samy316

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  1. They won’t. If they have to play backups and backups to backups, these sports leagues are finishing their seasons one way or the other. Especially the NFL. It’ll be a cold day in hell before those owners close up shop over the virus, much less the NBA, MLB & NHL. Too much money, and more importantly too much gambling to pass up.
  2. I can't link it since it's a live YouTube show, but Pat McAfee just alluded to the story, and how huge a bombshell it will be after getting a text from a couple of "sources". Interestingly, he said that the "on the field" portion of this bombshell could be the bigger deal than the off the field drama. He also said that this has the potential to be "shield-splitting" if true, which I think means that this could cause big problems for the NFL in general, not just Washington.
  3. She won’t. She’ll be dead in a few weeks or a month tops. Remember Trump and Barr trying to unsuccessfully fire the SDNY attorney a few weeks back? Who wants to bet dollars to donuts it was about this case specifically? I would imagine that whole episode was to probably stop the arrest from taking place.
  4. Unfortunately, that’s where we are at this stage. You can only delay for so long. There’s so much uncertainty about the rest of the year and 2021, that holding off resuming could be crippling across the board. There’s too much revenue at stake, and not just from games being played. The networks who air these leagues need them to come back too more than anything else. If your FOX, ESPN, CBS, NBC, etc, you need to air these games to make up for ratings, and ad revenue generated. This is the big piece of the puzzle to pay attention to. Networks now more than ever are aching for action to resume in the sports world.
  5. That’s not going to happen, for financial reasons, as well as restlessness that will undoubtedly build the longer these sports leagues aren’t operating. What’s ironic is that baseball might actually be the safest sport besides soccer in contact between players. Baseball should’ve been back by now, and it’s hilarious and sad how screwed up this whole ordeal was between the owners and the players. These sports leagues might as well resume operations, because if you are stating that they cancel all of 2020, what makes you think that it will be better in 2021? You can’t pause sports leagues for this long without major financial ramifications. It’s better to just jump into the pool of uncertainty now, rather than risking tremendous financial burdens later.
  6. How is there an argument about our primetime woes the last 20 years? We've been laughed at, not just locally, but NATIONALLY for how much we suck in primetime games. I don't care what team you are, you have to be some kind of awful to only win 5 times in 18 attempts AT HOME in primetime in five seasons. Anybody questioning why we don't have any primetime games, make sure you refer back to that stat. If that stat applied to any other team but the Redskins, they would be mocked at and laughed at here on this forum. On Monday Night Football, we're 2-16 at Fed-Ex Field since 1997, and overall we're 6-23 on Monday Night Football in that same timespan. If that isn't "terrible", I don't know what planet you're living in. To be honest with you, I don't know how we've been awarded primetime games at all given our history of suckage since '97.
  7. What a GREAT winter here in the DC area so far. Love the lack of snow. Feels like it’s rained almost everyday since New Years Day, so at least it wasn’t dry in that respect. I don’t mind the cold, just as long as it doesn’t snow, I’m cool with that all day everyday. Hope we zoom into spring here once the calendar turns to March.
  8. Right now, I would think the Ravens are more popular in DC than the Redskins. I was at a restaurant in Clarendon on Sunday, and they had as many TV’s on the Ravens game than the Skins game. I even heard some people at the bar say, “turn off that trash” when referring to the Skins game on the main TV. I’m glad this is happening. They quite frankly deserve it:
  9. I don’t care if the name changes if Bezos buys the team. I’m definitely willing to make that sacrifice. Either we get a new owner whose NOT Snyder and the name changes, or we keep the name and suffer with another 30-40 years of futility and embarrassment. At this point it’s not a hard decision.
  10. These so called “vets” have contributed to our 1-7 record currently. Why the **** should we give a **** if these vets are on the trading block or eventually traded? Who cares about these vets anymore? A smart, progressive front office is able to make those decisions, and think ahead with the future in mind. Not a terrible, bottom feeding front office like the Redskins. Its going to be really funny when the 1st or 2nd round choice that Cleveland trades to another team not named the Redskins becomes a starter, and pro bowl caliber player in a few years. Meanwhile this ****show front office with its dumbass President of Football Operations continues to preach how “close” we are while we suffer through more below .500 seasons.
  11. This might have been true even as of last year, but not anymore. The Redskins are dead in this town, and I really feel like this might be permanent. I go to bars all the time in Arlington, and downtown DC with my friends, and you have no idea how embarrassing it is to admit that you’re a Redskins fan. Young people in this town under the age of 35 view this team like the entire sports nation views the Redskins: a perpetual joke, and a clown show of the highest magnitude. The biggest indicator of this is jerseys, hats and decals. Up until a few years ago, you would never go long periods without seeing people around town in Skins hats, jerseys and Skins decals on cars. Now it’s changed completely. I see nothing but Nats/Caps gear and decals all over town. The Redskins turning back to winning might change that someday, but I sincerely doubt it now. This town is now over the Redskins, and if they continue on this path that they’re in currently, radio shows will eventually stop talking about them, and sports writers will stop writing about them, because no one will want to willingly read about or talk about a loser.
