skinsfan4221977

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About skinsfan4221977

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    The Special Teams Ace
  • Birthday 04/22/1977

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    Lifelong
  • Favorite Redskin
    Joe Theismann
  • Location
    Connecticut
  • Interests
    Watching the Redskins, cheering the Redskins and turning my son into a die-hard Redskins fan
  • Occupation
    Student nurse, small business owner

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  1. skinsfan4221977

    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    A man with that kind of unchecked power has to have some #metoo moments. Perhaps that's a smarter approach.
  2. skinsfan4221977

    Just admit it, you're going to miss them next week

    I work nights and with being forced to work every other weekend, I have to skip some sleep if I want to see the Skins game. I'm too busy and too exposed to crowds to watch on DVR. Lately, if I oversleep on the start of the game, I shrug it off. We are a nine-hour drive from FedEx (we live in Indiana) and my son had begged me to take him to the Lions game on the 24th for his birthday. After today's contest, he said nevermind. Instead, we'll take a two-and-a-half to three-hour drive to Columbus to see the Caps play on the road in December. More convenient, cheaper and we get to see a winner. It's nice to know the Skins are playing, but it's like having sex with a crazy ex-girlfriend. A little fun at first, but not worth the resulting headache. Scratch that, actually. Sex with the ex is better.
  3. skinsfan4221977

    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    I have been a Redskins fan all my life, and I'm 42. My father worked Sundays for them as a yearbook photographer in 1972, when they lost the Super Bowl against the perfect-season Dolphins. He was on the roof of RFK when they beat Dallas 26-3 in the championship game. I wore Sonny Jurgenson's No. 9 jersey as a baby, even though he'd retired. That's my father's respect (at least it was) for the Redskins tradition and history. In all my years as a Redskins fan, I have lived in the DC area for exactly 10 months. Didn't matter. I've been to many games -- both at RFK and FedEx -- via commuting from Connecticut, sometimes driving there and back in the same day. When I was 8, Joe Theismann broke his leg and I sent him a get-well letter. (He sent me a thank-you card.) I've celebrated three Super Bowls. I've endured endless hostility from classless Giant fans in the NYC tri-state area. Before the Internet, every time my Dad went to DC for business, he'd bring me back Redskins swag. In adulthood, my passion for the Skins has only increased. Until these last two years. Because I've realized that as much as we, the fans are now apathetic, so is the team I moved to Indiana last December and was going to take my boys to the game against the Lions in November. At this point, I'm strongly considering making alternate plans. About the only good I've derived from the Snyder era is the team's crappiness has made me a Capitals fan for the last 10 years. I've never attended a Redskins game with my kids that they've won. We've been to four. I never thought I'd say this, but with my new home state, I'm seriously considering taking them to a Colts game.
  4. skinsfan4221977

    Game Day Thread - Bears at Redskins

    Dear Danny, I thought we did some really good off-the-field winning last night. Did you see Blink-182?
  5. skinsfan4221977

    Game Day Thread - Bears at Redskins

    At some point, doesn't an owner realize that his primary life pursuit should be pursuing something that doesn't leave him losing and hated? Money or not? Or is he really in that much denial? There's a lot of ways a man like Dan Snyder can make a lot of money. Including a windfall from selling the team.
  6. skinsfan4221977

    Game Day Thread - Bears at Redskins

    Fire everyone except for McLaurin and Tress Way. I have NEVER felt this low as a Skins fan -- and I've been cheering for them since 1982.
  7. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    With Verizon losing exclusive mobile rights to games, the following method just got a lot easier. This is for people with streaming TV with local channels (YouTube TV, Sling, PlayStation, Hulu with Live TV, etc.) I live in Indiana. I don't have cable or satellite -- I use YouTube TV. Neither of the first two games were locally televised here, but I watched both... legally. I do not know if this method will work with people who have Sling, Hulu or any other streaming TV provider with local channels, but I can't see why it wouldn't. Make sure you have your TV provider's mobile app downloaded. Now download an app called "Fake GPS location." It's available on both ios and Google Play. The logo is an emoji with a primitive looking cellphone. Now you have to put your phone in "developer mode" (Google this if you don't know how -- it's easy.) In the developer mode, choose "Allow mock GPS locations." Go back in the Fake GPS location app. You should see a map of the United States. You can zoom in and out of the DC area. Now set your location somewhere in DC and hit the "Play" button in the lower-right-hand corner to begin broadcasting a fake GPS location around DC. From there, go to your streaming TV app and update your current area. Once you see that the app thinks you're in DC, select the local Fox or CBS station. Once it's playing on your phone, cast your phone's broadcast to your streaming box/stick or your TV directly if you have built-in Roku, Amazon, etc. Voila! You're done!
  8. skinsfan4221977

    RFK To Be Razed in 2021; (Favorite Memories?)

    I grew up in Connecticut, but I managed to make three Redskins home games at RFK (and three road games at Giants Stadium and the Vet) in my childhood. All but one was a Redskins victory. All three home games were wins. First was in October 1985 against the Lions. We were given tickets AND passes to the Touchdown Club for breakfast. This was close to Riggins' last hurrah. He had three touchdowns and ran for 114 yards. We sacked Eric Hipple six times and intercepted him twice. Theismann got the job done and, for once (in his last year), didn't throw any picks. Skins won, 24-3. Second was in October 1991, the last Super Bowl year. My father bought tickets off a scalper and negotiated with him incessantly. I was afraid the scalper was gonna walk and pressured my dad to just pay already. We beat the Browns, 42-17. Ricky Ervins closed out the game with a 65-yard TD run. Final one was the RFK finale against Dallas on 12/22/96. Whoever called that game "meaningless" wasn't there. Regardless of the disappointment of a season that had collapsed from virtual perfection at 7-0, we knew we had to beat the Cowboys. What stands out to me was Dexter Manley waving triumphantly to the fans as he ran on the field at halftime. He had just been released from prison and had to get his parole officer's permission to come up from Texas. I've seen the Skins win a few times at FedEx. Unfortunately, in the four games I've taken my kids to, the Redskins have never emerged victorious. Paradoxically, of the three Capitals games I've taken them to, they've never lost. So yeah, there's that.
  9. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    I watch the games legally and I don't pay a penny. I don't live locally. Just by being a YouTube TV subscriber. If you're a cord-cutter, it's the best service for this reason. Get a VPN (I use Unlocator for five bucks a month, which enables me to watch blacked out NHL games as well.) Then do this. All it takes is a laptop or desktop with a Google Chrome browser. https://www.expressvpn.com/support/troubleshooting/spoof-location-google-chrome/ Then I watch on YouTube TV like a local.
  10. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    http://www.justin.tv/footballnow1#/w/359984192
  11. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    They pulled it. Something about copyright infringement. How quaint.
  12. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    Thanks dude!
  13. skinsfan4221977

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    PRACTICALLY HD!! http://www.veetle.com/viewChannel.php?cid=4b18f3c80cc33