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About my_friend_goo

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    The Waterboy
  • Birthday 06/21/1981

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    Sometime around '84-'85
  • Favorite Redskin
    Darrell Green
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    Not a Skins Fan ?! Don't be ridiculous!
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    Broxbourne, England
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    The Redskins (of course!), karate (karate-do shotokai), cooking.
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  1. my_friend_goo

    A billboard?

    Well it looks, despite the US appearance, like a UK 0800 number. So you'll have nothing to lose by calling it exactly as written. Let us know how you get on. Purely for academic interest, of course.
  2. my_friend_goo

    Redskins vs Dolphins Prediction Thread: Toilet Bowl vol. I

    Skins start well. D generates pressure and rattles Rosen into a few mistakes and get a few sacks, one of which knocks him out of the game. Fitzpatrick comes on in relief and accidentally leads a comeback victory. Dolphins - 23 Redskins - 21
  3. Would this be the earliest any head coach has been fired in-season? Can't be much in it if not. Says more about the brain trust that couldn't recognise he was not the solution at the end of last season than anything else.
  4. my_friend_goo

    I Fear Bruce Is Here Until Stadium Deal Is Done..

    So the story goes, and I fear this may well be the case. However...the 60 Minutes episode on it happened 3.5 years ago and what's been accomplished since then? Absolutely nothing. Not even a decision on site as far as we're aware. So where does the issue with the lack of progress lie? So much for influence of you aren't any closer that far down the line. How much patience does Snyder have on this?
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    Worst Song Lyrics

    Y'all must've never heard "Life" by Des'ree: Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot doot dooo. Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot dooo I'm afraid of the dark, Especially when I'm in a park And there's no-one else around, Oh, I get the shivers I don't want to see a ghost, It's a sight that I fear most I'd rather have a piece of toast And watch the evening news Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot doot dooo. Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot dooo I'm a superstitious girl, I'm the worst in the world Never walk under ladders, I keep a rabbit's tail I'll take you up on a dare, Anytime, anywhere Name the place, I'll be there, Bungee jumping, I don't care! Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot doot dooo. Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot dooo Life, doo, doot dooo Doo, doot dooo So after all is said and done I know I'm not the only one Life indeed can be fun, if you really want to Sometimes living out your dreams, Ain't as easy as it seems You want to fly around the world, In a beautiful balloon Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot doot dooo. Life, oh life, oh life, oh life, Doo, doot dooo
  6. I wouldn't really read too much into this. Probably very subjective and ultimately, not a story that has any real meaning. But all the same, if they are really seething with rage, they're welcome to go down the mob vengeance route towards those responsible for the team's failure. I'm more than happy to give them a rope, but I'll let them choose the tree to hang themselves from.
  7. my_friend_goo

    Redskins vs Patriots Prediction Thread: Super Flying Wedgie Edition

    I take exception to this... It's not really "trying" if the other team aren't even attempting to put up any resistance
  8. my_friend_goo

    Swinging Gate, Part Deux Prediction Thread!

    Shotgun, 5 wide. QB takes the snap and hands off to WR1 running across the backfield, setting off a sequence of reverses from WR2 to WR3 to WR4 to WR5, who throws to a wide open QB downfield for the touchdown. Wide open because the defense are rolling on the floor pissing themselves with laughter.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants

    Given that for official purposes, stats are often slightly tweaked post-game, with yardage totals amended slightly, sacks/tackles awarded etc., is it time to revisit the scores you've awarded Bruce Allen? In a 0-4 season, following the end of last season and complete lack of action, 7x seems an insufficient appraisal of his performance to me.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    My reasons for sticking through this used to be 30+ years of fandom from the other side of the pond, where at times it was difficult to keep up with what was going on with the team other than knowing the results on a Monday morning, coupled with the Redskins being one of the few things my Dad and I had in common. Last season I was away when Smith got injured and resorted to watching other games soon after. I enjoy football and it's nice to see it played properly. Following last season and the absence of any positive action off field, I was pretty much done. Just tired of putting myself through it every Sunday and even though I enjoy watching good games played by quality teams, the emotion just isn't there, the experience is not the same. I was strongly considering not renewing gamepass this season. However, in July my father passed away. I was sufficiently distracted that I took no action with gamepass and when the season came around, it was only fitting for me to watch the Redskins play. It took all of two weeks to decide it wasn't worth it. Yes, I keep an eye on the team and will watch any game they manage to win this season, but only after the event. I care too much not to. Still can't make my mind up over what to do next season, but that will probably be influenced by what goes down in the front office and over the off-season. Jay's a goner for sure, but that's not the root of the problem. We all have our own way of dealing with this and we're entitled to it. Anybody that's stuck through all or most of the last 27 years has without doubt earned the right to a sabbatical if they so please. Likewise those who stick through it week in, week out have my respect for their loyalty and resilience. For us fans to stick together, we should respect each other's choice whatever it may be and hope that one day in the not too distant future, we can see a turnaround in fortunes.
  11. Giants complete 115% of 3rd down conversions, including a 3rd & 99. Redskins score more than this past Monday: Giants - 35 Redskins - 24
  12. my_friend_goo

    Analysis of the Skins Rushing "Attack"

    Suggestion for a complementary stat to proportion of runs that are called on first down would be proportion of first downs which are runs and how this compares to league average. However, isolated stats only tell so much. Proportion of first downs which are runs in relation to score differential and time left in the game would be more telling for identifying predictability when the situation is more neutral and the team aren't trying to urgently chase down a deficit or alternatively burn the clock. However, advanced stats require time, resources etc. so not expecting you to provide that. That's the kind of thing the team should be a investing in, but I gather they're not. In the modern era they damn well should be. Not to dictate the game plan, but to complement it, help prevent subconscious tendencies and help to decide when gambles are most likely to pay off. I'm sure such analysis is why some teams just view 4th down as just another down these days, amongst other changes to "conventional wisdom".
  13. Sometimes I look at stuff people post and think "why?". On a more productive note, I'm looking forward to a Sunday where I can watch a game of football and really enjoy it. No nervous feeling that the delicate bubble of a lead will pop at any second and misery will rain down. I'll even enjoy a beer, knowing that my mood won't be any different having had one. Maybe I'll respond to my wife's conversations with more than a grunt. Yes, this might just be the best Sunday so far this season.
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    Redskins vs Bears Prediction Thread: Monday Night Meltdown?

    I'm actually looking forward to Sunday for the first time this season, because I'll pick a game that looks enticing, enjoy watching it knowing I have no emotional investment and maybe even enjoy a beer without the risk of it amplifying a grouchy mood. Then at some point during the week I'll maybe watch this game on game in 40 mode, if it turns out to be worth watching. Low scoring game due to the Bears' competence on one side of the ball and incompetence on t'other. Flip a coin... Bears 16 Redskins 13
  15. my_friend_goo

    0-6 Start, Tell Me It Can't Happen, Please....

    Trubisky will likely look the best he has all season, I don't doubt it. But if the offense can move the ball on the bears defense then there's a chance. It's a long way from guaranteed, though.