LightningBuggs

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  • Birthday 11/20/1964

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    1971
  • Favorite Redskin
    Art Monk
  • Location
    Ashburn, VA
  • Interests
    Collect Football Cards
  • Occupation
    Pricing Economist

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  1. LightningBuggs

    Ooooweee Dunbar wants to be traded!

    Well....bye. I'm done with his antics.
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    1990: 30 Years Since The Season Before Super

    I was at the Colts game. Had just graduated from grad school in VA and some college buddies and I decided on a lark to go. Drove my parents' conversion van there, just before Christmas 1990. I remember Lohmiller hit 2 long 50+ yard field goals in the first half. The last one he kicked our way and it hit the crossbar, bounced straight up, and fell just behind the crossbar. Seems like it was around 56 yards but that was 30 years ago, so my memory fails me. Rypien threw a late pick 6 that was the game-winner, if I recall. But what I'll remember about that trip was when the game ended. An ice storm had descended on the city. A serious one. There were warnings over the PA to be careful leaving the Hoosier Dome. There was a couple behind us from Indy (Colts fans) who begged us to stay with them for the night. Nice folks. But we declined. We walked outside into a full on sleet storm. You had to shield your face it was sleeting so hard. I can still remember seeing trucks plowing sleet, not snow. We all gathered in the van and discussed our options. One was spending Christmas in Indy as the forecast there said that they were expecting 6-10" of snow on top of the ice. But then we heard over the AM radio that it was 45 degrees and raining in Frankfort, KY. (This was pre-internet days.) So we decided to make a run for KY and get ahead of the ice. I drove thru Indiana at less than 25mph. Wrecks everywhere. Trucks in the median. It was a sight. Had one car pass me and lose control. I couldn't brake so I just took my foot off the gas and told everyone to brace for impact. Luckily, that driver regained control and we narrowly missed each other. Finally we got to Frankfort and welcome rain. Drove the rest of the way to VA on no sleep. Great trip. We still talk about it to this day.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Agree. I'd pass on him too for the reasons you listed. The only reason he wasn't tossed out of the Belk Bowl vs VT was because his punching of the VT player occurred 90 minutes prior to kickoff and the NCAA doesn't take jurisdiction of the field until 60 minutes prior. Weird rule, but that loophole is the only reason he played in the game.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    ^^^ This ^^^ A million times this. This franchise needs an elite player on the defensive side that opposing teams need to gameplan for. Young has the most potential to be that guy in this draft. Skins haven't had a guy like that on defense since Sean Taylor. Drafting Young is the true "no-brainer" here.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    LOL "Tell me what I'm doing wrong" Ok, here's the list. "All lies! Don't ever call me again." Totally believable story. Bruce is so petty.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Ditto. Scrambled to twitter only to be disappointed...again. Skins are at least consistent at that...disappointing me.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Eli is back at the helm Monday night. (Jones is in a walking boot.) Given that Jones has been a disaster thus far, maybe the Giants can actually win a couple of games with Eli.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Even before reading Sheehan's thoughts, my opinion already was that this weekend is a "must lose" scenario if we have any chance of getting rid of the Bruce Virus. I haven't been watching much this season but I will this Sunday and I will be openly cheering for the Pack.
  9. LightningBuggs

    Is it time to go Nuclear on Snyder???

    A few more stories like this one and then we may be getting somewhere with getting rid of Danny Boy.
  10. LightningBuggs

    Say it ain't so Montae...

    Honestly, I got a knot in the pit of my stomach when I saw him on the field. Felt really wrong him being out there after what happened only a few days prior.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Still have my ticket stub from that game. Was cold as heck at RFK that day too. My favorite memory of that day: At halftime they held the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition and a 13 year old boy got off a beautiful spiral that traveled about 50 yards right down the line. Got oohs and ahhs from the crowd. Fast forward to late in the 3rd period. After yet another Rypien duck that went about 20 yards out of bounds, some guy in our section stands up and yells "PUT IN THE 13 YEAR OLD KID!!!" Whole section busted up laughing on a day when we were all miserably cold watching a miserable product on the field.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    If anyone watched the Sunday morning Fantasy Football show yesterday, Matthew Berry was on point throughout the show taking shots at Bruce Allen. Matthew is a life-long Skins fan and he's suffering like the rest of us. Yesterday, every time a Redskin player was mentioned (McLaurin and Guice to be specific), Matthew would first mockingly say, "I'm told they're close. And that the culture is damn good." And then he'd discuss the player's fantasy capabilities. But he referenced Bruce's idiotic comments sarcastically at least 4-5 times. Loved it.
  13. The day of the Skins-Dolphins game this year I was at a brewery in western Loudoun County. Place was packed and what struck me was that there was not one person wearing Skins gear. Again, this is Loudoun County, the home of Redskin Park. In fact, there were 2 people wearing Dolphins shirts, so they outnumbered Skins shirts 2-0. When the Dolphins made their final drive and nearly pulled out a win, everyone watching the tv's was pulling for Miami. It was a surreal experience. Thanks Dan and Bruce. Thanks a lot.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Me thinks it's about time for another made up story about the new stadium. The FO has to try to regain the fans' interest somehow.
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    Redskins vs Bills Prediction Thread: Fate Is The Weight Of Circumstances

    Bills - 34 Culture Club - 6