  12. As everyone knows, the erosion of this fanbase began long before this season started. This has been brewing for a while, when you factor in the stadium (bottom 5), the front office (bottom 3, could be the worst currently), and the coaching staff (bottom tier at best). It's not just that the stadium continues to be overrun with opposing fans at every home game that the front office should be worried about. They should also be worried about the ratings, and whose watching this team week in and week out. One disturbing trend that began to take place last year was that ratings for Redskins games locally were starting to nosedive. It became so bad that games that aired locally involving other teams (Cowboys, Eagles Giants, etc), were actually outperforming Redskins games by a decent margin. Now take a look at the ratings for the Redskins game according to Sports Media Watch. The have the ratings of each game in their metropolitan areas: — New Orleans: 51.6 (Saints-Rams)— Milwaukee: 43.7 (Vikings-Packers)— Kansas City: 39.6 (Chiefs-Raiders)— Buffalo: 36.4 (Bills-Giants)— Pittsburgh: 36.0 (Seahawks-Steelers)— Minneapolis-St. Paul: 35.2 (Vikings-Packers)— Denver: 33.1 (Bears-Broncos)— Boston: 33.0 (Patriots-Dolphins)— Philadelphia: 32.6 (Eagles-Falcons)— Dallas-Ft. Worth: 30.7 (Dallas-Washington)— Seattle: 30.0 (Seahawks-Steelers)— Chicago: 26.6 (Bears-Broncos)— Providence, R.I.: 26.3 (Patriots-Dolphins)— Baltimore: 25.9 (Cardinals-Ravens)— Nashville: 25.2 (Colts-Titans)— Cincinnati: 23.0 (49ers-Bengals)— Atlanta: 22.3 (Eagles-Falcons)— New Orleans: 19.6 (Eagles-Falcons)— Phoenix: 19.2 (Cardinals-Ravens)— Washington, D.C.: 18.3 (Dallas-Washington)— Los Angeles: 16.0 (Saints-Rams)— Milwaukee: 15.4 (Eagles-Falcons)— Bay Area: 15.0 (49ers-Bengals) As you can see, the Washington DC area averaged only an 18 rating for the Cowboys-Redskins game, which is almost unthinkable. This alarming trend continues to amplify the fact that the Redskins are in serious jeopardy of losing not just the current fanbase, but any future fanbase that you would need to sustain viability.
  13. We've only one once in 5 season openers since Gruden became HC. I would argue that the one season opener he won last year doesn't really count given the circumstances (Arizona was the worst team in the league last year), so it was almost impossible to come out and be the usual unprepared, unfocused & lazy football team we usually are to start the season. This is likely Gruden's last season opener, and arguably his most important season opener, given the opponent, and the rumors swirling around regarding his job status. Vegas as of last week currently has Gruden as the most likely head coach to be fired, so he'd better prepare this team like his livelihood depends on it, because considering the circumstances, it does.
  14. Jay is a mediocre coach at best. Plays scared, doesn’t take enough chances, and is woefully inept when it comes to time management and adjustments. He’s been the coach for 5 years now, and entering his 6th season, we clearly know what his ceiling is. We should’ve fired him after the Giants loss at home in 2016, and promoted Sean McVay. That decision to let McVay walk through the door, and stick with Jay might haunt this franchise for years, possibly decades if McVay gets to more Superbowls and wins a few. As for Manusky, he’s a bottom tier coach, and the one weak link holding back what should be a top 5 defensive. We know he’s not the preferred coach of the FO, as they actually tried to replace him in the offseason, but couldn’t. I feel confident that both will be fired after this season when we bottom out with a 5-11 record or worse, but I worry about who will replace them, since this organization is one of the/if not the least desirable destinations in sports for free agents and high school quality coaches.
  15. Redskins 13 Eagles 20 This will be a low scoring game, until Case Keenum throws a crucial 4th Quarter pick with about 5 min left, and the Eagles Cash in with a late touchdown. After this game, Case will be on the clock as far as his leash tightening around his neck for the starting QB spot. I can see the leash tightening even more with another dud the following week at home against Dallas. The defense will look really good, and we’ll be able to run for at least 150 yards as a team. Case Keenum’s Stats Vs. Philly: 14/32, 254 Yds, 0TDs and 1INT.