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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       

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Are you Superstitious?

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Ok, I'm gonna come clean. I've been doing something superstitious every game the last four weeks to help the team win. Keep in mind I'm in central Texas watching the game on a T.V so whatever it is is strictly for the football gods :silly:

Regardless, I'm gonna be doing the same thing this week because I think It'll help the Redskins win.

I want you guys to either admit you do something to help the Redskins win every week, or tell me I'm a 34 year old idiot with an obvious need for a psychiatrist.

You don't have to go into detail in what you do because we all know that would jinx it :laugh: :silly:

I just want a yay or ney.

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I don't believe in any of that superstitious nonsense...but if it gives a player a psychological edge, then by all means do what it takes to win!!!

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I haven't shaved off my entire beard, since the winning streak began. I shaved off my beard, but left a little for luck.

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I guess I'm superstitious. Normally I'm not but, I cut my hair after the Skins 6th lost to San Diego and havent cut it since. I dont plan on cutting it until we lose(When we win the super bowl I will).

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Ok, I'm gonna come clean. I've been doing something superstitious every game the last four weeks to help the team win. Keep in mind I'm in central Texas watching the game on a T.V so whatever it is is strictly for the football gods :silly:

Regardless, I'm gonna be doing the same thing this week because I think It'll help the Redskins win.

I want you guys to either admit you do something to help the Redskins win every week, or tell me I'm a 34 year old idiot with an obvious need for a psychiatrist.

You don't have to go into detail in what you do because we all know that would jinx it :laugh: :silly:

I just want a yay or ney.

Yes I think the things I do in my house 500 miles away from the game have an effect on the players and how they play. :doh:

I find this to be similar to people that have a heart attack when a poster talks about a game 2 weeks from now instead of the next game and claim that we are looking ahead. As if we as fans have some sort of reponsibility during the week to prepare the Redskins for the game on Sunday.

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Pics please!

:laugh:

you can't handle them :laugh:

I started the beard before the 1st game :)

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Yes I think the things I do in my house 500 miles away from the game have an effect on the players and how they play. :doh:

I find this to be similar to people that have a heart attack when a poster talks about a game 2 weeks from now instead of the next game and claim that we are looking ahead. As if we as fans have some sort of reponsibility during the week to prepare the Redskins for the game on Sunday.

Are you one of those people who gets mad when others talking about their favorite team say "we" instead of "they"? I see no problem with us fans doing anything that you stated above. We could have just not showed up at FedEx for the Giants game because the we have to win in Philly regardless. :rolleyes:

Do you think the Skins would have noticed the seats empty? I love this time of year. I love when my team is in the hunt. The fans who attend the Skins games do have a responsibility. They have to be pumped up for the game and make as much noise as to distract the other team. Let's go Skins! "We" need this one! :)

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Are you one of those people who gets mad when others talking about their favorite team say "we" instead of "they"? I see no problem with us fans doing anything that you stated above. We could have just not showed up at FedEx for the Giants game because the we have to win in Philly regardless. :rolleyes:

Do you think the Skins would have noticed the seats empty? I love this time of year. I love when my team is in the hunt. The fans who attend the Skins games do have a responsibility. They have to be pumped up for the game and make as much noise as to distract the other team. Let's go Skins! "We" need this one! :)

You're entire response to me was based on an assumption you made that was incorrect.

I have no problem with saying "we" when reffering to the Redskins, the fans are part of the team, there would be no NFL or Washington Redskins without fans.

Sure showing up for games and cheering is important, never said it wasn't.

I was reffering to those that go ballistic on someone for starting a playoff thread after the Dallas game. Saying things like, "you're going to jinx us for the Giants game!" or " lets play one game at a time".

Those type comments are silly, as fan you have every right to think about games down the road, you don't have any reponsibility as far as preparing for your opponent, training during the week, or anything else that the players do. Going to the games and cheering on the skins is a given.

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Yes I think the things I do in my house 500 miles away from the game have an effect on the players and how they play. :doh:

I find this to be similar to people that have a heart attack when a poster talks about a game 2 weeks from now instead of the next game and claim that we are looking ahead. As if we as fans have some sort of reponsibility during the week to prepare the Redskins for the game on Sunday.

That's why it's called superstition. www.dictionary.com :)

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You guys are crazy...some people are superstitious, some aren't. Stop trying to engrain your personal views into other peoples lives. If the guy thinks wearing purple underwear with a top hat and GO SKINS painted on his chest with ketchup makes the team win, then more power to him. Whatever makes you happy.

I am disgustingly superstitious for the record, so I understand where this guy is coming from.

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You think what "you" do has an effect on the Redskins.

Get it?

Superstition. I think you missed the whole point.

Besides, if weren't for my superstitious activities, we wouldn't have a chance for the playoffs, so Reckanize!!! :laugh:

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Superstition. I think you missed the whole point.

Look I don't mean to personally attack you, i'm just not a huge fan of superstition.

I played on a college baseball team that was so superstitious you couldn't hardly do anything without someone jumping all over you for breaking some damn superstition that someone created 2 innings before.

This from the same team that collectively thought we lost a game because we didn't pray before the game started.

So we were mixing god (the Christian God) with superstitions and jinxs. I'm sure everyone can see the irony in that.

I think we all know it dosen't matter what color jersey you wear on game day, thats all i'm saying.

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You guys are crazy...some people are superstitious, some aren't. Stop trying to engrain your personal views into other peoples lives. If the guy thinks wearing purple underwear with a top hat and GO SKINS painted on his chest with ketchup makes the team win, then more power to him. Whatever makes you happy.

I am disgustingly superstitious for the record, so I understand where this guy is coming from.

HOW DID YOU KNOW?!? :laugh: :laugh: (j/k)

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Superstition. I think you missed the whole point.

Besides, if weren't for my superstitious activities, we wouldn't have a chance for the playoffs, so Reckanize!!! :laugh:

How did I miss the point? Superstitions are things people do that they think has a positive affect on their team.

That means you think that things that you do are important and matter, you have an effect on whether or not the Redskins do well.

That is egotistical.

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Look I don't mean to personally attack you, i'm just not a huge fan of superstition.

I played on a college baseball team that was so superstitious you couldn't hardly do anything without someone jumping all over you for breaking some damn superstition that someone created 2 innings before.

This from the same team that collectively thought we lost a game because we didn't pray before the game started.

So we were mixing god (the Christian God) with superstitions and jinxs. I'm sure everyone can see the irony in that.

I think we all know it dosen't matter what color jersey you wear on game day, thats all i'm saying.

If you're not superstitous, then fine. I have no problem with that. No harm, no foul. To each his own and whatnot.

I appreciate your input. ( Even if it sucks :laugh: )

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How did I miss the point? Superstitions are things people do that they think has a positive affect on their team.

That means you think that things that you do are important and matter, you have an effect on whether or not the Redskins do well.

That is egotistical.

No it's superstition.

su·per·sti·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (spr-stshn)

n.

An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.

If you wanna peg me as an egomaniac, that's fine, but it's not necessarily the case.

Maybe you should examine your sense of humor. It may be in need of repair/updating.

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Yes, very! I will wear my Charles Mann Jersey this Sunday because I am 4-0 this season in Divisional Game with it on.

I also wore my Portis Jersey to work today because I wore it last week on causal Friday, which was actually casual Thursday last week because of Christmas Eve.

After the 0-5 start in 01 I did not drink beer during the game on the 5-0 streak.

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My overall preference is to be alone on my couch with no contact from the outside world whatsoever. Any other situation and I don't feel good about the game.

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