R Us and the manufacturers. Also, everything we do is being tracked these days. Most people leave their gps turned on with their smartphones. That data is being mined and sold to analytics companies who then use it for whatever purpose they need (I keep my gps off until I am using maps). Finally, the information gained from monitoring will hopefully help to determine better plans for success. If this helps get the franchise back up, I would be happy simply to see that.
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    The { Possibly } Sweetest Game Of The Year

    Agreed with the majority here. While I always like a good win against Dallas, what is the point? It will only hurt us for the future in that we have a lower draft pick and possibly allowing Bruce to remain. Allowing Bruce to remain means that possibly talented head coaches go elsewhere. We have needed to explode and rebuild this team for sometime and at the beginning of the year, we had a good chance to with trading Trent. Now we are sitting with a falling 1st rounder and no 2nd round pick. Yes, draft picks are not guaranteed but it still is a valuable part of building a team. We have to stop being short sighted.
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    A billboard?

    Signage laws are pretty strict in Virginia and possibly Maryland too. I think DC allows it in some parts, I am surprised we haven't seen one there yet.
  4. Tank for Tua. Back in 2014, I thought it made more sense to promote Kyle to head coach instead of Jay Gruden. Both were considered "up and coming coaches" so may as well have kept the one who was already in house.
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    Robert Davis and Adonis Alexander released.

    Who was that player, a few years ago, who we seemed to release and re-sign every other week? It seems Davis is getting into that territory.
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    Reasons for watching Redskin football

    I can't stop watching. If this team is ever good again, I want to say I suffered through the worst of it. Also, it is entertaining to see how comically bad we are. May start trying to bet on how many turnovers and other stupid plays we will have in a game, especially with the Patriots coming up.
  7. As much as I hate wasting a 1st, this is what I hope happens. Give us Tua or Jalen Hurts and trade Haskins away. If Haskins shows enough, still tank the season so some team will trade up with a lot of picks for the right to draft Tua or Jalen.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    I would be curious to read the attendance statistics at the past two home games. There were many empty seats and seemingly more opposing team fans. I, like most, won't pay to attend another game nor have I bought any merchandise in many years. Where does most of the revenue for an NFL team come? How much do ticket and merchandise sales factor in as that is the most we as fans can do to show Dan our contempt.
  9. There was one article saying how Bruce should sit tight for now. The team cannot admit they are looking for trade partners or it loses bargaining power and keeps the desperation up from teams wanting the player. However, I feel the counter may be true too; you throw him on the market and create an actual bidding war. I would hope that Bruce is actually entertaining the offers but none have been lucrative yet. I would think that if some team was offering a 1st or 2 2nds, that he would jump on that. Of course with the history of this organization, we are probably going to hear rumors after the trade (as you point out, to NE for a 4th rounder) that some team was offering a 1st for Trent and Bruce was too dumb to take it.
  10. I was looking to see if anyone knew about the tailgating scene in Cleveland. A friend and I are attending the game this Thursday and wanted ideas for tailgating. I could not find a thread on this yet. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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    Redskins' what ifs. . .

    I was probably too young to know this back then. It does not seem like he would have been better based on articles I am now reading. Hindsight of course is what it is but he planned to fire Casserly and bring in Cerrato... seems to be what ultimately happened. Maybe he would have otherwise had more patience. How was he as the Islanders owner?
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    Would you pay to go to Training Camp

    Nope, no need to rehash the above arguments stated by everyone else. I've gone a few times over the years and each time I was more and more bored watching it. I would not like any idea of paying to get a better view; it just simply makes it harder for people who cannot otherwise afford it and get stuck with less opportunities for a free view.
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    Next win will be #600 for Redskins

    Seriously, I've been on since early 2004, and the number of times we have had false hope is crazy. The Packers may have had bad seasons but your team seems better coached and managed overall. When you have only had two QB's since the early 90s, that says something. Also, team success seems to all be about the right QB and coach combo in the end. We have not had that since 1992. We won't have that for some time until we draft a QB high and start grooming them under Smith or whoever next year.
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    Amari Cooper

    Santana Moss was no slouch in New York. He had some good seasons here and some average ones. Clinton Portis had his best two seasons with Denver before coming here. Yes, he was successful overall here but when you look at his first two years, he probably would be hall of fame bound if he had stayed in Denver. Fletcher, also while successful here, was no slouch prior. Deangelo Hall is the only one from your list who fits the bill of needing a "change of scenery" to revitalize their career. As for Amari Cooper, maybe for a 4th rounder or later. Maybe he could benefit from a change of scenery but such occurs in stable organizations. We may be closer to that moniker than we ever have been since 1992, but we are nowhere near the level of the Steelers, Packers, Patriots, etc..., teams who can revive someone's career.
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    Season Ticket Renewals

    Seems like more of the same from this organization. So much for them acknowledging there is no wait list and announcing an enhanced fan experience. I understand they don't want to send you paper tickets if you already sold some electronically; unsavory people can sell their seat twice and cause a load of issues. However, they should still send the ticket box out with all the promotional items as one poster mentioned.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Definitely a lot of things. Do a Game of Thrones tour though not with one of the big groups. There are small companies, often with guides who were extras in the show. We had a private tour and it was worth it.
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    Nationwide Removal of Confederate Statues

    I think something can be said about how Germany has stamped down any reference to Hitler and the Nazi's. You don't see tributes to those leaders of the Nazi party around Germany. You do however see the preserved concentration and death camps showing how horrible they were. Similarly, the people whose ancestors suffered the most due to slavery (mostly African Americans) may not want to see these statues up either. Me being a US born person of South Asian (India) descent, the History fan in me thinks there is something to be said of educating and informing people about the Civil War and the lives of the soldiers and leaders on both sides. Many military innovations came about during the war and some fine strategists and tacticians on both sides played a part. Shouldn't families be allowed to honor their ancestors who died in a truly horrific war? Just like we cannot classify all German soldiers as Nazi's, can we classify all Confederate soldiers as racists? Also, where does it end? Jefferson, Washington, and others had slaves. Are they next? Will we rename Washington DC in due time? But being a history fan, what difference does it make in the end to keep these types of statues up? What benefit is it really bringing? I think at this point we do need to take a page from Germany and, legally and safely (not in protest like that Durham video shows), remove the Confederate statues. Move them to battlefields or museums to at least preserve and teach the history so others don't forget. We, as a country, should not try to honor the wrongs of the past.
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    Paloffs is Now: 2007(merged)

    This joke is one of the things that still keeps some of us together! Paloffs will never get old!
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    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    so there are PM's going out with ways to stream the game? Someone please help me out!
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    Redskins vs Cowboys Rivalry Quotes

    thanks for posting, this is great. As if I needed to be any more pumped up!
  21. This is actually is a legit question. Gibbs, as well as Parcells, were known for wearing white at home where most teams use colors. It is not an NFL standard to wear the darker jersey at home though. I am actually kinda curious as well as to whether we will shift to burgundy on white at home now with a new head coach, and I'm hoping we do. To the original poster, you probably could have found your answer in the "fashion thread" or whatever in the stadium. I think we may have covered it before, but it'd be hard to do a search for a topic that was probably merged into the fashion police thread.
  22. I'd rather have burgundy home jerseys. As mentioned, Gibbs wanted white at home, but I think it's time we return to burgundy for home with a new regime and all.
  23. Yeah, that is kind of sketch. Posting on wikipedia first before authorities even knew. I wonder if the person who posted it will win a Darwin award or something for stupidity.
  24. lets go completely retro, not even just the red pants, but like in the picture above. In Madden, I always make the team wear that type of outfit cause it just screams old school Redskins glory, even if we sucked until the 70s.
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    Random Thought Thread

    i like swords